High altitude trail that starts and ends at Rifugio Caltena (1260 m a.s.l.), a hiking hut and excellent restaurant in an enchanting location, with a broad view of the Vette Feltrine mountain range.
Distance 10.2 km
The itinerary allows the discovery of mountain pastures, huts, and the rural activity that still actively continues to this day, and which has ensured the preservation of this typical alpine setting. The section of the “Cordogné – San Giovanni” themed trail runs downhill along a ridge with beautiful views over the slopes of the Vette Feltrine and Pale di S. Martino. The viewpoint over the Church of San Giovanni with the Vette Feltrine in the background is also very suggestive. This tour is recommended during the fall colours.
It is also possible to start from the valley floor, in this case however the itinerary includes a roughly 4 km climb with steep slopes, making it recommendable for trained people or those with E-bikes.
In order to avoid situations that may endanger their own and other people’s safety, bikers are asked to be particularly careful in case of men at work in the wood and interrupted trail. For riding this tour in safety, you can contact the Primiero Bike School visiting the following website: www.primierobike.com
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 from the square in front of the refuge and take the uphill mule track on the left of the building, then after about 150 m take the slightly downhill trail on the right, which leads to the stream and then the Giasinozza forest track. Here, turn right and at the next junction keep left on the paved road in the direction of San Giovanni. After reaching Poit, continue first on the left and then after 50 m on the right, downhill until passing the San Giovanni meadows with the namesake church, which we pass on our left. After the homes, before starting the descent, we take a right on the old mule track, which with ups and downs leads us to Falassorno, intersecting the paved road again, which we take uphill until the fountain, where we leave the paved road and turn right, climbing up the dirt road in the direction of the antennas.
Near the antennas, on the left we see an easy trail that we travel up and down along the entire ridge for about 2 kilometres (S1) until coming out on the Fedai-Caderne forest track. We then turn right to quickly reach the paved road that comes up from Mezzano, travelling downhill for a few hundred metres until the intersection towards the right for Le Vale. We take the elevated paved road with suggestive viewpoints until reaching the Agritur Le Vale. We now climb on paved road again, following directions for the Caltena refuge, thus closing the loop.