Passo Manghen - Valsugana

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Passo Manghen - Valsugana

Race cycling · Valsugana, Lagorai, Tesino
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A massive feat. This is how you ought to define the climb of Manghen, the pass that starting from Valsugana crosses the Lagorai Massif and leads to Val di Fiemme.
moderate
23 km
4:04 h
1857 m
196 m
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Updated: January 29, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2042 m
Lowest point
353 m
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Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Start

Borgo Valsugana - Castelnuovo (353 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.052010, 11.494260
UTM
32T 692953 5102851

Destination

Passo Manghen

Turn-by-turn directions

The road was built in 1958 on the route of an old mule track. 23 kilometres for a total difference in altitude of over 1600 metres. Figures that suggest you ought to have trained hard to take on this climb. The road is not smooth and this may tempt you to step up the pace, especially at the beginning. Instead, you need to store up some energy because the last few kilometres are the most challenging.

For those climbing from Valsugana, Passo del Manghen starts in the hamlet of Borgo. The road climbs up right away, though not too steep. The first 4 kilometres are within reason, while the more challenging ones plunge into the woods just past the junction of Telve. After about 8 km you breathe for a short distance. Two kilometres that anticipate the start of the real climb, one that, in some places, has slopes of around 13 percent. We are in the heart of Val Calamento, where you definitely start feeling the strain, but where you can admire the beautiful landscape with pastures and dairy huts, with a dairy tradition of excellent quality. You ride for another four kilometres of sweat, then catch your breath for a few minutes on a slight slope before facing the last staggering stretch: 7 kilometres that seem to never end. A climb that towards the end becomes relentless, with no cool air or shade, but that upon arrival gives great satisfaction.

You’ve accomplished the feat, just like Mariano Piccoli did in 1996. The cyclist from Trentino came first over the pass during the Giro d’Italia that year, and for the second year in a row won the climber’s category.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Similar tours nearby

  • PASSO MANGHEN - VALSUGANA
  • Castelnuovo - Val Campelle
  • Borgo Valsugana - Val di Sella
  • Borgo Valsugana - Telve - Carzano - Scurelle - Castelnuovo
  • Borgo Valsugana - Passo Manghen
  • Passo Manghen by way of Val Calamento
  • Roncegno - Ronchi (Mountain of Roncegno)
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
23 km
Duration
4:04 h
Ascent
1857 m
Descent
196 m

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