Snowshoe excursion on the Asiago Plateau

Easy path between snowy views and war stories

A paradise for active holiday lovers, on the Asiago Plateau some of the bloodiest pages in Italian history have been written. The territory was in fact theatre of the fierce Great War and it can be seen everywhere, from the peaks chamfered by the cannon blows to the forts, trenches and observers.

This suggestive snowshoe ring-path leads us to admire the karst landscape, through the white expanses of snow and spruce woods.
After the altar dedicated to Pope John Paul II, you can easily reach a Military Observatory of the First World War, from where you can admire the plateau of the seven municipalities of Asiago with a 360-degree view.

The itinerary is also characterised by the typical malghe of this area.

Technical description:
The path does not have great difficulties and is suitable even for the newbies of snow. Along the lower part of the itinerary, there may be the presence of snowy and icy stretches, so it is better to pay attention. 
The difference is not prohibitive, and the length of the itinerary is between half and full day. The route is not signalled, but it is very frequented and intuitive.

Technical tips:
There are no water fountains along the way, so it is useful to bring bottled water with you from the beginning. Be careful not walk on cross-country or snowmobile trails that run parallel to the track.

Where to park:
Mountain Hut Campomulo, Fondo Gallio Centre.

Recommended period:
The winter months, or with the presence of snow, are ideal. The same path can also be done during other times of the year as nature, colours and landscape will continue to amaze.

Points of interest

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Technical data

City of departure: Gallio

Departure: Rifugio Campomulo

City of arrival: Gallio

Arrival: Rifugio Campomulo

Length (Km): 10

Difficulty: easy

Discipline: Snowshoes

Type of Itinerary: Half Day

Difference in height (m): 294

Difference in downhill (m): 294

Highest point (m): 1708

Lowest point (m): 1442

Duration (h.): 5

Cities crossed

Gallio (VI)