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Road of 52 Tunnels

SP46 | Passo Xomo, 36010 Valli del Pasubio, Italy
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Spectacular and Strenuous

If you are near Venice and looking for a hike that is out of this world with views that will... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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We had seen glowing reviews, and fantastic photos for this walk. The massive entry way at the start... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Cathy C
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3 weeks ago
“Spectacular and Strenuous”
14 Mar 2017
“Beautiful ”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
SP46 | Passo Xomo, 36010 Valli del Pasubio, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are near Venice and looking for a hike that is out of this world with views that will astound you, this has got to be on your list. About a 1.5 hour drive from Venice, this famous mile road built 100 years ago...More

Thank JJTrouble
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We had seen glowing reviews, and fantastic photos for this walk. The massive entry way at the start of the hike would lead one to expect a well maintained, popular trail. The road up to the site is an experience of its own! Unfortunately we...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing part of history. I enjoyed hiking through the 52 tunnels with my friends. This was the first mountain I have ever been up. If you are doing it for the first time make sure you bring water and little snacks and...More

1  Thank Dale P
Reviewed 20 December 2016

It's quite a way off the tourist circuit but a fun walk with a difference. You can walk and explore as many of the tunnels as you like (we got to the 16th one). You can drive the car right to the start of the...More

Thank Jean-Paul-CPT
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Strada delle 52 Gallerie (Road of 52 Tunnels) is a military mule road built during World War I by the Italian Army and civilian workers. The road with 52 tunnels was built in 1916-17 and now is a favorite hiking route--no bikes allowed. We...More

1  Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 10 October 2016

A must do if you live in Vicenza, Venice, or throughout the Veneto region. At nearly 100 years old, the sheer scale of this trail and the tunnels built will amaze you. Definitely need to start early and be moving by 9/930 and check the...More

Thank James Z
Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you are in the Venice, Verona, Vicenza area and need an "outdoor" experience, this is it! The hike is fairly strenuous but the views, the tunnels, the history, make it so worth the effort. We used our Iphone for directions and it worked perfect...More

Thank stslc
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Took a great hike on this historic trail. Amazing work of engineering to carve these caves, especially #19 that winds on top of itself like a corkscrew. Hike is great and takes between 2-3 hours. Great scenic overlooks of the Dolomites all throughout he walk....More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I don't hike much but this was a tiring climb. Through the tunnels a torch is required because the tunnel system was planned for mules to carry munitions to the top. Yes it can be slippery but remain focused and look back at how far...More

1  Thank RoamingRoy
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Whilst driving to the hike it was raining very heavily - we considered turning back but very glad we didn't. We parked in the carpark at the start of the hike (€6 in coins needed for the machine). The majority of the hike up was...More

Thank LucysAdventures1
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Planning to hike the 52 in mid-September. Is driving by auto (rental or taxi) the only way to get to the trailhead? Currently we're planning to rent a car in Verona and spend 2 nights in Rovereto. Any other advice? Is San Colombiano worth as short visit? The Old Ponale Bike Path? Mt. Baldo? Thanks.
20 February 2017|
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Response from stslc | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of any other options for getting to the trail head. Leave early to avoid cars coming back from the trail. Road is very narrow. The hike is spectacular and well worth the effort. We didn't do any of the other things... More
We will drive from Rovereto. Where does one park near the entrance/start of the trail? (It is unclear on most maps and the Strada website is only in Italian). Grazie.
1 January 2017|
Response from stslc | Reviewed this property |
Drive to Passov Xomo. You will see a small road heading uo and to the left. It almost looks like a footpath. Very narrow. That is the road to the 52 Gallerie. Follow it all the way until you see the large 52 Gallerie sign... More