Asiago - History on the Plateau (83 km)

History has left clear signs on the mountains of the Asiago’s plateau. Starting from its habitants, that are taught to descent from the ancients Cimbri of the North. The Cimbra language, fallen into disuse, it is still present in the places’ names and in many families’ nicknames. Millennial rites and customs, ancient legends about gnomes, fairies and other bushes’ creatures  fascinate the visitors of the Sette Comuni.
The Great War that devastated towns and landscapes of Asiago it’s a far away experience, but it’s still tangible through the remains of thousands of fortifications, foxholes and museums. The archeological sites contribute to add further fascination at the discover of this unique land.

Technical description:
The 83 kilometers long cycling loop path it’s a medium difficulty, always on a cycle path. It starts from Asiago and it goes towards Mount Corno/Lusiana passing through Turcio.
The path goes up to Mount Mortisa and it reaches Lugo di Vicenza, then you take the road towards Piovene Rocchette and the Astico valley. You pass by the towns of Rocchette, Meda, Arsiero up to San Pietro Valdastico. Then the route goes back down to Pedescala, reaching Asiago through Rotzo and Roana.

Variation: Once reached the crossroad near Pedescala, take the right towards Castelletto.

Monumento al Partigiano (Lusiana) Villa Godi-Malinverni (Lugo di Vicenza) Villa Piovene (Lugo di Vicenza) Pista ciclabile ex ferrovia (Rocchette-Arsiero) Altar Knotto (Rotzo) Forte di Campolongo (Rotzo) Forte del Verena (Mezzaselva) Museo della Grande Guerra (Canove)

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Technical data

City of departure: Asiago

Departure: Asiago

City of arrival: Asiago

Arrival: Asiago

Length (Km): 83

Difficulty: Average

Discipline: Racing bicycle

Type of Itinerary: Half Day

Difference in height (m): 1170

Difference in downhill (m): 1170

Highest point (m): 1240

Lowest point (m): 180

Duration (h.): 2

Cycling: 100