Latitude: 45,968226 | Longitude: 11,578023
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.
The pastures of Malga Buson, which extend to the north-eastern edge of the Piana di Marcesina, are surrounded by spruce and white fir woods, with the presence of beech. The pasturing area, where horses also graze, is in a valley of karst origin called Prà delle Poppe and is characterized by a limestone substrate that often outcrops.
The dirt road which leads to the malga then continues on to the Bivio Mandrielle where it intersects the connection between Gallio and Piazzale Lozze to go up to Monte Ortigara. These routes, which twist and turn through pastures and woods, and particularly popular among hiking and cycling enthusiasts. For the malga, follow the CAI 869 trail “Sentiero dei Cippi” (Trail of Memorial Stones), along which numbered memorial stones are visible with the image of the lion of San Marco, positioned by the Venetian Republic in 1752 on the current Trentino border.
From the center of Foza, go to Lazzaretti loc. Turn and continue on the paved road to Rifugio Ronchetto. Then continue on the paved road towards Marcesina. At the fork for Rifugio Marcesina, keep left for 4 km and you will find the malga on your left.
Alternatively, the malga can be reached leaving from Gallio and following the road which, through Campomulo loc., goes up towards Piazzale Lozze to the Bivio Mandrielle; then descend on the right for about 2 km.
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!!