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Itinerary for trip up Monte Cengio


Itinerario Monte CengioRoutes for hiking and walking: map-trip up Monte Cengio


Among the peculiarities of the territory ofAltopiano dei Sette Comuni there is the importance from a historical point of view. The route of Monte Cengio leads hikers to explore one of the most spectacular landscapes of World War I.

The location is ideal for those wishing to combine an undemanding with a visit to a place of high historical value, located in a location from which you can admire one of the most beautiful landscapes of the plateau.

ROUTE: climb Mount Cengio
Technical indications
Degree of difficulty: easy
Height difference: 300 metres
Elevation min: 1,286 m above sea level
Max: 1,348 m above sea level
Length: 6 Km (roundtrip)
Walking time: 3/4:00 (travel gait)
Means: walk

The hike is considered easy hiking, walking even by non-experts. The first stretch of the route (access to the top through so-called "muskets") is not suitable for mountain biking, you can still access the upper part using the road.

It is necessary to have a flashlight given the numerous steps inside tunnels.


The starting point of the trail is located at the Piazzale "Prince of Piedmont" 1286 m altitude. The square is easily accessible by car via a paved road. For those accessing the Asiago Plateau from Highway Valdastico (Piovene Rocchette-), following signs to Asiago, along the SS 349 State "of the cost", the access road to Monte Cengio is shortly after the end of the climb, near the Inn "The Grenadiers".

Recommended Guide books for this location: Highland Guides
Guide Altopiano

For a guided hike safely in the monumental area of Monte Cengio contact Highland guides.

Monte Cengio

Those coming from Asiago must instead follow the directions for Vicenza. Some kilometers after passing the village of in Treschè Basin, will find the Inn "The Grenadiers" on the right.

The road that we take to get to the beginning of the path is a military railcar built during the first world war to allow arms and troops access to the Summit area of Mount Cengio starting from Rogue Valley, where it had a railroad station that once allowed access to the plateau. To witness this source along the way is already can see remains of barracks and galleries.


Starting walk after parking your car at Piazzale Roma take the dirt road that starts from the left of the square itself. To indicate the start of the trail are also visible signs that display key information on the site, installed as part of the project "Eco-Museum of the great war".Monte Cengio Panorama

The path that will take you along the southwest side of the mountain, dug for long stretches in the live rock and in some places using galleries. The function of this trail of castling, also called "muskets", was to provide access to the Summit area through a street protected by Austrian artillery shots (to the North).
The trail runs for about 4 km, allowing you to reach the altitude of 1347 Summit. The difference of 150 m seems not to be felt, as the many points of historical interest (trenches, tunnels, gun emplacements, in addition to the hugely popular Saut des grenadiers) allow for pleasant breaks and in the case of warm days in the Gallery allow you to cool off.
The view on the end of the Valley of Astico and behind plain, views all the way, takes your breath away.


After another impressive military, the "Galleria", you will come out in the so-called Piazzale Pennella (General who oversaw military operations from here) from which you can gaze out across the central basin of theAsiago plateau and from where it is possible, following a final climb, go to the Summit area of Mount (1347).
Cartina Itinerario Monte CengioOnce you have visited the Summit, we can take the way back along the military road from Piazzale Pennella will lead us to the little church dedicated to Granatieri di Sardegna, the brigade that was to defend del monte in June 1917 and that here we slew when the Imperial Army launched a massive attack in the context of the Strafexpedition.
From here we can safely return to the starting point along the paved road from the square in front of the grenadiers back to Piazzale Roma.

Profilo plano altimetrico Itinerario Monte Cengio



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