Prealpi Venete e Trentine

Prealpi Venete e Trentine

Page Type: Area/Range
Lat/Lon: 45.99675°N / 11.46755°E
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Trad Climbing
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Elevation: 7664 ft / 2336 m


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Going from the italian Padana plain towards north you can see that the chain of the Alps is preceded from one wraps of mounts more bottoms medium, little important, landscapedly little imposing and altogether less known it is in Italy that abroad. This wraps takes the name generic of the PreAlps.

You can imagine it like a West-East belt that divides (and joins) the Padana plain to the alpine arc. It is morphologically much articulating.


Monti Lessini: pano toward W Prealpi Venete e Trentine: a view from Monti Lessini group toward west.

Obviously the PreAlps begin from the Padana plain. But it is not so clear where they finish leaving the place the true and own alpine groups.

Moreover it goes noticed that between the authors not there is a sure agreement on where exactly they begin and they end.


Colli BericiMonti LessiniBaldo-AltissimoPiccole DolomitiPasubio-Col SantoBondone-StivoAltopiano di AsiagoAltipiani TrentiniVigolanaMarzolaMonte GrappaPrealpi Trevigiane


• Other PreAlps areas already in SP:

PrealpiLombarde, PrealpiCarniche N, PrealpiCarniche S, PrealpiCarniche E, PrealpiCarniche W.

Groups description





01) Colli Berici


Colli Berici street map

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The hills of the Berici Mounts divide the Padana plain (at south) from the city of Vicenza (at north). This small group of low hills interrupts the uniformità of the Padana plain when from south it heads to us towards the Alps. Here the words “the preAlps” have precise meaning: "before the Alps".

• Monte Alto m. 444

• Monte Mottolone m. 400

Not present.

02) Monti Lessini


Monti Lessini street map

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The "Lessinia" is a much wide geographic zone sluice to north from the deep one and wild Ronchi valley and from the Piccole Dolomiti group; to east from the Leogra valley, to south from the course of the Adige river and from the high veronese plain and to west from the Val Lagarina.

They furrow numerous goes them that from the high pastures they come down to fan towards Verona and the plain.

Its heights to west have tops between 1500 and 1800 meters; wrap centers them is attested instead between 1000 and the 1300 meters. 

Western Lessini panorama Western Lessinia panorama

• Corno Mozzo m.1535

• Monte Castelberto m.1765

• Monte Tomba m.1766

• Monte Sparavieri m.1797

• Castel San Giorgio m. 1806

• Monte Grolla m. 1659

• Castel Malera m. 1722

• Cima Trapola m. 1865

Rifugio "Pompeo Revolto"

Rifugio "Podestaria"

Rifugio "San Giorgio"

Rifugio "Malga Lessinia"

Rifugio "Monte Tomba"

Rifugio "Boschetto"

03) Baldo-Altissimo

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Baldo-Altissimo street map

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This long chain is disposed in sense south-north and divides the Garda lake from the Adige river in the feature comprised between Verona and Rovereto.

To north it includes also the plateau of Brentonico that belongs to the province of Trento.

Wide panoramas and easy hiking route. For all. 

Baldo group from east view from east.

• Col Santo m. 2072

• Cima Telegrafo m. 2200

• Punta Pettorina m. 2192

• Cima Valdritta m. 2218

• Cima del Longino m. 2179

• Cima delle Pozzette m. 2132

• Corna Piana m. 1736

• Monte Altissimo di Nago m. 2079

• Monte Varagna m. 1779

Rifugio "Damiano Chiesa"

Rifugio "Monte Baldo"

Rifugio "Campei"

Rifugio "Graziani"

Rifugio "Fiori del Baldo"

Rifugio "Fos-Ce"

Rifugio "Chierego"

Rifugio "Baita dei Forti"

Rifugio "Telegrafo"

Rifugio "Cedron"

04) Piccole Dolomiti

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Piccole Dolomiti Group street map

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The most important group of  the Prealpi Venete e Trentine is delimited to south from the Lessini Mounts area and at north from the Vallarsa with her Pian delle Fugazze pass. 

Piccole Dolomiti group from N

Its main and dominant summit is Cima Carega (m. 2259).

All the group has dolomitic character, characterized from the presence of highs, walls and steep throats. The name recalls the greater sisters, the Dolomiti obviously, because of the chemical composition. The name “the small” is because of their smaller altitude.

