We start out from Falcade and go up through Falcade Alto. On your left you can admire the Focobon chain, while behind you there’s a splendid view of the Falcade plain.
Here you may even run into some champions pedaling…in fact, these roads are a training grounds for Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali and the other champions from Team Liquigas-Cannondale during their high mountain retreat at Passo San Pellegrino. At the Passo Valles / Passo San Pellegrino cross road, we turn left and prepare to face the Passo Valles (2031 m) to then descend through famous fir woods known as “the violin forests” of Paneveggio’s National Park. At the crossroads you turn right and continue in the direction of Paneveggio Lake and then down through Bellamonte until you reach Predazzo.
At the crossroads for Paneveggio riders in better shape can take a small detour by turning left and also taking on the Passo Rolle (1984 m). Once on top, after getting a good look at the famous Pale di San Martino, you go back down the same road and back to the route that leads to Predazzo.
From here it’s an easy uphill in the valley until you reach Moena. At Moena you turn right and start the climb to Passo San Pellegrino (1919 m). Once on top you start back down with lovely views of the Monzoni chain and the Marmolada on your left, while on the right lies Col Margherita in its entire splendor and you ride back down to Falcade.