The excursion that leads to the UNESCO Geographical Center of the Dolomites crosses the Ombretta Valley under the imposing south face of the Marmolada in a path suitable for everyone.
It is a very suggestive valley, full of grazing cows and nice marmots. Along the way you can meet two mountain farm and after the totem with GPS coordinates you can meet the Onorio Falier hut.
Here turn left as the signboard tells and you'll reach the Centre of the Dolomites, where a totem with a stone heart'll prove you that you're in the geographical centre of the Dolomites Unesco. A walk along a green flat pasture with a slight climb will get you to the Rifugio Falier ( ca 40 minutes from Malga Ombretta ), built in 1911 and one of the first mountain refuges. This is one of the best valley to watch and listen to the groudhogs in their natural habitat; from the spring thaw to the late autumn, this valley resounds with the whistles of this cute animals.
Safety information1) Choose an excursion appropriate for your personal trekking level
2) Prepare your itinery
3) Check the weather forecast
4) Make a checklist of things to bring
5) Bring sufficient food and water
6) Pay attention to the indication and signals
7) Ask for help and call the number 112
The praticability of the itineraries is striclty linked to the weather conditions and natural phenomena. Before living for an excursion, make sure the path you'll approach is accessible by contacting the ownwer of the mountain hut, the alpine guides and of the local tourist office.
Tips, hints and linkshttps://www.marmolada.com/it/cose-da-fare/estate/escursioni-passeggiate.html
Getting thereBY CAR
From the North: from the Brenner A22 motorway to the Egna / Ora SS 48 exit for Moena- Canzei- Passo Fedaia - Rocca Pietore.
From the South: from Venice A27 motorway to the Belluno exit; then continue on the highway 203 towards Agordo to Alleghe, then Caprile, then continue to Rocca Pietore - Marmolada.