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To Malga Ciapela

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Informationen zur Tour To Malga Ciapela

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    3:00 h
  • Distance
    27.4km
  • Altitude
    570 m
  • Altitude
    570 m
  • Max. height
    1496 m
The Malga Ciapela can be accessed from the Serrai di Sottoguda gorge. A paved road runs along the gorge, flanked by rocky walls over 100 metres high. Thirteen bridges cross the river Pettorina, offering an amazing natural spectacle. It is recommended to ride this tour clockwise, starting from the Alleghe lake

Directions

The itinerary follows the left bank of the river cordevole until caprile. the crossing of the Val Pettorina happens on forest roads, short single-track sections and very quiet secondary roads. In summer, a little train connects Sottoguda with Malga ciapela. When crossing the gorge above Sottoguda, it is important to be extremely careful on the very narrow wooden bridge. one very narrow and technical single-track section through the forest will keep the best riders extremely entertained. the Marmolada, the Queen of the Dolomites, remains impressive even from a distance with an ice-topped peak scraping the sky at 3343 m. on clear days the views can even reach Venice. the Malga ciapela –half stop on this tour – lies at the foot of the Marmolada.

Itinerary description

Set off from the ice stadium in ➊ Alleghe (1000 m, big car park). Following the road along the lake to ➋ Masarè. cross the bridge and start entering the valley. At the end of the lake keep to the right, continuing up and at the crossing ➌ turn right to stay on the civetta Superbike track until ➍ Le Grazie and eventually to ➎ the bridge in caprile. take the forest road to the left and pedal toward the villages of ➏ Sorarù (1070 m) and ➐ col di Rocca (1180 m). Ride through the village and at the first crossing keep to the left, climbing up the valley to the road to ➑ Passo Fedaia, briefly descend on the road and reach the village of Sottoguda. the crossing of the Gola dei Serrai requires a toll; at the end of this gorge is the turning point of this tour, ➒ Malga ciapela (1435 m, food available). Ride back onto the road (SP 641) and descend for about 1 km, then turn left onto the forest road; further down in the valley there is a short, very exposed section above a gorge (follow waymark Ru de zaton/Sottoguda). A tough singletrack section leads to Sottoguda; from here retrace the same route to the bridge before ➓ Alleghe, cross the bridge and arrive back at the initial starting point. 

Starting point

Alleghe, 1000 m

Target point

Alleghe, 1000 m

Specificity

Mountain bikers can only ride this route mountain-bound and have to pay a 2 Euro toll (updated 2014). A paved road runs along the gorge, flanked by rocky walls over 100 metres high. Thirteen bridges cross the river Pettorina, offering an amazing natural spectacle. It is recommended to ride this tour clockwise, starting from the Alleghe lake. 

Parking

Alleghe, 1000 m

Public transportation

Directions

A) Val di Fassa-Fassatal, Passo Fedaia, Alleghe
B) Belluno, Agordo, Alleghe 

Source

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