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Altar KnottoPhoto: Franco Voglino e Annalisa Porporato, The Land of Venice
Return to the fork and take the left road, continuing gradually uphill through the thick woods. If you stop to look back, you will see the cross where you have just been. Keeping to the left, the path leads to the Knotto Altar, a huge boulder suspended in the air and apparently hovering (1334 m). This place, whose name means stone altar, is really impressive and it is clear how it may have inspired a religious sentiment in past communities.
The path leads to a viewing point just above the boulder; to reach this, you have to descend a narrow and steep trail embedded in the rocks, which is not really possible for everybody (evaluate your skills well before attempting this).
After enjoying this geological curiosity, the view continues on the path to the right, (sign Alta Kugela), uphill and again through the woods. After passing a sort of suggestive stone "mushroom", you reach the fork of the Alta Kugela (1355 m). The path proceeds to the right (sign Curva del Tellale) but first it is advisable to deviate to the left, so as to reach this particular rocky ledge that forms a kind of natural shelter, a very suggestive and evocative place.
Going back to the fork in the road, take the path to the left and following the white/red tracks you cross a forest to reach a wider track where you continue to the left, still slightly uphill, until a further fork emerges and the highest point of the entire loop (1422 m).
Keep to the right and the descent becomes quite steep, down to an asphalt road (1353 m). Follow the road to the right but after the hairpin bend, leave it again for a path still to the right (sign for Curva del Tellale) that leads again across a stretch of fir forest, which is very pleasant and relaxing.
Shortly before reaching the asphalt road again, there is a further crossroads: on the right, the path stays parallel to the road leading in the direction of the Tellale Curve, but it can be difficult to walk because of the dense vegetation. Often it is better to keep to the left by descending directly on the asphalt, then following it to the right to return to the car.
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Tips and hintsVeneto Turismo, www.veneto.eu
Asiago Turismo, www.asiago.to
Comune di Rotzo, www.comune.rotzo.vi.it
Book recommendations for this region:
- 3 Waypoints
- 3 Waypoints
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