forte belvedere gschwent a lavarone ciclisti
forte belvedere gschwent a lavarone ciclisti

“100 km dei Forti” stage 2: Lavarone High Plateau

Among the most beautiful places of this stage, are the Forte Belvedere fortress with the World War Museum and Lake Lavarone.

Our starting point is Cappella di Lavarone where we cycle along the road to the district of Gionghi. There we take the road towards Bertoldi. We pass the valley station of the Tablat Chair Lift and near Slaghenaufi we turn into the forest road to Monterovere. Arrived at the junction with the asphalt road, we follow this one (SP 133 and then SS 349) towards Lavarone. After about 1 km, at the juction to the Laghetto Mountain Hut, a forest path starts at the right, which proceeds up to the Monte Tablat / Pra dell’Antal. It also leads to the “Camini”, a supply centre of the army during the war. Through a beech forest we reach the Forte Gschwent Belvedere fortress of the Austro-Hungarian Army, located in a strategic position above the Val d’Astico valley and with view on the Luserna and Folgaria High Plateaus. Here a museum about World War I can be visited.

Now the route proceeds downhill to the villages of Oseli and Birti-Lenzi. After a section through the forest (short but quite demanding), we reach Lake Lavarone. The path around the lake can also be done by mountain bike, but walkers take priority. The path proceeds past little beaches, rest points, reeds and the forest at the foot of the Monte Rust mountain. Finally it descends to the village of Carbonare di Folgaria, where the roads to Trento and the Val d’Astico valley cross. To finish the stage, we cycle further to Lavarone and the former military station (Comando Logistico Austroungarico), Lanzino and Cappella di Lavarone.

With an altitude difference of about 700 m and a distance of 28 km, this 2nd stage of the “100 km dei Forti” is the easiest one. There is also enough time for a visit to the Forte Belvedere museum or for a nice break at Lake Lavarone.

Author: AT

difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Cappella di Lavarone
  • Time required:
    03:50 h
  • Track length:
    28,8 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.042 m to 1.389 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +721 m | -721 m
  • Route:
    Bertoldi - Slaghenaufi - Monterovere - Pra dell'Antal - "Camini" - "Forte Belvedere" fortress - Birti-Lenzi – Lake Lavarone - Carbonare - former Austro-Hungarian command station - Lanzino - Gionghi - Cappella di Lavarone
  • Signposts:
    100 km dei Forti
  • Destination:
    Cappella di Lavarone
  • Resting points:
    taverns in the villages along the route
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    “100 km dei Forti” stage 2: Lavarone 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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