They have been interested by the military  operations of the first world war and many hikings routes today follow the old roads of war, facilitating the access. 

Sengio Alto group Sengio Alto

But the Piccole Dolomiti do not go underrated! Even if they recall the hikers above all, the mountain climber will find mountain tops to you “true” and shod ways and also the climber will find impegnative and difficult ways to you. The main ways of access by car: from notrh the Pian delle Fugazze pass and from south the country of Giazza, into the Lessini Mounts.

Catena delle Tre Croci (from Sella del Campetto toPasso delle Tre Croci:

• Sasso de le Molesse m. 1801

• Cima Tre Croci m. 1939

• Guglia del Rifugio m. 1823

• Monte Zèvola m. 1976

• Monte Terrazzo m. 1876

• Monte Gramolon m. 1814

• Monte Telegrafo m. 1562


Gruppo del Carega (from Passo delle Tre Croci to  Campogrosso pass):

• Fumante m. 1983

• Monte Obante m. 2072

• Cima Mosca m. 2141

Cima Carega m. 2215

• Cima del Cherlong m. 2215

• Cima della Neve m. 2157

• Cima Levante m. 2121

• Cima Posta m. 2259


Gruppo delSengio Alto (from Campogrosso pass toPian delle Fugazze pass):

• Monte Baffelan m. 1793

• Cima di Ofre m. 1780

• La Sisilla m. 1621

• Monte Cornetto m. 1899

• Giare Bianche m. 1675

• Torre Emanuele m. 1795

Rifugio "Revolto"

Rifugio "Passo Pertica"

Rifugio "Bepi Bertagnoli"

Rifugio "Valdagno"

Rifugio "C. Battisti"

Rifugio "Campogrosso"

Rifugio "Pompeo Scalorbi"

Rifugio "Toni Giuriolo"

Rifugio "Fraccaroli"

Rifugio "Malga Zugna"

Bivacco "Sinèl-G.Pedrinolla"

05) Pasubio-Col Santo

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Pasubio-Colsanto Group street map

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The group developes himself from Rovereto city toward the Pian delle Fugazze pass in sense west-east. 

Rifugio Generale Papa al Pasubio Refuge "G. Papa"

It leaves at south the Cima Carega and Piccole Dolomiti Group and at north plateaus of Folgaria, Lavarone, Luserna, with all the complicated geografy of the "Altipiani Trentini".

The central massif of Monte Pasubio becomes famous because it has been theatre of importantan and great battles during the first world war.

But all the group is signed by the WWI: still today many beautiful hiking routes are carried out along the roads of war constructed in that time.

Northern ridge:

• Col Santo m. 2112

• Col Santino m. 2110

Monte Pazul m. 1477

• Monte Spill m. 1703

• Monte Sarta m. 1448

• Pilose m. 1426

• Monte di Geroli m. 1377

• Costa Alta m. 1340


Southern ridge:

Monte Pasubio m. 2232

• Dente Italiano m. 2220

• Zenevri m. 2141

• Dente Austriaco m. 2120

• Soglio dell'incudine 2114

• Monte Buso m. 2080

• Monte Roite m. 2144

• Campiluzzi m. 2040

• Monte Testo m. 1998

• Monte Sogi m. 1959

• Cherle m. 1834

• Monte Corno Battisti m. 1760

• Soglio Rosso m. 1650.

• Soglio di Uderle 1600m.

• Monte Forni Alti

• Monte Trappola m. 1403

Rifugio "Generale Papa"

Rifugio "Vincenzo Lancia"



06) Bondone-Stivo

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Bondone-Stivo street map

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The Bondone is traditionally the mountain of the city of Trento.

Its four tops are easily to catch up by the asphalted road that leads  to the little plain "named Viotte" that during winter is transformed as the nordic ski-center of the city. 

Bondone-Stivo group from E
Towards south the group is joined with Monte Stivo by one long ridge lacking but of hiking support points.

• Monte Cornetto m. 2180

• Doss d'Abramo m. 2140

• Cima Verde m. 2102

• Cima Palon m. 2090

• la Rosta m. 1832

Monte Stivo m. 2059

Rifugio "Prospero Marchetti"

Rifugio "Fratelli Tambosi"

07) Altopiano di Asiago


Plateau of Asiago street map

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Le mete dell'Altopiano (only italian)

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Wikipedia WWI references (english,italian,deutsch)

Known also with the name of “Altopiano dei Sette Comuni” is located at south of the Valsugana and it is pushed until the plain of Vicenza. Delimited at west by the deep Val d'Astico, that separates it from the plateaus of Trentino. At east is encircled from the curve of the Valsugana valley and finishes in the plain of Vicenza.

