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Road of 52 Tunnels is a military mule road built during World War I that allowed supplies to be transported to troops situated at Pasubio. Take the path across the southern face of the mountain, passing spires, deep canyons, and sheer rock faces. Be sure to bring a flashlight to navigate the 52 tunnels, as dripping water can make them slippery and visibility is variable. At the top you will be rewarded with panoramic views; there's a mountain hut where you can enjoy a meal or a cold beer before heading back down. In case you need it, there is the option to take an easier road down again if your feet are tired from the journey up, but it does not share the views and scenery of the main path. Put Road of 52 Tunnels on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Valli del Pasubio trip planner.
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A great and impressive experience, we did the walk without knowing what to expect and without proper preparation (scarpe troppo scivolose). But because of the early summer season the walk went well...
A great and impressive experience, we did the walk without knowing what to expect and without proper preparation (scarpe troppo scivolose). But because of the early summer season the walk went well... more »
This walk is a hidden gem. It forms part of the Cima Palon mountain and the infamous Pasubio World War 1 battlefield. Before undertaking this I would suggest reading a little about the events that...
This walk is a hidden gem. It forms part of the Cima Palon mountain and the infamous Pasubio World War 1 battlefield. Before undertaking this I would suggest reading a little about the events that... more »
After seeing these tunnels on a Discovery programme, we wanted to go and explore. Make sure you have plenty of time as we ran out of time. There are some fun tunnels to explore with off shoots on...
After seeing these tunnels on a Discovery programme, we wanted to go and explore. Make sure you have plenty of time as we ran out of time. There are some fun tunnels to explore with off shoots on... more »
Amazing views, make sure you have six euros in coins to pay for parking in advance. The road to the parking lot is wide enough for one car but is a two way road for the last six kilometers…stay alert…other than that, the hike is totally worth it, we took the scarubbi road on the way back to avoid the tunnels. It adds about two miles to the return trip but way easier on our knees…
This is a unique experience. Done it few times in the past and again couple of weeks ago. It never stops exciting me. It’s so so beautiful. The historic part of it is fascinating. Thanks to all the people who works to keep it how it is.
Let me start off by saying this is not an easy hike, in the slightest. If you aren’t into hiking on a regular basis, this is NOT for you. That being said, this is one of the best trails we’ve seen in Italy! So well laid out and easy to follow, up and down. We parked right at the trailhead and paid 6€ for the day. We looked at All Trails and saw that it was a 6.8 mile hike and thought it was doable. My Garmin calculated 5.5 miles up, and 6.5 miles down, so it was much longer than we expected. There were no restrooms at the trailhead or the the top, so go at your will. Also, the restaurant at the top was not open, so no food or beer as had hoped. Everyone at the top had brought their own coolers, which would have been great advice to read before going. Luckily we had plenty of water and hearty snacks to last us. A well prepared trek, and you’ll see beautiful views and amazing history!
Fun hike. You should definitely bring a headlamp because some tunnels are dark. Recommend you go after springtime/April to avoid the snow and ice that can accumulate on paths or in the tunnels.
The people on here saying it only takes a little training or is an easy hike must run mountain marathons regularly. This hike took my family NINE HOURS. There were several very steep super slick parts. And the “easier” hike down is full of either long switchbacks that add a ton of distance or steep rocky and narrow cut through. I have hiked mountains over 14,000 feet tall in Colorado, usa - a task that requires either a lot of training or luck. This hike felt similar in difficulty. Do not attempt if you are not in great shape or your knees are not used to 12 miles of directly up and down terrain. “Easy hike”?!? Nope! Worth it? Ehhhh maybe but be ready for the slog.
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