Follow in the footsteps of the heroes of HERO, the toughest and most spectacular mountain bike marathon in the world, with the help of the lifts.
The counter-clockwise tour is ideal for e-bikers looking for that famous uphill flow or who like to pedal a little harder.
The vademecum of the "sustainable mountain biker":
- choose the route according to your abilities
- find out about the accessibility conditions of the path
- respect the signs
- stay on the dedicated path
- moderate pace and speed (especially downhill)
Safety informationChoose a route and speed that corresponds to your abilities, the condition of the land and routes, traffic signs, weather and ski lift opening times.
Always let someone know where you are going and the approximate duration of the hike and avoid going alone.
The telephone number in case of emergency is 112 or 118 (ambulance).
Tips and hintsMountain- bike guides:
Before the start, it is reccomended to get informed about the weather, which changes rapidly in the mountains, and the conditions of the route.
Getting thereBy car
- From Innsbruck A22 Brennero highway to the Bressanone tool booth, continue through the Pusteria valley, Badia valley and the Campolongo Pass
- From Verona/Milan A22 Brennero highway up to Egna Ora tool booth, continue for Fiemme valley, Fassa valley, Pordoi Pass and Arabba
- From Venice A27 highwayway tool booth Belluno follow the Agordina 203 to Agordo, Caprile and Arabba.
Nearest railway stations
- Belluno - 70 km
- Brunico - 48 km
- Ponte Gardena - 51 km
- Brunico - 47 Km connection by SAD line www.sad.it
- Belluno - 70 km - connected by the Dolomitibus www.dolomitibus.i
- Venice Treviso/Venice Marco Polo - 160/170 km
- Innsbruck - 140 km
- Verona - 270 km
- Milan Bergamo/Milan Malpensa - 310/400 km
ParkingFree parking is available near the "Porta Vescovo" cable car and near the Church of "Arabba".
Recommended maps for this region:
EquipmentThe mountain biker's kit:
- merino wool T-shirt
- short trousers (shorts)
- long gloves
- anti-glare photochromatic glasses
- convertible helmet
- knee pads
- elbow pads
- flat shoes
- flat pedals
Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.