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I Giganti del Bosco – The Woods Giants

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  • Punto di partenza del percorso
    / Punto di partenza del percorso
    Photo: Voglino-Porporato
  • / Lungo il sentiero che sfiora i biotopo di Malga Laghetto
    Photo: Voglino e Porporato
  • / Sul percorso dei Giganti del Bosco
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An unusual quantity of white fir that, thanks to the microclimate present in that zone are majestic. This is the surrounding of the path I giganti del Bosco - The Wood Giants.
moderate
Distance 8.2 km
1:52 h
397 m
390 m
1,525 m
1,205 m
There are three different path choices (short, medium and long distance, see description), it starts from the point where there was Avez del Prinzep (Avez means white fir), considered the tallest white fir in Europe (54 m), 250 years old, unluckly it fell on 12th November 2017 because of a heavy storm. The excursion brings you to the forest characterized by the biotope of Malga Laghetto and by testimonies of the First World War, as the military cemetery of Costalta. The short and medium paths are suitable for families with children aged over 6 years old.

Author’s recommendation

Be careful when crossing the roads
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Noemi Mauro
Update: June 25, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,525 m
Lowest point
1,205 m
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Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Start

Coordinates:
DD
45.955600, 11.299038
DMS
45°57'20.2"N 11°17'56.5"E
UTM
32T 678160 5091684
w3w 
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Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point is in Malga Laghetto, follow the path that, going past the old alpine cottage and the biotope (on the left), ventures into the woods until you get to the place where there was Avez del Prinzep. From there (explicative panel) follow the signs that, depending on the colour, will bring you to the short (yellow), medium (green) and long path (red).

 

Short path

Colour: yellow

Distance: 1,4 km

Travel time: 0.45 h

Difficulty: easy

 

Medium path

Colour: green

Distance: 6 km

Travel time: 3.00 h

Difficulty: medium

 

Long path

Colour: red

Distance: 8 km

Travel time: 3.30/4.00 h

Difficulty: medium/hard

 

The path goes uphill on the west part of Cucco mountain and, in the highest part brings you to the ex military cemetery of Costalta (war 1914-1918). From there follow the path downhill that brings you back on Malga Laghetto. 

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can get to Malga Laghetto by bus. Info APT +39 464 724144 - +39 464 724100

Getting there

Malga Laghetto is located 4 km away from Lavarone Cappella. Follow the signs to Luserna –Asiago and once you drive past Cost, after one kilometre turn right.

Parking

Near the starting point.

Coordinates

DD
45.955600, 11.299038
DMS
45°57'20.2"N 11°17'56.5"E
UTM
32T 678160 5091684
w3w 
///neck.housewares.unspeakable
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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.

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Rating

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Maria Raffaella Di Guardo
July 29, 2020 · Community
Il sentiero nel bosco è bellissimo, ma il ritorno è segnalato male. Consiglio: una volta arrivati alle Casermette, tornare dalla strada dell’andata
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mercoledì 29 luglio 2020, 11:46
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mercoledì 29 luglio 2020, 11:46
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Mauro Mininel
July 27, 2019 · Community
Buona giornata
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mercoledì 29 luglio 2020, 11:46
mercoledì 29 luglio 2020, 11:46
Buona giornata

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
1:52 h
Ascent
397 m
Descent
390 m
Highest point
1,525 m
Lowest point
1,205 m
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