FOR WHO LOVES SPORT
Track, country roads and cycle-tourist roads are the better place for who loves make outdoor sports in to the wonderful scenery. It's possible to make trekking, walk on horseback, mountain bike and cycling.
For the ski lovers, in a short time one reaches the finest ski area of the Dolomities mountains. Here there are kilometers of wonderful downhill ski tracks in to a unique scenery in the world, as Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dolomities pearl, Alleghe, Valzoldana, Falcade and Arabba.
THE WHITE FOUNTAINS
The area of white fountains of Sernaglia is a fascinating area floodplain of the Piave River between the towns of Falzè di Piave and Fontigo, its extension is 100 hectares wide.
The area is almost entirely covered by dense vegetation and crossed by a network of rivers, fed by numerous springs that emerge here.
As mentions the name itself, the word white refers to the constant clarity of spring water, the numerous resurgences are fed by groundwater from a basin that extends from Treviso foothills and hills up to Palù in area river Piave. Another feature of the spring water is the temperature constant at about 10 °.
FLORA and FAUNA
There are several plant species typical of wetlands and ruderal species and weeds, that have been settled for some time in the adjacent grave, take for example, to name a few, Orchis Militaris Gymnademia Conopsea, Lilium Bulbiferum, Listera Ovata and Pulmomaria Vallarsae. between species hygrophilous stands out the presence of the now rare Iris Sibirica.
The particular location of fountains reveals interesting from the point of view of wildlife, especially for birds of passage. The chain of the Alps and the Treviso hills are home to the underlying constant drafts ascending air curren such as to constitute a preferred corridor for migration, also the dense vegetation and the presence of numerous pools of water, far from population centers, are a irresistible attraction for the flocks of pace, you can constantly observe ducks, bitterns, porciglioni, moorhens, gazette, gray herons, marziole, etc..
Among the permanent fauna we can closely observe various species of woodpecker, various birds of prey like owls, tawny owls, buzzards and of course the kingfisher, given the abundance of fish. As fish are, essentially, trout, chub, barbel, bleak, eel, etc..
Starting from the area equipped (Loc. Plavilandia) of Falzè di Piave or from the town of Fontigo begins a path, very nice, to visit on foot or by mountain bike about 4/5 km all along the trail with picnic areas with tables appropriately marked , you should not leave the path indicated and follow the rules of conduct set out in the table at the beginning of the path.
In addition to picnic areas within the park are also well protected positions and an observatory for birdwatching lovers.
From Grappa to Cansiglio : the High Way on the Treviso Mountains
For nature lovers there is nothing more soothing to walk the view track of the beautiful scenic foothills Trevigiane. Go up and down the soft slopes and stop to admire the scenery. From the Grappa to Cansiglio among the wonders of our territory. Mountain of Marca essentially means this : excursion to the mysterious and fascinating area such as Monte Grappa, Monte Cesen, Col Visentin and Cansiglio. An area that can be addressed by walking, mountain biking or, for fans of riding, even on horseback. Furthermore, possibility to make stops tasting to find refreshment in the mountain huts and taste the local products are along the mountain tracks.
From the Cansiglio to Grappa, Treviso Mountains consists of a diverse natural enviroment, sometimes tame by man, sometimes even savage.
The Monte Grappa and the Piave river which divides east from the ridge Monte Cesen-Monte Visentin, remind us of a battered territory during the First World War, but also the bulwark decisive for the fate of war. The pride of country identifies with these sites with a mountain, risinf from the plain whit a single leap up to 1775 meters in height, anticipates the rear of the Alps, separating two very different worlds, and offering suggestions panoramas in their contrast, with special effects. The differents effects climatic and environmental differences affect the growth and spread of flora and fauna is particularly diverse and abundant and the numerous valleys that breaks the compact to offer fans a wide range of possibilities : from easy excursion than challenging, sight of places of historical importance whether to opportunity to fly a hang glider or a paraglider, to that of free climbing experience in free in rock wall and more.
Beyond the river Piave the Treviso mountains continue in their uneven movement dividing the Val Belluna, and then the Dolomites, from the hills to the left of river Piave in the Marca which, like those of the right, are rich in history, culture and traditions, food and wine. From Mount Cesen to Mount Visentin, with a height ranging from 706 m., stranglehold of the Passo San Boldo, to 1.763 m. of the Mount Visentin, the alpine crest, more subtle than that of Mount Grappa, which not coincidentally is called massive, is configured in a serrated with a series of small peaks in succession, reached by paths that branch off directly from the towns below the mountains.The Mount Visentin descendeth east to the wide Sella of Fadalto beyond which we find another microcosm consisting of Cansiglio, which with its forests are one of the most important in terms of the alpine nature and botanist and the point hihlight is the Mount Pizzoc to 1.547 m.height.
the whole backbone of the Treviso Mountains be walked through a track table from Province of Treviso with the indication of TV1, which is a real high way.The reasons and incentives to bring the Treviso mountain are multiple meanings: the search for a relatively thin environment opportunity to cultivate a passion for the mountains in spring or fall, or between the winter skiing and summer hiking that are typical of the mountain at high altitude,without interruption but rather taking advantage of an area in the composite which sport you can alternate with the cultural one. The visit to many places of historical, artistic and naturalistic surely offers a further incentive to the visitor in search of alternative destinations and pleasant place outside well established tourist circuit but also too frequent .
