Easy hike for the whole family: Malga Priu, Val Rauna and Gortani hut | Ugovizza, Tarvisio

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Beautiful simple walk suitable for the whole family above Ugovizza in the Tarvisiano area along the Puanina tour.

^^^ Let’s go! Leave the car in the parking lot you find on the left before arriving at the Gortani hut, the walk starts right there.  ^^^

^^^ For the first time in the mountains with us our friends Sabrina and Federico! ^^^

^^^Sabrina was immediately nicknamed “Dora the Explorer” for obvious reasons  ^^^

^^^ Do you want someone not to dive into the water as soon as possible ?! ^^^

^^^The climb begins and someone has already removed his hat ..  ^^^

^^^ According to Silvotherapy, hugging a tree makes you feel better. Sabrina also tries, hoping that she will give him the energy necessary to finish the climb  (45 min!)^^^

^^^ Yuhuuu we did it! ^^^


^^^ Here are the famous pine cones of Malga Priu in Summer ^^^


^^^ The famous highlander cows of Malga Priu  ^^^

^^^ Sabrina, who has seen 5 cows in her entire life, trying to make friends. The cow, however, does not seem very convinced .. ^^^

^^^ What did Federico say to Sabrina to have this expression? We likely have another hour of walking on the way  😀 ^^^

^^^ The view from our Malga Priu table  ^^^

^^^ Family pic ^^^

^^^These pine cones can be rented for 280 euros per night and are made up of 3 floors and also an outdoor tub for hot baths even in the evening.  ^^^

^^^ We start again and take the path that passes right behind the pine cones.   ^^^

^^^ Now the path is all downhill so Sabrina is also very happy (or will it be beer?) ^^^

^^^Arrived in Val Rauna  ^^^

^^^ Happiness mood ^^^

^^^ But how beautiful Val Rauna is? ^^^

^^^ The last piece of the path ^^^

^^^Here is the beautiful Gortani refuge, in the past it was the school of the Alpe di Ugovizza  ^^^

^^^Simone’s small plate or 2 grilled cheese steaks, sausage and polenta  ^^^

^^^ Giorgino waits for his turn  ^^^


Last day of vacations.

Sadness moment if it were not that


We spent Saturday and Sunday between Trieste and Slovenia to discover the city, the Postojna caves and the Predjama castle.


For today we had been asked for an easy walk and we thought about the Malga Priu- Val Rauna – Gortani hut tour and lunch in the latter.


The walk is very easy, also suitable for children, the view from Malga Priu and the pine cones is a beauty and the lunch and service at the Gortani hut are simply exceptional.




We meet at Bar Dawit close to Tarvisio late in the morning.

The ride is short and we want to get to the end of the walk towards late lunchtime, when most people have already left, and so we can eat calmly.

Meanwhile, around us many Austrians are already going with spritz and cold cuts. Pure envy.


We stay focused because we too will have a super lunch (because the portions at the Gortani hut are XXL) and we leave for our destination.

We reach Ugovizza and take the road that climbs along the Ugovizza Valley, follow the signs for the Gortani hut and park in the only large parking lot located on the left before the mountain hut.


The path starts right there.

The walk to Malga Priu is just 45 minutes along a comfortable and easy dirt road.




The arrival at Priu hut is a real spectacle.

The famous “pine cones” tree houses built at 7 meters high, are a real surprise.

These buildings are each built with environmentally friendly materials and in perfect harmony with nature and the surrounding landscape.

They are a must see.


How much do they cost?

According to tripadvisor 280 euros per night but I’m sure that spending a night there must be a unique experience.


Don’t stop at malga Priu we were treated very badly by the owner who yelled at us because we wanted to eat a plate of cheese. No comment.




We go up the hill towards the pine cones and pass on the path that passes right behind them.

During this half-hour walk, almost entirely flat and inside the woods, we find numerous signs that show us the way and we reach the beautiful Val Rauna in an instant.


It is an open and very characteristic valley with dozens of colorful huts scattered throughout.



From Val Rauna in just 20 minutes you can reach the beautiful Rifugio Gortani.

This building in the past was the Alpe di Ugovizza school and if you are curious inside the refuge there is all the history you can read.


Managers are phenomenal.

Always cheerful and helpful and their dishes are delicious!




If you are with a family or a large group, I recommend you book because the Gortani hut is often full for lunch.

For lunch we took the amazing plates of grilled cheese, sausage and polenta with excellent beers and final dessert.


I always recommend everyone to end their walk here dogs are always welcome and the staff is fantastic!



Departure: Parking on the left before arriving at the Gortani hut in Ugovizza, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Arrival: Malga priu, Val Rauna, Gortani hut in Ugovizza, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Times: 2 hours

Path: it is well signposted with red and white signs indicating the various directions.

Difficulty: Easy

Suitable for: everyone.



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