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Alpe Cimba: Outdoor adventures in a land where history, tradition and modernity all meet

28.04.2020 - A holiday on the Alpe Cimbra of Folgaria Lavarone and Lusérn is a unique blend of the history, culture and traditions of a land that has kept intact the identity and genuineness of those who live there, welcoming modernity without excess. A range of activities such as biking, trekking, golfing, relaxing, detoxing, gourmet cuisine, charm and culture let guests choose their own, tailor-made experiences. Folgaria, Lavarone and Lusérn are in fact ever more popular destinations for those on two wheels, an experience made even more special for cyclists thanks to the natural landscape of white firs and expanses of crystal clear water, especially the Lake of Lavarone. Choose from itineraries that offer enduro, cross-country, mountain biking, or downhill with the bike park, or reach the Alpe via the famous Salite da Mito, the Calliano - Passo Coe route or the celebrated ascent of the Menador. The trail known as the “100 km of Forts” is the ideal way to visit and observe places that have made their mark on history, today the setting for hospitable mountain huts and shelters.

Trekking on the Alpe Cimbra is a treat for the emotions.
The Becco di Filadonna, the mountaintop of Vézzena, Monte Maggio: just some of peaks on the Alpe Cimbra where the climb to the summit will leave you speechless, savouring the emotion of uninterrupted 360° views of the Italian and Austrian Alps, your gaze then losing itself in the green waters of the lakes of Levico and Caldonazzo. Trekking is the best way of getting to know the history of these mountains, discovering the Seven Great Fortresses of the Kaiser, the huge forts of the First World War including the Belvedere Fort at Lavarone, Europe’s largest, and the Werk Lusérn Fort (known as the “eternal father”). A walk on the Alpe Cimbra also offers encounters with art, while walking the Respiro degli Alberi trail is to enter an open-air gallery, where each of the seven wooden sculptures pays homage to the tree, an authentic element of life in the ecosystem.

Lusérn: a village with an ancient language.
Located in a natural setting of immense beauty, Lusérn is a village where even today the Cimbrian language is spoken. This thousand-year-old borderland, with its constant relationship to both past and present, has been able to preserve and pass on its ancient traditions without forgetting modernity. Lusérn is authentic, as are the outdoor adventures offered by hiking routes, bike trails and paths for walkers and cyclists over extensive pastures dotted with dairy huts. This is where the famous Vézzena cheese is made: the flagship of the renowned local cuisine, where traditional taste meets the gourmet touch.
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