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Lessinia Ring - medium (Alpine Pasture Tour)

Hiking trail · Rovereto,Vallagarina,Altopiano di Brentonico
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A pleasant hike along forest roads and alpine pastures on the Lessinia meadows
moderate
Distance 10.8 km
3:20 h
346 m
346 m
1,574 m
1,241 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.

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Update: February 28, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,574 m
Lowest point
1,241 m
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Safety information

There are no springs along the way. Especially in the summer months, we recommend to bring water with you.

Start

Sega di Ala (1,253 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.694754, 10.976630
DMS
45°41'41.1"N 10°58'35.9"E
UTM
32T 653893 5062033
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Destination

Sega di Ala

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Sega di Ala is not served by public transport, it is therefore necessary to move with a private car.

Getting there

From the SS12 dell’ Abetone e del Brennero, in Sdruzzinà take the road that goes up towards Sega di Ala.

Parking

There is a parking area in Sega di Ala.

Coordinates

DD
45.694754, 10.976630
DMS
45°41'41.1"N 10°58'35.9"E
UTM
32T 653893 5062033
w3w 
///grove.rudders.gills
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We recommend to wear suitable shoes.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.8 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
346 m
Descent
346 m
Highest point
1,574 m
Lowest point
1,241 m
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