Mount Maggio summit of Italy. Here, at an altitude of 1853 m, the Austro-Italian national border passed until 1918. The peak overlooks the Veneto-Vicentine valleys and the wide plain stretching to Venice. A large cross on the summit commemorates the many Italian and Austrian casualties of the Great War.
Distance 7 km
Highest point1,800 m
Lowest point1,594 m
There are several reasons why we may want to climb to the summit of Mount Maggio. Firstly, the beauty of the places, the vastness of the views, the signs of history. It is one of the most beautiful and easiest alpine excursions on the Alpe Cimbra, offering thrilling views of the upper Val di Terragnolo and the Pasubio massif. On particularly clear days, the reflection of the sun on the Venice lagoon can be seen from the top of the mountain.
Carry out the hike preferably on a clear day. The beauty of the panorama is guaranteed.
There are no particular dangerous situations. Pay attention, however, to some narrowing of the path near steep slopes.
As you will imagine, the practicability of itineraries in a mountain environment is closely linked to contingent conditions and therefore depends on natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this sheet may have changed. Before setting off, find out about the status of the route by contacting the manager of the huts on your route, mountain guides, nature park visitor centres and tourist offices.
Leaving the car in the vicinity of the Camini crossroads, about 300 m from Passo Coe (before descending), we follow the directional signposts of the Sentiero della Pace (Peace Path) that lead us to the summit of the nearby Cargaore ridge. From here we have our first broad panorama of the Terragnolo valley and the Pasubio massif. We then follow the long ex-military road through a beautiful resinous wood, among rocky outcrops and jumps, gradually gaining height (at times the road becomes a path) until we reach the summit, in a completely uncovered environment. Before reaching the summit, we cross the saddle that takes us to the other side of the rise, from which we continue along another road until we reach the large cross that dominates the summit. The panorama we can enjoy from this point is really wide, both over the Terragnolo valley and the Pasubio massif, as well as the valleys of Vicenza. All around us are the remains of the Italian trenches that in May 1916 defended the border line in vain.We return along the final stretch of the road that climbs from Malga Zonta - Melegna, but instead of returning to the southern slope, which we did on the outward journey, we remain on the northern slope and along a long straight stretch, on a dirt and rocky surface, we descend to the first narrow hairpin bend. Pay attention to the signposts: we follow the signs for Passo Coe, and then we follow a beautiful path through pastures and expanses of fir trees that quickly takes us to Passo Coe, a short distance from the starting point.
Get back heading down the last part of the road which leads to Malga Zonta-Melegna, but don’t take the south face, stay on the north face and go down till the strait hairpin bend. Pay attention to the signals: follow the directions to Passo Coe and go further the grassland and the firs till Passo Coe, a short distance from the start.
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Passo Coe can be reached by public transport - Trentino Trasporti society. Info Alpe Cimbra Tourist Board Tel. +39 0464 724100
From the round about in Eastern Folgaria, follow the sings for Fondo Grande – Fondo Piccolo – Passo Coe. After 8 km stop near the crossroad of rifugio Camini, that is the start.
Before Passo Coe, at the crossroad of Rifugio Camini on the SP Francolini.
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