Mountains and First World War

Strada delle 52 gallerie

DETAILS
  • great war
  • galleries
  • mountain
  • Desk

Description

An extraordinary work of military engineering which, starting from “Bocchetta Campiglia” leads to “Porte del Pasubio” (1935 metres – Achille Papa Refuge) and which allowed the supply for troops perched on Pasubio during the First World War, thanks to an extremely bold path sheltered from enemies.

The 52 galleries historical military route takes almost 2:30/3:30 hours starting from Passo di Xomo or by reaching (from this last) the Bocchetta Campiglia (large paid park, but always crowded in particular on non-working days, placed in Posina Municipality territory).

The difference in altitude is about 750 metres and the path crosses very bold galleries, even with curves and bifurcations. A reliable flashlight is essential.

The excursion is not to be understimated as it is not a touristic walk. Although it does not imply significant difficulties or dangers, you must pay attention, you mustn't lean over the path nor enter secondary galleries which might be dangerous.

The end of the trail is good. However, there are some slippery sections due to constant water dripping, in particular inside the galleries.

It is an extremely satisfying excursion, a historical path that all the excursion and mountain enthusiasts, and, to greater reason, the history lovers should cross.

Once reached Refuge Papa, you can rise to Cima Palon through the historical path and then return to Bocchetta Campiglia o Passo Xomo by crossing the road of Scarubbi, on the north side.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

TRANSPORTS – LOGISTIC – ACCESSIBILITY, PRACTICABILITY, ROAD CONDITIONS IN BETWEEN SEASONS AND WINTER

  • For updated information regarding road conditions and accessibility contact in advance CAI SCHIO Via A. Rossi, 8 – 36015 Schio (VI) – segreteria@caischio.ithttp://www.caischio.it – Tel. 0445.525755

  • PAPA REFUGE – Tel. 0445-630233 – rifugiopapa@caischio.it Operator: Renato Leonardi 328-339538

  • If necessary, contact Passo Xomo Refuge, managed by alpine guides who can add further information regarding 52 galleries accessibility. Passo Xomo Refuge, 1 – 0445/1716440 – 334/5551672 – winter period 0445/661128 – www.rifugiopassoxomo.it

  • Those who are interested in having a custom transport service can get in touch with Autotrasporti Pezzelato from Valli del Pasubio: the company can pick them up from Schio and surrounding municipalities and take them to the starting point of 52 galleries path. They offer a transport service between Piano delle Fugazze and Galleria d'Havet too. AUTOTRASPORTI PEZZELATO (car rental with driver) – Via Brandellero, 3/B – Valli del Pasubio – tel. 0445/590199 – fax 0445/592077

  • There is another acency which offers transport services including on requenst and organizes shuttle services from Sacrario Militare Colle Bellavista to Galleria del Generale D'Havet on Monte Pasubio.

    Mariotti Viaggi di Mariotti Patrizio

    Car rental with driver

    Via Giulio Salvetti 17 – 38068 Rovereto (TN)

    www.mariottiviaggi.itinfo@mariottiviaggi.it

    Tel. +39 340/5902929

  • Public transport (FTV vicentine) from Schio to Valli del Pasubio or Sant'Antonio del Pasubio and from here you can require agencies' service.

 

Guided tour

  1. Cooperativa Biosphera, naturalistic environmental guides, package tours, individual, groups, travel agencies excursions. Headquarter – via Schio 4 – 36036 Torrebelvicino (VI) – tel. 0445.1716489 www.biosphaera.itinfo@biosphaera.it

  2. CAI SCHIO Via A. Rossi, 8 – 36015 Schio (VI) – segreteria@caischio.ithttp://www.caischio.it – Tel. 0445.525755

 

Further information regarding Schio – COMUNE DI SCHIO (Municipality) – Economic Development – Territory Promotion office – tel. 0445/691285-301

 

 

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