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Asiago Tableland

Page Type: Trail

Location: Trentino/Veneto, Italy, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.00972°N / 11.52303°E

Trail Type: Mountain

Technical Difficulty: Hard

Aerobic Difficulty: Medium

Layout: Loop

Elevation Gain: 7664 ft / 2336 m

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Created/Edited: Aug 22, 2010 / Aug 22, 2010

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Asiago Tableland

From Vezzena Pass to M. Ortigara , along the traces of Austrian-Hungarian Empire


Asiago Tableland
Mount Trentin 2310 m and Cima Dodici - Ortigara range

 
Bocchetta portule
Bocchetta Portule 1937m.
 
Val d Assa
Go down Val d'Assa till Campo Gallina
 
Asiago Tableland
the Kaiser Karl Strasse


The Altopiano dei Sette Comuni (Seven cities highland, aka Asiago tableland) is a big range of sweet meadows and woods that borders, to the South, the Valsugana (Brenta river valley).
Its N border is made by a long ridge that to the N has high rocky and very wild walls (1500m high), to the S slope down gently, at the beginning with wild stony walleys and ribs, then with a big band of meadows and, after the main road (from Vezzena to Asiago) ends to the S with big wooded ribs.

The high parts of these slopes are crossed by a big net of military (1st WWW) unpaved roads) Kaiser Karl Strasse perfect for Mountain Bike and for cultural/panoramic hikes, some of this roads are open to private trafic so that you can save many hours walking to approach the summital ridge.

The main accesses (by the car) to the high plains are:

Malga Larici (12 km from Passo Vezzena + 6 km from the road Vezzena-Asiago) - for Cima Portule range

Malga Galmarara (from Camporovere toward Trento for 4 km then on the right for 7 km) - Cima Dodici range

Piazzale Lozze (15 km from Gallio) - for the Ortigara range
Mount Trentin
Trentin Valley

Vezzena tableland
The Vezzena plateau 1414 m


Trail Description

Starting from Vezzena pass 1402 m. follow the signs for Forte Verle and Pizzo di Levico 1908m..
Through woods and pastures of the plateau Vezzena to Porta Manazzo 1795 m, down to the sign for the Cima Portule, hence, the Larici alm 1658 m..Here the road crosses the woods until Bocchetta Portule 1937m.
The green landscape is gradually replaced by that of karst: arid and rocky but with a charm.

From the military road Kaiser Karl Strasse the view is on (in sequence) Cima Portule 2308m., Monte Trentin 2310m., Cima Undici 2228m., Cima Ddodici 2336m.and ending with Cima Ortigara 2106m.
Descending is from Bivio Italia 1987m. along the Val d'Assa down to Bocchetta Portule

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Bivio Campo Gallina
Campo Gallina:Monuments 1787m.
 
Asiago Tableland
 
 
Bocchetta Portule
Go down from Bocchetta Portule 1864m.

Getting There


BY RAIL & CAR

You can reach Trentino from the north and south either by rail Verona-Brenner-Munich or on the A22 Brenner motorway.
Local transport includes bus services run by the Trentino Trasporti and two minor railways, the Trento-Venice through Valsugana

maps and books

kompass 78 1:50.000 altipiano dei 7 comuni
kompass 623 1:25.000 altipiano di asiago

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