Mountain Bike - Great War Tour 1 (Alleghe)

Difficultyvery difficult Length82,76 km

Start from Alleghe and take the lift to Piani di Pezzè, then the new 8 seater cable car that goes to the scenic village of 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  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 wood called Bosco delle Foglie; coming out from here it is just a few hundred metres on asphalted provincial road SP 251 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). From scenic Forcella Nuvolao we go down a thousand metres to waypoint  5 Torri  on a gravelly surface where we use all our resources to find the best trajectory; we proceed to the namesake lodge following the rocky road which will become asphalt for about 4 circa km with a - 401 m drop for an incline of  9,9%  and we arrive at Cianzope  to get on to the asphalt of the main road that goes up to Passo Falzarego,  a pleasant climb at 6,5%  for a 5,77 km stretch with a +382 m rise; when we arrive at the pass we continue towards Valparola 2 km away with the first part uphill to then coast flat to the namesake lodge.   A little after, about 400 m,  descending towards the valley we take the right on a cart way that will take us towards the War cemetery to then return to a brief stretch on asphalt, on the very first dirt road we turn left towards  Malga Valparola  and “Pra de Sare”, an easy, fun downhill, to continue on an almost flat tract past Pra de Costa. We continue pedalling up and down towards the ""egg-lift"" at San Cassiano that will take us to the Piz Sorega after having coasted along the Rio Sarè that we meet in the village of  Armentarola; once we have reached altitude we pedal off towards il Bioch about 1.74 km away, slightly downhill, but then we go up to the lodge there; another kilometre of down then up to Pre da Raus to arrive after about 600 m all uphill to Pralongia on a path at 10%,  then we follow along a dirt road downhill at almost 14%  for Passo Incisa. Coming off the back of the pass we take the first tract of about 3 km which at first is easy but in the final it becomes a steep downhill that will take us to the asphalt road towards  Campolongo, a little bit of asphalt until we come off the pass and take the right on the path that will have us arriving in Arabba; passing the state road we take the cable car lift up to Porta Vescovo (2493 m) we take our bikes off the lift and ride to our next waypoint at Passo Padon at 2330 m; we pedal first uphill and then on a mostly downhill path under the Sass de Mezdi to then climb back up to the Padon, so a drop of about 20% on the section that will take us to the waypoint Cortif for another brief climb. After the climb, the downhill that will take us to Saviner di Laste passing through Passo Crepe Rosse  in about 2 km of path and single track  downhill with some complicated passages, then the  Malga Laste where we arrive in about 3 km on a path and traces of a military road; from the dairy we descend along a cart way at 12%  passing beyond the scenic rifugio Migon  and we continue under the Sass da Roccia to touch down in Ronch. The last 2 km  to arrive in Saviner  di Laste are challenging since the path has  an impressive  average negative incline and on the final we must look out for the dirt path marked 563 that crosses the road and goes to Digonera; another few hundred metres on asphalt to arrive in Caprile; we continue pedalling on asphalt on the provincial road  SP 203 to cover the little more 4 km to  Alleghe,  the last couple hundred metres along the lakeside until we reach the centre of the village.

  • 1982 m Vertical gain
  • 4680 m Vertical loss
  • 39,3% asphalt road, the rest off road Ground
  • Alleghe Start
  • Alleghe Finish