A walking trail suitable for the whole family to discover the magical places of the Cansiglio Forest. This largely shaded itinerary, suitable even for the less experienced, takes place mainly on dirt roads that cross mountain pastures and paths in the woods. It will be a unique experience surrounded by the verdant colours of the pastures and the thousand shades from yellow to red that characterize the Cansiglio Forest in autumn. The characteristic farmhouses or the equipped picnic areas will be an excellent starting point to taste the typical products and cheeses of the local dairies while admiring the colours of nature and the grazing cows.
Pian Osteria - Pian Rosada - Valmenera - Pian Osteria
The Piana del Cansiglio has got surprises for all tastes: you will admire the grazing animals or go into the Forest to hear the characteristic roar of the deer that resounds imposingly during the mating season. It will be a great occasion to get to know the Cimbrian culture at the Ethnographic Museum of Cimbrian Culture (MUC), plunge into the variety of alpine flora at the "Giangio Lorenzoni" Alpine Botanical Garden or appreciate the architectural restoration of the Hangar Cansiglio, which bears witness to the presence of a former Cold War military base.
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, hints and linksDiscover 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 Pian Osteria.
If you arrive from Friuli Venezia Giulia you can take the SP61 road from Sarone and then continue on the SP422 road up to Pian Osteria.
If you arrive from Belluno you can take the SP28 road from Farra d'Alpago and then continue on the SP422 road up to Pian Osteria.
ParkingPian Osteria, Tambre (BL)
GPS Coordinates: 46.090900, 12.411679
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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.