Kaiserjägerstrasse-Monterovere is not a road for beginners
Kaiserjägerstrasse-Monterovere is one of the most challenging roads in the world. Located in the Italian province of Trentino, the road includes some narrow sections scarcely wide enough for two cars to pass at the same time.
The road also known as Strada dell’Alpini and Strada Provinciale SP 133 di Monterovere is totally paved. But it's steep, narrow, and without central marked lines. It’s 6.4km (4 miles) long and runs from Levico Therme and Caldonazzo to the plateau of Lavarone.
Along the way are beautiful views of the Lake Caldonazzo, Levico Lake and Monte Panarotta. If you can handle the height and the prospect of a very long freefall this road absolutely has to be on the list of any road connoisseur. Some sections are so narrow that if two vehicles have to pass each other, one vehicle might have to reverse for anything up to 3 kilometres of winding narrow road to get to a place wide enough to pass.
This old military road was built in 1911 as a war road from the "Kaiserjäger" in order to transport materials for the construction of fortifications in the south of the road lying border between Austria-Hungary and Italy, the later Italian front.
It’s not a road for beginners and should not be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse. It’s very narrow, has several hairpins and two small tunnels. It’s forbidden to vehicles with more than 2,50 m height and width. The speed limit is 30 km/h. This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow.
This old military road is very steep. It climbs up to Monte Rovere, at an elevation of 1.269m above the sea level. Starting in SP 133, near Lochere, at an elevation of 641m, the ascent is 6.1km. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 628m, and the average percentage is 10,29%.
Road suggested by: Uli