Important theatre of war expecially because of the Strafexpedition put into effect from the Austro-hungarian during the WWI. The most alpine interesting mounts are found in the north chain, that he is falling to the Valsugana valley with unevennesses of 1500 meters.  

Panorama from Porta Manazzo toward SW From Porta Manazzo pass to SW
Its greater tops are found at north, from where they dominate by precipices more than 1500 meters the Valsugana valley.

Cima Dodici m. 2340

• Monte Ortigara m. 2106

• Cima Portule m. 2310

• Corno di Campo Bianco m. 2043

• Monte Lozze m. 1920

• Monte Forno m. 1912

• Cima Mandriolo m. 2051

Pizzo di Levico m. 1908

• Monte Cimon m. 1486

• Monte Zebio m. 1717

• Monte Mosciagh m. 1556

• Monte Fior m. 1824

• Monte Lisser m. 1634

• Monte Baldo di Asiago m. 1678

• Monte Verena m. 2015

Rifugio "Stalder"

Rifugio "Verenetta"

Rifugio "Granezza"

Rifugio "Cima Larici"

Bivacco "Busa delle Dodese"

Bivacco "Baito del Cangi"

Bivacco "Baita Lanzola-Refatti"


• altripunti di appoggio nell'Altopiano (baiti, casare, malghe, rifugi) dal sito web delCAI di Asiago(only in italian)

08) Altipiani Trentini


Plateaus of Lavarone-Folgaria-Luserna street map

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Wikipedia references (Lavarone-Folgaria-Luserna) see also ethnic minority Cimbri notices inenglish,italian,deutsch)

Wikipedia WWI references (english,italian,deutsch)

Lavarone-Folgaria-Luserna: these three plateaus with their forests and grass for alpine mountain barns are usually considered as a single unit, even if they are separated by furrows and deeps valleys (make reference the geographic image).


Folgaria-Lavarone plateaus Folgaria-Lavarone plateaus

For their uniformity some interesting reliefs also for the hiker and the mountain climber are raised. Not interesting for the mountain climbers, they can be interesting under the landscaped, historical and cultural profile


Plateau of Luserna from Monte Toraro Luserna plateau

Like also in the plateau of Asiago, the WWI has had one of its here “hot spots” especially during the “Strafexpedition” in 1916. The country of Luserna is inhabited from a Cimbri community where still today the ancient language is spoken about this ethnic minority.

• Costa d'Agra m. 1822

• Monte Finonchio m. 1603

• Monte Campomolon m. 1855

• Monte Toraro m. 1899

• Monte Spitz di Tonezza m. 1696

Rifugio "Fratelli Filzi"

Rifugio "Baita Tonda"

Rifugio "Malga Campo"

Rifugio "Stella d'Italia"

Rifugio "Mariano Rumor"

Rifugio "Malga Campo"


09) Vigolana

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Vigolana and Marzola groups near Trento street map

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This limestone group that closes to south-east the city of  Trento goes towards south until reaching the country of Folgaria joining therefore to the plateau of Folgaria-Lavarone. 

Vigolana group from N-E

In spite of the vicinity to the city, it has alpine characters and it does not go underrated, above all from who the approach from the north side.

• Becco di Filadonna m. 2150

Vigolana (with two tops) m. 2148-2128

Rifugio "Casarota"

Rifugio "La Madonnina"

Rifugio "Paludei"

Bivacco "Alla Madonnina"

Bivacco "Malga Derocca"

10) Marzola

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Vigolana and Marzola groups near Trento street map

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Small and isolated group situated at east of the city of Trento. 

Marzola group viewed from south from S
It divides the city from the Caldonazzo lake, that it is found in Valsugana. Usually used on sunday by the Trento folks, because of its easy paths. Not important for alpinists, it has a particulary place into the history of local alpinsts because here is (near the Pino Prati refuge)  
Marzola group from E
the historical cliff arena “aiBindesi” where they have begungenerations of mountain climbers.


