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Salita Menador - Grandi Salite del Trentino

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This excursion is unique between the big Ascent of Trentino thanks the amazing view, which offers. Ascending along the street SS del Menador, from Caldonazzo to the plateau of Luserna and Vézzena, there are wonderful and panoramic view to the two lakes and part of the valley Alta Valsugana. 
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Distance 14 km
2:00 h
1,152 m
212 m
The «Strada del Menador», one of the must panoramic in Trentino, is well known for being steep uphill (from 9% to 13%), a narrow street, built in the rock. The panorama from here is amazing; you can see the Alta Valsugana, the lakes of Levico and Caldonazzo. Built during the First World War from the Austro-Hungarian Army, called «Kaiserjägerweg» is a rapid road to the Alpe Cimbra. When you arrived on the Alpe, (8 km) on the area Monterovere, recommended is the last effort to pedal the passo Vezzena, where you can have a break at the Hotel Bar Vezzena!
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Fernando Larcher
Update: July 20, 2018
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1,422 m
Lowest point
482 m
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Safety information

The hairpin turns are very narrow: during the ascent pay attention to the traffic jam, also to the bikers who descend.

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.

Start

Coordinates:
DD
45.991290, 11.261700
DMS
45°59'28.6"N 11°15'42.1"E
UTM
32T 675154 5095566
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the Corte Trapp of Caldonazzo follow the road signage to the Strada del Menador. After the ascent, reached the pass of Monterovere, you will reach the street SS349. Turn at the left and go ahead on the main street at the crossroad of Monterovere (here there is the street in direction Luserna). You will pass through an alpine area, until passo Vézzéna (Hotel Vézzena). Near the hotel, there is the Austro-Hungarian fortress of Busa Verle of the First World War.

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Public transport

In Caldonazzo passes the public transport of Trentino Trasporti.

Parking

At the parking lot near the starting point.

Coordinates

DD
45.991290, 11.261700
DMS
45°59'28.6"N 11°15'42.1"E
UTM
32T 675154 5095566
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Road Cycling

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes
  • Padded shorts and jersey
  • Sunglasses

roadCyclingTechnical

  • Water bottle and cage
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Alf 
June 28, 2018 · Community
Wie ein Bad im schönen See gehört der Anstieg für einen Rennradfahrer mit in die Urlaubsplanung.Sehr schön am frühen Morgen.
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Distance
14 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
1,152 m
Descent
212 m
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