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The Gamebook series

The gamebooks are original stories written by Latemar MontagnAnimata. Books full of riddles, drawings and intelligence tests guiding you along 3 thematic paths: the Dragon Forest, the path of the Absent-minded Shepherd and the Geotrail Dos Capèl. You are in Gardonè at 1650 m in the mountains, in Predazzo, Val di Fiemme, Trentino, Dolomites World Heritage.

To walk on a path with a gamebook is fun; an easy walk in the mountains to let your imagination flow. The gamebooks are ideal for families and children on holiday, both for young explorers and for wannabe shepherds. With a gamebook you can find out about the characters of MontagnAnimata and their adventures: what do they do during the day, who their friends are, whom they should keep away from, what they dream of and what their challenges are.

At the end of the walk you will get back to the Info Point Gardonè where an expert will leaf through the pages of your gamebook. If you completed it, you will win a wonderful prize selected at random featuring the characters of our stories.

  • Gardonè is at 1650 m altitude
  • Passo Feudo is at 2200 m altitude
  • take the Predazzo-Gardonè cable car to Gardonè, 10-12 minutes
  • to reach Passo Feudo, take the chair lift from Gardonè, 12-15 minutes
  • the approximate journey time of cable car + chair lift is 30 minutes
  • push chairs (free) and bikes (extra charge)
  • gamebooks at the Info Point Gardonè (€ 6,00 each)
  • with the gamebook you receive a cotton bag and 6 coloured pencils
  • with the gamebook Geotrail Dos Capèl you can ask for the backpack and the geologist kit
  • complete the gamebook and solve the riddles to get a prize
  • Info Point Gardonè for all information
  • to find out more +39 0462 884400
  • write an email info@montagnanimata.it

Choose among lots of Findadragon Adventures

To walk along the Dragon Forest  you can choose from many different gamebooks and discover the adventures of the good Latemar dragons. Come and meet Raya, the dragon of the light holding a precious gift! Take the path and be guided by Ais, Ardea, Goira, Kromos, Rametal, Rogos, Zoira and The Secrets of the Dragon Forest.

Follow the map, solve the riddles and find the magic formula that will allow you to complete your mission! All the winged creatures of Latemar are waiting for you!

You will walk in the Dragons’ Forest with the new game book: Nila and Zoe. The courage of two puppies. 

Nila is a baby dragon from the North Winds. Zoe is none other than the granddaughter of Nikolaus Drache. The two little puppies have disappeared, one in search of the other, and have left no traces. You can participate in the mission along the path by reciting this magic formula: Arcofalènis draghettacùcciol salvaterNila. Something will happen! “Nila and Zoe, the courage of two puppies” is the new gamebook by Montagnanimata, written by Nicola Sordo and illustrated by Laura Guerra Drawingfish.

The Dragon Finder Adventures are inspired by the book written by Beatrice Calamari, “I draghi del Latemar”; the drawings are made by the students of the Art School in  Pozza di Fassa. Together with the artist Marco Nones, the students designed the land art installations along the path. “Raya and the power of light” is the Findadragon Adventure born from the phantasy of Chiara Cecilia Santamaria (Machedavvero) and Viola, who had the first intuition about their presence on the Latemar.

The riddles and games are thought for different ages: preschool, up to 6 years, from 6 years and older. You will help the Latemar dragons in their adventures and discover the traces of their passage on the Dolomites mountains of Val di Fiemme in Trentino. Walking in the mountains has never been so easy and  beautiful.

You have fun, learn new things, discover a fantastic world, train the eye of your heart. Then you will be able to see the Latemar dragons. And where can you find the gamebooks? At the Info Point Gardonè. When you come back from the walk, if you have solved all the riddles and completed the gamebook, go to the Info Point Gardonè and collect your prize.

The prizes are all different: some are made of wood and have the shape of the MontagnAnimata characters. They are made by Luigi, a craftsman from Val di Fiemme with golden hands. There is the memory game of the Latemar dragons, the goose game for little dahus and three colouring booklets: the Latemar dragons, the Latemar dahus and the Latemar bees. If you’re lucky, you might get the Travel Diary of Latemar Montagnanimata! Discover the prizes and other wonderful surprises when you return from the theme trails by showing your completed gamebook to the dragologist.

