Alpe Tognola is located just “a few steps far” from the peaks of the Lagorai mountain range, the bloody scene of hard battles between the italian and the austrian armies during World War I. As a matter of fact, the first italian frontline ran along the ridges of Cima Tognola, descended from San Martino di Castrozza to the Vanoi valley, while the austrian armies were based on the highest peaks of the Lagorai range, on the peaks of Ceremana, Colbricon and on Cima di Cece.
After the italian armies conquered the austrian frontline during the Summer of 1916, the Ridges of Cima Tognola became a secondary line of defense where still nowadays several ruins of the military works and structures built during those years are visible and in a good conservation status, like trenches, tunnels and fortifications. Today, an old mule track almost entirely invaded by vegetation, climbs up from Malga Tognola (a typical alpine hut) to the top of the mountain, coming up gently among little dry lakes and rhododendron plants, to finally reach the ridge and the first fortifications.

The price for this route including the Tognola Gondola lift Round trip ticket, hike guided by an Alpine Guide and break at the Tognola Hut is €32,00 per person.

We will come back on the same path due to works on the Cima Tognola slope.

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