Paganella - Gazza group
A mountain range in west Trentino
The Paganella - Gazza massif lies in the east side of Trento and consists of a plateau (Mount Gazza) and several peaks .The natural boundary of Paganella - Gazza are the Adige Valley, the Valley of Lakes, and the Giudicarie Valley with the Lake Molveno
Main peaks: Roda 2.125m ,Spaloti di Fai, Becco di Corno, Annetta, Vettorato
Monte Gazza is a real balcony on the eastern side of the Brenta Dolomites, so if you're lucky enough to do this trail in a clear day these wonderful landscapes will remain indelible in memory.
Route DescriptionExit Brennero Highway Trento Center take the SS 45 bis of the Sarca valley towards Vezzano. Once in Vezzano, after about 11km, take right for Ranzo and then Ciago village where you park your car.
From here follow the route SP18 till Margone village where starting the climb to monte Gazza.
The road climbs with steep slopes along the southeastern side of the mountain. Ranzo alm at 1549 meters finally offers a great view of the Lakes Valley and Brenta group .The environment is very beautiful with spectacular views on the Brenta and it follow us throughout the journey. At the saddle of the Passo S.Giovanni 1675m take for Bocca S.Giovanni where it began a breathtaking descent up (cobbleston path )to the Ciago Village.
- Start altitude: 543
- Summit altitude: 1702m
- Type: hike or MTB
- Effort: 1159m
- Orientation: Easy
maps and books649 Altopiano della Paganella Dolomiti di Brenta KOMPASS 1:25.000
Essential GearHiking gear is sufficient.
External LinksComune di Vezzano