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Circumnavigation of the Latemar by mountain bike

Mountainbiking · Val di Fassa
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With the exception of a few difficult passages, the circumnavigation of the Latemar group is relatively easy in terms of riding technique, impressive in terms of scenery and, thanks to the cable car support, not very demanding in terms of fitness for reasonably fit mountain bikers.
moderate
Distance 42.5 km
5:30 h
1,200 m
1,875 m
2,168 m
1,041 m
At the start at the Karer Pass, a rewarding trail descent lies at our feet. A bit boggy at first, it then goes down to Moena very flowing, but with some more challenging root passages. We continue on the bike path to Predazzo, where we are comfortably taken up to the Rifugio Passo Feudo by cable car and chairlift. Then we enjoy a few more short but challenging trail sections before we roll past the picturesque Karer Lake to Carezza. Back to the Karer Pass, we have to overcome another small ascent.

Author’s recommendation

Be sure to take breaks at the huts on the Latemar plateau and sample the regional delicacies!
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Monika Heindl
Update: August 25, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,168 m
Lowest point
1,041 m
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Track types

Asphalt 22.29%Dirt road 46.17%Forested/wild trail 13.22%Path 6.60%Road 2.29%Lift/cableway 9.40%
Asphalt
9.5 km
Dirt road
19.6 km
Forested/wild trail
5.6 km
Path
2.8 km
Road
1 km
Lift/cableway
4 km
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Rest stops

Epircher Laner Alm
Ganischger Alm
Weigler Schupf

Tips and hints

The train from Predazzo to Passo Feudo runs from mid-June to mid-September between 08:30 and 17:30 and costs €12 for adults - mountain bike included (as of July 2016).

Start

Karer Pass (1,749 m)
Coordinates:
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46.404460, 11.608489
DMS
46°24'16.1"N 11°36'30.6"E
UTM
32T 700501 5142293
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Destination

Karer Pass

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Karer Pass (1745 m) we follow the pass road downhill until trail no. 520 branches off. On this flowing single trail we descend in the direction of Moena. Before reaching the village, however, we turn off into the river valley and finally enter the village via a beautiful gravel path on the other side of the river. From here we follow the cycle path until just before Predazzo. At the ski jump is the valley station of the Stalimen-Gardonè cable car, which we take up to the Rifugio Gardonè. A few metres further on, the Gardonè-Passo Feudo chairlift begins, which takes us to the Rifugio Passo Feudo (2180 m).

From here we take trail no. 521 downhill to the Ganischger Alm and over a short trail section to a road, which we follow to the Reiterjoch (1996 m). At first we go downhill briefly on asphalt, then we descend on trail no. 9 on gravel to the Epircher Laner Alm. We now continue on trail no. 10 until we reach a barrier, where we turn left onto a steep trail. This eventually meets a gravel road, which we follow briefly to the right, but then continue on trail no. 10. On an alpine pasture, trail no. 11 branches off, which leads us to Obereggen as a beautiful, but in the meantime challenging trail. The last stretch into the village is asphalted. In Obereggen we keep to the right and continue on a gravel path until trail no. 9 branches off in the direction of Karersee.

We circle Lake Carezza on its right side, cross the main road and ride uphill in ascending hairpin bends into the village of Carezza. At the golf course we keep to the right and thus return to the Carezza Pass.

Restaurants are available on the Karerpass, in the Rifugio Gardonè, in the Rifugio Passo Feudo, in the Ganischger Alm and in the Epircher Laner Alm.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Bolzano, then by bus to the Karer Pass (Attention: bicycles are only taken if there is enough space!)

Getting there

A22 to the Bolzano Nord exit, continue via the SS12 and the SS241 to the Karer Pass.

Parking

Parking possibility at the Karer Pass

Coordinates

DD
46.404460, 11.608489
DMS
46°24'16.1"N 11°36'30.6"E
UTM
32T 700501 5142293
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
42.5 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,200 m
Descent
1,875 m
Highest point
2,168 m
Lowest point
1,041 m
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