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.
Distance 42.5 km
Highest point2,168 m
Lowest point1,041 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.
Be sure to take breaks at the huts on the Latemar plateau and sample the regional delicacies!
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.
all notes on protected areas
By train to Bolzano, then by bus to the Karer Pass (Attention: bicycles are only taken if there is enough space!)
A22 to the Bolzano Nord exit, continue via the SS12 and the SS241 to the Karer Pass.