Mountain Bike - Andraz (Alleghe)

Difficultydifficult Length44,47 km

Start from Alleghe and take the cable car lift to Piani di Pezzè, then the new 8 seater cable car that goes to Col dei Baldi (1915 m). Get off the lift and face South and take the  downhill to the right for about 550 m,  to the junction for Col Fioret we head straight down for the dairy Malga Boi Vescovà  taking precautions on a steep patch that is short but has a slippery, gravelly surface. After passing the dairy we ride on asphalt for about 450 m that brings us to the junction for Casera Fontanafredda, we take the left and once past the dairy we pedal on a short, slight climb towards F.lla Pecol; coming off the back of this we descend on a challenging tract for about 2 km and a  15% negative altitude change to the Point in Vizza Mareson, we go left to follow a tract about 500 metres long that is part dirt road and part asphalt under the forest called Bosco delle Foglie; coming out from here it is just a few hundred metres on asphalted provincial road SP251 to arrive on the outskirts of the hamlet of Pescul. We continue for a little less than 3 km. On the main asphalt road to the point at Rova where we leave the main road to pedal 1 km. On the secondary asphalt road that will bring us to Zardin,  we pass this point and follow this dirt road until  Ru Ronc de Ciaval we come across provincial road SP 638 where we find asphalt again that goes to Passo Giau. Our objective is the rifugio Fedare, quite a daunting objective that will take us up to the 1993 m at the lodge, which we will reach after having ridden about 7 km from  Zardin with an uphill altitude change of  602 metres; from here we continue with the help of the chair lift which in no time will take us up under the Averau and its namesake scenic lodge  (2417 m). We set off again from the highest point on our itinerary, down along the rocky ski slope with a rough, tricky surface, we leave this difficult stretch after about 120 metres to take the path on the right marked 441 and we take this in the shadow of the Averau to the waypoint “Pre da Pontin”, a rocky trail for 1.2 km  and -156 metres of altitude change. Continuing along this path marked  441 we pedal towards the waypoint at Castello/La Mierla  on regional road SR 48 that goes to Passo Falzarego,  the path is 3.39 km long, we climb for a few dozen metres and then we will go down for - 441 m, pedalling on lots of rocks, through the woods and seventy or so metres of asphalt before arriving at the point in Castello where we cross regional road SR 48 and head on over asphalt on a pleasant descent towards Buchenstein and right afterwards the Andraz Castle. We continue downward on the path to the waypoint of Foram  where we arrive after 3.73 km of downhill for -417 m of altitude change and a few metres of uphill,  300 metres on asphalt and the rest of the way on  dirt road, crossing  regional road SR 48 and through the hamlet of Andraz. From the waypoint in Foram (1368 m) we continue downhill for about 6  km, with just 60 m of altitude change uphill, we will take regional road SR203 for 4 km and cross this pedalling on asphalt for about 4 km, passing the conglomerate of houses in Colac and arrive at “ Col de Foa “,  cross the asphalted main street  and continue taking the trail for about 1 km on dirt road through the woods with an incline of about 14% circa to arrive to the houses in Caprile. We leave Caprile behind us and pedal along the Cordevole torrent for the last 4 km. on via Nazionale or SR203 to the outskirts of Alleghe where we turn right and it is just a few hundred metres to the lakeside bike path.

  • Rest stops: Rifugio Col dei Baldi – Hotel Nigritella – Rifugio Fedare – Rifugio Averau
  • 910 m Vertical gain
  • 2275 m Vertical loss
  • 49,9% asphalt road, the rest off road Ground
  • Alleghe Start
  • Alleghe Finish