Trentino/Veneto - Pasubio
|Start/Arrive||Passo Pian delle Fugazze |
|Time||5-6 hours |
|Elevation gain||1078 m|
WHEN TO GO
From Fugazze pass to Papa Hut
Left our car in a park close to Passo Pian delle Fugazze, we take the state highway toward Valli del Pasubio for a few meters. On the left begins Strada degli Eroi that we take uphill in a regular but constant slope. This road is not difficult to follow, no technical or physical troubles, and in 10 km we arrive at rifugio Papa, right at the gates of Pasubio (1928 mt). The rise is not very hard and allows us to breath thanks to the many hairpin turns. Tunnels are dug inside rock and give us suggestive paths and wonderful landscapes (in case of good weather!) of the little Dolomites.
Shortly after the shelter you can follow the road until Dente Italiano (2220 mt). Due to the harsh weather conditions, we avoid to rise further and from Forcella delle Porte del Pasubio we take the strada carrozzabile degli Scarubbi that through Bocchetta di Campiglia leads in 10 km to colle Xomo (1058 mt) and then to Ponte Verde. From the same gap it's possible to take (by feet in this case) the strada delle 52 gallerie a mule track built during WWI and dug inside rock between spiral tunnels and exposed passages. Today this path is (rightly) forbidden to bicycles after several fatal accidents! Coming back to the itinerary, from Ponte Verde town we take provincial route n°46 upward and after a couple of steep kilometers we return to passo pian delle Fugazze.
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