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)
  • the walk takes less than one hour
  • the path is free without reservation 
  • Info Point Gardonè for information and gamebooks 
  • many different Findadragon Adventures (also in english and german)

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.


Listen up, follow Trix and Elly along the path. They, two fantastic woodland spirits, will show you the stops along the way. You will help Raya recover the gift of light: the most powerful ingredient of any magic and the source of life for all creatures.

It happened during a reconnaissance flight: a cloud of pollution deprived Raya of the power of colours, obscuring the precious gift of light. Courage, we need your help! Take the path, follow the clues, stop at the stone well. You will have to solve riddles, puzzles and find a special magic formula. Can you decipher it?

Raya is a milk and gold coloured dragon with long pointed ears, scales on its back, large wings and a sparkle of light on its chest. Summer 2020’s ‘Dragon seeker adveture’ was born out of the imagination of Chiara Cecilia Santamaria (aka Machedavvero) and Viola, who were the first to sense her presence. Fly on the wings of fantasy together with Raya!

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.


1650 M
1,4 KM
45 MIN

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