Latitude: 45,950114 | Longitude: 11,529386
Activities and services
Production/sales of malga products (goat’s milk cheese)
– 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.
Malga Busette is located in a hollow at the northern edge of Val di Nos, in the area where the slopes are less steep between Monte Colombara to the west and Monte Fiara to the east. The main pasture area is near the malga, surrounded by spruce woods, shrubby areas colonized by dwarf pine and rhododendron and scattered concentrations of beech trees. The malga has great potential for tourism, both for the splendid landscape that surrounds it and the possibility of being reachable on foot and by bike from the center of Gallio (along the trail there are equipped rest areas and an educational forest trail of the Val di Nos), or from the nearby Longara di dietro and Longara davanti malgas. The area is very popular in winter for snowshoe hiking and walks on beaten paths. In the future the Municipality of Gallio intends to enlarge the structure and develop its activities, among which summertime mountain sheep grazing, cheese production and the selling of goat cheese which has become increasingly popular.
From the center of Gallio, reach the beginning of the Val di Nos (about 3 km), where you will find educational trails, picnic areas and a large parking lot*. To reach the malga from there continue north for about 4 km.
*Vehicular traffic is no longer permitted beyond this point.
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!!