Reach the Sengio Alto Dolomites whith lots of World War 1 ruins along the way
The area of Sengio Alto, at the south-eastern tip of the province of Trento, was the theatre of important battles and massive movements of troops throughout World War I (which lasted from 1915 to 1918 in Italy). The sector extending from Pasubio to Piccole Dolomiti is therefore characterized by the presence of massive military fortifications. This trek ring takes place at the foot of two mountains (Baffelan and Cornetto) connected by a ridge dotted with observatories, trenches, and fortifications. The presence of such World War I remnants adds another dimension to the hike. During the walk, you can however also enjoy a vast panorama, especially views of the Piccole Dolomiti and Pasubio.
The first part of the hike (from the start to Passo Campogrosso) follows an old mule path which has been paved and is closed to motor vehicles. It is therefore quite possible to push a pushchair all the way up to Rifugio Campogrosso, but one should bear in mind the distance separating it from Passo Pian delle Fugazze (about 6 km: one and a half hour’s walk) .
1) Prepare your itinerary
2) Choose a route that is suitable for your skill level
3) Choose suitable equipment and gear
4) Consult the snow/weather bulletins
5) Heading out on your own is more risky
6) Leave information on your itinerary and on the approximate time you expect to return
7) Do not hesitate to seek the support of a professional
8) Pay attention to the information and signs that you find along the trail
9) Do not hesitate to follow your steps backwards
10) In case of an accident, sound the alarm by calling the emergency number 112.
Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.