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From Villabassa to Pratopiazza

Villabassa (Niederdorf)
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Informationen zur Tour From Villabassa to Pratopiazza

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    4:30 h
  • Distance
    45.5km
  • Altitude
    930 m
  • Altitude
    930 m
  • Max. height
    2004 m
A legendary route for endurance enthusiasts, the “Dolomiti Superbike”. This tour follows the original route in some parts, passing through Pratopiazza, and can be ridden in either direction.

Directions

The plateau right above the Braies Valley offers an unforgettable panoramic view with the croda Rossa, the tre cime, tofane and the cristallo Range for backdrop. A good fitness level and a good amount of leg endurance is required for this 1000 m climb, which is spread over 46 km. the most challenging climbs are left behind once the plateau has been reached. A stunning view overlooking the surrounding mountains makes the opportunity for a respite from the climb even more pleasant.

Itinerary description

From the railway station in ➊ Villabassa (1154 m) follow the Val Pus- teria cycling route towards Brunico ➋ up to the crossing; from here take a left to Valle di Braies and arrive at ➌ Ferrara (1220 m). From the bottom of Ferrara cross the road that leads to Lake Braies and follow way marker n. 37 to the road access ➍; from here take the road up to ➎ Ponticello (1490 m) and then, still climbing, carry on to ➏ Pratopiazza (2010 m, highest point of the tour). Follow the Val di Stolla downhill to the ➐ SS 51 Dobbiaco-cortina, from here keep left up to carbonin; from the ➑ carbonin crossing for 500 metres follow the road to lago Misurina, and then take the bicycle path in the direction of Dobbiaco. Pass ➒ Lago di Landro (1403 m) and ➓ Lago di Dobbiaco (1280 m) and eventually reach the village ⓫ of Dobbiaco (1220 m). When entering the village take the Val Pusteria bicycle path toward Brunico and at the railway ⓬ bridge follow the bicycle route that will return to the starting point in Villabassa. 

Starting point

Villabassa-niederdorf, 1154 m

Target point

Villabassa-niederdorf, 1154 m

Parking

Villabassa-niederdorf

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Directions

Along the Val pusteria-pustertal to Villabassa-niederdorf 

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