This hike is an easy and well-marked loop around the built-up area of Transacqua, on the bottom of Valle del Primiero. Despite being a very short tour around the town, it still offers some beautiful views of neighbouring towns like Fiera di Primiero, Transacqua, and Ormanico, as well as Pale di San Martino and Vette Feltrine.
Distance 3.7 km
The Sentiero delle Càore (Path of the Goats) was used in the past to bring the goats out of the city to graze in the high grounds, during summer. The first part of the loop passes through Via delle Miniere. At the edges of the town of Transacqua it is in fact still possible to see the last active mine of Primiero (Stol). During the 15th and 16th centuries, the mineral resources of the valley – mainly iron and silver – were used mainly by Austrian families for trading purposes. After being sold to the Welsperg family in 1572 AD, the Stol mine remained active until 1866 under the jurisdiction of the Austrian government. It was later used as a deposit to store fresh goods from a local bar (Bellavista) until the middle of the last century. The two main entrances of the mine are still visible from the hike, while continuing toward the Sentiero delle Càore, you can admire the capital of Santa Barbara (protector of miners).
The route has recently been completely renovated and today you can do it entirely by bicycle or take a walk for a few hours. During winter, the path can actually be frozen, due to the low sun exposure of some parts of it and the humidity of the forest. Excellent hike to do with your dog, or if equipped with a pushchair.
Update: November 04, 2021
Safety informationParticular attention should be paid to the section paved with setts, which can be slippery.
ParkingIn the built-up area of Transacqua there are several parking spots.
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EquipmentYou just need a normal pair of trainers; a rainproof windproof jacket is highly recommended given the possible meteorological changes on site.
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