This horseback ride must be tried at least once in a lifetime. It will make you discover the secrets of a magical and unspoilt place where man and nature coexist in perfect balance. The ride requires a bit of experience and mainly develops on forest roads and wide paths that go into the woods. It will be a great occasion to experience the unique emotions that only the Cansiglio Forest can convey.
Pian Osteria - Rifugio Sant'Osvaldo - Giardino Botanico - Valmenera - Pian Osteria
The Piana del Cansiglio reserves surprises for all tastes: you will discover interesting places of naturalistic, historical and cultural value such as the characteristic dwellings of the Cimbrian Villages; the Hangar Cansiglio, which bears witness to the presence of a former Cold War military base and the "Giangio Lorenzoni", an Alpine Botanical Garden. It will be a great occasion to taste the typical cheeses produced by local dairies, cold cuts and jams while admiring the colours of nature.
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
- 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, 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 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 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.