Italian
FriOct09
It is one of the most popular loop around mount Pasubio between Trentino and Veneto. One goes through Strada degli Eroi (heroes road) that was built to recover the bodies of fallen soldiers after WWI, and Strada degli Scarubbi. Between them there is the strada delle 52 gallerie (and gallerie in Italian stands for tunnels, so as you can understand it's rightly forbidden to MTB) that makes one relive the tragic conditions in which soldiers fought. Besides the history, also nature and alpine landscapes are good companions in this simple but pleasant excursion on mount Pasubio by mountain bike, fit for trekking lovers too.

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Technical data

Trentino/Veneto - Pasubio

ITINERARY DETAILS
Start/Arrive Passo Pian delle Fugazze
Time 5-6 hours
Elevation gain 1078 m
Lenght 30 km
RATE
Difficulty Medio
Panorama Splendido
WHEN TO GO
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Pasubio loop - Scarrubbi and strada degli eroi

Giro del Latemar in MTB
 

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.
 
 

Scarubbi road

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.

Find out other itineraries in Trentino and all over Italy; have a look to the MTB tracks map, frequently updated .

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Leo

Slow bicycle traveller with a passion for writing and photography. If he's not traveling he loves to get lost along the thousand paths that run through the beautiful mountains of Trentino and Lake Iseo surroundings where he lives, both on foot and by mountain bike.
Eternal Peter Pan who loves to realize their dreams without leaving them too long in the drawer, has devoted much of his life to cycling, traveling in New Zealand, the Balkans, Norway Argentina and many other countries. Lately he spent ten months by bike in South East Asia and crossed the Andes by bike.

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