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Sentiero degli abeti giganti - short route

Mountain tour · San Martino di Castrozza,Primiero,Vanoi
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The Giant Trees trail is an extraordinary and wild place, full of centenary trees. With their impressive height, it seems that they can reach the sky.
Distance 2.8 km
2:00 h
65 m
65 m
1,172 m
1,112 m
Spruces, silver firs, beech trees and yews have been the silent guardians of Noana Valley for centuries. Recently they have become the leading characters of two suggestive and magical routes that will allow you to explore the core of the woods, discover the atmosphere and enjoy the silence. We want to recommend you the short route that starts by the Valpiana Forestry Farmstead (Cascina Forestale di Valpiana). It is located just 6 km from the village of Mezzano, listed as one of the "Borghi più belli d’Italia" (Most Beautiful Medieval Villages in Italy). Following the ring path that unwinds for 2.7 km, you will experience the magical sensation to be in the heart of a big forest. You will also find plain and panoramic spots, from where you can admire the disarming beauty of the Dolomites.
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Update: August 09, 2019
Highest point
1,172 m
Lowest point
1,112 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 43.82%Path 56.16%
Forested/wild trail
1.2 km
1.6 km
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Safety information

Choose the route according to your experience and your physical preparation: start with short distances first!

The more, the merrier: leaving alone for a hike can be risky, travel with at least one other person, the experience of a Trekking is better when shared with friends and family!

Program your Trekking in advance, check trails and paths on the maps, have a look online to find out more about your itinerary, ask somebody who already walked the same route.

Prepare your backpack: have a look at our check-list to be sure you already packed all the equipment you may need during the Trekking!

Don’t forget to check the weather forecast.

If you really want to try the experience of a Trekking but you don’t feel ready to do it by your own,  just ask one of our Alpine Guides!

Try to estimate an average journey-time of every route, considering the physical condition of each member of the group.

Inform the Hut owner or who is waiting for you at home about your time of arrival and the itinerary.

Keep your eyes open: while you’re walking, check the number of each footpath, but don’t forget to enjoy nature and its magic!

A plan B is always a good idea! Organize an alternative route in case of bad weather or unforeseen event: go back if it’s necessary, play it safe!

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.

Tips and hints


Casina Valpiana (1,139 m)
46.133037, 11.844443
46°07'58.9"N 11°50'40.0"E
32T 719720 5112762


Casina Valpiana

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Forestry Farmstead the route starts on the right and goes up gradually until it reaches a clearing full of spruces. From here, the trail descends and then goes up until it reaches the big yew. From here it descends again until the Piansignor shak, and then return to the starting point.


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Public transport


Getting there

Dalla zona artigianale di Imer, si imbocca e si segue la SP 221 della Val Noana. Dopo sei chilometri si gira a destra fino a raggiungere la Casina Valpiana.


Casina Valpiana


46.133037, 11.844443
46°07'58.9"N 11°50'40.0"E
32T 719720 5112762
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Strong and snug Trekking backpack
Trekking boots or Trekking shoes, possibly Gore-Tex
Fleece Wind-stopper jacket and light Wind-stopper trousers
T-shirts, underwear and socks
Lightweight long trekking trousers
Heavy fleece jacket or pullover
Sun hat, warm beanie and lightweight termal gloves
Towel, sleeping bag liners
Basic First Aid Kit, blister patches
Water bottle or Thermos
Head lamp and pocketknife
Information material and map
Telescopic trekking poles (optional)
Sunscreen, photocamera

Questions and answers

Question from Michael Azzalin · August 07, 2020 · Community
Lungo il tragitto anello corto si trovano delle panchine o tavoli da pic nic? Grazie mille
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Answered by ApT San Martino · August 08, 2020 · APT San Martino di Castrozza, Primiero e Vanoi
Buon pomeriggio Michael, grazie per averci contattati! La informiamo che troverà delle pacchine alla partenza dell'anello e una anche lungo il tragitto. Cordiali saluti dalle Dolomiti!


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2.8 km
2:00 h
65 m
65 m
Highest point
1,172 m
Lowest point
1,112 m
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