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The dragons' forest

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    Photo: A. Russolo, Obereggen Latemar SpA
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    Photo: A. Russolo, Obereggen Latemar SpA
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    Photo: A. Russolo, Obereggen Latemar SpA
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    Photo: A. Russolo, Obereggen Latemar SpA
  • / Dragon's forest
    Photo: A. Russolo, Obereggen Latemar SpA
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The Dragon Forest is a thematic path for children and families, an easy walk in the snow among works of land art.
closed
easy
Distance 1.5 km
0:45 h
40 m
40 m
Walking in the snow among the tracks of legendary winged creatures enchants children of all ages. This MontagnAnimata thematic trail is flat and accessible to all. The snow, in fact, is prepared by the snowmobile. It starts a few steps from the arrival of the Predazzo-Gardoné cable car.

Author’s recommendation

The best way to discover the Dragon Forest in winter is with the “Dragon Seeker Adventures” playbook; clues, riddles and little stories that feed the imagination.
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Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme
Update: November 15, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gardonè, 1,664 m
Lowest point
1,625 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Experience walking along irregular mountain trails is recommended. In the event of fresh snow, microspikes are also recommended. Be careful of ice when temperatures are particularly low.

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.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - info@visitfiemme.it - www.visitfiemme.it  

Latemar MontagnAnimata - Tel. +39 0462 884400 - info@montagnanimata.it - www.montagnanimata.it 

Start

Gardonè (Predazzo) (1,644 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.340431, 11.578760
DMS
46°20'25.6"N 11°34'43.5"E
UTM
32T 698448 5135104
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Destination

Gardonè (Predazzo)

Turn-by-turn directions

The Dragon Forest during winter is an easy walk in the mountains for children and families. It is a loop path 1,5 km long, flat and accessible to everyone: the snow is groomed by a snowmobile. You start and arrive in the same point: not far from the cable car Predazzo-Gardonè.

The children’s walk across the snow lasts approximately one hour, there is no need to be accompanied. The path unwinds partly through the woods, it is sunny and panoramic. Look up and you will be able to admire the marvellous Latemar towers. 

The best way to discover the Dragon Forest in winter is by using the playbook GIOCOLIBRO: clues, riddles, short stories which develop your imagination.

Gardonè is situated in the Ski Center Latemar Ski resort , at an altitude of 1650m on the Dolomites, UNESCO heritage site.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The public busses of Trentino Trasporti and the skibus connects Cavalese to the lift station Ski Center Latemar in Predazzo.

Getting there

From Cavalese drive first to Predazzo and then continue direction Moena and Val di Fassa. You will find the cable car 1 km after the village of Predazzo.

Parking

Many parking lots at the bottom station of the cable car

Coordinates

DD
46.340431, 11.578760
DMS
46°20'25.6"N 11°34'43.5"E
UTM
32T 698448 5135104
w3w 
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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

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Hiking shoes and warm winter clothes.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
40 m
Descent
40 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Groomed snow
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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