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Trenches and the Brozin Biotope - Tour 923

Mountainbiking · Val di Fiemme
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  • The dirt road near Cavalese
    / The dirt road near Cavalese
    Photo: R. Kiaulehn, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Spianez
    Photo: G. Panozzo, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / On the way
    Photo: R. Kiaulehn, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Spianez
    Photo: G. Panozzo, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / 1st world war trenches
    Photo: Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / San Lugano Pass
    Photo: Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / San Lugano
    Photo: Unterkircher Siegfried, Tourismusverein Wandergebiet Naturpark Trudner Horn Altrei - San Lugano - Truden
m 1500 1400 1300 1200 1100 1000 900 800 25 20 15 10 5 km Trenches in San Lugano Brozin Biotope Doss Zelòr
Panoramic tour that crosses the villages of Le Ville - Daiano, Castello di Fiemme and Cavalese, through wide meadows and forest roads. The itinerary hides an unexpected military outpost, now camouflaged in the vegetation.
Distance 25.8 km
3:00 h
600 m
541 m
1,348 m
920 m
The route winds through open and airy meadows and pastures with a view of the Lagorai chain. It crosses the small villages around Cavalese and then plunges into the dense forest of the Solombo area. Not far from here you will discover unexpected details, such as the trenches that are now one with the vegetation. A short walk in the forest along these remains of war leads to a strategic observation point on the Dolomite Road. A section of the following cycle path crosses a particularly valuable natural area of the valley, the Brozin Biotope.

Author’s recommendation

Also suited for E-MTB.
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Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme
Update: June 17, 2021
Highest point
1,348 m
Lowest point
920 m
Best time of year

Safety information


Along all routes, always pay attention to other people and vehicles coming from both directions. MTB routes are not for bikers only.

After windstorm Vaia in October 2018, forest roads are used also by heavy vehicles to transport wood.

When riding on streets, bikers have to respect the traffic code just like drivers.



  1. Plan your ride
  2. Share the trail with other users
  3. Yield right of way to hikers
  4. Let your speed be determined by your experience
  5. Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect
  6. Cycle only on authorized and open trails
  7. Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further
  8. Respect nature, plants, animals and the trail
  9. Do not frighten animals
  10. Take your rubbish home with you
  11. Respect public and private property
  12. Always be selfsufficient
  13. Do not cycle solo in remote areas
  14. Take back home only good pics


Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and it 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

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - -   


Cavalese (988 m)
46.290300, 11.460770
46°17'25.1"N 11°27'38.8"E
32T 689541 5129245



Turn-by-turn directions

Cycle from Cavalese towards Tesero and after about 2 km take the road on the left going up to Varena.

This panoramic trail takes you on some forest roads, passing among the fields that connect the towns of Varena and Daiano. Pay attention to the short but steep and hard 300 m climb (over 15%) on a porphyry-paved road in Daiano.

After 14 km, a wooden plaque reminds us that in this area the Great War was fought. From here starts a loop ride to discover seven Austrian trenches (push your bike).

On the descent back to the S. Lugano pass, we suggest riding slowly and carefully. From San Lugano continue to Cavalese, first on the cycle route to the Brozin biotope, then on a short stretch of dirt road and finally on the paved street passing through the town of Castello di Fiemme.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Trentino Trasporti buses connects all the villages of Val di Fiemme with Cavalese.

Getting there

Drive to the village of Cavalese.


Many parking lots are available around the starting point.


46.290300, 11.460770
46°17'25.1"N 11°27'38.8"E
32T 689541 5129245
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

MTB map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.


What do I need to bring on my bike tour? 

  1. An adequate water supply according to your needs (considering temperature, possibility of refuelling and duration of the route)
  2. Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
  3. Waterproof / Windproof jacket.
  4. A spare top / spare socks. (Descending in a sweaty garment, will make you cold)
  5. Suncream
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Bike gloves/mitts
  8. Map or GPS device
  9. Bike repair kit for punctures and mechanical breakdowns
  10. First aid kit

It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.

Emergency telephone number 112

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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • 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.

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25.8 km
3:00 h
600 m
541 m
Highest point
1,348 m
Lowest point
920 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights


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