Let the Absent-minded shepherd guide you

Martin is the leading character of the Absent-minded shepherd path. Before starting the walk on this easy path ideal for families and children go to the Info Point Gardonè and choose from many gamebooks:

  • the Absent-minded shepherd, mountain pasture life
  • the Absent-minded shepherd, Martìn and the water
  • the Absent-minded shepherd and grandpa’s secrets
  • Mì and the bees
  • Salvanel
  • the Dry Leaf Gang
  • Rufa and the wood album
  • in the kitchen with Fanè: the Lords of the Seasons
  • in the kitchen with Fanè: the flying galley

News 2023: on the Absent-minded shepherd path there is Fanè, the cook of the forest. The task that the Lords od the Seasons have entrusted to Fanè is to preparing the galley for migratory birds. Flocks of birds are nesting in our woods. They need food supplies to be able to continue their journey towards warmer lands in autumn. Your curiosity will be needed to help Fanè in this adventure. In fact, in order to last a long time, food must be preserved. And Fanè, our cook, has never heard of brine! “In the kitchen with Fanè: the flying galley” is the new gamebook by Latemar MontagnAnimata, written by Francesca Mastrovito and illustrated by Ilaria Castellan.

The first three stories of the above list, talk about life in the mountains, tell of Martìn’s forgotten objects and of the Latemar water and springs secrets. The fourth tells about the kingdom of the bees. The fifth is the story of the Salvanel during a furious storm in the Feudo woods. 

Together with you will discover how bees organise themselves and how a hive is made up; you will learn about pollination and swarming and in the end you will be able to understand the preciousness of all the bee products, all of which are delicacies good for us.

You can help Salvanel del Feudo stop the Dirty Orc! It is from his filthy pockets that cans, plastic bottles and waste paper fall. During the terrible wind and rain storm occurred in autumn 2018, the Salvanel del Feudo kept the animals of the wood safe, strengthened the roots of the trees and… launched the magic of Mossblower. How did he do it? Was he afraid? To stop the Dirty Orc we also need your help! You will see how the forest is reborn starting from a seed.

Warning to all our explorers! The dangerous Dry Leaf Gang has been sighted! They have found out where the mountain treasure is hiding and they are going to steal it! Follow their tracks, find the clues and solve the riddles before it’s too late! But be careful because you will need to be quick, keep your eyes open and have your mind set on finding the treasure (you also need other small, tiny, essential qualities). Smell, observe, listen, touch, explore: the mountain hides many more treasures than what you think. “The Dry Leaf Gang” is written by Manuela Salvi – author of books for children and teenagers including: Nei panni di Zaff, Beeelinda fuori dal gregge, Mandolin Rock: from Naples to New York – and illustrated by Roberto Lauciello.

And what about Rufa? Rufa is an ant with a secret passion: more than anything in the world, she wants to explore the forest and collect amazing natural elements to make a scrapbook, a beautiful forest scrapbook! Food-gathering expeditions are the only time Rufa can cultivate her passion. Imagine an ant working hard every day for her anthill: meticulous, patient, tenacious. Curuios about how she manages to cultivate her passion?  “Rufa and the album of the forest” is curated by the Rovereto Civic Museum Foundation. A participatory, interactive and multisensory museum that spreads the values of sustainability, respect for nature and the protection of the planet’s resources.

The gamebooks are full of riddles and games for different ages: preschool and from 6 years and upwards. You will learn how to recognize the trees, you will get to know the Salvanel and you will discover Tessarina. Do you know about the water cycle? Who produces this rhythmic ticking? How do you make a really good milk? Martìn and Mì are going to guide you along the path of the Absent-minded Shepherd. You will have lots of fun together with your family. Let your imagination flow on the Latemar mountains. When you come back from your walk pass by the Info Point Gardonè: if you have completed the gamebook there is a fantastic prize waiting for you.

Discover the rocks on the Geotrail Dos Capèl

The Geotrail Dos Capèl is a marvellous walk, especially with the gamebook written in collaboration with the Science Museum Muse di Trento and the Geological Museum of the Dolomites of Predazzo

The gamebook “Geotrail Dos Capèl, Triassic World” will make you travel through time; illustrations are by Bernardo Carvalho, co-founder of Planeta Tangerina, illustrator of books for children and teenagers. The illustrations of the 13 stations along the path are also his.

Stop at the Info Point Gardonè to pick up the gamebook and the geologist kit with the necessary equipment for this adventure: a loupe, goggles, gloves and small bags to collect rock fragments.

Reach the Rifugio Passo Feudo from Gardonè with the chair lift in about 15 minutes and walk along the path. With the gamebook, you will discover the Dolomites and you will learn how to recognize the rocks.

There are 5 token rocks different in colour and texture. You will have to observe them closely to recognize them and earn points. From the start to the end of the trail there are 100 points to score. The very last stop is at the Geological Museum of the Dolomites in Predazzo where an expert geologist will show you the fossils you saw before along the path and you will see the dolomia, the most famous rock composing the Dolomites. Before that remember to stop at the Info Point Gardonè to get your prize after completing the gamebook.

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