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Roadbike - Borgo Valsugana - Passo Manghen

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m 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 40 30 20 10 km Malga Valsolero di Sotto Malga Valsolero di Sotto Baita Manghen Oasi di Valtrigona Oasi di Valtrigona Castel Telvana
On the way of the Giro d'Italia, a classic road bike tour: the Passo Manghen
difficult
Distance 46.5 km
2:40 h
1,707 m
1,707 m

This route was cycled through during various editions of the Giro d’Italia - the Italian national cycling competitions - and it is featured by mild grades. Once you reach Telve, the road follows the left orographic riverside of Maso. The first part crosses thick pine forests, till Baessa. The most difficult parts are on Km 20 and Km 22, where the grade is close to 14%. But you will be close to the finishing line! After the last effort, at Km 23.7 a sudden slop will welcome you and the ascent is over: the Manghen Pass is there!

 

 

Author’s recommendation

This tour belongs to the "Grandi salite del Trentino" (the great climbs of Trentino): in Valsugana we have 4 routes to challenge yourself
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APT Valsugana
Update: April 12, 2021
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Highest point
2,034 m
Lowest point
378 m
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Rest Stop

Baita Manghen

Safety information

Manghen Pass is normally closed from November 2nd to April 30th. Please inform yourself before departure.

 

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.

Tips and hints

APT Valsugana - Ufficio di Borgo

Tel. 0461 727740

Start

Borgo Valsugana (380 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.053977, 11.465647
DMS
46°03'14.3"N 11°27'56.3"E
UTM
32T 690733 5103000
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Destination

Passo Manghen

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Via Giovannelli car park, take the cycle path that leads to Via del Serà. Then turn right into Corso Vicenza and after about 200 meters turn left into Via Prati. Continue until you get on via per Telve. Reach the town of Telve and continue along the SP 31 until you reach Malga Valtrighetta and then, after a few challenging hairpin bends, the Passo Manghen and the refuge where you can take a relaxing break before the return.

 

Possible variations of the route: If you do not want to come back walking along the same route, you can descend to Molina di Fiemme, go towards Val Floriana, reach Pergine and come back along the Valsugana cycling path. You will be back to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Train: Train Station of Borgo Valsugana

Getting there

By train or cycling along the Valsugana Cycling path 

Parking

There is a parking place close to the bus station, located in via G. Giovannelli - Borgo Valsugana

Coordinates

DD
46.053977, 11.465647
DMS
46°03'14.3"N 11°27'56.3"E
UTM
32T 690733 5103000
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Always wear your helmet.

Water and some snacks

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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Carlo Repola
July 19, 2017 · Community
Salita dura ma bellissima
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Difficulty
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Distance
46.5 km
Duration
2:40 h
Ascent
1,707 m
Descent
1,707 m
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