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Passo Manghen - Valsugana

Race cycling · Valsugana, Lagorai, Tesino
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A massive feat. This is how you ought to define the climb of Manghen, the pass that starting from Valsugana crosses the Lagorai Massif and leads to Val di Fiemme.
moderate
Distance 23.1 km
4:03 h
1,795 m
139 m
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Update: February 11, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
2,042 m
Lowest point
353 m
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Safety information

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

Borgo Valsugana - Castelnuovo (353 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.052010, 11.494260
DMS
46°03'07.2"N 11°29'39.3"E
UTM
32T 692953 5102851
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Destination

Passo Manghen

Turn-by-turn directions

The road was built in 1958 on the route of an old mule track. 23 kilometres for a total difference in altitude of over 1600 metres. Figures that suggest you ought to have trained hard to take on this climb. The road is not smooth and this may tempt you to step up the pace, especially at the beginning. Instead, you need to store up some energy because the last few kilometres are the most challenging.

For those climbing from Valsugana, Passo del Manghen starts in the hamlet of Borgo. The road climbs up right away, though not too steep. The first 4 kilometres are within reason, while the more challenging ones plunge into the woods just past the junction of Telve. After about 8 km you breathe for a short distance. Two kilometres that anticipate the start of the real climb, one that, in some places, has slopes of around 13 percent. We are in the heart of Val Calamento, where you definitely start feeling the strain, but where you can admire the beautiful landscape with pastures and dairy huts, with a dairy tradition of excellent quality. You ride for another four kilometres of sweat, then catch your breath for a few minutes on a slight slope before facing the last staggering stretch: 7 kilometres that seem to never end. A climb that towards the end becomes relentless, with no cool air or shade, but that upon arrival gives great satisfaction.

You’ve accomplished the feat, just like Mariano Piccoli did in 1996. The cyclist from Trentino came first over the pass during the Giro d’Italia that year, and for the second year in a row won the climber’s category.

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Coordinates

DD
46.052010, 11.494260
DMS
46°03'07.2"N 11°29'39.3"E
UTM
32T 692953 5102851
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Road Cycling

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes
  • Padded shorts and jersey
  • Sunglasses

roadCyclingTechnical

  • Water bottle and cage
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
23.1 km
Duration
4:03 h
Ascent
1,795 m
Descent
139 m

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