Marzola group from Adige valley

Marzòla m.1737

• Chegùl m. 1362

• Monte Celva m. 1000

Rifugio "Pino Prati"

Rifugio "Maranza"

Bivacco "Raffaele Bailoni"


11) Monte Grappa


Monte Grappa Group street map

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Wide massif not great height (m. 1755), staying between the Brenta river at west and the Piave river at east. 

Cima Grappa toward N

At north is defined from the valleys that joins the flat one of Fonzaso with the cities of Feltre and Belluno.


Monte Grappa toward S
At south finishes with the Padana plain and more just with the city of Bassano of the Grappa and hills of Asolo. Alpine not interesting, its certain reputation is due to the vicissitudes tied to the first world war. To its top it accommodates a great cemetary of the war fallen. Today it is above all a reference for the tourists who go up from the plain taking advantage itself also of the asphalted road that reaches the top.

• Cima Grappa m. 1776

• Monte Asolone m. 1520

• Monte Valderoa m. 1575

• Monte Fontana Secca m. 1608

• Cima della Mandria m. 1482

• Col dell'Orso m. 1677

• Col Moschin m. 1278

• Col della Berretta m. 1448

• Monte Pertica m. 1549

• Monte Prassolan m. 1481

Rifugio "Scarpon"

Rifugio "Alpe Madre"


12) Prealpi Trevigiane


Pralpi of Treviso street map

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la geografia del Trevisano fra mare e monti (only italian)

isentieri delle Prealpi Trevigiane (only italian).

isentieri delle Prealpi TrevigianeBIS (only italian).

The Claudia Augusta Altinate roman road (english,italian, deutsch, france)

The Prealpi Trevigiane are formed by the chain Monte Cesen-Col Visentin, by the Monte Pizzoc and a part of the Bosco del Cansiglio, by the morainic hills that are found between Valdobbiadene, Tarzo and Vittorio Veneto nonthat by the relative valleys. 

Prealpi Trevigiane from Monte Cesen toward S

Three are the passes that allow the access from the province of Belluno: the saddleback of Fadalto (m. 488), the Passo di San.Boldo (m.707) and the Passo Praderadego (m. 910) through which passed to the roman military road “Via Claudia Augusta Altinate”, which joined the Adriatico sea with Feltre, Trento, Bolzano, Merano and - at last - the Passo di Resia pass (actually situatete on the border between the italian Suedtyrol and the Austria).

• Monte Nevegal m. 1600

• Monte Cesen m. 1570

• Monte Cimon m. 1438

• Col Visentin m. 1768

• Monte Pizzoc m. 1565

• Monte Millifret m. 1581


Rifugio "Posa Pruner"

Rifugio "Brigata Cadore"

Rifugio "Col Visentin"

Rifugio "Mariech"

Getting There

approach to the area
The international access happens from Brennero-Roma in direction north-south and from Milano-Venezia in West-East direction. For a detailed guideline more you can consult the street map of Globopix .
• by car: motorway
A22 del Brennero or motorway A4 Milano-Venezia
• by train: line Milano-Venezia at south; line Trento-Venezia at North
• by bus: see the local informations at the single group or mountain page in SP!
• nearest airports: in Verona Aeroporto Valerio Catullo; in Venezia Aeroporto Marco Polo

• Azienda turistica del Trentino • Azienda turistica del Veneto
Meteo Maps and books Advised cartograpy by Kompass editor:
Kompass n. 102 (Lago di Garda-Monte Baldo) 1:50,000
Kompass n. 101 (Rovereto-Monte Pasubio) 1:50,000
Kompass n. 631 (Altipiani di Folgaria Lavarone e Luserna) 1:25,000
Kompass n. 623 (Altopiano di Asiago) 1:25,000
Kompass n. 075 (Trento-Levico-Lavarone) 1:50,000
Kompass n. 078 (Altipiano dei Sette Comuni) 1:50,000
Kompass n. 678 (Bondone-Stivo) 1:25,000
Kompass n. 690 (Alto Garda e Ledro) 1:25,000

Red tape

Recently new proposal of subdivision of the entire alpine arc has appeared in Italy that it considers the Alps like one great european chain, exceeding therefore the borders of the national states.
You can confront the C.A.I. subdivision with the SOIUSA subdivision.
Here the groups of the prealpine area Veneto-Trentino are described and attached to the existing SP subgroups-pages with the agreement that the change councils well will be accepted.
• Links convention: inner SP links are showed in blue-bold-underscore; external links are showed in blue-normal-underscore.