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In the bear's steps - Excursion to the Conturines cave

Sport Hikes/trips

When and where05.07.2018
  • 08:30 AM-04:00 PM
San Cassiano

Excursion to the Conturines cave in the Nature Park Fanes-Senes-Braies, UNESCO World Heritage site.

A unique discovery and a world „first”! While walking in the Conturines area in 1987, a hiker came across a cave containing the bones of a cave bear (Ursus spelaeus), which became extinct 11.000 years ago. The bear was names as “Ursus ladinicus”. With this hike, we will retrace the stages of that incredible find and breathe the atmosphere of the Ice Age.

Itinerary: Capanna Alpina (1.726 m) – Col de Locia – Conturines cave (2.750 m) – Capanna Alpina

Difficulty: difficult

Meeting: 8.30 a.m. Capanna Alpina/San Cassiano

Return: approx. 4.00 p.m.

Altitude diff.: ↑↓ approx. 1.000 m

Walking: approx. 7 hours

Lunch: packet lunch

Equipment: trekking shoes, mountain wear, mountain sticks and headlamp

Guide: Diego/Alfred/Walter and a ranger of the Nature Park

Price: € 7,00 | free for children younger than 14

P.S. good physical condition and experience in the mountains are required.

From July to September - Thursday

Information and reservation in the tourist offices by the day before (limited places).


05.07.2018 - 27.09.2018
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San Cassiano

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Conturines cave

San Cassiano

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