Pian dei Casoni → Malga Venegiòta

Pian dei Casoni - Malga Venégia - Malga Venegiòta

Rolle Pass,Valles Pass

gian • 17/09/2023

Details

Sport
Hike
Rating
Difficulty
Promenade
Duration
00:45 hrs
Length
3.2 km
Vertigo
No vertigo
Min. elevation
1677 m
Max. elevation
1824 m
Elevation gain
140 m
Elevation loss
0
Car park
View on Gmaps
Terrain
  • 40%
  • 60%
  •  Forest
  •  Grass
Seasons
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Description

This extremely popular walk follows the gently climbing gravel road that connects the locality of Pian dei Casoni to Baita Segantini, stopping at the Veniòta / Malga Venegiòta (aka Venegiotta) and thus avoiding the final – steeper – section that leads to the Baita. Precisely for this reason, the walk can be tackled by everyone, even with small children and/or with a stroller (if setup for gravel roads). In winter, this itinerary is often proposed while wearing snowshoes; however, since the road to Malga Venegiòta is almost always groomed, describing this route as a classic for snowshoes is a bit excessive, since a pair of sufficiently waterproof shoes covering the ankles is more than enough even in the presence of snow.

Main feature of this itinerary is that, despite the technical ease, after the first half kilometer in the forest beside the lush stream of Travignolo, you find yourself constantly immersed in the enchanting Valley of Venégia / Venìa, unquestionably one of the most beautiful valleys in all the Dolomites, among green meadows and grazing animals, with the impressive backdrop of the walls of the highest peaks of the Pale di San Martino group, deployed along the imposing northern chain that closes and protects upstream the green pastures of the valley.

The route starts at Pian dei Casoni (1,677 m asl), a locality with a large parking lot about 4 km from the visitor center of Parco Naturale Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino, alongside the main road SP81 “del Passo Valles”.

After a little more than a quarter of an hour’s walk in the woods along the gravel road named “Strada Val Venegia” in the direction of Malga Venegia / Malga Venegiota, the track reaches the Venìa / Malga Venégia pasture (1,774 m asl), visible on your left and reachable with a detour of about a hundred meters from the road. The route then continues along the road toward the SE, in an incredibly exciting environment between forest borders and pastures, accompanied by the distant sound of the clear waters of the Travignolo stream flowing downstream. A final, slightly steeper section leads directly to the Veniòta / Malga Venegiòta (1,824 m asl), historically managed by the farmers of Tonadico (Primiero San Martino di Castrozza).

If you are looking for a unique experience and want to enjoy these places to the fullest, the advice is to avoid taking this route on weekends in the high season, both winter and summer, preferring the mid-seasons that always provide incredible colors and emotions.

Paths

  • From the locality of Pian dei Casoni (1,677 m asl), follow the road named “Strada Val Venegia” towards Malga Venegia / Malga Venegiota [0h 20],
  • From the hut of Malga Venégia (1,774 m asl), continue along the road to Malga Venegiòta (1,824 m asl) [0h 45]. ✓

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