After the anticipation of the opening of the cableway in the last weekends, which favoured the arrival of the first guests, everything is now ready for the official start of the summer season at Buffaure, in Val di Fassa.
On Monday 21 June, the rich calendar of activities organised at high altitude will start, offering to those who choose this destination a wide range of different proposals from Monday to Saturday, including exciting survival courses for teenagers, meteorology and photography lessons with smartphones, excursions to learn the secrets of the mountain pastures and theatrical walks to discover the legends of the area.
Registration is now open for the first trekking with alpacas at high altitude and enjoy the best view of the Dolomites in a “slow” version.
One of the most eagerly awaited and unprecedented appointments is certainly the high-altitude trekking with alpacas on Saturday 26 June, organised by Ilaria Baldo, the soul of the Silpaca farm, one of the first in Italy to bet on the potential of this extraordinary animal.
“This is an absolute novelty in the panorama of high-altitude activities,” comments Christian Lorenz, president of Funivie Buffaure, “and we wanted to add it to the calendar, aware of the value of this experience, both for adults and children. Walking with alpacas allows you to approach the mountains with the right rhythm, the slow and rhythmic one of these particular animals, and therefore fully enjoy the beauty of the area”.
“Before confirming this initiative,” adds Ilaria Baldo, “we wanted to test transporting the alpacas, to ensure that they could face the new situation in total serenity, as they should. The altitude doesn’t frighten them at all, as they are animals that come from the Andes, used to living between 3,000 and 5,000 metres”.
This is a two-kilometre loop tour in the company of a medium-mountain guide, which can be tackled in total serenity by everyone. The groups will be of a maximum of 15 people and, in turn, everyone will be able to lead an alpaca in order to develop a relationship of gentle care, which is particularly important and educational for children from 4 years of age. It will be interesting to see how quickly the pace of animal and handler will synchronise, in an atmosphere of total mutual trust. The next appointments with Ilaria and her alpacas will be on 10 and 24 July, 14 and 28 August and 26 September.
And for a regenerating break, tasting the best Trentino and Ladin gastronomic specialities, four refuges in the area are also open: Buffaure, Baita Cuz, El Zedron and Malga Jumela.