Trek to Sengio Alto
Reach the Sengio Alto Dolomites whith lots of World War 1 ruins along the way
The area of Sengio Alto, at the south-eastern tip of the province of Trento, was the theatre of important battles and massive movements of troops throughout World War I (which lasted from 1915 to 1918 in Italy). The sector extending from Pasubio to Piccole Dolomiti is therefore characterized by the presence of massive military fortifications. This trek ring takes place at the foot of two mountains (Baffelan and Cornetto) connected by a ridge dotted with observatories, trenches, and fortifications. The presence of such World War I remnants adds another dimension to the hike. During the walk, you can however also enjoy a vast panorama, especially views of the Piccole Dolomiti and Pasubio.
The first part of the hike (from the start to Passo Campogrosso) follows an old mule path which has been paved and is closed to motor vehicles. It is therefore quite possible to push a pushchair all the way up to Rifugio Campogrosso, but one should bear in mind the distance separating it from Passo Pian delle Fugazze (about 6 km: one and a half hour’s walk) .