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.
Trentino/Veneto - Pasubio
||Passo Pian delle Fugazze
Pasubio loop - Scarrubbi and strada degli eroi
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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