The Lagorai is one of the main mountain groups of eastern Trentino, as well as one of the best preserved ranges from a naturalistic point of view in the entire area.
The origin of the name derives from the abundant presence of lakes, of more or less large dimensions, located at different altitudes of the mountain group.
The Lagorai mountain range is equipped with numerous interesting trekking routes such as, for example, the translagorai, which covers a length of about 50 km and develops between the Panarotta and Passo Rolle along paths and historical finds belonging to the First World War. Another particularly challenging route is the one known as Trekking of legends, through which one reaches, from Passo Manghen, Passo Rolle, along spectacular stretches of water and remains of the Great War.
In the surroundings of Mount Colbricon and its lakes there are traces of human settlements of primitive origin, including hunter camps dating back to the Neolithic period.
WHERE IS IT:
It is located in a very large area between Monte Calisio (located a short distance from the city of Trento, to the east) and Passo Rolle, located in the Primiero valley, for a total length of about 70 km.
The Lagorai mountain range forms the boundary of numerous valleys, including the Primiero, the Vanoi valley, the Val dei Mocheni, the Altopiano di Pinè, the Val di Cembra and the Val di Fiemme.
The south-eastern area of the group, near Monte Colbricon, Cavallazza and Passo Rolle, is part of the protected area of the Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino Natural Park, whose objective is the protection and preservation of local flora and fauna.
One of its main characteristics is undoubtedly its conservation in a state that, in some cases, can even be defined as “wild”.
The main human activities on the mountain range, in fact, are limited to the exploitation of some ski lifts (such as Cermis, Passo Rolle and San Martino di Castrozza), as well as activities related to mountain pastures and the exploitation of timber.
For the rest, many regions of the Lagorai are generally considered intact, and this has favored a sustainable tourism development that respects the natural characteristics of the place.