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847 - Oltresommo Bike Tour

· 3 reviews · Mountainbiking · Altopiano di Folgaria,Lavarone,Luserna
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  • Tezzeli
    / Tezzeli
    Photo: Paolo Codeluppi, Azienda per il Turismo Alpe Cimbra
  • / Panorama
    Photo: Paolo Codeluppi, Azienda per il Turismo Alpe Cimbra
  • / Lago di Lavarone
    Photo: Noemi Mauro, Azienda per il Turismo Alpe Cimbra
  • / Comando dei Virti
    Photo: Noemi Mauro, Azienda per il Turismo Alpe Cimbra
  • / Comando dei Virti
    Photo: Noemi Mauro, Azienda per il Turismo Alpe Cimbra
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    Photo: Noemi Mauro, Azienda per il Turismo Alpe Cimbra
m 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Trincee di Nosellari Segheria dei Mein Comando di Virti Forte Cherle Torrente Astico
This tour represents one of the most stimulating agonistic mtb routes of the Alpe Cimbra. It is run by "champions" and requires trained legs!
Distance 34 km
4:00 h
943 m
939 m
1,571 m
969 m
The word “Oltresommo” on the Alpe Cimbra indicates the area beyond the pass “Passo Sommo” between the villages San Sebastiano and Nosellari. It starts from Carbonare, goes up to the Mount Rust, down to the Lake Lavarone, a gem of Trentino, runs through the trenches of the First World War in Nosellari. What a stirring experience!

Difficult and hard is the climb to Forte Cherle, relaxing is the forest of the Val Fredda and finally is funny the beautiful return to the starting point.

Everyone can travel along this route, just rent an E-MTB!

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Noemi Mauro
Update: June 25, 2020
S2 difficult
Highest point
1,571 m
Lowest point
969 m
Best time of year

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Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and 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.

Tips and hints

This trail offers various experiences. Strong point is the diversity of the track with medium and difficult descents, easy and daring climbs, long flat surfaces, a relaxing alpine forest environment.

It requires good physical performance and a good mtb, suitable for the track.

It can be combined with the Lavarone Bike route.


45.935061, 11.226688
45°56'06.2"N 11°13'36.1"E
32T 672617 5089243

Turn-by-turn directions

From the square of Carbonare (1070 m) descend into the large meadow area of the Longhenbisen, then reach the pastures of the alpine hut Elbele; from here continue towards the evocative Austrian Command near the hamlet Virti, then cut uphill the north-west slope of Mount Rust and pedal down to the Lake Lavarone. Quickly descend to Nosellari and then back again to Carbonare.

Pass the Astico stream and climb the north-eastern side of the Cherle upland; continue on the comfortable dirt road to the Durer plateau (1549 m) and, through the valley Val Fredda, cycle back to the area of the fortress Forte Cherle (1440 m), from which you suddenly descend fast downhill. Pass by the hamlets Tézzeli and San Sebastian and return down to Carbonare.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Carbonare can be reached by public transport (Trentino Trasporti). Info APT Tel. +39 0464 724100

Getting there

Carbonare is only 7 km far from Folgaria and about 3 km from Lavarone.


Free parking next to the church


45.935061, 11.226688
45°56'06.2"N 11°13'36.1"E
32T 672617 5089243
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Roberto Sangiovanni
July 28, 2021 · Community
Giro molto XC. Ci vorrebbe qualche discesa un pochino più tecnica, la discesa finale di 10km è tutta su carrareccia. Peccato
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When did you do this route? July 28, 2021
Sandro Bernardinatti
August 26, 2018 · Community
Stupendo giro. Prima parte un po' più tecnica, seconda su comoda strada forestale
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S2 difficult
34 km
4:00 h
943 m
939 m
Highest point
1,571 m
Lowest point
969 m
Circular route Cultural/historical interest


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