Val Concei is a small valley that, due to its thick woods and mountain peaks (some, like Mt. Cadria, higher than 2000 m.) is often referred to as the green lung of Ledro. The Valley is made up of three small villages: Locca, Enguiso and Lenzumo, which, because of their rural character, offer several biking and walking tracks.
A naturalistic path runs through the villages of Locca, Enguiso and Lenzumo and then into the woods, along the cross-country ski run of Chinaec, up to Rifugio al Faggio. The path is particularly suitable for families due to the limited difference in altitude, the view onto the woods and its lack of difficulty. Some trivia: Val Concei (at Il Faggio), is home to the oldest tree in Ledro, a secular beech tree, 30 m high. During your walks, you will get to admire (with a bit of luck!) the wild wood fauna (foxes, deer, roes and hares) or the typical alpine flora (firs, larches, beech trees, mountain orchids ...). The Assat stream springs from Mt. Guì and runs through Concei before getting into the Massangla and later into Lake Ledro.
In 2018, the wood carvers of Leder Legn took the legend of Gavardina the Fairy as their source of inspiration for their inaugural wood carving meeting. The woods near Rifugio Al Faggio has been turned into an enchanted forest where it is possible to walk among elves, fairies and wizards.
Gavardina, the Fairy
Once upon a time there was a fairy called Gavardina, whose melodious chant was the reason of wellness for the inhabitants of Ledro Valley, who felt safe thanks to her invisible protection. One day the fairy read in their thoughts a sense of discomfort, caused by the presence of some evil insects that were eating all the plants leaves. They were so attached to the nature of Ledro Valley that this event left them in a state of discontent. The fairy couldn’t help them because she was a good fairy, therefore she asked for help to the Snow Magician of Rendena Valley, who was willing to help the fairy and the Valley’s people to make the vegetation flourish again thanks to the help of his pixies. Unfortunately, the fairy’s mood didn’t change because she realized that the valley changed because of this misfortune: the inhabitants didn’t take care their land with love anymore, leaving it fallow and decaying. For this reason, the fairy decided to flee to her house in Fi Valley, just above Concei Valley. From that day nobody knows if she is still alive, nobody has walked up to drink from the seven springs or to hear her chant. The Fairy Gavardina reminds us how our ancestors were used to live in the mountains of Trentino with a respect of the bond between the land and themselves, which has radically changed in the last years. This lesson must be recalled every day…
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