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The Absent Herdsman

Nature Trail · Val di Fiemme · 1,663 m· open today
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Walking on the path of the Distracted Shepherd you can discover the fantasy flights of Martin and his small mountain world with farmer's tools that he occasionally forgets here and there.

The absent-minded shepherd’s path is an easy path for children and families. The itinerary goes round in a loop of 1.5 km. You start and finish at the same point: not far from the Predazzo-Gardonè bubble car. Part of the path unwinds  through the woods, it is panoramic and sunny.

It takes roughly an hour, there is no need of being accompanied. The walk is ideal for families and children. For those of you with small children we recommend you bring a child carrier back pack: some sections are accessible with a push chair. 

The best way to follow the absent-minded shepherd’s path is by using the playbook (giocolibro): clues, drawings, riddles, short stories which develop kids’ imagination.  

The path of the absent-minded shepherd is a theme path for children and families, an easy walk to discover the mountains and discovering how things were done once upon a time.

Opening hours

open today
Open Jun 18, 2022 through Sep 18, 2022 from 08:30–17:30.




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Update: March 01, 2022

Public transport

The public bus to Val di Fassa stops at the Latemar MontagnAnimata ski lifts. From Predazzo you can also reach the lifts with the Latemar Express train.

Getting there

From Cavalese head towards Val di Fassa. The ski lifts are located after the village of Predazzo.


Many parking lots at the start of the lifts.


46.337660, 11.577777
46°20'15.6"N 11°34'40.0"E
32T 698382 5134794
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