Trekking "The 52 Galleries of Pasubio"
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About the event
The road of the 52 tunnels or (road of the first army) is a route of extraordinary historical and environmental interest, a military mule track built during the First World War on the Pasubio massif, climbing up the southern slope between daring spiers, deep ravines and steep rocky walls.
This is probably the most beautiful and exciting excursion in the Venetian Pre-Alps, considered a masterpiece of military engineering, it extends for 6300 meters of which 2300 are in the tunnel, starts at an altitude of 1216 meters above sea level and ends at 1928 meters above sea level for a vertical drop of 784 meters. Its construction began on January 29, 1917 with the dispatch of a first platoon of twenty men, with the melting of the snow and then, especially in the summer, six hundred men, it was used to supply the Pasubio front.
The road of the 52 tunnels has a changing and often breathtaking panorama, the view sweeps between the crest, precipices and pinnacles, up to the other mountain groups, but also to the gentle hillsides and the plain.
Day 1: from Bocchetta Campiglia to Rifugio Papa along the road of the 52 Galleries then climb between the trench lines of the Italian and Austrian front. Dinner and overnight stay in the refuge. Difference in altitude +900 meters and approximately 4 hours of total walking.
2nd day: from the Papa Refuge to the Austrian Dente passing through the Dente Italiano along the Italian and Austrian trench lines.
Visit of the open-air Museum of the White War (which we will find along our way along the road of the Heroes), passage in the connecting tunnels between the old military village and the first Italian fighting line and arrival on the famous peak of Cima Palon 2232 meters above sea level.
Return in the afternoon to the Strada degli Scarubbi and arrival in Bocchetta Campiglia through a ring tour that will give us a complete view of the valley and the combat area at 360 °.
Difficulty: EE <Expert Hiker>
Difference in altitude: 1800 meters in total to be divided into 2 stages
Length: 25 km in total to be divided into 2 stages
Walking hours: about 4-5 hours a day with stops and a lunch break.
Departure time for excursions: 08.30 am
Dinner and overnight stay: in the refuge
How to get:
Meeting at 9.00 am at the car park at the beginning of the path in Bocchetta Campiglia (VI).
Or at 6.00 am in Bergamo at the free parking lot next to the Cristal Palace hotel.
Adults: 120 euros with overnight stay in a refuge
Children aged 10 to 18 accompanied by an adult: 80 euros
The fee includes: planning and drafting of the itinerary, professional accompaniment with a guide, insurance, dinner, overnight stay with breakfast.
The fee does not include: return travel expenses, drinks, extra meals beyond dinner, anything that does not appear in the item "the fee includes".
Recommended clothing: suitable for the season, hiking boots, backpack, waterproof cape, spare shirts, sweatshirt, light long pants, spare parts, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, food (bars or similar), 2 liters of water. water and camera.
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