This hike will make you discover some significant places in the Cansiglio Forest, known as the "Bosco da Reme" (literally Oars Wood) because of the long beech tree trunks from which the oars for the galleys of the Republic of Venice were made. The ring-route does not present any particular difficulty and takes place mainly on dirt roads surrounded by the silence of the Forest, which is interrupted only by the sound of the many species of animals that you will surely encounter.
Rifugio Sant'Osvaldo - Giardino Botanico - Valmenera - Pian Osteria - Rifugio Sant'Osvaldo
Along this route you will discover many interesting places that make the Piana del Cansiglio a unique habitat where Cimbrian culture and care for nature live side by side. Testimonies of Cimbrian culture are still visible today in the names of families and local toponyms such as Mount Pizzoch (from Spitz Hoch, 'high peak'). Among the points of interest not to be missed are the Cimbrian Ethnographic Museum (MUC) and the characteristic houses of the Cimbrian Villages along the route.
Safety informationFollow 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
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 hintsDiscover this route and many others that cross all the Veneto Prealps from Lake Garda to the Cansiglio Forest on www.laviadelleprealpi.it
Getting thereIf you arrive from Treviso you can go along the SP422 road from Fregona up to the mountain hut S.Osvaldo, located at the centre of the plain.
If you arrive from Friuli Venezia Giulia you can take the SP61 road from Sarone and then continue on the SP422 road up to the mountain hut rifugio S.Osvaldo, located at the centre of the plain.
If you arrive from Belluno you can take the SP28 road from Farra d'Alpago and then continue on the SP422 road up to the mountain hut rifugio S.Osvaldo, located at the centre of the plain.
ParkingCar Park of the Rifugio S.Osvaldo, Tambre, (BL)
GPS Coordinates: 46.065577, 12.404621
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EquipmentEvery 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.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.