Relaxing walk in the park of Cavalese where some benches invite you to enjoy the panoramic views of the valley.
The Parco della Pieve is a historical park that was originally a large lawn. It experienced a first spread of organized green from the late nineteenth century to expand in the 1920s, reaching the railway path. The exploration of the old railway line is the central point of this walk. Crossing the old tunnel is a special experience; you walk along the route of the train which, first coal and then electric, from 1917 to 1963 connected Ora, in the province of Bolzano, with Predazzo.
It is curious to cross the tunnel of the former Val di Fiemme railway.
Leave Piazza Verdi along Viale Mendini, turn right onto Via della Pieve and then right again onto Via Bresadola.
The road is at first surfaced and then unsurfaced as it traces the route of the old Val di Fiemme rail line. Enter the rail tunnel (under the Parco della Pieve) and then continue through the meadows up to the Hotel Panorama.
Climb Via Cavazal and, at the ice stadium, turn left, go for a short distance down the sidewalk to take to the left the staircase, that leads to the viewpoint of the park.
Then follow the stone paved path arriving at the tennis courts. Turn left behind the tennis bar and continue along the scenic walkway that leads to the Archpriest’s Church of St. Maria Assunta and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sorrows.
From here take the avenue lined with ancient lime trees, leading back to the starting point.
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Public transport friendly
It is possible to reach Cavalese with Trentino Trasporti public buses and with the skibus from all the villages in the valley.
Drive until you reach the center of Cavalese.
Several parkings are available around the middle school.
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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.
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