Val di Fiemme offers an extraordinary range of outdoor sports and entertainment opportunities and anyone who loves this region knows its main attractions well. But in addition to the most famous views and walks, the valley also offers small hidden treasures that are not easy to discover without the help of those who have always lived in Val di Fiemme.
Cavalese and its surroundings
Halfway between Cavalese and Castello di Fiemme, along the road that runs parallel to the Avisio stream, you cannot help but come across a sign that points the way “to the waterfall”. Turning right onto the bridge that crosses the stream, you are immediately in front of this amazing waterfall that is formed from the Rio di Val Moena and then drops into the Avisio river.
From here there are numerous routes for cycling and walking, especially those that lead to the enchanting Val Moena. A small alpine valley, nestled in the heart of the Lagorai, rich in woods and streams.
Almost 50 kilometres long, the Fiemme and Fassa Dolomites cycle route runs from Molina di Fiemme to Canazei with a difference in altitude of only 600 metres. Suitable for children and families, but also for cyclists who want to calmly approach the many Dolomites slopes in the area, this cycling route takes you into contact with beautiful views of the Val di Fiemme, among meadows, streams and mountain farms.
There are several panoramic lookout points, from which you see scenic views of the Lagorai mountain chain from the village of Cavalese. Located on the border between Val di Fiemme and Valsugana, Lagorai is a massif where history and nature merge into a unique amalgamation. During the First World War, on the Lagorai the border between Austria and Italy ran and even today it is possible to see the remains of the trenches and the barracks on several peaks in the area. If you want to take a route that is appealing, yet very challenging, there is the European path that runs along the entire Lagorai, from Passo Manghen to Passo Rolle. You need to make sure you are thoroughly prepared and it takes at least three days to walk it. But the beauty and charm of this area makes it definitely worth the effort.
This is one of the peaks that are part of the Lagorai chain. It is 2230 metres high, but you can easily reach it from the centre of Cavalese thanks to the convenient gondola lift. In winter you can ski on the many pistes that are part of the Fiemme-Obereggen ski area and the Dolomiti Superski circuit. In summer, on the other hand, this is a departure point for beautiful walks in a landscape dotted with woods and alpine lakes, in which it is easy to spot animals such as eagles and marmots.
This green area of Cavalese was at the centre of the social, economic and religious life of the entire Val di Fiemme. Here you can find the Sanctuary of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta, two of the most beautiful churches in the village. At parco della pieve there is the station for the gondola lift that goes up to the Alpe Cermis.