Latitude: 45,884156 | Longitude: 11,421143
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.
Malga Erio occupies the summit and the southern ridge of the mountain with the same name. Surrounded by beautiful spruce and white fir woods, Malga Erio represents the typical mid-altitude malga. From there, it is possible to enjoy a magnificent view of the six districts of the Municipality of Roana.
Its pasture is in remarkable condition and guarantees a steady level of production. Following the deforestation caused by the Vaia storm in October of 2018, it now occupies a larger area.
The CAI 803 trail passes through the malga: from Roana it goes to Monte Erio via a looped path. The “SelvArt – Parco Arte Natura” path passes through the southern area of the malga pastures.
To the north of the malga, you will find Baito Erio, a small mountain refuge now used by local organizations for recreational purposes.
From the center of Roana, continue west for about 3 km to Mezzaselva loc. Just after a small church, go uphill to the right towards the Monte Verena ski area and continue for 5.3 km. Just before Spiazzo Garibaldi, continue right for about 400 m to Spiazzo Mercanti where there is a well-equipped picnic area. From here take the first road on the right moving downhill for about 1 km until you arrive at Malga Erio, passing by Baito Erio on the left.
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!!