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The Absent-Minded Shepherd

Theme trail · Val di Fiemme
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  • Play with the water!
    / Play with the water!
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / The bee-village
    Photo: F. Modica, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / The weather
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / On the path
    Photo: F. Modica, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Look at the bees!
    Photo: F. Modica, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Pastore distratto
    Photo: F. Voglino, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Pastore distratto
    Photo: F. Voglino, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Pastore distratto
    Photo: F. Voglino, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Pastore distratto
    Photo: F. Voglino, APT Val di Fiemme
m 1700 1650 1600 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 km The Dragon Forest Alpine Coaster Gardonè Rifugio Gardonè The Dragon Forest
Martín is an absent-minded shepherd...
easy
Distance 1.9 km
1:00 h
100 m
100 m
The things you will find along the way have been made by local artisans using natural materials, taking into account the environment.

Author’s recommendation

You can find interactive stations. New playbooks in english language (€ 6,00 each).
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Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme
Update: November 25, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Gardonè, 1,663 m
Lowest point
1,584 m
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Rest Stop

Rifugio Gardonè

Safety information

THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS  

  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

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.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - info@visitfiemme.it - www.visitfiemme.it   

MontagnAnimata - Tel. +39 0462 884400 - info@montagnanimata.it - www.montagnanimata.it  

Start

Gardonè (Predazzo) (1,649 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.340699, 11.578082
DMS
46°20'26.5"N 11°34'41.1"E
UTM
32T 698395 5135132
w3w 
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Destination

Gardonè (Predazzo)

Turn-by-turn directions

Martín is an absent-minded shepherd who leaves his work tools on the branches, among the roots of the trees and along the roads of the Gardoné pastures...

They say, among other things, he has his "head in the clouds" not only because of his absent-mindedness, but also because of his passion for water and meteorology...

What playbook shall we read today? You could start from the two tales of Martìn and end in a "sweet way" with the tale of little "Pina".

When we speak about "Pina", in fact, everybody licks their chops because they think about her gold...honey!

She will reveal the secrets of her magic and sweet world. Between work tools, a wonderful water mill, games and fantastically shaped hives, reading will be a blast!

You can find the play books of the Absent Shepherd and the sweet little Pina at the Info Point (€ 6,00 cad.) in Gardonè.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The bus which connects Predazzo to Penia stops also near the list station Latemar MontagnAnimata.

Getting there

From Predazzo drive direction Fassa valley: few km out of Predazzo you will find the lift station Latemar MontagnAnimata on the right.

Parking

Big parking lot at the lift station.

Coordinates

DD
46.340699, 11.578082
DMS
46°20'26.5"N 11°34'41.1"E
UTM
32T 698395 5135132
w3w 
///brighter.frailer.outperform
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Equipment

Not suggested for strollers, we suggest you to do it with a baby carrier.

You can find water in the dragon-shaped fountain in Gardonè.

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.9 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
100 m
Descent
100 m
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