The High Way of Treviso Mountains
Distinguished by the initials TV1, the view track of Treviso Mountains look like an ideal Ariadne's thread that unites all aspects of honor of this long series of peaks in many ways very attractive .It should be remembered that, with minor adaptations route can be tackled by mountain bike, rather than on horseback. The entire trail, 112 km through the Mount Grappa, the backbone Mount Cesen-Col Visentin and forests Cansiglio, require 10 days, but being naturally divided into 4 well-defined reality lands itself well to being lived in a series of weekend or longer, in logical sequence (Mount Grappa, from Mount Cesen to Passo S. Boldo, from Passo S.Boldo to Fadalto by Col Visentin, from Fadalto to Vittorio Veneto long the Cansiglio, or vice versa).
The Province of Treviso has produced a cartoguide dedicated path shown in full and to good description of the individual stages.
In any case it is advisable to also accompany the following mapping :
- Guide to the trail "dal Grappa al Cansiglio", high way Via Trevigiana, Provincial Agency on culture and tourism (1:50.000)
- The Massive paper trail of Mount Grappa ed. SELCA (1:30.000)
- Map of the routes LE PREALPI TREVIGIANE, ed. La Via (1:25.000)
- Alps Belluno and Treviso, paper n°4, ed. LagirAlpina (1:25.000)
- Belluno Dolomites and Alps, sheet n°024, ed. Tabacco (1:25.000)
- Alpago-Cansiglio-Piancavallo-Val Cellina, Foglio n°012, ed. tabacco (1:25.000)
Canoe and kayak along the Piave River
First route: From the bridle of Fener to the site equipped of Vidor
The average Piave is a kind of paradise for the novice canoeist, a good school desk to develop apprenticeship in sailing in rough water, safe and exciting at the same time. For kayaking, we recommend the use of the flap and the Canadian canoe on water if you can deal rapidly with waves more than half a meter. This event occurs only in case of soft or in certain passages.
Leave the car at the relevance of alluvial valley of Fener, you can put in water the vessel on a secondary branch fed by the bridle. Depth not always enough. Sometimes you have to get out and tow the boat for short distances. Therefore requires appropriate footwear to avoid slipping on the rocks of the fund.
The navigation can now appreciate the high environmental quality of the river landscape, but also with good flow, take the old sense of the shift in favor of current, the lapping of the rapids, the government with the paddle between the obstacles , odors, glare of the summer sun, the rapid succession of riparian vegetation. If walking and cycling the practicability of this section is not always easy, the descent by canoe and kayakla with appropriate conditions of flow, is the most relaxed and easy, so quick you reach the escarpment Bigolino, are appreciated in the center of the river the bell-towers facing from one bank to another (Onigo, Bigolino, Covolo, Vidor).
Before arriving equipped area of Vidor, is good to pay attention to current flows that are created around the bridge piers of Vidor, forming often treacherous turbulence that may embarrass the novice sailor.
Second Route: from the site of Vidor equipped recreation center of Falzè
The navigation along this stretch is to continue the journey started downstream of the dam of Fener.
You can still sail area using boats equipped location Barche, downstream from the bridge of Vidor, right bank, with ample parking. The river flow is affected by seasonal conditions, but also the peculiar widen the bed of distraction, so the water tends to dissipate, making it unsafe to airworthiness for light boats like canoes and kajaks.
This is therefore a practical hiking strongly influenced by the amount of runoff. Also plotted are variable. Take into account are some broken slope at the conglomeratic outcrops that create short rapids of Grade II difficulty than ever. Particularly striking is the turbulence in front of the core tourism and recreation Falzè Beach, which is also the end point. You should stop here to take it up to the navigation bridge Priula, to avoid the obstacle of a bridle placed little further down, just in the grip of Nervesa.
Third Route: from step boat of Falzè to Bridge Priula
From Falzè to the bridge Priula canoe trip is recommended; easier kayaks equipped with splash guards. There is indeed one step III level near a bridle. You also need a transfer in the vicinity of the cross-ENEL. The navigation can resume at the Bridge Priula.
Fourth Route: from Bridge Priula to Cimadolmo
he starting point is the left bank just downstream of the bridge Priula. Here, the navigability is even more dependent on flow conditions and suffers from irrigation withdrawals made little further upstream. Pay attention to the embankment located downstream from the road bridge. In case of soft ground reconnaissance is recommended.
Immediately downstream must navigate the small but insidious turbulence, which are created at the piers of the railroad bridge Venice-Udine. Downstream of that artifact, navigating in a typical high plains of rivers with clear water and quiet ramble that follows the articulated cross slopes. After few kilometers you pass under the bridge dell'A27, with the usual treacherous turbulence around the masts. Just downstream of the bridge must navigate keeping towards the right bank to take the branch of the Piave Maserada, leaving on the left branch of the Piave Cimadolmo less active. This choice is bound to have an adequate flow to proceed. Only if a large quantity of water you can venture into the branch that leads to the village of Cimadolmo.