Trail Running Patent: 10 climbs in detail
CONSORZIO VIVERE IL GRAPPA
SRM STUDIO RIEDUCAZIONE AL MOVIMENTO
TABACCHERIA C/O EMISFERO
Via Alcide De Gasperi 80-82, Bassano del Grappa (VI) · Tel. 0424 521015
Patent validity: 12 months.
First Challenge Season will end up in October 2017.
THE TURNING POINT
From the Valley of Seren, and exactly from Chiesa Nuova di San Luigi, you reach Col Asia first and then get to Col Supremo. From here, take the path of "fojaroi" (typical old farmhouses recognizable by the roof covered with branches of beech leaves). You will arrive at Monte Prassolan (1842 meters), crossing the area of the Great War. You will then reach Cima Grappa by overpassing Rifugio Bocchette and the woods surrounding the Cason dei Lebi first and then the Cross dei Lebi.
STAMP: OSTERIA DELLA TREGUA Piazza Tiziano Vecellio 5 32030 Seren del Grappa (BL) Tel. 0439 448 455
14,26 Km, elevation gain: 1260 mt, maximum time: 4 hours
From Rocca di Arsiè cross the lake of Corlo on the characteristic Victory Bridge and take the CAI trail n.808 (08) to Mount Fredina before reaching the Refuge val Tosella, place of Austro-Hungarian artillery workstations and artillery headquarters of the command of the entire Grappa area. Proceed up to Mt. Prassolan through the Rifugio Bocchette, keeping to the right, and climb to Cima Grappa to the height 1510 mt that joins the naturalistic ring.
STAMP: BAR ALIMENTARI DI ANNA & SANDRO Via Liberazione 51 32030 Rocca di Arsiè (BL) Tel. 0439 58591 Parking area near the Victory Bridge
14,11 Km, elevation gain: 1570 mt, maximum time: 4 hours
THE ROAD OF CIPPI
From Cismon take the trail CAI 920 (20), mostly made of cobblestone with low steps and protected by side boulders. Continue on the trail CAI 913 (13) and reach the Forcelletto (1396 meters). The path runs along the route historically used to move supplies of men and materials from Cismon during the war on Monte Pertica (1549 meters). From here continue on the "Road of stones", so called after the tombstones placed as war memorials, than you will reach Cima Grappa.
STAMP: BIRRERIA BRUSCHETTERIA NAZIONALE Via Vittorio Veneto 8 36020 Cismon Del Grappa (VI)
Tel. 0424 92264
Parking facilities in the nearby train station
10,24 km, elevation gain: 1480 m, maximum time: 3 hours 30 minutes
THE SOLSTICE BATTLE
From San Nazario follow the path CAI 38 through the Sannazara Trail, built over the past centuries to bring lumbers from the mountains to the river Brenta. The track meanders through the first lines of the battle fought on June 1918 and then, passing the Rifugio Alpe Madre, it runs along the ridge of Colli Alti following the trail CAI 40 and finally exits at Finestron. From here you reach Cima Grappa along the trail CAI 20 going up to Col Beretta, Monte Asolone, Monte Coston (1515 meters) and Monte Rivon.
STAMP: MA.MA.BAR of Mocellin Marina Via Roma 69, 36020 San Nazario (VI) Tel. 0424 98526
The bar is closed on Thursdays, on other days is open from 07.00 am
Parking area near the Town Hall of San Nazario
Km 16,48, elevation gain: 1740 mt
maximum time: 4 hours
From Valle Santa Felicita take the trail CAI 80, near the restaurant Mena. The track starts with a large road and then becomes a trail unraveling entirely through the woods until you come out in the Valley of Lebi. From here you reach Cima Grappa through the Val di Poise. The entire area was used as supply routes by the Italian troops, cableways and impressive military warehouses are in fact visible along the route.
STAMP: HOTEL RESTAURANT BY MENA Via Valle Santa Felicita 15 36060 Romano d'Ezzelino (VI)
Tel. 0424 36481
12.40 Km, elevation gain: 1450 mt
maximum time: 3 hours
From Valle Santa Felicita take the trial CAI 100, near the Antica Abbazia restaurant. The first part of the route runs through the forest to reach Campo Croce and Baita Camol (1327 meters). From here the trail continues to Cima Grappa passing through Monte Palla and Monte Colombera, with a stunning view spacing from the Padana plains to the Belluno plains.
STAMP: HOTEL RESTAURANT ANTICA ABBAZIA Via Cenghia 82 31030 Borso del Grappa (TV) Tel. 0423 561150
10.76 Km, elevation gain: 1450 mt
maximum time: 3 hours 30 minutes
From Crespano del Grappa, in Madonna del Covolo, take the trail CAI 105, the famous Mulattiera del Covolo, until you get to Casera Ardosetta (1451 meters). From here you reach Cima Grappa continuing on the path CAI 109, almost all on turf.
STAMP: HOTEL RESTAURANT COVOLO Via Covolo 149 31017 Crespano del Grappa (TV) Tel. 0423 53207
Km 9, elevation gain: 1110 mt
maximum time: of 3 hours
A HOOK TO HEAVEN
From San Liberale take the trail CAI 151, one of the busiest paths to reach Cima Grappa with many hikers going up and down. The first part leads to Pian dea Baea. From there, it opens to the beautiful panorama of the plains down below. Before arriving to the top you pass through Malga Val Vecia, an ideal place for a quick camp and refreshment.
STAMP: BAR RESTAURANT RIFUGIO SAN LIBERALE (Mariangela and Giampietro) Via S. Liberal 3 31017 Fietta of Paderno del Grappa (TV) Tel. 0423 53308/561771
Km 7.92, elevation gain: 1130 mt
maximum time: 2 hours 30 minutes
THE WAY OF THE ALPINI
From Alano di Piave take the trail CAI 840 towards Monte Palon (1305 meters) where you can see the reproduction of a military village. You then get to the Col della Mandria through the trail CAI 212, and continue on the famous path of Meatte (CAI 152), a suggestive track built by the Alpini overlooking the Valley of San Liberale. You will then reach Monte Boccaor then, with one more effort, you will reach Cima Grappa following the trail CAI 151.
STAMP: RICCI BAR Via Marconi 4, 32031 Alano di Piave (BL) Tel. 340 4591842 Closed on Wednesdays, other days open from 07.00 am
10.51 Km, elevation gain: 1500 meters
maximum time: 3 hours 30 minutes
From Schievenin take the trail CAI 845 to Monte Valderoa (1575 meters). The track runs through the area where the Rommel Germans fought during the Great War. Continue on the trail CAI 156 through the beautiful chain of Solaroli and the famous High Way of Heroes up to Cima Grappa.
STAMP: Starting point town of Schievenin / Quero-Vas 32038.
13.75 Km, elevation gain: 1530 m
maximum time: 4 hours and 30 minutes