History has left clear signs in the mountains of the Asiago Plateau. Starting from the origins of its inhabitants, who are tough to descended from the ancient Cimbri of northern origin. The Cimbrian language, now abandoned, is still present in places’ names and surnames of many families. Rituals and ancient customs, along with the ancient legends of gnomes, fairies and other creatures of the woods, charm the Sette Comuni’s visitors.
The Great War, which devastated Asiago’s countries and landscapes, it’s a far away painful experience, but still perfectly tangible through the remains of thousands of trenches and fortifications and the proofs collected in museums. The archaeological sites help to add further charm to the discovery of this unique land.
The bike path is 56 km long and leads from Asiago to Bassano del Grappa in Valbrenta. The cycling is total and the route runs smoothly on mixed roads.
From Asiago you go east on the provincial road towards Enego, through the villages of Gallio, Campanella, Foza and Dori (from the junction in Dori begins the descent). So, once in Fosse, you take towards south, leaving the province road and along the Brenta River and the state road of the Valsugana. From Piovega di Sotto, in 26 Km, crossing several towns, including Valstagna and Campolongo sul Brenta, you get to Bassano del Grappa.
VARIATION: from the Restaurant ‘Cornale’ in Enego, following north the cycle path Valsugana you can reach Caldonazzo (TN): 31 km (difference in height 400mt / 230mt).
City of departure: Asiago
City of arrival: Bassano del Grappa
Arrival: Bassano del Grappa
Length (Km): 56
Discipline: Racing bicycle
Type of Itinerary: Half Day
Difference in height (m): 150
Difference in downhill (m): 881
Highest point (m): 1108
Lowest point (m): 122
Duration (h.): 1