Malga Jumela - APT Val di Fassa

At dawn in a mountain dairy - Jumela Dairy

The life of a herdsman at sunrise is experienced on 1 and 2 September at Malga Jumela

Summer 2023 sees the return of the #albeinmalga (At dawn in a mountain dairy), the initiative that allows visitors to experience the life of an alpine dairy farmer at sunrise, with milking of the cows, tidying up of the cowshed, care of the animals, collection of fresh eggs, and preparation of a breakfast based on local products. The third and final event takes place on 1 and 2 September at the Malga Jumela with an overnight stay at the Baita Cuz on Buffaure di Pozza.

Programme - Friday 1 September:

  • 4.30 p.m. - everyone in the gondola to start! Meeting point at the Pozza lifts to go up to Buffaure (2040 m)
  • 4.50 p.m. - arrived at the top, we admire the spectacular panorama and then backpack on our shoulders and off we go along the easy path to the refuge. On the way, led by our mountain guide, we get to know the names of the peaks and, if we are lucky, we may even spot some wild animals in these parts
  • 5.30 p.m. - we arrive at Baita Cuz. Shoes and rucksacks off, let's go and take our places for the night; we'll all sleep together! Those who wish can climb up to "Col de Valvacin" to admire the spectacular 360° panorama of the Fassa Dolomites
  • 7.30 p.m. - let's eat! Who knows how hungry we will be after this beautiful walk... Stefano and Lucia will know how to satisfy the appetites of young and old with typical dishes
  • 9.00 p.m. - everyone under the duvet. Tomorrow the day starts early!

Programme - Saturday 2 September:

  • 5.30 a.m. - wake up! It'll be a bit tiring at first, but when will we ever see the sun rise again from up here? There will be time for sleep this evening...
  • 6.00 a.m.- on the terrace of the Baita Cuz refuge, we enjoy the sunrise that illuminates the sun-kissed Dolomite peaks. Then we set off to reach Malga Jumela... and meet Lucia
  • 6.30 a.m. - divided into small groups, we will experience first-hand the activities of the dairy, from milking the cows, to combing the cattle, collecting the eggs, and accompanying the cows to the pastures
  • 8.00 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 (the kind we will have made together), and so on and so forth!
  • 10/10.30 a.m. - we pick up our rucksacks and set off again with the mountain guide for the return hike, with the possibility, before returning to the valley, of reaching the "Sas de Pere da fech" viewpoint (2142 m)
  • late morning - that's the end of the experience... now you can also take a nap!

Price: 105 € for adults; 80 € for children from 6 to 12 years.

Price includes: lift ticket, dinner and overnight stay at the refuge, activities at dawn, breakfast, excursion with the mountain guide. Packed lunch on Saturday: possibility of purchasing it at the dairy in the morning.

Notes: participation is recommended for children from 6 years, well-trained; suitable clothing and hiking shoes. Activity limited to a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants. In case of bad weather conditions, the activity is cancelled the day before.

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Advance payment of the participation fee by credit card is required.

Cancellation policy: cancellation of the booking by the customer/participant at any time results in the loss of the paid participation fee, which will be retained in full by the organiser. The paid fee will also be retained in the event of a no-show by the customer at the place, day and starting time of the event determined by the organiser.

In the event of cancellation of the event by the organiser (due to bad weather or other organisational reasons), the participation fee will be refunded in full to the customer.

Event location: Baita Cuz Refuge and Malga Jumela (Buffaure), Pozza di Fassa - Pera (San Giovanni di Fassa)

Info & contacts

Ufficio Turistico Informazioni Pozza di Fassa - APT Val di Fassa
Piaza de Comun, 2 Pozza di Fassa
38036 San Giovanni di Fassa IT
+39 0462 609670

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