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Geotrail Dos Capèl

This is a medium difficulty level excursion for children and families. Take the cable car to Gardonè and then continue by chairlift to Passo Feudo: the Geotrail Dos Capèl starts from there and you can choose to walk it in two directions, even starting from the In.Treska Mountain Hut. The walk is a 3.5 km loop, with an altitude difference of 268 m. For small children (0-2 years) you will need a baby backpack. You are at an altitude of 2200 m a.s.l., in Val di Fiemme, on the Dos Capèl, at the foot of the Latemar, in Trentino, in the World Heritage Dolomites.

The recently renovated Dos Capèl Geotrail offers up close contact with the rocks, plants and fossils that tell the story of the Dolomites World Heritage Site.

It will take a little longer to set up the entire path, follow us on social media to find out the opening date of the new Geotrail Dos Capèl.

There are 19 stations along the trail fitted with visual, tactile and audio content. The hike is suitable for everyone and can also be enjoyed by visually impaired people and people with cognitive difficulties.

The best way to walk the Dos Capèl Geotrail and discover the great botanical and geological variety of these mountains is with the “Dos Capèl Geotrail. Easy to Read” guide-book in EtR (Easy to Read) language. You will need observation skills, curiosity and a spirit of adventure.

Dos Capèl Geotrail – Dolomites, what a discovery! is a project curated by the Muse-Trento Science Museum, the Geological Museum of the Dolomites in Predazzo and the Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto in collaboration with Irifor del Trentino, Abilnova and Anffass Trentino.

  • Passo Feudo is located at 2200 m in Val di Fiemme Trentino Dolomites World Heritage Site
  • cable car (Predazzo-Gardonè) and chair lift (Gardonè-Passo Feudo) take about 30 minutes
  • 4-seater chair lift with bubble coverage
  • dogs are welcome (with muzzle)
  • pushchairs (free of charge)
  • medium difficulty trail of about 2 hours
  • windproof jacket and walking boots recommended
  • Info Point Gardonè: information, guidebook in EtR (Easy to Read) language

Play, explore, learn

A family holiday in Trentino in the mountains of Val di Fiemme offers great surprises. If you are looking for activities with the children, want to spend your family holiday and have fun, choose the Geotrail Dos Capèl, a trail of medium difficulty for children and families.

The path is a loop with a 268 m height gain (879 ft) and you don’t need to be trained. All you need are moutain boots and a windproof jacket. The walk is suitable for families and children. We suggest a baby carrier backpack for kids 0-2 years. The trail is at the foot of the Latemar in Trentino Dolomites World Heritage Site.

Take the Gardonè cable car and the chair lift up to Passo Feudo. There are three ways to discover the Geotrail Dos Capèl:

  • you can stop and learn about the genesis of these mountains, told through 19 stations along the trail, with rock stratifications and the adaptation of plants to different soil types. To help you there are inclusive educational installations, with visual, tactile and audio content;
  • you can walk freely along the trail, expand your visual skills, discover the rocks, plants and landscapes of these beautiful mountains. You can browse through the guidebook in EtR (Easy to Read) language that provides the information you need in a clear and readable manner, illustrated to help you understand, memorise and be able to recount your discoveries;
  • you can have fun following a travelling show on the trail: the date is every Wednesday with the travelling show ‘Gea’s Adventures on the Earth’s crust’ (the show is in Italian).

Enjoy the installations placed along the trail by the MUSE-Science Museum of Trento and the Geological Museum of the Dolomites in Predazzo with illustrations by Bernardo Carvalho.

Look, read, learn

The best way to walk the Dos Capèl Geotrail and discover the great botanical and geological variety of these mountains is with the “Dos Capèl Geotrail. Easy to Read” guide-book in EtR (Easy to Read) language.

On the Geotrail Dos Capèl you will find 19 interactive stations curated curated by the Muse-Trento Science Museum, the Geological Museum of the Dolomites in Predazzo and the Fondazione Museo Civico di Rovereto. You will be guided by the illustrations of the Portuguese artist Bernardo Carvalho.

At the Info Point you will find someone who will help you choosing: thematic readings, books and small gifts for your family holiday with children in Trentino, Predazzo Val di Fiemme. 

Touch, experiment, draw

The Geotrail Dos Capèl is a walk of medium difficulty for children and families. Walk, discover the landscape, get clues, recognize the rocks: Werfen, basalt, green breccia, traces of lava, Latemar limestone.

“Cooked” rocks, broken and folded, coral reefs, volcanic veins, astonishing colors and Dolomite landscapes of extraordinary beauty. You will learn to recognize the rock walls of the Livinallongo formation, the brown streaks made of lava, the traces of a Triassic sea.

How do you recognize them? Along the thematic path there are 19 illustrated stations and the gamebook will guide you. When you find the word “token rock”, look around and look for a sample of the indicated rock. You will be able to collect a piece of it and, further along the path, build the geo-clock of the Dolomites.

You will get to touch, observe, smell the rocks and take small samples and, if you come on Wednesdays, you are in to follow the travelling show “The Adventures of Gea on the Earth Crust”. The discovery emotion will make you want to visit the Predazzo Dolomites Geological Museum where you can have small rock samples analyzed and ask expert geologists for other curiosities to get to know more about this fascinating subject.

Following the footsteps of Amelia Edwards

On the Geotrail Dos Capèl you will walk where a few centuries ago courageous women ventured: Maria Ogilvie Gordon – the first woman in the world to graduate in geology – studied carbonate rocks and volcanic bodies, Elizabeth Tuckett loved to write down her travels by creating real comics, and Amelia Edwards advanced climbing peaks and steep rocks.

Along the way, try to reproduce the force of tectonic thrusts, trap the lava and simulate the Predazzo volcano eruption.

Enjoy the panoramic view, close your eyes, go around and when you stop try to remember the name of the mountains in front of you. Hold your breath for the 9 geo-questions. We are waiting for you!

INFO

quota
2200 M
lunghezza-percorso
3,5 KM
tempo-percorrenza
2 HOURS
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LOOP
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NO PUSH CHAIR
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MEDIUM

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