WALKING | GARES - MALGA STIA | CANALE D'AGORDO | DOLOMITES UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site
The easy itinerary from the village of Gares to the charming Malga Stia is one of the most popular excursions among families and couples that are spending some days in the beautiful Biois Valley (Val del Biois); this simple route is located on a wide dirt road that leads the guests in a few minutes to the suggestive plateau on which this mountain hut with restaurant is located; Malga Stia is a well-known farm house with over thirty years of experience in catering; the old rustic building of the Malga has been recently renovated, offering a suggestive place in which to stop for a snack or to taste the flavours of the local cuisine in a romantic dinner by candlelight. This itinerary starts from the village of Gares; park the car at the parking right before the small square of the village, then look for the signs to the Malga, which are clearly visible; follow the dirt road in the wood for almost 45 minutes until you'll reach the Malga. This easy excursion technically very easy and requires no special equipment or abilities. For toddlers, an attraction that will be definitely appreciated is the presence at the Malga of many farm animals (horses, goats, donkeys, pigs, geese and chickens) bred in a completely natural way which are very sociable with guests.