36 - From Saccon to Calpene along the Cervada course

On the cycle path of San Vendemiano

Difficulty : T
Walking time : 2h 15'
Distance : km 7,4
Altitude difference : m 48

Starting point :
Saccon of San Vendemiano, church of San Felice

Starting point coordinates :
45°52'8.61"N 12°21'18.77"E

Arrival point :
Belvedere delle Calpene

Arrival point coordinates :
45°54'33.12"N 12°18'55.45"E

Take me here

[elevation gpx= summary=1 ]

The path


The itinerary includes the cycleroute between the small villages of “Saccon” and “Gai” and a
passage between the “Calpene” hills. It starts from the church of “San Felice” in “Saccon” (also
known as “San Fris”) famous for the Last Supper now kept in the museum in the location of
“Conegliano” castle and follows a path along the bank of the “Cervada” stream that later connects
to the cycle route. Once in the hamlet of “Gai”, continue among the “Calpene” hills through country
lanes between “Villa Maresio Gera Amadio” and “Villa Lippomano”.


The locality of “San Vendemiano” has represented a highly strategic transit crossroads since ancient
times.This is testified by the presence of a stone that lies isolated on the edge of the road, among the
meadows of “Gai” small village. "Origin of the SS 51 Alemagna", the incision carved in stone
suggests that it was precisely at this point that one of the most important Italian arteries branched
off – and still does in the Middle Ages it was crossed by merchants, pilgrims, armies. The road is
documented in 1228 as “Strada del Canal”, then in the fifteenth century it was called “Regia” for its
great interest, but also “Alemagna” because it allowed to reach the German-speaking lands. At the
end of the Venetian domination, to modernize it, was presented in 1786 a first project by Michiel
Genova, which ended in 1830 with the opening of the Postal Road of the Empire. The current name
“Strada Statale Alemagna n.51” dates back to 1928.

Photo Gallery

Find out more informations

Further information on the Trail and on the network of itineraries are available in italian language in the book by De Bastiani Editore and in the Tabacco maps entitled "Alla scoperta delle Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene"

Become our partner

Do you want to become our partner? Download the required forms below!