A mountain range in west Trentino
Paganella - Gazza group
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
From Monte Gazza : the Brenta group
View from Monte Gazza: Monte Casale and the Lakes Valley
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.
Exit 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
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 books
649 Altopiano della Paganella Dolomiti di Brenta
Hiking gear is sufficient.
External LinksComune di Vezzano