On the trail of old huts. A nice walk through larch forests where you will find old wooden huts.
The first goal of this itinerary is Prà del Manz, the most loved larch forest in Capriana. To reach it, take the paved road that offers an enchanting view over the Cembra Valley and Valfloriana. We cross the porphyry quarry, characterized by vertical walls with a typical gray, purple and brown color. Prà dal Manz is a perfect place for families, hikers and bikers. Here you will find everything: the lawns for picnics, the paths that lead to the Monte Corno Nature Park, the Giocabosco, an original children's area perfectly integrated into nature. Our path continues in the woods until we reach the pastures of the "Pradi da Mont" which house the typical "mountain huts" of Capriana, the huts once used for summer pastures. Admire these places that are guardians of trades of almost lost times and return along the cobbled path to the starting point.
Capriana houses the Mill and the small Museum of the Meneghina, the young Domenica Lazzeri who, in the first half of the nineteenth century, was talked about for her talents and the stigmata she wore. The museum is open on Sunday afternoons.
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Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.
Set out from Piazza di Capriana along Via XXIII Novembre and Via Dallio G.Battista, then continue in the direction of Anterivo. After crossing the porphyry quarry walk for about 20 minutes along a surfaced road to the Prà dal Manz area.
At this point turn left onto a forest road that slopes gently upwards through a larch wood. After 300 meters take the road on the right until you reach a crossroads. Descend to the left along the cobbled road (also indicated as path N ° 482) until you reach a crossroads that indicates "Pra del Manz" and "Capriana" on the left. You walk in this direction until you reach the paved road you did at the beginning of your trip and return back to the village of Capriana.
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The Trentino Trasporti bus connects Cavalese with Capriana.
From Cavalese take the road for Molina di Fiemme and Val di Cembra. The junction for Capriana is on the right.
Near the church
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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Map for walks available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.