Albe in Malga - At dawn in a mountain dairy - Malga Sasso PiattoAlbe in Malga - At dawn in a mountain dairy - Malga Sasso Piatto
Category: Excursions/Trips/Guided Tours Area: In Val di Fassa from to all day long - Resort: Campitello di Fassa Place: Sasso Piatto Refuge and Dairy Dinner, overnight in a mountain hut, activities at dawn, bountiful breakfast with typical products at Sasso Piatto mountain dairy and hike with mountain guide
Wake up bright and early when the sun is yet to rise. Meet the owners of an authentic mountain dairy, listen to their stories and go with them to milk the cows. Enjoy the fresh milk’s flavor, attend to the traditional cheese making and, why not, taste the curd! Let’s discover how they transform the cream in butter. Go up to the pasture and learn how to distinguish the wild grasses’ spouts. Start your day with cows and animals up at a mountain dairy. How about that?
After the great success of the past editions, #albeinmalga is back again. The initiative, sponsored by Trentino Sviluppo in collaboration with the Tourist Boards of the province and the "Strade del Vino e dei Sapori del Trentino", gives its participants the chance to experience the authentic life of a mountain dairy. #albeinmalga will take place in Val di Fassaon July 20 and 21 at Malga Contrin, on August 17 and 18 at Malga Sasso Piatto, on August 30 and September 1 at Malga Jumela. Limited places. Booking compulsory.
Alba in Malga - Malga Sasso Piatto Programme
Friday, August 17
4.00 p.m. - Meeting point in Campitello at the Col Rodella cable car.
4.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. - Walk with our expert mountain guide along the easy and panoramic path Friedrich August (no. 557-4; about 2.30 hours) up to the Sasso Piatto - Langkofelhütte Refuge (2,300 m).
7.30 p.m. - Dinner with traditional products and overnight stay at the refuge.
Saturday, August 18
5.00a.m. - Wake up!
5.30 a.m. - Led by Karl, the dairyman, and his family we will gather the cattle (about fifteen heads) of the diary then we’ll move to the near hut for a light breakfast (coffee, milk, bread and butter) and finally, let’s milk the cows together!
6.30 a.m. - Participants will be divided into small groups and will play an active role both during the milking and the dairy activities such as bread, cheese (fresh, taleggio, spreadable with herbs, seasoned crust etc.) and butter making.
9.00 a.m. - After this hard work, we’ll enjoy a well-deserved break with a tasty breakfast made of milk, fruit and elder juice, jam, home-made traditional cakes and sweets, fritters, eggs, butter, cheese, speck and many other kinds of cured meats and fresh bread.
10/10.30 a.m. - Leaving the mountain dairy, guided by our expert mountain guide, we’ll start the excursion to Campitello. Packed lunch, to be asked at the dairy.
Participation: € 70,00 (children up to 12 years old € 50,00). It includes: lift ticket, dinner and overnight stay at the refuge, activities at dawn, breakfast, excursion with the mountain guide. Packed lunch € 5,00. Booking compulsory.
We suggest adequate clothing: participants will spend the morning in the barn and will start an easy excursion on the Dolomites. Hiking boots and windbreaker.
from 20 Juli 2018 to 1 September 2018 all day long Resort: Canazei - Campitello di Fassa - Pozza di Fassa Place: Malga Contrin, Malga Sasso Piatto, Malga Jumela Dinner, overnight in a mountain hut, activities at dawn, bountiful breakfast with typical products at mountain dairy and hike with a mountain guide
from 20 Juli 2018 to 21 Juli 2018 all the day long Resort: Canazei Place: Contrin Refuge - Val Contrin (Alba di Canazei) Dinner, overnight in mountain refuge, activities at dawn, bountiful breakfast with typical products at Contrin Refuge, hike with Alpine guide
from 31 August 2018 to 1 September 2018 all day long Resort: Pozza di Fassa Place: Baita Cuz Refuge and Malga Jumela - Buffaure Dinner, overnight by the Baita Cuz mountain hut, activities at dawn, bountiful breakfast with typical products at Malga Jumela mountain dairy and hike with mountain guide
Albe in Malga - At dawn in a mountain dairy - Malga Sasso Piatto Sasso Piatto Refuge and Dairy