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Hiking trail - The Vezzena highlands and "Pizzo di Levico" Fort

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Easily accessable, Pizzo di Levico offers a breath-taking panorama.
moderate
Distance 11.3 km
4:00 h
472 m
472 m
1,854 m
1,414 m
From the Vezzena highlands it is possible to get to the Pizzo di Levico Fort, fortification used during the First World War as a bombing post and as a military traffic checkpoint overlooking the Valsugana Valley. Here, the Hapsburg military genius built one of the most extraordinary feats of wartime engineering: the top of this mountain was dug out and the almost inaccessible fort was built.

Author’s recommendation

Remember to bring some water with you.
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Omar Ropelato
Update: June 15, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,854 m
Lowest point
1,414 m
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Cardinal direction
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Track types

Asphalt 24.23%Dirt road 61.26%Path 12.70%Unknown 1.78%
Asphalt
2.7 km
Dirt road
7 km
Path
1.4 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Safety information

The fort has been lately secured and a breathtaking terrace suspended in the air has been installed.

The path is well tracked and marked with the red-white SAT signage.

The most exposed segments of the trail are protected with security ropes (a via ferrata equipment is not necessary).

 

Plan your itinerary beforehand.

Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities.

Choose the right equipment and clothing.

Check the weather forecast.

Walking alone in the mountain is always dangerous, be sure to have a mobile phone always with you.

Leave information on your route and your expected return time.

Do not hesitate to contact a professional guide.

Beware of the signs you will find along the way.

In case of emergency call 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.

Tips and hints

APT Valsugana - tel. +39 0461 727700 - 

Start

Hotel Vezzena parking (1,421 m)
Coordinates:
DD
45.957196, 11.328420
DMS
45°57'25.9"N 11°19'42.3"E
UTM
32T 680432 5091927
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Destination

Hotel Vezzena parking

Turn-by-turn directions

Difficulty E: Excursionistic Route

From Hotel Vezzena take the road on the left in the direction of fort Busa Verle. When you have reached the fort, continue on the asphalt road up to the end of the woods; first you walk on the asphalt road, then you continue up to high altitude on a path. From Pizzo you will enjoy a breathtaking panorama over the whole Valsugana. To return, you can either choose to come back from the same route or to descend towards Malga Marcai di Sopra.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

No mezzi Pubblici

Getting there

From the main road SS 47 - Strada della Valsugana:

- Take the exit for Lochere and drive up along the road Menador up to the Pass;

or

- Reach Calceranica al Lago and then up to Vattaro, drive on to Lavarone to get tothe Pass (longer but with less traffic).


Parking

Parking lot next to Hotel Vezzena.

Coordinates

DD
45.957196, 11.328420
DMS
45°57'25.9"N 11°19'42.3"E
UTM
32T 680432 5091927
w3w 
///brewery.cloying.messy
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Cartina Consigliata Passeggiate intorno ai laghi, reperibile presso tutti gli uffico Apt Valsugana al costo di 2 euro.

Equipment

The usual outfit for excursions to the mountain is advised (trekking clothing and boots, a raincoat in case of rain).

Questions and answers

Question from Samuele Accordini · August 08, 2022 · Community
Il percorso è adatto per bambini di 9 e 11 anni, abituati a camminare in montagna? Ho letto che ci sono dei punti esposti. Grazie mille. Samuele
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Answered by Federica Poli · August 08, 2022 · Community
Io l'ho fatto con una bimba di 10 mesi nel marsupio, ma sono andata e tornata dalla strada forestale. C'è il sentiero nel bosco ma è più erto
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Question from Paolo Tonini · April 27, 2021 · Community
il percorso è fattibile in questo periodo? si trova neve o ghiaccio? grazie
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Answered by Maryna V · April 27, 2021 · Community
C'è ancora un po' di neve purtroppo

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.3 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
472 m
Descent
472 m
Highest point
1,854 m
Lowest point
1,414 m
Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Summit route Insider tip Exposed sections Ridge traverse Linear route

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