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Walk discovering a taste of the malga

The tradition of alpine summer-farming and the alpine rural culture

The walk starts at Fontanón car-park, in the Cércen Valley, and follows the forest track leading to the Lower Malga Cércen (sign-post CAI-SAT path no. 109). (The malghe are high-altitude summer farms where dairy cattle graze in the summer). During the summer months, a shuttle-bus operates between Rabbi Fonti and the malga. From there, you follow the forest track leading to the Lower Malga Villar and then take the path across the pasture to the malghe Fassa and Upper Monte Sole. Here, thanks to the ability and kindliness of the cheese-maker, you may watch the various phases of milk-processing and taste a summer farm’s authentic products. Return along the ancient mule-path that will take you back down into the valley, near the Fontanón car-park.
Length: 7,300 m
Drop: 540 m
Time: 3 h

 
Walk discovering a taste of the malga

This walk aims to acquaint the visitor with the tradition of alpine summer-farming, a typical activity of alpine rural culture that today is in danger of disappearing.
This excursion is also very interesting for other aspects: the walk leads through some of the most beautiful and productive larch and spruce woodlands of the entire Rabbi Valley, which form an ideal habitat for red and roe deer, birds of the Tetraonidae-Family (capercaillie, ptarmigan) and some birds of prey (eagle, kestrel, bearded vulture).
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