874 - Masi di Grumes-Cauria

Faver, Grauno, Grumes, Valda
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This tour, which straddles the border between Trentino and South Tyrol, is characterized by a difference in altitude of approximately 1,000 m. The route runs through a large section of the Monte Corno/Hornspitz nature park and across the hamlet of Cauria/Gfrill.

The route runs through a large section of the Monte Corno/Hornspitz nature park and across the hamlet of Cauria/Gfrill. It is dotted with mountain huts and crosses two interesting biotopes: the marsh of La Lot and an area called 'Laghetto di Vedes'. At the end of the route, you can enjoy refreshments and local specialities in the friendly setting of Rifugio Potzmauer.

Further information and useful links

Ufficio Turistico Cembra - Tel. +39 0461 683110 - –  

Route data
17,4 km
4 h 30 min
811 m
815 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Highest point
1.535 m
Lowest point
1.107 m

Also suitable for e-mtb

Safety guidelines


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


Starting point
Loc. “Pradèt”

From the car park a hundred or so metres after the hamlet of 'Giovanni', climb up to the Potzmauer pass along a forest road. At the pass, we follow the signs for Caoria/Valdonega and enter the wood along the lovely forest road until, near the bait of Gianneto, the road becomes steeper and slowly gives way to a lovely path that leads us into the upper Valdonega. Passing the baita del Zuccherin hut, we continue with ups and downs along the E5 path which, after becoming a forest road, leads to the church and the last houses of Cauria (fountain), past which we descend along a tarmac road and then start climbing again towards the Cauria pass. After a hairpin bend, ignoring the ascending road, continue on a false level in the direction of Cauria until this ends and a technical and at times steep descent begins along a track that leads back towards the valley. Returning to the road that leads towards the Cauria pass, follow trail no. 4 until you reach the last houses of the hamlet and, bending to the left, continue along the forestry road, first uphill (it is possible to cut a few hairpin bends with a steep path) and then downhill towards Grauno until you reach a crossroads where, following the signs for La Lot, you begin to climb again, reaching the Monte dell'Orso. From here, with ups and downs along paths and small roads, you briefly return to Valdonega where, near a small pond, following the signs for the little Vedes lake, you begin to climb again. From the Vedes pond, with its peat bog characteristics, an exciting and at times technical descent begins, leading back to the Potzmauer pass, which is reached by retracing a short section of the forest road taken on the outward journey. The last section follows the same road as the outward journey to the starting point.

public transportation
You can reach the Grumes farms by using the B102 suburban public transport line, getting off at Grumes di Altavalle and riding the MTB uphill to the farms in about half an hour.
How to get there
Coming from the A22 Brenner freeway, either from the south or the north, exit at the Trento nord tollbooth (distance from the tollbooth 22.5 km), take the S.S. 12 del Brennero north to the Lavis junction, and then transit onto the S.S. 612 Lavis - Castello di Fiemme, which leads to Grumes and then take the direction to Masi di Grumes.
Where to park
Parking in the center of town and at the Le Fontanelle Cultural Circle or at the Casel dei Masi restaurant.

What do I need to bring on my bike tour? 

  • Water 
  • Snacks 
  • Waterproof / Windproof jacket
  • A spare top / spare socks
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike gloves/mitts
  • Map or GPS device
  • Bike repair kit
  • 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

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