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1037/B "Pont de Fer-Grotte del Caglieron"

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  • Ingresso percorso 1037 B
    / Ingresso percorso 1037 B
    Photo: Angelica Fardin, Consorzio Pro Loco delle Prealpi
  • / Segnavia percorso 1037 B
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  • / Pont de Fer
    Photo: Angelica Fardin, Consorzio Pro Loco delle Prealpi
  • / Grotta dei Breda
    Photo: Angelica Fardin, Consorzio Pro Loco delle Prealpi
  • / Grotta del Caglieron
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Path 1037 B is the "Pont de Fer-Grotte del Caglieron". Very relevant from a historical and naturalistic point of view. You go through the inside of the Caglieron Caves in “pieradolza”.
Open
moderate
Distance 3.8 km
1:45 h
153 m
153 m
310 m
224 m
The Path 1037B as well as offering the visitor a spectacular corner created by the nature, combines a suggestive complementarity between ingenuity and work of the ancestors for the extraction of "Piera Dolza".

The course is well maintained and equipped with didactic panels, gymnastic equipment and protective fence in the steepest sections. It winds through woods and meadows of the beautiful hills of Fregona, up to take you inside the famous Park of the Caglieron Caves, an oasis rich in history and emotions formed by a complex of natural and artificial caves.

 

This conformation is due to the mining activity of "Piera Dolza": easy sandstone processing ("dolza" = soft), used by the ancestors in construction. The path touches 7 main points: 

- Breda's Cave

- San Lucio Cave (or of the cheese)

- Gorge

- Santa Barbara Cave

- Grotta of the Madonna

- Borgo dello scalpellino

- Mulinetto

Fregona - Pont de Fer - Caglieron Caves - Pont de Fer - Fregona

Author’s recommendation

Excellent route immersed in the green of nature and in the beautiful Caglieron Caves, which are open to tourists all week.
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Update: June 01, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
310 m
Lowest point
224 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Punto Bar Parco Grotte del Caglieron

Safety information

It is very important, in the sections of the walkway inside the Grotta del Caglieron, not to lean out beyond the protective fence and pay particular attention to the sandstone conformations that, in some points, invade the path, forcing tourists to move slightly away. It is also essential to always stick to the marked paths, with the help of maps and signs presents along the path.

Tips and hints

For any information contact the following numbers:

Pro Loco of Fregona: 0438.585487

Caglieron Caves Park: 3288117359

caglieron@prolocofregona.it

The site of the Pro Loco of Fregona is also always available:

ProLoco Fregona - Caglieron Caves

Start

Fregona Cemetery parking (254 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.001468, 12.339714
DMS
46°00'05.3"N 12°20'23.0"E
UTM
33T 294015 5097651
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Destination

Fregona Cemetery parking

Turn-by-turn directions

After parking the car near the sports field or next to the cemetery (Piazza Maronese), start on the dirt road that runs along the sports field to the south and, keeping to the right, take the path (signpost 1037B). After a very short stretch in a grove you reach a green space connecting various cultivated properties and, keeping to the left, at the height of a first notice board, you descend along the cobbled path until you cross the Carron stream passing through the "Pont de Fer ". Immediately after the bridge, go straight up until you reach the small hamlet of Breda. Where the asphalt begins, we keep to the right passing behind a house  taking a downhill path, until we reach the parking lot of the restaurant below.  Here, following the track, begins the path of the Caglieron Caves which will end at the point of return to the wood. The route ends again at the parking lot of the Fregona Cemetery.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Monday to Saturday public transport reaches the stop in front of the Fregona Cemetery, the starting point of the route. For more information, you can directly consult the website of the transport company MOM: mobilitadimarca.it

Getting there

Coming from the A27 motorway, take the Vittorio Veneto Sud exit and follow the signs for Cansiglio. After about 8 km you will reach the town of Fregona and, immediately after the bell tower (clearly visible), you will see the cemetery car park on the left.

Parking

Since the starting point is a car park, there will be no difficulties in parking your vehicle. If it is full, you can use the adjacent ones marked on the map and indicated by road signs.

Parking rate: € 1.00 / h (first hour free)

Coordinates: 46.001458, 12.339527

Coordinates: 46.001626, 12.338170

Coordinates

DD
46.001468, 12.339714
DMS
46°00'05.3"N 12°20'23.0"E
UTM
33T 294015 5097651
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

It is always possible to request a map of the route at the Information Point of the Caglieron Caves Park or at the headquarters of the Pro Loco di Fregona in via Gugliemo Marconi n.6, 31010, Fregona (TV).

Author’s map recommendations

Tobacco Map n. 012 - Alpago, Cansiglio, Piancavallo and Valcellina

Equipment

We recommend equipment suitable for an excursion surrounded by nature. Shoes with heels, sandals, slippers or any type of footwear that are not closed are therefore excluded. On the other hand, we recommend comfortable shoes such as those indicated for tennis, running, hiking in the mountains ... It is also very useful to equip yourself with sweatshirts or raincoats that can be used when the path enters the real caves where, due to the high humidity and the presence of numerous watercourses, small drops falling on the path can be created.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.8 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
153 m
Descent
153 m
Highest point
310 m
Lowest point
224 m
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