WALK TO DISCOVER SAURIS

In Sauris, as in many Alpine communities, survival has always been guaranteed by the harmonious succession of agricultural, forestry and pastoral activities according to the rhythms dictated by the seasons. These activities took place both in the vicinity of the inhabited centers, and in the meadows and woods of higher altitude, up beyond the limit of the arboreal vegetation (alpine and casere pastures, malghe). A similar organization required a dense network of paths, dirt roads to connect villages, barns and huts to each other. The intertwining of the paths of the past is presented in a coordinated way, so as to allow the hiker to discover the many and suggestive aspects of the landscape and nature present in the Sauris basin. The description of the paths, grouped together and described for thematic areas, is intended to be only a general indication, to leave to the imagination and to the "leg" of the users the possibility of making the routes in a reverse way, in a ring or to combine them together will.
Walking to discover Sauris, to capture the treasures of this small mountain universe, where nature and history are fully revealed, and step by step every soul is calmed.

The routes are available both in paper version available at the tourist office located in Sauris di Sotto or viewable on mobile devices through navigation applications compatible with GPX or KML format.

After viewing the "TRAILERS MAP", go to the path chosen to download the route in GPX or KML format

THE ROUTES

MAGIC BETWEEN SAURIS AND MONTE RUKE

Despite its artificial origin, the lake of Sauris has a characteristic turquoise color, which changes with the color of the sky, it represents an element of remarkable naturalistic suggestion, widely appreciated along the first group of paths.

> 1A- inagibile
Temberle - Pieltinis

Length: 4.33 km
Estimated time: 02h:00’:42”
Total ascent: ⬈ 485 m
Total descent: ⬊ -109 m
Difficulty: Difficult

> 1B
Hinterseike-Pehrvole

Length: 1.88 km
Estimated time: 00h:44’:47”
Total ascent: ⬈ 139 m
Total descent: ⬊ -58 m
Difficulty: Easy

> 1C
Untervelt

Length: 1.63 km
Estimated time: 00h:38’:48”
Total ascent: ⬈ 119 m
Total descent: ⬊ -50 m
Difficulty: Easy

> 1D
La Maina – Pamelouche Mulini

Length: 9.46 km
Estimated time: 03h:46’:35”
Total ascent: ⬈ 731 m
Total descent: ⬊ -311 m
Difficulty: Medium

> 1E - inagibile
Unterankhlopfe

Length: 1.67 km
Estimated time: 00h:40’:50”
Total ascent: ⬈ 0 m
Total descent: ⬊ -282 m
Difficulty: Medium

> 1F - inagibile
Hintermeruke

Length: 2.08 km
Estimated time: 00h:48’:01”
Total ascent: ⬈ 10 m
Total descent: ⬊ -320 m
Difficulty: Difficult

> 1G
Ruetach

Length: 0.73 km
Estimated time: 00h:22’:53”
Total ascent: ⬈ 114 m
Total descent: ⬊ 0 m
Difficulty: Easy

> 1H
Schotsaite

Length: 1.47 km
Estimated time: 00h:46’:52”
Total ascent: ⬈ 290 m
Total descent: ⬊ -37 m
Difficulty: Difficult

> 1I
Pehrvole

Length: 1.15 km
Estimated time: 00h:37’:33”
Total ascent: ⬈ 206 m
Total descent: ⬊ -15 m
Difficulty: Medium

 

THE STAVOLI SYSTEM

The stavoli are rural buildings in wood and stone used for storing hay and sheltering livestock. Often annexed to these structures was the dwelling, they were built on mid-altitude meadows and can be reached through a dense network of paths and dirt roads.

> 2A
Eimblateribn

Length: 2.96 km
Estimated time: 01h:27’:05”
Total ascent: ⬈ 352 m
Total descent: ⬊ -142 m
Difficulty: Easy

> 2B
Hinterdolbe

Length: 3.19 km
Estimated time: 01h:04’:40”
Total ascent: ⬈ 105 m
Total descent: ⬊ -116 m
Difficulty: Easy

> 2C
Monte Olbe

Length: 2.56 km
Estimated time: 01h:16’:53”
Total ascent: ⬈ 278 m
Total descent: ⬊ -187 m
Difficulty: Medium

> 2D - inagibile
Scheanalaite

Length: : 3.29 km
Estimated time: 01h:18’:35”
Total ascent: ⬈ 221 m
Total descent: ⬊ -217 m
Difficulty: Medium

> 2E
Hozach

Length: 2.44 km
Estimated time: 00h:52’:29”
Total ascent: ⬈ 97 m
Total descent: ⬊ -134 m
Difficulty: Easy

> 2F
Mot

Length: 3.49 km
Estimated time: 02h:08’:05”
Total ascent: ⬈ 676 m
Total descent: ⬊ -276 m
Difficulty: Medium

