The Malga Erera mountain hut can be reached from the Val Canzoi via CAI trail 802. It’s the perfect spot to rest, eat and spend the night for those who want to blend hiking in nature with the authentic flavours of mountain dairy produce.
Groups can book very interesting demonstrations of cheese-making and of a typical working day in a mountain dairy farm.
The revelry of the “Desmontegada” is especially renowned. Every autumn, after the high pasture summer season, the cows are celebrated as they return to their winter stables in the valley. Organised by the malga managers, the event lasts three days and is very popular with both tourists and valley-dwellers year after year.
The Italian State Forestry Corps and the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park have worked together on the preservation of the Erera buildings, to assure that the ancient mountain pastures and milk processing traditions are maintained. Malga Erera now uses innovative renewable energy systems and equipment capable of processing milk at altitude.