System 3: Pale di San Martino - San Lucano - Dolomiti Bellunesi - Vette Feltrine

The core zone has a horseshoe shape and extends widely in a SW-NE direction, it’s bounded to the south-east by the Piave Valley, to the west by the Cismon Valley, to the north by the Valley of Travignolo, Valley of Biois and Agordina Valley, and to the north-east by the Valley of Maè (Zoldana Valley). It includes distinct mountain areas: from south to north we meet the Vette Feltrine-Cimonega-Erera Brendol, Monti del Sole and Schiara Talvena, the Mt. Civetta and the Pale di S. Martino and S. Lucano. The first area lies on SW-NE direction and from west to east it includes the Vette Feltrine whose main peaks are Mt. Vallazza (2,167 m), Mt. Pavione (2,335 m), Cima Dodici (2,265 m), La Pietena (2,195 m), Mt. Ramezza (2,250 m) and Sasso di Scarnia (2,226 m). Eastward there are the two main chains, Cimonega to the north and Piani Eterni to the south, surrounding the plane of Erera-Brendol. The most important peaks here are: Sas de Mura (2,547 m), Piz di Sagron (2,486 m), Piz de Mez (2,440 m) and Monte Agnellezze. Within this zone is also found the famous Busa delle Vette and the Integral Nature Reserve “Piazza del Diavolo”. Between the Mis and the Cordevole Valleys, a very wild area is documented by the Monti del Sole a relatively solitary, steep often not accessible group of mountains. The most important peaks here are: the Palaza (1909 m), the Piz de Mezzodì or Pizzon (2.240 m), Monte Feruch (2121 m), Cima della Montagna bruciata (2152 m), Cima delle Stornade (2029 m), Cima della Boràla, Cima Peralora (1978 m), Cresta delle Coraie (2083 m) and Cima del Bus del Diaol. Moving eastward, on the other side of the Cordevole Valley the other group of peaks are the Schiara-Talvena. This area is situated in the northern area of the Belluno Dolomites National Park between the Valle del Maè (Val Zoldana) and the Agordo Canal (Val Cordevole). The chain of the Cime di San Sebastiano includes from north to south the Cima di S. Sebastiano, Tamer, Cima della Gardesana and Monte Castello. Among the most important peaks in the area: La Schiara (2,565 m), Monte Pelf (2,502 m) and Monte Burel (2,281 m), Monte Talvena (2,542 m) and Cima di Pramper (2,409 m). In the northern part, this area is link to the Mt. Civetta through the Duran Pass. The area includes, in the southern part, the Dolomitic towers of Moiazza Sud (2,878 m) and Moiazza Nord (2,865). To the north is the Civetta group with Cima delle Sasse (2,878 m) and the Cima Civetta (3,220 m). Civetta and Moiazza are linked by the Van delle Sasse. The main peaks of this area are Cima De Gasperi (2,994 m), Torre Venezia (2,337 m), Torre Trieste (2,458 m), Punta Civetta (2,920 m), Torre Coldai (2,600 m). The area of the Pale di S. Martino develops in a S-N direction, with two appendages going eastward, and embrace the San Lucano Valley. In the first appendage towards the Pale di San Lucano, we find Monte San Lucano and Le Cime and in the second appendage to the south, Monte Croda Grande and Monte Agner. The highest famous peaks of the Pale are: Cima di Focobon (3,054 m), Cima di Bureloni (3,130 m), Cima della Vezzana (3,192 m), Cimon della Pala (3,184 m), Cima della Rosetta (2,743 m), Pala di S. Martino (2,982 m), Cima Fradusta (2,939 m), Monte Mulaz (2,906 m), Agner (2,872 m), Croda Granda (2,849 m), Sass Mao (2,814 m), Sass d’Ortiga (2,634 m) and Cima Pape (2,503 m), Cimerlo (2,503 m), Cimon della Pala (3,129 m), and Monte Mulaz (2,906 m).

Lithological sketch representing the geometric relationships between geological units in the Pale di San Martino - San Lucano - Dolomiti Bellunesi Vette Feltrine areaLithological sketch representing the geometric relationships between geological units in the Pale di San Martino - San Lucano - Dolomiti Bellunesi Vette Feltrine area