• sentoero tematico la foresta dei draghi a predazzo in val di fiemme trentino

The Dragon Forest

The Dragon Forest is an easy walk 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. Accessible to all, including people with mobility difficulties. No reservation is required.

The path takes about one hour with no need to be accompanied.

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

If you come on Sunday there’s a travelling show with Nikolaus Drache 

  • 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) and bikes (extra charge)
  • the walk takes less than one hour
  • the path is free without reservation 
  • open daily from 10 June to 17 September, 2023
  • Info Point Gardonè for information and gamebooks 
  • many different Findadragon Adventures (also in english and german):
    Ais, Ardea, Goira, Kromos, Rametal, Rogos, Zoira, Raya, I segreti della Foresta dei Draghi, Raya e il potere della luce

Observe, explore, discover

If you choose the mountains of  Val di Fiemme in Trentino for your family holiday, you are in for a big surprise. Your active holiday with children that want to play and have fun, is here in the Dragon Forest.

An easy walk 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.

Arriving in Gardonè by cable car, there are three ways to explore the Dragon Forest:

  • you can take an easy walk and play with your children, solve riddles, find clues that reveal the presence of dragons on the Latemar mountains, guided by the gamebooks that you will find at the Info Point Gardonè; 
  • you can have fun following the travelling shows on the path: on Sundays there is Nikolaus Drache, expert in dragonology and tireless dragon seeker;
  • you can walk freely along the path and practice dragon-seeking tracks with the children.

Let your imagination fly

The powerful winged creatures that populate the Latemar have left showy clues that reveal their desire to show themselves. The signs of their passage are along the route: 1.4 km of path at the foot of the Latemar, among the wonders of the Val di Fiemme.

You don’t need a guide, you can walk freely and be inspired. Holidays with children are just like this: a story that invites you to look up and open the eye of your heart. The installations along the path were created by local artists: the students of the G. Soraperra Art School “Liceo Artistico in Pozza di Fassa” worked with Marco Nones. Together they walked, observed rocks, trees and clearings, to give life to the Dragons’ Forest with real works of land art, enhancing the territory and the Dolomites of Trentino.

Land art is contemporary art: the works respect the environment, are made with natural materials and are ephemeral. Wind, rain, snow, sun transform them over time.

Seeking for the dragon tracks

The gamebooks will help you find the dragon tracks: little books full of riddles, pictures and intelligence tests to lead you along the way. Children play and have fun with the Findadragon Adventures.

There are many gamebooks (also in english and german) for all children ages, for young and old explorers willing to learn about the mountains. Walking along the Dragon Forest turn the pages of the gamebook and solve the riddles; at the end of the walk, if you complete it, you will win a prize. An expert dragonologist will personally hand you the prize.

Some prizes are made in wood by local craftsmen, based on a design by the students of the G. Soraperra Art School Liceo Artistico in Pozza di Fassa. At the Info Point you will find a curious dragologist who will help you choose the gamebooks, she will recommend readings and books on dragons and you can go home with nice little gift from your family holiday in Val di Fiemme, a few km from Predazzo.

Help Ardea protect her nest

You have a mission to accomplish. The wicked magician Kraus is on the tracks of Ardea, the dragoness of the deserts. He wants to steal her gift of creating rainbows, wind, storms, snow and moving clouds. If he succeeds he will become the richest and most powerful magician on earth. But there would be violent climatic upheavals.

Ardea is troubled. She cannot escape as she would leave her nest unattended and the dragon’s egg cannot be left alone. The mission is to protect Ardea’s gift and the earth from a terrible climatic revolution.

Look for Rametal and help him hypnotise Kraus the magician. Come on, get on the path and mess up the green signs; by confusing Kraus you will gain precious minutes of advantage. Come and visit. Many adventures for small and young explorers await you.

Have fun with Nikolaus Drache

If you are on a family holiday come and visit us on Sunday when you can discover the Dragon Forest with Nikolaus Drache: the most experienced expert on dragonology, honoured with the highest awards by the DIFR Academy.

Professor Drache arrives with  some strange instruments: a dragon searching sensor, a flower to hide himself behind and study them closely and a net to catch them. The children walk along this easy path with the dragonologist. They have fun, run around, hang on his every word, look around, uncover rocks and see dragons. Each in his own way.

But be careful! If you see a smoke signal amongst the rocks you have uncovered the game of the Difr. It will be difficult to turn back.


1650 M
1,4 KM
45 MIN

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