> 2G
Klomenstaighele

Length: 1.7 km
Estimated time: 00h:46’:53”
Total ascent: ⬈ 56 m
Total descent: ⬊ -248 m
Difficulty: Difficult
> 2H
Straitar

Length: 1.01 km
Estimated time: 00h:35’:26”
Total ascent: ⬈ 188 m
Total descent: ⬊ -3 m
Difficulty: Medium

> 2L
Mitreikenpoch

Length: 1.59 km
Estimated time: 00h:39’:58”
Total ascent: ⬈ 58 m
Total descent: ⬊ -191 m
Difficulty: Difficult

> 2M
Fuieikele

Length: 1.79 km
Estimated time: 00h:47’:42”
Total ascent: ⬈ 140 m
Total descent: ⬊ -123 m
Difficulty: Medium

 

AROUND PIELTINIS BETWEEN PASTURES AND PEAKS

Beyond the limit of the arboreal vegetation, extremely high pastures of high altitude are opened, thanks to the centenary care operated by the man. The pastures have a high quality of fodder that allows the pastures, radially positioned around the Monte Pieltinis, a unique dairy production.

> 3a
Temberle - Pieltinis

Length: 4.09 km
Estimated time: 01h:44':42"
Total ascent: ⬈ 416 m
Total descent: ⬊ -13 m

Difficulty: Easy

> 3B
Rinderperkh - Pialtinis

Length: 2.4 km
Estimated time: 01h:18':49"
Total ascent: ⬈ 394 m
Total descent: ⬊ -37 m
Difficulty: Medium

> 3C
Festons - Malins - Pièltinis

Length: 10.52 km
Estimated time: 04h:34':22"
Total ascent: ⬈ 891 m
Total descent: ⬊ -560 m
Difficulty: Difficult

> 3D
Morgantlaite - Monte Pieltinis

Length: 3.1 km
Estimated time: 01h:20':17"
Total ascent: ⬈ 239 m
Total descent: ⬊ -175 m
Difficulty: Medium

> 3E
Malga Jelma

Length:: 1.97 km
Estimated time: 00h:56':04"
Total ascent: ⬈ 175 m
Total descent: ⬊ -146 m
Difficulty: Easy

> 3F
Olta Hörbige

Length: 1.99 km
Estimated time: 01h:09':28"
Total ascent: ⬈ 380 m
Total descent: ⬊ -57 m
Difficulty: Medium

IN THE CHARM OF THE VAL NOVARZA

There are places in which time seems to take on another flow, more in balance with the rhythms of nature. If this sensation is felt only after a first impact in the entire Sauris basin, in Val Novarza the perception is immediate.

> 4a
Malga Losa
Lenght

Lenght: 3.9 km
Estimated time: 01h:30':05"
Total ascent: ⬈ 284 m
Total descent: ⬊ -14 m

Difficulty: Easy

> 4B
Malga Novarzutta

Lenght: 1.66 km
Estimated time: 00h:59':16"
Total ascent: ⬈ 333 m
Total descent: ⬊ 0 m
Difficulty: Medium

> 4C
Hinter Frumeibn

Lenght: 1.56 km
Estimated time: 00h:57':08"
Total ascent: ⬈ 271 m
Total descent: ⬊ -501 m
Difficulty: Medium

> 4D
Veltrpoch

Lenght: 2.15 km
Estimated time: 00h:36':47"
Total ascent: ⬈ 3 m
Total descent: ⬊ -167 m
Difficulty: Easy

ADOPT A PATH

In order to guarantee the ordinary annual maintenance of the network of paths of the valley, the municipal administration of Sauris has been promoting the initiative ADOPT A PATH for years: Local associations, accommodation facilities and local producers as well as individual volunteers have each taken charge of a specific path. In this way, there is an active, effective and widespread network that works in cooperation for the preservation of the paths in order to guarantee the lovers of the Sauris area the perfect usability of those paths that are dedicated to the discovery of this charming area. Below is a list of those who actively collaborate in the success of this initiative:

TOUR OPERATORS

  • Albergo Diffuso Sauris
  • Albergo – Ristorante Riglarhaus
  • Azienda Agricola Bianco Sauris
  • Azienda Agricola Pa’ Mairlan
  • Legnostile F.lli Plozzer
  • Malga Alta Carnia
  • Meublè Pa’ Khraizar
  • Prosciuttificio Wolf Sauris
  • Zahre Beer

ASSOCIATIONS AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS

  • Associazione Pescatori Sauris
  • Coro Zahre
  • Gruppo A.N.A. Sauris
  • Mario Lucchini
  • Pro Loco Sauris Zahre
  • Sci Club Sauris
  • Soroptimist Club Udine