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The Dragon Forest in winter

The Dragon Forest in winter is an easy walk on the snow for children and families, a 1.4 km thematic flat ring path that winds partly through the woods among land-art works. It starts and ends at the same point near the Predazzo-Gardonè cable car (1650 m), in the Val di Fiemme Trentino Dolomites World Heritage.

The path takes about one hour with no need to be accompanied. The snow along the path is snowmobile groomed.

If you raise your eyes, you can admire the wonderful bell towers of the Latemar! The best way to discover the Dragon Forest is with a gamebook: clues, riddles and short stories that feed the imagination.

  • Gardonè is at 1650 m altitude in Val di Fiemme Trentino Dolomites
  • Cable car Predazzo-Gardonè will take you there in 10-12 minutes
  • Dogs welcome (with muzzle)
  • Pushchairs (free)
  • The walk takes less than one hour
  • Free path groomed by a snowmobile; no need to pre book
  • Bring your sledge or rent one in Gardonè
  • Info at the ticket office
  • Gamebooks available in Gardonè at the ticket office Alpine Coaster Gardonè
  • 3 Findadragon Adventures: Rogos, Rametal and Raya (available in Italian/English/German)

Observe, explore, discover

If you choose the mountains of Val di Fiemme in Trentino for your family winter holiday, you are in for a big surprise. Your active holiday with children is here in the Dragon Forest.

An easy walk on the snow for children and families with games to be discovered. The ring path is flat along land-art works, respecting the environment. You are at the foot of the Latemar, in the Dolomites World Heritage.

Once you reach Gardonè by cable car you can explore the Dragon Forest in two ways:

  • go for an easy walk on the snow with children, play and solve riddles, find clues to seek for the Latemar dragons helped by the gamebooks that you can purchase at the Alpine Coaster Gardonè desk (6,00€)
  • walk along the path, train your sight and search for the presence of Dragons in the snow and have fun with your children

Let your imagination take off

The powerful winged creatures populating the Latemar area have left visible traces which unveil their wish to show off. Find the traces of their passage along the 1,4 km long itinerary at the feet of  the Latemar among the marvels of the beautiful Val di Fiemme Dolomites World Heritage site.

You don’t need a guide, walk on the snow and be inspired. A mountain holiday with children here means a story encouraging kids to look up with bright open eyes and reveal their hearts and imagination. The installations along the path were made by local artists, local students from the school “Liceo Artistico Soraperra” in Pozza di Fassa who worked with Marco Nones. They walked together to be inspired, looked at rocks, trees, meadows to give life to the Dragon Forest with real masterpieces of land art enhancing the territory and the Trentino Dolomites.

The land art is contemporary, the art work respects the environment, it is made with natural materials and it is ephemeral. Wind, rain, snow and sun transforms it with the passing of time.

Seeking for the Dragon tracks

The Findadragon Adventures game books help you find the Dragons footsteps: riddles and drawing intelligence tests will lead you along the path and invite your children to play and have fun. 

There are 3 game books (also available in German and Italian) ideal for children of all ages, young and old explorers wishing to discover the mountains in winter. While walking with the children in the Dragon Forest don’t forget to turn the pages of your game book, solve clues and get the final prize at the end of the itinerary after completing it.

Some of the prizes have been sculpted in wood by local artisans, based on the drawings of the students from the “Liceo Artistico Soraperra of Pozza di Fassa”. 

When getting off the cable car in Gardonè go to the Alpine Coaster Gardonè ticket office, choose the game books and the little souvenirs to take back home from your family holiday in Val di Fiemme.

Help Rogos, Rametal and Raya to defeat Kraus

Rogos is the dragon of volcanoes: red flame and nostalgic temperament. He cannot find his way around the lunar landscape of the Latemar and he is troubled. He spits out thick flames like lava across the mountains t to recreate the sombre atmosphere of his volcanoes. Take heart, you have a mission to accomplish! But be careful of Kraus: a powerful magician always ready to pounce.  When you find the rock of the prophecy you are on the right road.

Rametal is the guardian of the Latemar mountains: a green copper colour with a protective spirit. He can detect the slightest movement within a range of 5 km, but will this be enough to protect his little inheritance from Kraus? Carry on with confidence, overcome the tests and solve the clues: Rametal will understand that he can trust you. Through hollow trees, fire and brimstone and precious, little remains to accomplish your mission.

You will help Raya recover the Gift of Light the most powerful ingredient in all magic and the life blood of all creatures. Raya is a milky and gold-colored dragon with long, pointed ears, scales on its back, large wings, and a sparkle on its chest.

  • Rogos is a game book for little brave explorers up to 6 years old
  • Rametal is the perfect game book for curious children 6 years and older 
  • Raya is a game book for imaginative children of all ages 

Whizz down at full speed on the Alpine Coaster Gardonè, enjoy the sledge run, laugh out loud and then stop off in the Dragons Kingdom free open-air playground. 


1650 M
1,4 KM
45 MIN

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