A journey to discover the Dragon's Forest, chasing clawed footprints, strange magical fruits, fiery stones, fragrant caskets ... on the slopes of the Latemar.
Distance 1.7 km
Highest point1,664 m
Lowest point1,625 m
The works you find along the way are the result of the imagination of the students of the Liceo Artistico Soraperra in Pozza di Fassa, then created by a local artist. Marco Nones has created a LandArt gallery, with works of art made of wood, stone and forest materials, surrounded by nature which, over time, further shapes them. He also created "Dragon Egg", a nest resting on the roots of 3 larches of 3 m planted upside down to support it.
If you answer to all questions you will receive a surprise! What are you waiting for, little dragon hunter?
Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
Choose suitable clothes and equipment
Check the weather forecast
Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
In case of emergency call 112
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
In the Dragon Forest, these powerful winged creatures that live on Latemar have left lots of clues to help you find them.
Look for the signs they have left behind them on a wonderful trail created with the help of the Soraperra Art School in Pozza di Fassa.
Here, students and teachers from the school have displayed the "proof" of the dragons’ presence: genuine pieces of Land Art. Ask for the Play book (€ 6,00) at the info point in Gardonè, that tells you the story of a dragon!
There are lots of great games to put your Dragon Seeker’s skills to the test. If you manage to complete the book, you will receive a small prize from our expert dragonologist.
all notes on protected areas
Public bus until Predazzo, than little road train until the lift station Latemar MontagnAnimata.
Drive from Predazzo direction Canazei. After the village you will find on the right hand side the lifts Latemar MontagnAnimata.
At the lift station
32T 698402 5135130
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14
Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618