The group "Spiz di Mezzodì-Prampèr" lies entirely into the "Dolomiti di Zoldo" range but only small section of it, and also part of the "Parco delle Dolomiti Bellunesi".
More or less enclosed between the groups of "Bosconero" on east and "Tamèr-S.Sebastiano" on west.
This small mountain group, overhangs the village of "Zoldo" 840m, and it has the overall shape of a trapezoid. But the most interesting and outstanding is the western side, which is placed from N to S almost totally above the "Val Praper". The Group is surrounded by the valleys: "Valle di Zoldo", "Val Prampèr", "Val Pramperèt", "Valle del Grisol", and "Canale del Maè".
The origin of the term "Spiz" is typical of the mountains of Belluno. "Mezzodì" means "noon" due to its location perfectly to south when viewed from the village of Zoldo. (There are others peaks that get the name from the sundial, for example the “Cima Dodici”, "Cima Undici", "Cima Una" in the “Dolomiti di Sesto”). The term "Prampèr" in the local dialect means "mountain pasture" and has a very ancient origin.
Spiz di Mezzodì 2323m and Cima di Prampèr 2409m are the major summit of the group. The pass called "Forcella del Venièr" 2100m is considered the boundary between the two massif.
Both massif, very different from each other, are joined and then geologically considered part of the same group. If seen from the east the group is not very impressive and it and consists of pretty steep and wooded slopes.
Instead seen from the west, they stand above the “val Prampèr” with cliffs covered of pines, buttress, canyons and numerous high rock towers that change color during sunset …. the "Spiz".
The "Cima di Prampèr", at the southern end of the massif, has the shape of a pyramid and it is rocky on the sides N, W and S, and graveled on the E side.
Not being very high peaks (the highest point is 2409m of Cima di Prampèr), they are underestimated by most of the tourists (exept for the locals). But those mountains still very wild and challenging as all the south branch of the Dolomites of Belluno, with long and tough approaches. Water sources are also very rare in summer.
Major and minor peaks of the group
Major peaks of the group from north are:
Spiz Tiziana 2088m
Spiz Mary 2217m Ma.
Spiz Nord 2305m S.N
Spiz de la Oliana 1929m
Spiz laila 2216m La.
Spiz Est 2317m S.E
Spiz de la Tana de l’Ors 1965m
Spiz di Mezzo 2324m S.M. (main summit)
Spiz Sud 2309m S.S
Minor peaks of the group from north are:
Spiz del Belvedere 2062m
Crèpe sòra’l Giaròn 2090m-2171m
Spiz Minimi 1850m
Spiz Nord Est 2040m
Torrione di Sòra’l Sass 1917m
Spiz Nord Ovest 2060m NO
Pulpito dello Spiz Nord Ovest 1950m
Spiz de la Porta 2171m Po.
Piccolo Dente 2194m P.D.
Otherwise, reach the village of "Zoldo". It isn't the easiest way but very panoramic.
From "Feltre" or "Belluno": road n.203 – Agordo – Passo Duran – Zoldo.
The nearest international airports are "Treviso", used for many low-cost flights, and "Venice" "Marco Polo".
The nearest railway station is Longarone; Belluno station can also be used as the DolomitiBus service leaves from there for Longarone/Pecol.
Various buses of the DolomitiBus service leave from the Belluno bus station (opposite the railway station) and reach Val Zoldana in approx. 1hour.
Tourist Office/Ufficio Turistico Provinciale di Zoldo Alto
Viale Dolomiti, 4
32010 Zoldo Alto (BL)
Tel. 0437 789145
Fax 0437 788878
Viàz del Gonèla
The tradition attributes the discovery and the name of the viàz to the chamois hunter of last century "Giacomo Pra Baldi" nicknamed "El Gonèla". It consists of a magnificent ledge that crosses under the reddish walls of Spiz Nord. It requires knowledge of mountaineering and excellent sense of direction, in an impressive and solitary environment. It is also used to achieve the attacks of climbing routes. It connects the refuge Sora'l Sass to the bivouac Carnielli.
4.00/4.30h diff. EEA I°/ II °
Viàz de la Oliana
It is a daring way through the ledges of the base of the Spiz Nord. In ancient times it was used as a shortcut between Zoldo and the carpenters who worked near the Pala dei Làres. The neme "Oliana" originates from the name of a young girl that was carrying food through this route to the woodcutters. It connects the same points of the Viàz del Gonèla, but it is lower and is now very poorly attended.
4.00/4.30h diff. EEA I°
Bivouacs and Huts
Property: CAI Conegliano Tel: 043824041
From Pian de la Fòpa 1210m - path n.522 - 2 hours - diff. EE