Quite a short stage, without major differences in height except for the climb (optional) to Monte Agnello, for a loop that gifts us with a balcony on the Pale di San Martino and on the Catena del Lagorai, that for its alpine forms represents an exception in the dolomitic archipelago.
Some slightly exposed stretches in the summit ridge of Mount Agnello.
Risk of ticks.
The only water points available are in the buildings at Passo Pampeago.
From the pass, we can take an interesting loop to reach the top of Monte Agnello: after a comfortable stretch on a semi-flat road, we face an uphill stretch (about 100 m height difference) and arrive first on the ridge and shortly after on the top. The view of the south-west face of the Marmolada, Cima d'Asta, the Pale di S. Martino and the nearby Lagorai mountain range is beautiful ...
We continue on the ridge and begin the descent (approx. 550 m drop). Passing by Rifugio Agnello and wide meadows, we take the road near the town of Pampeago, from where we ascend to Passo di Pampeago (approx. 200 m height difference). We resume the path in the woods and with comfortable ups and downs, we continue nimbly to Passo diLavazè (1,800 m). We greet the Dolomites with the view on the endless eastern face of the Catinaccio: simply beautiful.
The Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme di Cavalese (Magnificent Community of Fiemme di Cavalese) is an institution similar to the Cadore Rules: the members of the community (called "Vicini", neighbors, only if they have resided in the area for at least twenty years) manage the collective heritage made up of forest and farming properties, as well as the historical and cultural heritage.
During the Austro-Hungarian domination, a law established that in every municipality there must be a fire station.
In fact, it was not uncommon for houses, built mainly of timber (given the wide availability of the raw material), to catch fire: if there had not been a unit ready to intervene, any fire could have caused a catastrophe.
For this reason, today there are 235 fire brigades in Trentino with more than 5,000 volunteers. This unit has a strong link with the community and constitutes a real wealth for the territory and its immense forest heritage.
The Palazzo della Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme, in the nearby Cavalese, is a sumptuous example of the Renaissance architecture in Val di Fiemme.
In the art gallery inside the building, you can admire the masterpieces of the Fiemmese School of Painting.
For more info, timetables and tickets, follow the LINK.
The puzzone (smelly) of Moena owes its name to a RAI radio broadcast: a correspondent nicknamed the local cheese, with its unmistakable and persistent smell, in this way.
Its name in Ladin is spretz tzaori, which means "pressed and tasty": the farmers used to press the cheese as much as possible to obtain more butter.
It is a cheese with a strong, almost spicy flavor, in the past it was loved by peasants as it enriched their poor rural diet.
Malga Daiano Da Nello, just north of the Lavazè Pass (the manager Nello is a truly picturesque character: to get to know). Tel. +39 337 452 935 - +39 337 452 935
Albergo Bucaneve, in Passo Lavazè. Tel. +39 0462 340506
Starting point reachable by car.
Departure point NOT reachable by bus.
The nearest location reachable by bus is Stava, starting from the city of Trento with a change in Cavalese.
Here the LINK to check the timetables.
Departure point NOT reachable by train.
Va' Sentiero is a grassroot project, thanks to the spontaneous contribution oft housands of people.
Even the most complicated dream, a 7,000km uphill dream,
can be achieved... together.