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Passo Cugola–Passo di Oclini

Val di Fiemme
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Informationen zur Tour Passo Cugola–Passo di Oclini

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    5:30 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    1270 m
  • Altitude
    1270 m
  • Max. height
    1989 m
The Catinaccio is surrounded and engulfed by endless myths. Gnomes, giants, princesses and spells: once upon a time there was quite a lot happening up here... Amongst the protagonists of these legends is a giant who killed dragons, living at the Passo di Oclini. And certainly he had a great appreciation of beauty. The views on the Monte Regolo, Lagorai Group, the Latemar, Catinaccio and Sciliar are spectacular. he must have thought that this was a great place to live; that nobody would ruin such pristine landscape, and made it his home.


The downside: what lies high up, isn’t easy to get to. the starting point is located on the south face of the Val di Fiemme. In the summer months the climb is a sweaty one. the Passo oclini lies in between the corno Bianco and corno nero twin peaks. Many a mountain biker likely wished for the legs of a giant while pedaling on the steep forest roads and navigating the long, grueling trails.

Itinerary description

MtB route n. 224 (sign-posted). From the centre of cavalese ➊ 1000 m, head east toward the edge of town, at the roundabout ➋ head up to carano ➌ 1080 m, and ride through the village (still on a climb) to the crossing ➍; continue straight ahead on the forest road up to the fork by the Rifugio Ganzaie ➎. From here turn left and proceed to another fork ➏, turn right and on a steep climb head to the Malga cugola Alta ➐ 1890 m; from here approach the Passo cugola ➑ 1920 m. Descend on a short single-track taking the forest road and reach the fork ➒, turn right and on route n. 12a proceed to the Malga Gurndin ➓ 1950 m. continue to the Passo di oclini ⓫ 1990 m and from here travel the paved road to the Malga Varena ⓬ 1850 m, just before Passo di Lavazè. continue for about 100 m and at the crossing ⓭ drop to the right; proceed on the forest road along a few short single-tracks to another fork ⓮. turn right here, and follow the single-track ⓯ to the road to Passo di Lavazè, above the village of Varena ⓰, remain to the right for 200 m on the road up to the crossing ⓱; turn left here and descend to the Strada delle Dolomiti road ⓲. turn right onto this road and pedal back to the starting point.

Starting point

Cavalese town centre, 1000 m

Target point

Cavalese town centre, 1000 m


On the starting point

Public transportation


A) passo S.Lugano, Cavalese
B) Val di Fassa-Fassatal, Cavalese 


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    KleMTB R

    Einige Hinweise, da die Beschreibung und der GPX-Track doch etwas veraltet scheint: 1. die Tour trägt jetzt die MTB-Markierungsnummer 924 (anstatt 224). 2. Bei ca. Km 26 sollte der Beschilderung und nicht dem GPX-Track gefolgt werden. Auf der GPX-Route bleibend beginnt etwas später nämlich ein Singletrail der erstens für Fahrräder gesperrt (verboten) ist und zweitens als S2 bis S3 einzustufen ist. Es handelt sich um einen Steig für Bergwanderer. 3. Wer bei KM 26 links auf dem Forstweg abfährt muss weiter unten aufpassen rechts wieder auf die Route zu kommen. Dort geht dann ein toller S1-Weg hinunter nach Varena. 4. Sonst sehr tolle Tour, fast keine Schiebe- oder Trage-Passagen; und wer richtig Schmalz in den Wadeln hat tretet sogar das letzte kurze Stück bis auf das Kugeljoch (in der Mario Tumler-Route als Schiebepassage markiert) 5. Einkehrtipp: Isi-Hütte (zwischen Kugeljoch und Gurndin Alm ... bei KM 16) - exzellentes Essen ... danach sind es ja nicht mehr sooo viele HM

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    KleMTB R

    Hinweise, da die Tourbeschreibung + GPX-Track doch veraltet scheint:


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