Crespano del Grappa – Trento
This stage exists out of four passes and therefore will be really challenging. Because of the geology of the mountains the passes won´t be entered from their beginning in the valleys. The track leads through two high plateaus. One of them is the Sette Comuni with the main village Asiago. At this place a German group settled down and build up a dialect, which only can be understand by locals. This can be seen at the signposts written “Mezzaselva” and “Mittewald”. The climb to the plateau fits perfectly to the unique culture on the top. From Valstagna on, a strange and curvy stone track leads to Foza. This is the most extraordinary route of the TOUR Transalp 2018. The high plateau of Folgaria, Luserna and Lavarone is also attractive. It will be reached after the short stopover in the Arsiero Valley. Lonely former military roads of the First World War climb up to Valico di Valbona. There some fantastic panoramic views over endless land are waiting for you. Leaving the silence of the plateau behind, the track leads on quickly to the heart of Trento. The medieval centrum is worth visiting and don´t miss to drink a cappuccino right next to the cathedral.
Mountain passes: Valico di Valbona, Passo Coé, Passo Sommo, Passo della Fricca