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Hike from Rifugio Barricata to Castelloni di San Marco

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A trip through the history of the Ortigara peaks, sacred to the homeland.
closed
moderate
Distance 10.3 km
4:15 h
492 m
514 m
1,836 m
1,323 m
Rifugio Barricata is located on the green Marcesina plateau, a small piece of Trentino in the larger Altipiano dei Sette Comuni, in the Veneto Region.

Author’s recommendation

Rifugio Barricata is an excellent stop-over and arrival point for renowned and beautiful mountain bike and racing bike routes. In winter, it is an essential part of the huge Nordic skiing district that links the slopes of Asiago, Marcesina, Campomulo, and Valmaron, one of the most beautiful cross-country skiing districts in Italy.
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TRACCIAtour SRL
Update: September 23, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Castelloni di San Marco, 1,836 m
Lowest point
1,323 m
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Cardinal direction
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Rest stops

BARRICATA

Safety information

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.

Start

Località Barricata (1351m) (1,339 m)
Coordinates:
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45.980210, 11.591961
DMS
45°58'48.8"N 11°35'31.1"E
UTM
32T 700770 5095115
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Destination

Castelloni di San Marco (1836m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Behind Rifugio Barricata, you take the flat forest road in the direction of Malga Scura. You quickly reach the turn-off for the mountain dairy. Here you turn left on the forest road that climbs a gentle slope. You cross trail 869 and, following it to the right, you gain elevation in the woods. A few sections of path and mule track/forest road alternate, until you reach about 1700 m asl, where you cross a military road marked with trail number 842. Here, you turn left and follow this road until you intercept trail number 845. Here, you turn right and quickly climb to Castelloni di San Marco (1836 m). Here you will also find the very interesting “Labirinto dei Castelloni di San Marco”, a sign-posted itinerary that winds its way among boulders, small gorges, tunnels and gaps in the rocks. The ring route is fun and very picturesque.

To return, you follow the same route backwards.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

With road SS47 della Valsugana to Primolano. Then on road SP76, passing by Enego and continuing beyond until you find directions for Marcesina and Rifugio Barricata.

Alternatively, with road SS47 della Valsugana to Selva (Grigno Valsugana). From here you follow the picturesque “strada della Barricata” to the mountain hut. This road has traffic restrictions. For information on when the road is open, ask the mountain hut managers for information.

Parking

Barricata locality (1351m)

Coordinates

DD
45.980210, 11.591961
DMS
45°58'48.8"N 11°35'31.1"E
UTM
32T 700770 5095115
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Hiking boots/shoes, windbreaker, a change of clothes. Telescopic hiking sticks are useful.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.3 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
492 m
Descent
514 m
Highest point
1,836 m
Lowest point
1,323 m
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