A pleasant hike along forest roads and alpine pastures on the Lessinia meadows
Distance 10.8 km
Highest point1,574 m
Lowest point1,241 m
The route takes you through some of the typical habitats of the plateau: from coppice to coniferous forest and pastureland, encountering some of the numerous 'malghe' (shepherd's huts) that dot the landscape in the meadows of the plateau. On the route, which is mainly made up of dirt roads and forestry tracks, there are several detours that extend the tour and touch on other malghe in the area.
Starting from Sega di Ala, precisely from the Albergo Alpino, we set out for Malga Maia. On the way we find one of the last nuclei of secular beeches of Lessinia, the oldest inhabitants of the plateau. The itinerary continues through pastures and along a ridge we arrive at Malga Lavacchione. From there, the path continues through a thick fir forest and comes out near Malga Revoltel.Just before arriving at the malga, you can opt to lengthen the route and continue along the forest road towards Malga Coe di Ala and then climb up to Cima Castelberto (1,765m) where the view sweeps from the Adamello to the Brenta Dolomites in the distance and Monte Baldo with the Carega group closer.If you choose instead to follow the route proposed here, you head for a fork in the path to the right towards Malga Campo Retratto, and then continue towards Malga Lavacchietto and return to the starting point through Malga Maia, passing by the Dos del Canon.
The route is easy but quite long, but for those who wish there is the possibility of choosing a shorter itinerary, about 3.5 km in total length.Near Malga Lavacchione you can descend along a dirt road back to Malga Maia and return to the Sega di Ala basin.
There are no springs along the way. Especially in the summer months, we recommend to bring water with you.
Sega di Ala (1,253 m)
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Sega di Ala
From the Sega di Ala car park, take the forest road towards Malga Maia to continue to Malga Lavacchione (approximately 3.2 km). From here the road goes up towards Malga Revoltel, after which it turns right to head towards Malga Coe Veronesi and then Malga Campo Retratto. Follow the road on the top of the ridge to get to the nearby Malga Lavacchietto and then go back down to the valley below. After passing a stretch of wood, near a clearing, you will see a path on the left that goes into the wood and then quickly descends towards the meadows below. From here, keeping to the right, you will return to the dirt road under Malga Maia already traveled on the outward journey. Going backwards, you will soon return to the starting point.
all notes on protected areas
Sega di Ala is not served by public transport, it is therefore necessary to move with a private car.
From the SS12 dell’ Abetone e del Brennero, in Sdruzzinà take the road that goes up towards Sega di Ala.
There is a parking area in Sega di Ala.
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We recommend to wear suitable shoes.
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