Latitude: 45,834672 | Longitude: 11,577641
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.
This malga has recently been restructured and it is located in an area with some of the lowest temperatures on the Plateau in the winter due to the phenomenon of temperature inversion typical of narrow valleys like this one. In some areas this phenomenon also affects the type of vegetation.
Nearly everywhere at the edge of the wood there are hazelnut trees, which are annually contained in their natural expansion by the malga operator. The grazing surfaces, moderately productive, have modest altitude variations and are made of rich pastures in the central part and more meagre pastureson the outer edges which are partially occupied by strips of forest. Here, in the hottest season, you may find animals seeking some coolness in the rich brushwood.
This area is the starting point for various itineraries towards the Monte Corno area to the south and Cima Ekar to the north.
The malga is about 9 km from Asiago, on the Strada della Fratellanza provincial road (on the left) towards Bassano del Grappa, just after the Hotel Restaurant of the same name.
B1 | Cima Ekar – Monte Valbella – Bertigo – Turcio
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!!