Trincee di Malga Pidocchio
The Translessinia

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Route details Recommended period Spring, Summer, Autumn Phone+39 045 2477050

The Translessinia route can be walked and cycled in spring, summer and autumn.

In winter, you can walk only a few sections that have been beaten down and marked out specifically on the snow. It is a flat dirt road where the level of difficulty is medium-low. Seasonal hiking gear and boots are recommended. 

The Translessinia is an easily accessible dirt road that connects the entire upper part of Lessinia, and is one of the main places from which to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Carega and the ‘Small Dolomites’. There are numerous alpine huts and refuges, once used as barracks or for traditional cheese-making activity, which to date have been partially redeveloped and transformed into restaurants or refreshment points.

Among the hiking itineraries in the heart of the Lessinia Regional Natural Park, we propose one starting from the Lessinia mountain hut (former barracks of Italian troops) and going up to Podesteria, the ancient seat of the podestà (mayor in Fascist era). Passing through the trenches of Malga Pidocchio, an unmissable natural site for history lovers, and also taking in Cima Castelberto, from where you can enjoy a fabulous view of the Val d 'Adige, this is a route that alternates history, culture and nature.


The Translessinia in winter changes appearance and turns into a cross-country ski track, much loved by fans of this sport for the beautiful views that can be enjoyed.

The Malga Pidocchio trenches are an open-air historical monument and therefore can be visited at any time, without timetable restrictions, but utmost respect for the place is requested at all times.