Hiking on the Lessinia Plateau
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Escursione a Piedi in LessiniaPhoto: Editor - la Via delle PREALPI, La via delle PREALPI
This hike develops on a dirt road mostly along the European path E7 between San Giorgio and Malga Lessinia. The ring-route does not have any particular difficulty and develops on roads surrounded by the silence of the pastures, which is only interrupted by the sound of the cowbells of the grazing animals.
Malga San Giorgio - Malga Lessinia - Vajo dell'Anguilla - Rifugio Bocca di Selva - Malga San Giorgio
You will discover many interesting aspects of Alta Lessinia, such as the peculiar calcareous rock conformations in the Regional Park, the characteristic mountain huts made of "Prun" stone and the distinctive pre-Alpine landscape, which is composed of wide ridges marked by basins and small valleys with meadows and pastures, interrupted by woods of hornbeam, beech and spruce.
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 www.laviadelleprealpi.it.
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
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By roadIf you are travelling from Verona you can take the A4 Torino-Trieste motorway, exit at Verona Est, follow the signs for Altopiano della Lessinia and continue up to Malga San Giorgio.
If you are travelling from Trento you can take the A22 Brenner motorway, exit at Ala - Avio, follow the signs for Altopiano della Lessinia and continue up to Malga San Giorgio.
ParkingLarge car park at Malga San Giorgio, Bosco Chiesanuova (VR)
GPS Coordinates: 45.685977, 11.082080
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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.
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