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Mountain tour

Trekking to Monte Ortigara and Caldiera Peak

Mountain tour · Italy
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  • Panorama da Monte  Ortigara e Cima Caldiera
    / Panorama da Monte Ortigara e Cima Caldiera
    Photo: APT Valsugana, CC BY-ND, APT Valsugana e Lagorai
  • / Osservatorio Torino iscrizione
    Photo: APT Valsugana, CC BY-ND, APT Valsugana e Lagorai
  • / Pannello informativo Ecomuseo Prealpi
    Photo: APT Valsugana, CC BY-ND, APT Valsugana e Lagorai
  • / Panorama da Cima Caldiera
    Photo: APT Valsugana, CC BY-ND, APT Valsugana e Lagorai
  • / Galleria Biancadri - Monte Ortigara
    Photo: APT Valsugana, CC BY-ND, APT Valsugana e Lagorai
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A First World War theater.

moderate
8.8 km
6:00 h
479 m
483 m

Difficulty E: Excurionist route

It is the most frequented and known Mount of the Plateau, but also a place remebered by many for the events occurred during the First World War (Battle of Ortigara, 1917). It still preserves proofs and monuments like the half column located on the peak.

Without any doubt, this path is the most complete and meaningful itinerary to visit the battleheld of Ortigara stage of some  of the bloodiest battles fight during the First World War on the Italian front line.

Author’s recommendation

It is then necessary to verify weather forecasts and depart early in the morning.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Omar Ropelato
Updated: July 15, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2097 m
Lowest point
1773 m
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Exposition
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Safety information

  • Prepare your itinerary
  • Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  • Choose suitable equipment and repair kit
  • Check weather forecast
  • Setting out by yourself is more risky; if this is the case take a mobile phone
  • Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  • Do not hesitate in placing your trust in aprofessional
  • Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  • Do not hesitate in goingback
  • 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.

Equipment

The usual outfit for excursions to the mountain is advised (hiking boots and clothing, a raincoat).

Tips, hints and links

APT Valsugana - tel. +39 0461 727700 - info@visitvalsugana.it

Start

Piazzale Lozze (1780 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
45.995834, 11.530433
UTM
32T 695950 5096698

Destination

Piazzale Lozze

Turn-by-turn directions

Difficulty E: excurionist route

It is the most frequented and known Mount of the Plateau, but also a place remebered by many for the events occurred during the First World War (Battle of Ortigara, 1917). It still preserves proofs and monuments like the half column located on the peak.

Without any doubt, this path is the most complete and meaningful itinerary to visit the battleheld of Ortigara stage of some  of the bloodiest battles fight during the First World War on the Italian front line.

Getting there

From the Valsugana highway 47, take the exit for Primolano-Enego and once the village of Enego is reached, at the junction follow the directions for Val Maron up to Rifugio Marcesina. After 1 km follow the directions for Malga Fossetta and Piazzale Lozze (about 1.45 hors from Borgo Valsugana).

For the transit permit holders, it is possible to come by car from Grigno up.

Parking

Piazzale Lozze.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

The “Trekking in Valsugana” and „Trekking on the Marcesina plateau“ maps are available at the cost of €2 in the Valsugana Tourist Board Info offices.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
479 m
Descent
483 m
Loop Scenic Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Insider tip Summit route exposed

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Highest point
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