Latitude: 45,966027 | Longitude: 11,418488
Activities and services
Production/sales of malga products
Families with children welcome
– 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 name “Larici di sotto” hints at the large number of these high elevation conifer trees in this area, forming one of the vastest woods in the Plateau.
The malga includes pastures that were once divided into two different segments: Larici di sotto and Larici di sopra. Its mainly southern exposure makes the pastures very sunny, which in the southern section are rich and positioned on undulating terrain surrounded by conifers, while farther north, on sloping terrain with sparse trees, the pastures are not as rich.
At the start of spring, in this area it is not uncommon to hear the mating song of the black grouse.
The malga is a traditional starting point for excursions towards Cima Larici, Cima Portule, Cima XII, Campogallina and the entire “high section” of the Plateau. This area is also popular in the winter season, thanks to its vicinity to the winter sports facilities in Val Formica.
From Asiago, take the S.P. 349 towards Trento. After 12.7 km, at the fork for Larici loc., take the right and go up about 6 km. At the fork for Cima Portule, turn right and continue for about 300 m.
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!!