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Levico Terme - Passo Vezzena

Race cycling · Valsugana, Lagorai, Tesino
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  • Galleria del Menador
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Map / Levico Terme - Passo Vezzena
600 900 1200 1500 1800 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Thermen von Levico

The "Menador" (or Kaiserjägerstraße): challenging itinerary that leads to one of the most panoramic points on the Levico and Caldonazzo lakes and the green meadows of Passo Vezzena

difficult
21.4 km
1:50 h
1286 m
309 m

From Levico you travel along the cycling path and then the road leading to Località Lochere di Caldonazzo, where you begin to go up to Passo Vezzena, along a military road, which is better known as “Kaiserjagerstrasse”. The long straight parts dug in the rock mark this difficult path, which leads you to the panoramic viewpoint on the lakes Caldonazzo and Levico, then to the meadows of the Vezzena Plateau, pointed by many mountain farms, which during the summer produce the famouse Vezzena cheese.

 

Author’s recommendation

Don't miss a stop at the panoramic point "belvedere" on the route

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APT Valsugana
Updated: 2018-12-04

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1549 m
442 m
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Safety information

Give your bike a regular checkup, especially if you've had it for years.

Be seen: you must wear a high vis jacket (or sash) in tunnels and on country roads after sunset.

Always wear your helmet.

Make sure your front and rear lights are working.

Put out your arm to give advance warning of your intention to change position and before you do anything, check there are no vehicles coming up behind you.

Don't use headphones or your mobile phone handsfree kit: you need all your concentration on the road!

Obey the road signs: stop at traffic lights and don't ride on the wrong side of the road.

If you are cycling in a group, always go in single file.

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

Always wear your helmet.

Water and some snacks

Tips, hints and links

APT VALSUGANA www.visitvalsugana.it/bike

Start

Levico Terme (441 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.001555, 11.299243
UTM
32T 678029 5096790

Destination

Passo Vezzena

Turn-by-turn directions

From the selected parking place in Levico Terme, follow the signs to Quaere - Lochere.

When you are at Lochere, continue on the street "SP 133 of the Menador" which, among picturesque landscapes, in 9 hairpin bends, 12 km and about 1,000 meters in altitude leads to Passo Vezzena.

The return is on the same road.

Possible variations of the route: You can go back to the starting point going down to Carbonare and then follow the signs leading you to the Fricca Pass. From here you reach Centa San Nicolò and then go down to the Centa valley or Bosentino. From Caldonazzo you take the Valsugana cycling path to Levico.

Public transport

 By train till Levico Terme or along the Valsugana cycling path.

Getting there

From Trento take the main road SS47 of Valsugana until you reach Levico Terme

From Padova or Bassano del Grappa take take the main road SS47 of Valsugana until you reach Levico Terme

By train till Levico Terme or along the Valsugana cycling path.

Parking

You can park in via G.Marconi - via G. Mazzini - via Caorso

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.4 km
Duration
1:50 h
Ascent
1286 m
Descent
309 m
Tour route Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Insider tip

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