Sega di Ala
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Safety informationPlease 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.
It starts from the Sdruzzinà hamlet with the first 500 metres that are just what you need to warm up the legs. Afterwards, the climb gets serious, but if you’re wise and pace yourself, you can even breathe. The first effort takes about 6 km, followed by a stretch of 500 meters to catch your breath. Then it's back to climbing hard for another 3 kilometres. These are definitely the hardest, but it pays not to give up, because, after having cycled close to the rock and breathed the resin of woods, you arrive in the midst of meadows and dairy huts. It's the Lessinia plateau, where the cyclist is immersed in an atmosphere rich in peasant traditions, flavours and history. The Sega di Ala, in fact, used to be a border zone; continuing on the road after about 3 km you arrive at Passo delle Fittanze that connects Trentino to Veneto. At the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this was a place of smuggling. Then, in 1918, with the annexation of Trentino to Italy, the custom died out. Just like your stamina may if you pedal too hard.
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