Latitude: 45,944097 | Longitude: 11,420145
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.
Malga Pusterle is located in a lush valley at the foot of the steep northern ridge of Monte Verena. The malga pastures, thick with vegetation in their central part, are surrounded by coniferous forests on the outer edges. A precious local spring supplies basins with the water necessary to livestock and to the various activities of the malga.
From the malga’s terrace you can enjoy a unique landscape that faces the overhanging wall of Monte Verena to the south, the Cima Portule ridge to the east, and Cima Larici and Cima Manderiolo to the north-west.
This malga may be reached on foot by following the naturalistic itinerary of the Ghertele Ecomuseum; nearby it is also possible to take the “Mulattiera dei forestali” (Forest mule track) and the Kanepel-bek trail, an ancient path that was once used for tobacco smuggling. These trails are easily accessible and thus suitable for beginners and families as well.
From the center of Asiago take S.P. 349 to Trento and continue for about 11 km to Ghertele loc. Take the dirt road on the left and continue for about 2.6 km. Alternatively, from Canove di Roana you can reach Camporovere and then follow S.P. 349 for Trento to the left for 8.5 km to Ghertele loc. Take the dirt road on the left and continue for 2.6 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!!