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Passes and mountain huts: Cugola Pass and Oclini Pass - Tour 924

Cavalese, Ville di Fiemme
Category
Difficulty
Difficult
Duration
5:30
in hours
Distance
37
in km
Suggested period
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Very nice and challenging tour that can be mastered with good athletic preparation and a certain dose of technical skills.

The challenging part begins in the forest above loc. Ganzaie. Here you leave the wide pastures of Daiano behind you and you take the long uphill forest road that leads towards Passo Cugola. From this point you get a big reward: the panorama that opens up to the Val di Fiemme, a view as far as the eye can see, on the Lagorai chain and the villages below. Once at Passo Oclini, the horizon widens, the lungs fill with fresh air and the eyes fill with wonderful views. The return to the valley alternates some asphalt sections with unpaved roads.

On the route you will find only few signs with directions and tour number. 

Further information and useful links

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - info@visitfiemme.it - www.visitfiemme.it 

Route data
Difficult
Distance
37,0 km
Duration
5 h 30 min
Ascent
1.280 m
Decent
1.280 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
1.991 m
Lowest point
994 m
Suggestions

Also suited for E-MTB.

Safety guidelines

IMPORTANT

Along all routes, always pay attention to other people and vehicles coming from both directions. MTB routes are not for bikers only.

After windstorm Vaia in October 2018, forest roads are used also by heavy vehicles to transport wood. When riding on streets, bikers have to respect the traffic code just like drivers.

 

BIKER’S CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY 

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

ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET !

 

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and it is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Starting point
Cavalese
Directions

Start from the centre of Cavalese and ride towards Carano, where in the Calvello area the road in the wood leads to the meadows of the Ganzaie area. From this point begins a hard climb (800 m of elevation gain), in and out of the wood, towards the Cugola pass. 

Once reached the Oclini pass with its inviting mountain huts, descend on a paved road towards the Lavazè pass, turn right on an easy up-and-down road, and continue riding downhill on a quite steep forest road to Varena that, in the end, leads to Cavalese.

public transportation
Cavalese can be reached from every village of Val di Fiemme with the Trentino Trasporti buses.
How to get there

Drive until you reach the centre of Cavalese.

 

Where to park
In Cavalese there are several parking lots near the middle school.

What do I need to bring on my bike tour? 

  1. An adequate water supply according to your needs (considering temperature, possibility of refuelling and duration of the route)
  2. Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
  3. Waterproof / Windproof jacket.
  4. A spare top / spare socks. (Descending in a sweaty garment, will make you cold)
  5. Suncream
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Bike gloves/mitts
  8. Map or GPS device
  9. Bike repair kit for punctures and mechanical breakdowns
  10. 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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