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)
- Santa Barbara Cave
- Grotta of the Madonna
- Borgo dello scalpellino
Fregona - Pont de Fer - Caglieron Caves - Pont de Fer - Fregona
Rest StopPunto Bar Parco Grotte del Caglieron
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 hintsFor any information contact the following numbers:
Pro Loco of Fregona: 0438.585487
Caglieron Caves Park: 3288117359
The site of the Pro Loco of Fregona is also always available:
Getting thereComing 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.
ParkingSince 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
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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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.