Lumen lies in a quiet spot, far from traffic. The centre of Falcade is only a 15-minute walk away. It stands on the Falcade plain, a vast grassy clearing where you can enjoy quiet walks and let your children play happily. In the winter it is used for cross-country skiing and ice skating. Falcade also offers a number of cultural attractions, like the Murer Museum, dedicated to the famous local sculptor Augusto Murer, and numerous small villages whose typical architecture has been conserved.
Falcade is surrounded by stunningly beautiful Dolomite peaks. To the south and west the Pale di San Martino dominate, with Mulaz (2906 m) and Focobon (3054 m). To the north the Cime d’Auta separate Falcade from the Marmolada and its glacier; to the east, the valley lies in the shadow of the spectacular north-western face of Civetta (3220 m).
The Biois valley offers endless opportunities for visitors who love hiking, via ferrata, road cycling and mountain biking, sport and rock climbing and trail running. For winter sports lovers, the Falcade - San Pellegrino Pass ski area has 60 km of downhill slopes, 37 km of circular cross-country skiing trails, a freeride route and lots of itineraries for ski mountaineering.
Just a couple of minutes from Falcade is Canale d'Agordo, the birthplace of Pope John Paul I, with a museum dedicated to his life which recently opened. At the top of the Marmolada, accessed by cable car, is the spectacular Great War Museum which, lying at 3000 metres, is the highest museum in Europe. Close by is also Serrai di Sottoguda which is well worth a visit. This ancient road runs through a sheer canyon which has been hewn out of the rock by the Pettorina stream.
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