A walk to admire the beauties of Cansiglio, the sweeping views as far as the mountains of Alpago and plunge into the magic and silence of the Cansiglio Forest. This route develops along a ring of ups and downs and involves both dirt roads and paths in the woods, on the edge of meadows and pastures.
C. Genziana - Vallorch - Pich - Giardino Botanico - Bus de la Lum - C. Genziana
You will discover many interesting places that characterize the Cansiglio Plain: for example, the Alpine Botanical Garden and the Regional Museum of Man (MUC) in Cansiglio; the numerous sinkholes and the Bus de la Lum, a 185 mt deep sinkhole. You will also find the typical houses of the Cimbrian Villages and the Valmenera, which is the coldest place in Italy with its -40° degrees in winter. In autumn, you will admire the colours of the Forest that make it unique for its colorful foliage.
The suggested itinerary goes along the Via delle Prealpi, which connects Lake Garda to the Cansiglio Forest. Plan your own adventure and check out the points of interest, where to sleep, where to eat and the various services that will make your experience even more complete and safe on.
Follow some simple rules and enjoy a great experience in the heart of nature:
- Plan your trip in advance
- Show respect for private property and the natural environment
- Always use safety equipment and check it in advance
- Follow the marked route and respect the bans
- Adapt the speed to your preparation and don't exceed your limits
- Do not scare animals
- Do not litter
- Always give way to pedestrians and let them know when you are approaching
- Do not ride at a dangerous speed
- Do not stop too suddenly or you might damage the soil
The practicability of routes in the Alpine foothills and mountain areas depends on the weather, the climatic phenomena and the environmental changes. For this reason, the information provided may be subject to change. Before you set off, find out about the state of the route by asking the local organisations, local experts and the tourist information offices on the website www.laviadelleprealpi.it. The local authorities and associations of the involved areas do not assume any legal liability for injuries or damages to people and things that may occur along the marked routes.
Tips and hints
Ask for the maps at the nearest Tourist Information Office - and download the promotional materials on www.laviadelleprealpi.it
Getting thereIf you are coming from Treviso, you can go up from Fregona along the SP422 road to the large car park of Capanna Genziana.
If you are coming from Pordenone you can take the SP61 road from Sarone and then take the SP422 road to the large car park at Capanna Genziana.
If you are coming from Belluno you can take the SP28 road from Farra d'Alpago and then take the SP422 road to the large car park at Capanna Genziana.
ParkingCar park Capanna Genziana, Fregona (TV)
GPS Coordinates: 46.059062, 12.401058
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Every excursion requires specific clothing and equipment. Adequate equipment is always recommended in order to avoid unpleasant surprises related to the variability of the weather, the season and the condition of the soil that can cause unpleasant accidents. Make sure you always evaluate the type of route you are facing, the stopping points and any useful references in case of need.
The routes in the mountains can hide many pitfalls even for the most experienced ones, so make sure you never leave the marked trails, always warn someone where you are heading and when you expect your return.
The telephone number in case of emergency is 112.