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lusern prati di malga millegrobbe km dei forti bici

“100 km dei Forti” stage 1: Luserna High Plateau

The first stage of this mountain bike tour is characterized by the discovery of the meadows at the Passo Vezzena mountain pass and the Luserna High Plateau.

Near Monterovere the Kaiserjägerstraße road (Strada del Menador) branches off from the state road 349, which proceeds down to Levico Terme and Caldonazzo. After about 300 m on this road, the path with the signpost “100 km dei Forti” starts at the right towards the Passo Vezzena. Soon it ends in a forest path, which proceeds through the woods until the meadows of Vezzena at 1,470 m asl. Here the Cima Verle Mountain Hut is located. During our downhill run we pass the remains of the “Forte Busa di Verle” fortress.

At the Passo di Vezzena we choose the road to Luserna (SP 9) and take immediately afterwards the forest path at the left towards Bisele. Now we are surrounded by the alpine meadows of Luserna, a wide carpet of flowers and herbs. The road ascends through the wood to the Malga Croiere mountain hut and proceeds further above the Val d’Astico valley to the Malga Campo mountain hut, which offers typical local dishes. The ideal place for our lunch break!

After our deserved break we continue up to the impressive fortress “Forte Campo Luserna” at 1,550 m asl. Our tour proceeds further to the Millegrobbe hut and the village of Luserna, well-known for its German speaking minority, the Cimbrian people. A visit to the local documentation centre with its museum halls, which tell about the culture and nature on the high plateau, is recommended. Now our mountain bike tour proceeds slightly downhill to the little village of Masetti. The first stage of the “ 100 km dei Forti” ends at the Laghetto Mountain Hut, near our starting point at Monterovere.

Author: AT

difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Monterovere, at the junction with the Kaiserjägerstraße road
  • Time required:
    04:05 h
  • Track length:
    30,1 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.159 m to 1.539 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +746 m | -798 m
  • Route:
    Monterovere - Forte Verle - Passo Vezzena - Malga Bisele - Malga Croiere - Malga Campo - Forte Campo - Malga Millegrobbe - Luserna - Tezze - Masetti - Malga Laghetto
  • Signposts:
    100 km dei Forti
  • Destination:
    Malga Laghetto
  • Resting points:
    several taverns and mountain huts, e.g. Albergo Vezzena, Rifugio Malga Campo, Malga Millegrobbe and various inns in Luserna.
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    “100 km dei Forti” stage 1: Luserna High Plateau

If you want to do this tour, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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