This itinerary crosses some significant places of Monte Grappa, the route develops on the Belluno side which is surrounded by sunny pastures and soft valleys dotted with alpine huts. You will climb along the winding mule tracks once used for the transport of weapons and you will see the mouths of fire near the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele III, which gives an idea of how imposing the fortification of Cima Grappa was. It will be a great occasion to taste typical alpine products such as the Morlacco or Bastardo cheese or simply enjoy the sun in the fresh mountain air.
Safety informationFollow some simple rules and enjoy a great experience in the heart of nature:
- Plan your trip in advance
- Show respect for private property and the natural environment
- Always use safety equipment and check it in advance
- Follow the marked route and respect the bans
- Adapt the speed to your preparation and don't exceed your limits
- Do not scare animals
- Do not litter
The practicability of routes in the Alpine foothills and mountain areas depends on the weather, the climatic phenomena and the environmental changes. For this reason, the information provided may be subject to change. Before you set off, find out about the state of the route by asking the local organisations, local experts and the tourist information offices on the website www.laviadelleprealpi.it. The local authorities and associations of the involved areas do not assume any legal liability for injuries or damages to people and things that may occur along the marked routes.
Tips, hints and linksDiscover this route and many others that cross all the Veneto Prealps from Lake Garda to the Cansiglio Forest on www.laviadelleprealpi.it
Getting thereIf you are travelling from Vicenza you can take the Valdastico A31 motorway, exit at Vicenza Nord and continue along the SR53 road to Cittadella. Take the SS47 road until Romano d'Ezzelino and continue in the direction of Cima Grappa along the sp148 road. Continue along the SP148 road passing Rifugio Scarpon and turn right at Albergo Forcelletto until Rifugio Bocchette.
If you are travelling from Trento you can take the SS47 Valsugana road and exit at Primolano. Take the SS50bis road through the tunnel to Seren del Grappa and take the SP148 road going up the hairpin bends to Rifugio Bocchette.
ParkingRifugio Bocchette, Seren del Grappa, (BL)
GPS Coordinates: 45.894804, 11.787967
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EquipmentEvery excursion requires specific clothing and equipment. Adequate equipment is always recommended in order to avoid unpleasant surprises related to the variability of the weather, the season and the condition of the soil that can cause unpleasant accidents. Make sure you always evaluate the type of route you are facing, the stopping points and any useful references in case of need.
The routes in the mountains can hide many pitfalls even for the most experienced ones, so make sure you never leave the marked trails, always warn someone where you are heading and when you expect your return. The telephone number in case of emergency is 112.