PASSO BROCON | DOLOMITES
Passo del Brocon (Passo Brocon) sits at 1616 meters a.s.l., is located in the Trento Province of the Trentino Alto Adige Region, and links the valley of Valsugana with Canal S. Bovo and Fiera di Primero. The road passes over the eastern portion of the Lagorai Mountain Group. The Pass is well of the beaten path and normally only visited by locals. Passo Brocon is a great starting point for relaxing Alpine walks and the roads leading up to the pass offer great cycling challenges.
Passo Brocon once belonged to the Austrian Empire and prior to 1866. After the conflict in 1866 the local Austrian Government wanted to construct a road to reach the pass from Canal S. Bovo, inorder to maintain control of the pass. The pass was an expensive project for its time and after WW1 the entire area become part of the Italy State.
The Brocon Pass is well known for its variety of alpine flowers but due to being a bit off the main traffic flows, very few tourist make it to the area. This is a great ride and interesting hiking area for those wishing to escape to remote Italy. The Passo Brocon now hosts a small ski resort and in the summer hiking trails to view flowers and old Austrian fortifications.
HOW TO GET TO PASSO BROCON IN THE ITALIAN DOLOMITES
The closest train station is in the Valsugana valley that runs between Bassano and Trento. From Trento you can find buses that will get you to Castel Tresino. If you are on bicycle you can ride the Valsugana Bike Path and then do the climb from Gringo or Stingo. From the north Passo Brocon can be reached from Canal S. Bovo.
WHERE TO STAY AND EAT WHEN VISITING PASSO BROCON
If you are a hiker there are two good hotels Rifugio in the Pass
If you are bicycle touring the area it this is a great transition ride to get from Valsugana over to Fiera di Primeiro, or over Passo Croce d'Aune from Feltre.