Loc. Bosco Secco
Latitude: 45,958799 | Longitude: 11,528961
Activities and services
– Mountain grazing is the uphill journey of the livestock to the Alpine pasture.
– It is recommended to check the website and social media profiles of the malga for updated activities and services.
Loc. Bosco Secco
The building of the Malga Bosco Secco stands in a unique backdrop, and for a time has been made available to the local Pro-Loco organization, but its pastures are incorporated with those of Malga Fiara. The buildings of the two malgas are connected by an unpaved road surrounded by larch and spruce woods, alternating with green pastures suitable for grazing. The malga operator’s work here is particularly intense, in order to protect the grassy areas from the encroaching forest. Between Malga Fiara and Bosco Secco localities stands Prà Campofilone, where a few marmots may be seen.
At the nearby Fontanello di Bosco Secco, the CAI 836 trail starts; it unwinds among the paths, mule tracks, and roads, moving upwards to Granari di Bosco Secco and Mina della Botte, where a crater left from explosion can be seen, through less well-known and less popular areas in the northern part of the Plateau, offering the possibility to visit several ruins left from the Great War.
From the center of Gallio, go to Campomulo loc. Then go north towards Campomuletto. Continue for 1.5 km until you reach the fork for Malga Fiara. Go up to the left for 2.7 km until you reach Prà Campofilone. Take the forestry-pastoral road to the left of the alpine pond and continue for about 1 km. The entire trail is about 16 km long.
Do you want to have the best experience in the malga?
When you arrive at the malga, you’re entering the “home” of the malga operator population and their livestock: It’s a welcoming environment, rich with fascination, everything is to be discovered but also respected. Here are our recommendations for you!
The malga operator lifestyle is characterized by hardwork that starts before dawn and continues even after sundown. For example…Did you know that there two times set apart for milking? One before breakfast and another in the late afternoon.
Also, feel free to ask information but avoid going into work areas inaccessible to the public and be discrete: speaking too loudly may scare the livestock and disturb whomever is enjoying the peace of the mountain.
They are passive and docile animals but their size could put you in uncomfortable situations…or somewhat inappropriate behaviors could frighten them and provoke dangerous and unusual reactions.
It’s enough to maintain an adequate distance, avoid taking pictures from too close up, touching them, bothering them or looking them directly in the eye.
If you are with your dog, remember to keep it on a leash and under control.
When you find yourself near some cows, it’s better to avoid sudden movements, walk slowly and without getting anxious. And, if they were to get too close, distance yourself calmly and without turning your back to them!
They watch over the livestock and often offer a warm welcome to guests. Don’t worry: They are not dangerous. Treat them with respect and you will become good friends. If you are on a bike, slow down to avoid mean falls caused by demonstrations of affection a little too… overwhelming!
Those who follow the itineraries and visit the malgas know well how wonderful nature is, with its breathtaking landscapes. This is the reason why it is important not to pollute it with waste that can be taken home and properly recycled or disposed of.
The herdsmen of the plateau and the animals that live there are very fond of tourists who enjoy the wonderful days with walks, fresh air and relaxation… respecting the woods and pastures!!