A journey of discovery into ourselves

This hike is accompanied by llamas and alpacas so that you can stroke their soft and highly valued wool as you inhale the fragrances of the forest. The sounds of nature induce a state of profound physical and psychic relaxation. Llamas and alpacas walk at a slow and steady pace. These docile, tranquil creatures look after the people near them in times of difficulty, forming a relationship of reciprocal trust.

You can learn a lot of information about them during the hike for a better understanding of these little known animals and to dispel some urban legends. Our walks are never very physically demanding, but by accompanying one of our animals you exercise a lot of different muscles and help relax tensions that you might not even be aware of.

From the expert's mouth

"A very charming and engaging experience that restores body and mind. You will meet some wonderful and amusing creatures that will remain forever in your heart." - Maurizio Cattafesta

Who organizes

My name is Maurizio Cattafesta. The Athabaska centre is a dream achieved thanks to my love of animals and it continues to grow, based on experience accumulated working for almost 20 years with sled dogs, and 15 years with camels, cows, pigs, horses, and other small farm animals. Today Athabaska is a sled dog school, a farm, and a Bed & Breakfast based in San Lorenzo in Banale, as well as being home for more than 100 animals. A youthful and innovative project that strives to revitalize an abandoned rural area of our region by offering eco-friendly tourism that also creates jobs and improves the local economy. Life and work at Athabaska means “getting back to our roots”, based as far as possible on self-production of food, rediscovery of traditional crafts (processing llama and alpaca wool, woodwork), and close interactions with our animals.

To participate

Registration: 5pm the day before

from 15 June 2022 to 28 September 2022
When: 10:30-12:00
Days: Wednesday
Where: Agriturismo Fattoria Athabaska | loc. Deggia | San Lorenzo Dorsino.

Info and Booking

Maurizio Cattafesta
Email info@athabaska.info
Tel (+39) 333 1328490


50,00 €

which includes a platter of cold meats and cheeses, and a glass of wine | € 40.00 children under 12.


  • Suitable for
    Suitable for: everyone aged 5+.
  • Languages spoken by the guide
    Languages spoken by the guide: Italian, English
  • Number of participants
    Number of participants: Min. 2, max. 10
  • Equipment
    Equipment: Hiking boots and waterproof jacket (in case it rains).

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