Monte Ziolera

Monte Ziolera

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 46.17074°N / 11.45463°E
Activities Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
Additional Information Elevation: 8130 ft / 2478 m
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Monte Ziolera 2478 m

Monte Ziolera: view to Passo del Manghen

The Passo del Manghen and the hiking route viewed from the top of Monte Ziolera

Monte Ziolera is a fine pyramid situated in the middle of the Lagorai Group and dominating Passo Manghen from the East.  Passo Manghen divides the western Lagorai chain from the eastern Lagorai chain. The road pass connects Val Calamento on the Southern side (Valsugana) with Val Cadino on the Northern side (Val di Fiemme). This road is the only high-altitude crossing of the Lagorai chain. Monte Ziolera moreover overlooks the  beautiful water mirror of Lago delle Buse. Monte Ziolera is mainly rocky and shows high walls to NW, N and NE.    Despite its difficult appearance, Monte Ziolera can be reached by means of a standard route without any mountaineering difficulty starting from Passo Manghen through the Forcella del Frate, a pass that divides Monte Ziolera from the nearby Cima di Valsolaro. From the summit, situated to the East of Passo Manghen,  you will enjoy an interesting and large panorama. 

Getting There


Location Monte Ziolera


•by car from North: autoroute A22 (Brennero-Modena): get out at Egna-Ora and follow SS48 looking the table to Castello di Fiemme; then along the SP31 (Passo del Manghen)till the pass (small parking area). •by car from South: autoroute A22 (Brennero-Modena): get out at Trento Centro and follow SS47 (Valsugana) till Borgo Valsugana. Then look the table to Passo del Manghen pass, that you reach by the SP31 (Passo del Manghen) till the pass. •by train from north: Ora station (railway Monaco-Roma) - Borgo Valsugana East Station (railway Valsugana, Trento-Venezia). Info: 1678/46047 - web site in italian Trenitalia-IT and in english Trenitalia-EN. From here bus services are avaiable till Cavalese. •by train from south: Trento station (railway Monaco-Roma) - Borgo Valsugana East Station (railway Valsugana, Trento-Venezia). Info: 1678/46047 - web site in italian Trenitalia-IT and in english Trenitalia-EN. From here no bus services but only private taxi! •by bus from north: using the public services of Società Atesina (a branch of Trentino Trasporti) starting from Ora and going to Cavalese. No services till Passo del Manghen! See also the South Tyrol-Alto Adige bus services at SAD. But also here from Cavalese till Passo del Manghen pass only taxi service! •by bus from south: using the public services of Società Atesina (a branch of Trentino Trasporti) starting from Trento till Borgo Valsugana. No services till Passo del Manghen! •nearest airports: in Verona Aeroporto Valerio Catullo; in Venezia Aeroporto Marco Polo; in Milano Aeroporti di Linate e Malpensa; in Bergamo Aeroporto Orio al Serio; in Bolzano-Bozen Aeroporto di Bolzano.

Hiking route

Monte Ziolera Kompass map

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English versionStarting point: parking at Passo del Manghen pass (m. 2047). Path SAT 322 leaves the asphalted road and it heads towards east in light climb. With wide turn towards right it catches up the Forcella del Frate staple (m. 2228) which divides Monte Ziolera from the small Cima di Valsolero. The path continues here on the left along the crest of Monte Ziolera reaching directly the top (m. 2478). Easy and beautiful. 
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Italian VersionSi parte direttamente dal Passo (m. 2047). Il sentiero SAT 322 lascia la strada asfaltata e si dirige verso est in lieve salita. Con ampio giro verso destra raggiunge la Forcella del Frate (m. 2228) che divide il Monte Ziolera dalla piccola Cima di Valsolero. Da qui il sentiero prosegue a sinistra lungo la cresta del Monte Ziolera giungendo direttamente sulla cima (m. 2478). Facile e remunerativo. 

Summit panorama

Here we have four panorama from the top: click on the image to have avaiablity to the links into SP locations.

Monte Ziolera: summit panorama to SW

Panorama from the top toward SW

Monte Ziolera: panorama NW

Panorama from the top toward NW

Monte Ziolera: panorama NE

Panorama from the top toward NE

Monte Ziolera: panorama to East

Panorama from the top toward East

Red Tape

•The numeration of the paths in this zone is cured from the local alpin club (SAT=Club of the Mountain climbers of the Trentino). Every path SAT is marked with white-red colours and a number. In this web page SAT XXX indicates the presence of a marked path SAT on the land with white-red signs and tables. •The numeration of the roads into the Trentino means this: Axx means autoroute; SSxx means state road, SPxx means provincial road. •The small valley Valtrigona, situated between the 1,600 and the 2,200 meters of altitude, is first Oasis WWF with alpine characteristics. More notices here. •This zone is lend inside to numerous easy but generally remunerative excursions of the immensest area wilderness of the Trentino. Alpine shelters are least, but us it can be taken advantage of bivouacs and mountain barns restructured from the local communities for hiking use. For its beauty and running water presence I would to recommend like easy objective (1 hour from the Passo del Manghen pass) the Bivouac ANA Telve, that you can easy catch up by path SAT 310 towards west.

When to climb

Best season goes from middle May to middle October

Where to stay 

Rifugio Passo Manghen


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•Advised cartography: Kompass n. 621 (Val Sugana-Cima d'Asta-Val dei Mocheni) 1:25,000 •Advised book: Mario Corradini, Lagorai Cima d'Asta, Touring Editore, Milano 2006 - a complete and exaustive guide to the hiking and mountain's paths into the most large wilderness-area of Trentino. Edited by the Touring Club Italiano in collaboration with the Club Alpino Italiano (the official italian alpin club). •Advised book: for news wide and deepened on the course of the forehead and the military operations in the zone, it is indispensable to refer to the historical work of Walther Schaumann: "La grande guerra 1915-18, Volume 3 - Prealpi Venete e Trentine", Ghedina & Tassotti Publisher Limited, Bassano del Grappa (Italia), 1984 (this is the italian version of the original “Schauplaetze des Gebirgskrieges - Oestliche Dolomiten, Sexten, Cortina di Ampezzo”. Colonel Walther Schaumann also has founded the association Friends of the Dolomites that has cured the arrangement of trenches and distances of war. local tourist office local mountain meteo

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