Check in at the Sporting Residence Hotel located in Asiago with a complementary cocktail and a quick introduction to the tour you selected. You will be transferred immediately at the starting trekking point.
Transfer from Basasanocio to Rifugio Galmarara
Distance: 5 km
Total Climb: +453m -22,8m Average Slope: +9.5 -6.3 Maximum: +36.4 -31.3
Level of Difficulty: intermidiate
After the arrival at the Sporting Hotel in Asiago, transfer will take you and your baggage to the starting point of the trekking at the bottom Galmarara Valley. This first stage will lead you to cross different natural biotypes during the climb of one of the most beautiful valleys of the Plateau. This trekking follows the trail that goes up along the valley going north surrounded mostly by mixed forests of beech and spruce that cover the sides of Mount Dubiello. Climbing up towards Malga Galmararetta the landscape opens up and the environment becomes gradually more and more alpine where forest of spruces takes the place of the last beeches and then, close to the finish in Galmarara, give the way to small pines and grasslands. Rifugio Galmarara is situated where the valley opens towards the highest peaks of the Plateau, it is possible to enjoys a unique location: in the morning you can wake up to the singing of the black grouse and see some species of fauna that inhabit these mountains like the golden eagle, deer or chamois.
Estimated arrival during late afternoon to Malga Galmarara, where you will check in for dinner and accomodation.
From Malga Galmarara to Rifugio Larici
Distance: 14.51 km
Total Climb: +856 m-815m Average Slope: +9.7 -10.4 Maximum +40.0 -43.0
Level of Difficulty: difficult
A nice trekking day to discover a wild area populated with plants and wild animals. It is possible in the morning with a little bit of luck to encounter some eagles and deers. The trail climbs gently alongside of Mount Arsenale and then down the spectacular Portule Valley, one of the most beautiful valley of the Altopiano Plateau, almost untouched, marked only by ruins left by the 1st World War. We are within an outdoor museum of endless dimensions. You can make a short detour to the site of Campogallina, one of the most interesting areas of the wider outdoor museum named "walk of peace."
The climb to the top of Mount Portule is richly rewarded with an opening horizon that allows the eye to admmire some of the highest peaks of the plateau (Mount 12 and Mount Ortigara) and in addition the full view of the Eastern Alps (Dolomites). You will then continue down to lodge Rifugio Larici where you will check in for dinner and accomodation.