fbpx Hiking trail - The Vezzena highlands and "Pizzo di Levico" Fort
Hiking trail - The Vezzena highlands and

Hiking trail - The Vezzena highlands and "Pizzo di Levico" Fort

Photo from: APT Valsugana

Easily accessable, Pizzo di Levico offers a breath-taking panorama.

From the Vezzena highlands it is possible to get to the Pizzo di Levico Fort, fortification used during the First World War as a bombing post and as a military traffic checkpoint overlooking the Valsugana Valley. Here, the Hapsburg military genius built one of the most extraordinary feats of wartime engineering: the top of this mountain was dug out and the almost inaccessible fort was built.

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Medium
  • straighten distance 11.35 Km
  • schedule duration 4:00 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 472 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 472 m
  • skip_next highest point 1854 m
  • skip_next lowest point 1414 m

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Safety information:

The fort has been lately secured and a breathtaking terrace suspended in the air has been installed.

The path is well tracked and marked with the red-white SAT signage.

The most exposed segments of the trail are protected with security ropes (a via ferrata equipment is not necessary).


Plan your itinerary beforehand.

Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities.

Choose the right equipment and clothing.

Check the weather forecast.

Walking alone in the mountain is always dangerous, be sure to have a mobile phone always with you.

Leave information on your route and your expected return time.

Do not hesitate to contact a professional guide.

Beware of the signs you will find along the way.

In case of emergency call 112.

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.


Hotel Vezzena parking


DD 45.957196 , 11.32842 DMS45° 57' 25.9056'' N 11° 19' 42.3120'' E


Hotel Vezzena parking

Public Transis

No mezzi Pubblici

Getting there

From the main road SS 47 - Strada della Valsugana:

- Take the exit for Lochere and drive up along the road Menador up to the Pass;


- Reach Calceranica al Lago and then up to Vattaro, drive on to Lavarone to get tothe Pass (longer but with less traffic).


Parking lot next to Hotel Vezzena.

Turn-by-turn directions

Difficulty E: Excursionistic Route

From Hotel Vezzena take the road on the left in the direction of fort Busa Verle. When you have reached the fort, continue on the asphalt road up to the end of the woods; first you walk on the asphalt road, then you continue up to high altitude on a path. From Pizzo you will enjoy a breathtaking panorama over the whole Valsugana. To return, you can either choose to come back from the same route or to descend towards Malga Marcai di Sopra.


The usual outfit for excursions to the mountain is advised (trekking clothing and boots, a raincoat in case of rain).


[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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