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The pastures, hamlets, mountain huts, and deep-rooted Cimbrian tradition: the Lessinia plateau is a land rich in history and culture, living in perfect harmony with nature and wholeheartedly respecting it.
We could talk about Lessinia for hours, but we thought the best way to make you get to know it is simply one: inviting you to visit!
Here are 3 proposed simple itineraries to be done in a day, emblematic of the beauties and richness of our native land.
The high mountain huts of Erbezzo between Veneto and Trentino
A route rich in history and tradition, which starts from Malga Lessinia with a visit to the perfectly preserved trenches of Ridotto del Pidocchio, and continues towards Trentino following the Bivio di Castelberto and the signs for Malga Coe di Ala. Passing by a stone hut, you reach Malga Revoltel, on the border between the two regions, where the terrain hosts the remains of another important military stronghold.
From here, you return back through a grassy path winding through the Coe Veronesi, leading to a dirt road dotted with centuries-old beech trees, which takes you to Malga Camporetratto and Pozza Morta, a large reservoir used to water the livestock of four mountain huts.
Finally, you return to the starting point through a short scenic stretch overlooking the Central Alps.
Distance: 7.6 km
Average travel time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Elevation gain: 300 m
Difficulty: low, with dirt paths and well-traveled roads and minimal elevation change
Accessibility: on foot or mountain bike
Route: Malga Lessinia (1617m) - Ridotto del Pidocchio (1614m) - Bivio di Castelberto (1701m) - Bivio Coe di Ala (1713m) - Malga Coe di Ala (1657m) - Malga Revoltel (1565m) - Malga Coe Veronesi (1558m) - Malga Campo Retratto (1653m) - Bivio Pozza Morta (1581m) - Malga Lessinia (1617m)
The Parpari and the Forest of Gosse
Starting from the parking area below Malga Parparo, this trail winds through the enchanting Forest of Gosse, one of the most iconic places in Lessinia. After a short uphill section along the local road, turn right following the European trail No. 5, walking among beech trees, and continue following the signs for Rifugio Lausen, passing through Malga Monticello and Croce dei Norderi.
The return follows the ancient "Via Cara," a transhumance path that ascended from the valley up to Croce del Parparo.
Distance: 7.05 km
Average travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Elevation gain: 275 m
Difficulty: low, with forest roads and marked trails
Accessibility: on foot, mountain bike, or horseback
Route: Parcheggio M.ga Parparo (1414m) – M.ga Parparo di Sopra – Bivio E5 – Foresta delle Gosse – Bivio Foresta delle Gosse – M.ga Monticello di Roverè – Croce dei Norderi – M.ga Monticello di Velo – Croce del Parparo – Parparo Vecio – Parcheggio M.ga Parparo (1414m)
The Panoramic Peaks of Lessinia
An itinerary that encompasses some of the peaks with the most breathtaking views in Lessinia, suitable for those seeking a slightly longer and higher-altitude route, reaching up to 1800m.
Starting from the tourist station of San Giorgio, you ascend towards Malga Gaibana and Malga San Nazaro, reaching Bocca Gaibana, a splendid opening overlooking the Carega group, which houses the start of a CAI trail and the unique "Gaibana Abyss," a natural icehouse accessed through stone steps.
From here, you reach another panoramic point on the peaks of the Central Alps, the Bivio della Pozza Morta, from which you can climb up to the iron cross on the summit of Monte Sparavieri. From there, you can continue to Cima Mezzogiorno, where the foundations of the artillery pieces used during World War I can still be seen.
Returning to the Bivio della Pozza Morta, the trail continues to the Bivio delle Gasparine, then proceeds along the Monte Tomba, reaching the two refuges on its summit, Primaneve and Monte Tomba (from which, on clearer days, you can see the Mount Monviso).
Through a grassy path, you then descend to Valletta di Campolevà and subsequently to the plain of Campolevà, where the cave trenches built during the Great War are still visible. From here, follow the path back to San Giorgio, completing the loop.
Distance: 15 km
Average travel time: 4 hours 00 minutes
Elevation gain: 450 m
Difficulty: medium, on dirt roads and short pasture sections
Accessibility: on foot or mountain bike
Route: San Giorgio (1495m) - Bocca Gaibana (1576m) - Casara San Nazaro (1650m) - Bivio Pozza Morta (1715m) - Monte Sparavieri (1799m) - Malga Gasparine di dietro (1702m) - Cima Mezzogiorno (1689m) - Bivio Pozza Morta (1715m) - Bivio delle Gasparine (1706m) - Monte Tomba (1766m) - Malga Campolevà di sopra (1632m) - Trincee di Campolevà (1550m) - San Giorgio (1495m)