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Itinerary excursion to Bivio Italia and Campo Gallina di Galmarara

GUIDED EXCURSIONS
Vista del Campo Gallina di Galmarara

Galmarara Hen Field

Itinerary excursion to Bivio Italia and Campo Gallina di Galmarara

INTRODUCTION TO THE ITINERARY

This path winds on a false arid and petrose plateau in the heart of the so-called "high zone" north of the Asiago conca where the upper peaks of the Plateauare located.
The environment is covered with pre-alpine pastures alternating with outcropling rocks and mugheta. Of particular interest is the presence of numerous karst phenomena represented by large sinkholes, deep chasms and "furrowed fields". Walking you can not help but notice the beautiful flora that surrounds the outcropping rocks that consists of the lush pink blooms of Silene aculis,the white ones of the Dryas octopetala and the blue ones of the gentians. These plants are accompanied by numerous dwarf willows including Salix reticulata,which is one of the smallest "trees" in the world. More well known are the spectacular blooms of rhododendrons and alpine stars.

Arriving atqota 2055,near the memorial plaque of the Austrian general Mecenseffy the gaze opens considerably on the "high area" of the Plateau and you can observe the highest peaks including Cima XII, the Portule, the Ortigara and the Caldiera.
As in the other areas of the Plateau the environment retains the signs of the First World War,in fact we find the remains of the Austrian rear (there was the Command District of the 6th Infantry Division)which are represented by the various military mule tracks (including the famous Kaiser Karl Strasse), from the trenches, shelters, walls, tunnels, funicular station, a field hospital, etc.
The route is ideal for those who want to combine a route of high historical value,not to mention the many natural, landscape and geological beauties present in the area. The excursion is considered average, walkable or biked.

ITINERARY:   Bivio Italia and Campo Gallina di Galmarara
Technical guidance
Degree of difficulty: average
Climbing: 484m
Altitude-min: 1,614m above sea level
Altitude-max: 2,098 m above sea level
Length: 6 km (round trip)
Walking time: 5 hours
Means: walking - by bike


HOW TO GET TO THE STARTING POINT OF THE ROUTE

The access route open to the public that allows you to reach the beginning of the route faster is the road that climbs from Valdassa to the Val Scaletta and then to the Galmarara Valley. Then starting from Asiago you head to the country of Camporovere and then take the provincial road that leads to Passo Vezzena (No. 349). After about 3-4 kilometers on the right you take a dirt road that leads to Malga Galmarara. In front of the farmhouse you can park the car.

Sentiero da bivio italia a galmarara

Path to Bivio Italy

THE ROUTE TO GALMARARA'S HEN FIELD

From the galician mountain, take a dirt road along the valley in a northerly direction towards Bivio Italia. Along the way you can see the White Field Horn in front and the Arsenal Summit on the left. After climbing a few returned between mugo pine and larches the road flows into the Busa della Pesa where you can take a shortcut that allows you to reach the altitude of the Refuge "Three Fountains"faster. Continue along the dirt road under the rocky walls pierced by war tunnels of the Horn,the ascent is not steep but seems interminable due to the numerous curves.

Rosa silene acaulis lungo il sentiero

Pink Silene Acaulis

Continuing you begin to catch a glimpse of the Bivacco of the shepherds of Bivio Italia (1987 m) and arrived on site the landscape begins to open considerably on the highest peaks of thePlateau. Resuming the journey on the dirt road to the left you head to the most scenic point of the excursion where there are the major formations of "furrowed fields". It continues by lowering in altitude leaving to the south the Horn of Campoverde; along the way you will encounter the Busa del Can, chasm in which snow persists even in summer. Flanking the Dove is approaching Campo Gallina,a wide conca that opens in front as if from a terrace.

The conca presents numerous war testimonies. Continuing south you will encounter numerous tunnels on the right until you reach the crossroads of the "monuments", where there is the monument ofArchduke Eugene,from which branches a path that leads to Bocchetta Portule while keeping the road to the left you head back to Malga Galmarara.

Along the path that leads to Cucco di Portule,on the bottom right, you can see Portule; arrived at the Cucco you begin to climb a few hairpin bends up to the seat of Dubiello from where you can see the plain of Asiago. From here the road descends to the"Busa del Molton"until it returns to Malga Galmarara.

 

 

GALLERY PHOTO OF THE ITINERARY AT CROSSROADS ITALY AND GALLINA CAMP OF GALMARARA

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