Mountain Bike - Palafavera (Alleghe)

Difficultyeasy Length19,12 km

We start from Alleghe and take the cable car lift to Piani di Pezzè, then go with  the new 8 seater cable car  up to the 1915 m of scenic Col dei Baldi, get off the lift and looking North we take a slight downhill on our right; it is a dirt road with a good surface and we follow the trail marked 561 which brings us shortly to an easy and fun 1.23 km downhill to arrive at Forcella Alleghe (1827 m). From here we head to the dairy called Pioda just a few metres beyond and start going down again following a fun downhill with quite a rough surface to our target, the village of Palafavera, following the dirt road marked 564 we pass the junction for Redolet which we will not take today because it is not on the itinerary, and we continue towards our point, which we come to after 3.39 km with a negative altitude change of -316 m and an average incline of 9%. When we arrive at the 1511 m of Palafavera, from the parking lot in front of the chair lift we take a slight uphill towards Val Posedera for  3.3 km and an altitude change of 193 m on a dirt road before coming to a path in the woods with a tricky surface until we arrive to the asphalt below the dairy malga Boi Vescovà  (1721 m)  in a few metres we pass the dairy and right after we find a brief stretch that is a bit challenging due to the surface until we get to the point at Col Fioret (1832 m),  from here there are a couple of hundred metres between us and Prà della Costa, where we descend towards Val d’Aier and with a couple of challenging, tricky passages covering 1.5 km with a negative altitude change of  - 205  on a rolling stretch  before taking the trail to the left that goes into the woods and down for another -179 m towards Pian di Pezzè  along a quite difficult stretch with a  20% incline along a path that is about 900 metres long. From here the descent towards Alleghe is fun but very challenging; the first part takes us to the point “I Coi” that takes us down -126 metres in 770 metres, on a technical path with a slippery, irregular surface. Right after we come to the conglomerate at Coldemies  about 800 metres away with a negative altitude change of 10%, then to Fontanive, alternating the tract on asphalt and dirt road with a couple of crossings on the community street, the trail goes down – 207 m in 1140 metres ( -18%) which makes for a fun yet technical descent. Now we are on the final stretch, there are just about 700 metres which are mostly on asphalt to arrive in  Corso Venezia in Alleghe, where we wrap up our day.

  • Rest stops: Alleghe - Piani di Pezzè
Warnings: CAI references: 561 - 564
Notes: CAI references: 561 - 564
  • 349 m Vertical gain
  • 1299 m Vertical loss
  • 0,2 % asphalt road, the rest off road Ground
  • Alleghe Start
  • Alleghe Finish