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Lake to Lake

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Molveno - Rif. "Montanara" - Ex. Vivaio forestale - Loc. Priori (Tana dell'Ermellino) - Andalo - Cima Paganella - Passo S. Antonio - Canfedin - Passo San Giovanni - (ex. Transalp)  Ranzo - Sarche
difficult
Distance 75.1 km
7:30 h
300 m
2,500 m
2,114 m
250 m

Tour full of breathtaking views, with challenging descents, pieces of "cicloalpinismo" and "portage", that will make you "suffer" and entertain until the last meter. There are several points where on clear days you can enjoy a fantastic view of the "Valle dei Laghi". The itinerary starts from Molveno, through the Natural Park of Brenta, arrives in Andalo, where you climb up to "Cima Paganella", and then descend to the "Lago di Toblino", with some sections on a single trail used by the legendar"Transalp". To complete the tour you ride on the trails MTB812 (Ude's Trail) and MTB784 (From Top to Lake). You can pedal back to Molveno/Andalo or book a transfer: Rigotti: +39 339 2950824; whatsapp: +39 340 9626964

The itinerary is suitable exclusively for expert and trained riders.

Author’s recommendation

Tour suitable only for expert riders.

Take note of the lifts' timetable.

It's possible to return to Andalo using the trail MTB 804 from Ranzo to Nembia.

Restaurants "La Tana Ermellino", "La Roda" and "Bait del Germano" are great places for a typical lunch or for a break to regain energy.

Along the way there are several fountains to stock up on water.

 

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Ezio Cattani 
Update: August 04, 2021
Difficulty
S4 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,114 m
Lowest point
250 m
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Track types

Asphalt 57.86%Forested/wild trail 14.94%Path 15.45%Lift/cableway 8.52%Unknown 3.65%
Asphalt
43.4 km
Forested/wild trail
11.2 km
Path
11.6 km
Lift/cableway
6.4 km
Unknown
2.7 km
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Rest stops

Bocca di S. Giovanni
Rifugio Battisti
Toblino Castle
LA MONTANARA
Lake Andalo

Safety information

Tour suitable only for expert riders.

Rules DPB:  http://www.dolomitipaganellabike.com/trentino/en/about-us/rules

1 Ride Open Trails
Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorization as required. Be aware that bicycles are not permitted in areas protected as state or federal Wilderness

2 Leave No Trace
Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

3 Control Your Bicycle
Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.

4 Yield Appropriately
Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you're coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.

5 Never Scare Animals
Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.

6 Plan Ahead
Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.

 

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

www.dolomitipaganellabike.com

www.visitdolomitipaganella.it

 

Booking tours with guide: info@dolomitipaganellabike.com (+39 342 7082095)

Start

Molveno (Start Gondola) (897 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.144488, 10.965288
DMS
46°08'40.2"N 10°57'55.0"E
UTM
32T 651779 5111978
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Destination

Molveno (Start Gondola)

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the instructions step by step of following routes:

MTB 812  Ude's Trail

MTB 784  From Top To Lake

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

from Trento:
- Autobus extraurbano number 611 (Trento -Mezzolombardo - Fai della Paganella - Andalo - Molveno)

- Train "Trento - Malè" (Trento - Mezzolombardo) + autobus extraurbano number 611 (Mezzolombardo - Fai della Paganella - Andalo - Molveno).

Getting there

from North:

On the highway A22 take the exit "San Michele" we follow the state road SS43 until the exit from the village of Mezzolomardo, then we follow the provincial road SP64 towards "Paganella" Altopiano. (Fai-Andalo-Molveno).

 

From South:

On the highway A22 take the "Trento Nord", and follow the road towards Val di Non to the village of Mezzolombardo, exceeded the gallery turn to the right towards "Paganella" (Fai-Andalo Molveno).

Parking

-Fai della Paganella:

In "Santel", opposite to the ski lifts, ample free parking.

 

-Andalo:

Near the ski lifts, ample free parking.

 

-Molveno:

Near the lifts, pay parking.

Near the Lido of Molveno, ample parking.

Coordinates

DD
46.144488, 10.965288
DMS
46°08'40.2"N 10°57'55.0"E
UTM
32T 651779 5111978
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Official Map DPB 1:25000 available in APT, at the ticket to the ski lifts and at the bike rental points.

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Equipment

Trail - All Mountain - Enduro Bike, recommended full suspension (at least 140mm)

Helmet - Knee Pads - Back Protector or Backpack with back protector - Gloves 

Maps - GPS - Mobile Phone - K/Way - Tools kit & repair kit for tires

Water - Snack

Bring everything needed for a journey in self-sufficiency


Questions and answers

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Rating

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Guenter Frank
August 08, 2017 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 03, 2017
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Michael Wagner
August 06, 2017 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 22, 2017

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Difficulty
S4 difficult
Distance
75.1 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
300 m
Descent
2,500 m
Highest point
2,114 m
Lowest point
250 m
Cableway ascent/descent Scenic Refreshment stops available Summit route Singletrail/Free ride

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