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Alpine tour -Lagorai Panorama

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  • Malga sul lago
    / Malga sul lago
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  • / Panorama
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  • / Panorama Lagorai
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  • / Mucche al pascolo
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  • / Rio Caldenave e Rifugio Caldenave
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  • / Piana di Caldenave
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  • / Verso Rifugio Caldenave
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  • / Tramonto a Cima D'Asta
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  • / Trekking Cima D'Asta - Panorama da sotto
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  • / Mille sfumature di blu nel Lago di Cima D'Asta
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A series of war paths and forts.
Distance 41.2 km
18:03 h
2,233 m
2,235 m
2,352 m
1,303 m
You walk along the Austrian-Hungarian defence line and the opposing Italian defence line, during the First World War. You will enjoy a series of war paths and forts, meadows and open mountain huts, the beautiful Val Campelle and the wild Val Orsera, countless Alpine lakes and the panorama view on the Lagorai chain and Cima d’Asta mountain, which you may reach walking a variation of the trekking route.

Author’s recommendation

Being a multi-day trek a minimum of training is required. Always check the weather and start early
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Omar Ropelato 
Update: February 10, 2021
Highest point
2,352 m
Lowest point
1,303 m
Best time of year
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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.

Tips and hints

It’s possible to do this trek in a clockwise or counterclockwise. Check the availability of refuge before departure.


Passo Manghen (2,018 m)
46.174196, 11.440271
46°10'27.1"N 11°26'25.0"E
32T 688359 5116296


Passo Manghen

Turn-by-turn directions

The trekking route is developed along mountain paths, apart from the elective variation Gabrielli to Cima d’Asta and about 30 meters to be walked using the mountain rope, in order to reach Forcella Orsera (elementary level). You leave from a high altitude point and the trekking does not imply difficult height differences, but it still requires to be adequately trained and fit. The 5/6 hours to walk every day do not include the resting times and refer to the speed of an average hiker. The limited availability of the two refuges along the trekking route requires you to book in advance.


First day Passo Manghen – Refuge Caldenave

When you reach Passo del Manghen along the road from Borgo Valsugana, you can park your car close to the Restaurant. From the pass you take path no. 322 SAT, till Forcella Pala del Bécco, where the path divides into path no. 322B, till the crossroad with path no. 362 SAT, till Malga Montalon (2 hours and ¾ ). From Malga Montalon you descend to Val Campelle, till the ascending road (1 hour and ½). From here you follow the paved road for about 300 m till the first signals towards Rifugio Caldenave “Claudio e Renzo”. From here you can walk along path no. 332 SAT till the Caldenave plane, where you can find the homonymous refuge, in about 1 hour and ¼).

RESTING POINTS: Malga Montalon, Garni Sat Lagorai.

SIGHTSEEING: war paths, road and fortifications of the First World War, majestic landscapes, the

meadows surrounding Malga Montalon, water.

It is quite a long day walk, but you begin the trekking tour at a high altitude. You are therefore advised to leave from Passo Manghen before 10 a.m.


Second day Refuge Caldenave – Malga Conseria

From the refuge you follow a short part of path no. 322 till the crossroad towards Val Orsera, path no. 373 A, till  you reach the homonymous pass (2.306 m, in 1 hour and ½). Here you begin to walk along path no. 373 SAT descending from Forcella Segura and then walk to Forcella delle Buse Todesche (2.309 m). Just before reaching the Forcella Buse Todesche you begin to walk along path no. 373 SAT, which will lead you to Forcella Magna (2.117 m) in about 2 hours. From Magna, along path no. 326 SAT, which is a pleasant

latch, you reach Passo Cinque Croci (2.076 m) in about 1 hour and ½ and then the Malga Conseria refuge. RESTING POINTS: Ricovero Lasteati/ Coro Sasso Rotto.

SIGHTSEEING: the Caldenave plain, the wild Val Orsera, fortifications and war paths, the landscape on the mountain chain.

Easy walk, limited height difference. You can observe interesting variations on the panoramic areas which staged the events of the First World War and reach in a faster way the Conseria refuge, along path no. L35 which crosses Buse Todesche and the Giaroni del Cengello (shortest route).


Third day Malga Conseria – Passo Manghen

From the Conseria refuge you walk up to the Passo Cinque Croci and then to Malga Val Cion (path no. 318 SAT, in 1 hour, 170 m of height difference). From here follow path no. 318 till Forcella Valsorda, going through Passo Val Cion (1 hour). From Forcella Valsorda you follow path no. 322 SAT, a panoramic walk

which leads you to Passo Manghen in about 2 hours and ½).

RESTING POINTS: Malga Val Cion. Sightseeing: view on the mountain chain Gruppo del Lagorai – Cima d’Asta, the alpine lakes. The height difference is limited, the duration is average and this walk offers a pleasant and panoramic walk going back to Passo Manghen.





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Public transport


Getting there

Go along the main road SS47 Valsugana, take the exit signposted “Borgo Valsugana”, follow the sign to Telve Valsugana, carry on towards Passo Manghen (about 40 minutes by car, 23 km following the twisted road S.P. 31 which run through Val Calamento).


Parking nearby refuge Passo Manghen


46.174196, 11.440271
46°10'27.1"N 11°26'25.0"E
32T 688359 5116296
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Passeggiate e trekking in Valsugana e Lagorai


Equipment: Sportswear for mountain excursions (hiking boots, raincoat)

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2,235 m
Highest point
2,352 m
Lowest point
1,303 m
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