Loc. Zebio Pastorile
Latitude: 45,936198 | Longitude: 11,511038
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.
Loc. Zebio Pastorile
Malga Zebio Pastorile is situated a bit farther north from Malga Zebio, within a patchwork of pastures and thick forests of spruce, larch, and dwarf pines. The morphology of the scarce pastures scattered with protruding rocks and the absence of a large cowshed with an area dedicated to milking, make this malga a structure suitable for non-lactating dairy cattle.
These areas were recounted by Emilio Lussu in “A year on the High Plateau”, and they were the theatre of battles in World War I. Traces can still be seen of encampments, trails, and trenches. There is also a monument near the malga in remembrance of two “recuperanti” (people who collected war metal remains in order to sell them) who lost their lives here. Continuing north from the malga a picturesque trail starts, suitable for walking and bicycles, which leads to Malga Zingarella.
From the center of Asiago, follow the directions for Monte Zebio, pass through Contrada Rigoni di Sotto and Contrada Busa. Here, take the unpaved road passing through Casa Sant’Antonio, following the main road for about 4 km. At the fork for Scoglio Bianco, continue left in the direction of Malga Zebio for about 1 km, then turn right* towards Malga Zebio Pastorile, located at about 800 m. *Vehicular traffic is no longer permitted beyond this point.
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!!