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To the Forcella di Posporcora

Cortina d'Ampezzo
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Informationen zur Tour To the Forcella di Posporcora

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    3:00 h
  • Distance
    24.1km
  • Altitude
    570 m
  • Altitude
    560 m
  • Max. height
    1789 m
The long traverse to Passo di Posporcora offers breath-taking views as well as a number of quite exposed sections. From the pass onwards a highly technical trail produces some downhill adrenaline. Conversely, the final section unwinds nice and smooth on a wide forest road toward Pian de Loa and back to the starting point Cortina on a bicycle path.

Directions

Since the winter olympic games in 1956, cortina has become

one of the most important centres in the Dolomites, with a large tourism-based infrastructure. Located at an elevation of 1200 m in the Val Boite, this town is surrounded by stunning mountains: tofane, cristallo, Sorapiss, Antelao and Pelmo. the area is pretty much designed to host numerous mountain biking itineraries with some of the most breath-taking panoramic views. Some of these have been selected and accurately sign-posted for all grades of difficulty.

Itinerary description

From cortina ➊ bus station (1220 m) take the cycle path heading toward Dobbiaco following signage for MtB route n. 7, which will lead to the ➋ SS 51 road. cross the road and head to the camping olympia, following paved mountain road and then the nice forest roads up to the crossing ➌ Sotto i crep de cianderou (1649 m). From here, take a right and look out for a ➍ wooden cross (1745 m), the highest point of this itinerary. on a narrow and sometimes very exposed forest path keep pedalling toward the ➎ Forcella Posporcora (1720 m), and start descending on a sketchy single-track to ➏ the Posporcora bridge (1640 m). Continue in the direction of Pian de Loa eventually getting to ➐ Ponte Alto (1490 m); on a wide forest road descend into the valley toward the ➑ Lido capoverde car park. From here, follow the signs to cortina town centre, pass the hotel ➒ Fiames and get to the camping ➓ olympia. Return to the starting point on the road back to cortina.

Sign-posted MTB route N. 7

Starting point

Cortina, 1220 m

Target point

Cortina, 1220 m

Specificity

This route rides past the Ponte Alto: the 88 m high waterfall appears to be plunging into abyssal depths. 

Parking

Cortina, 1220 m 

Public transportation

Directions

A) Val pusteria-pustertal, Val di Landro-Höhlensteintal, Cortina
B) Belluno SS 51, pieve di Cadore, Cortina 

Source

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