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785 "Prati di Gaggia"

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  • Forststraße Doss Pelà-Bait del Germano
    Forststraße Doss Pelà-Bait del Germano
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Andalo - Doss Pelà - Bait del Germano - Passo San Giovanni - Prati di Gaggia - Andalo
Distance 17.1 km
3:30 h
170 m
920 m
1,822 m
1,031 m
Pleasant itinerary suitable for those who have a good familiarity with the mountain bike. Thanks to the ski lifts the tour is also suitable for less trained people. The first part is on an easy dirt road, then the road becomes slightly steeper developing on a connection between two distinct dirt roads and, finally, on a trail in which you'll have to push your bike for less then 5 minutes.

Author’s recommendation

Tour suitable for any type of rider provided with a good workout and a discrete driving technique, we recommend the use of an Ebike to the less trained people.

Take note of the lifts' timetable.

Restaurant "Bait del Germano" is a great place for a typical lunch or for a break to regain energy.

Along the way there are no fountains to stock up on water. Start properly prepared.

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Ezio Cattani 
Update: August 09, 2021
S2 moderate
Highest point
1,822 m
Lowest point
1,031 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 86.26%Lift/cableway 13.96%
Forested/wild trail
14.8 km
2.4 km
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Safety information

Rules DPB:

1 Ride Open Trails
Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are uncertain about the status of a trail. Do not trespass on private land. Obtain permits or other authorization as required. Be aware that bicycles are not permitted in areas protected as state or federal Wilderness

2 Leave No Trace
Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

3 Control Your Bicycle
Inattention for even a moment could put yourself and others at risk. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations, and ride within your limits.

4 Yield Appropriately
Do your utmost to let your fellow trail users know you're coming — a friendly greeting or bell ring are good methods. Try to anticipate other trail users as you ride around corners. Bicyclists should yield to other non-motorized trail users, unless the trail is clearly signed for bike-only travel. Bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic. In general, strive to make each pass a safe and courteous one.

5 Never Scare Animals
Animals are easily startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement or a loud noise. Give animals enough room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses, use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife are serious offenses.

6 Plan Ahead
Know your equipment, your ability and the area in which you are riding and prepare accordingly. Strive to be self-sufficient: keep your equipment in good repair and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.

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


Booking tours with guide: (+39 342 7082095)


Andalo (Start Gondola) (1,031 m)
46.163812, 11.005404
46°09'49.7"N 11°00'19.5"E
32T 654823 5114203


Andalo (Start Gondola)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the gondola parking in Andalo, quickly rise up with the lift to "Doss Pelà", from here starts the tour. Get out from the arrival station of the lift and turn right following the signs until the next junction, here keep right and continue along a dirt road on a slight slope. After a few minutes you'll meet another junction, keep the main road and continue pedaling up and down until you get to the restaurant "Bait del Germano". From this point, continue downhill on a dirt road, continue facing several bends until you come to a crossroads: turn right again riding on a dirt road very suggestive that will take you to the "Passo S. Giovanni". Then turn right and follow another dirt road, you'll cross two intersections, continue to keep right and within minutes you'll arrive to a short but intense climb (we suggest to push the bike). After this effort continue on the dirt road. In a few minutes the road will end and will begin a short trail that we recommend to deal with caution. Finished the trail you'll find yourself again on a dirt road, continue downhill until the forest opens giving space to a wide lawn, turn right on the road that goes downhill until you get to the "Prati di Gaggia". From here keep left and continue down the steep concrete road that will take you directly to Andalo.







































































Public transport

from Trento:
- Autobus extraurbano number 611 (Trento -Mezzolombardo - Fai della Paganella - Andalo - Molveno)

- Train "Trento - Malè" (Trento - Mezzolombardo) + autobus extraurbano number 611 (Mezzolombardo - Fai della Paganella - Andalo - Molveno).

By road

from North:

On the highway A22 take the exit "San Michele" we follow the state road SS43 until the exit from the village of Mezzolomardo, then we follow the provincial road SP64 towards "Paganella" Altopiano. (Fai-Andalo-Molveno).


From South:

On the highway A22 take the "Trento Nord", and follow the road towards Val di Non to the village of Mezzolombardo, exceeded the gallery turn to the right towards "Paganella" (Fai-Andalo Molveno).


-Fai della Paganella:

In "Santel", opposite to the ski lifts, ample free parking.



Near the ski lifts, ample free parking.



Near the lifts, pay parking.

Near the Lido of Molveno, ample parking.


46.163812, 11.005404
46°09'49.7"N 11°00'19.5"E
32T 654823 5114203
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Official Map DPB 1:25000 available in APT, at the ticket to the ski lifts and at the bike rental points.

Recommended maps for this region:

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Trail - XC - Ebike


Maps - GPS - Mobile Phone - K/Way - Tools kit & repair kit for tires

Water - Snack

Bring everything needed for a journey in self-sufficiency

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Carlo Gerlo
July 27, 2020 · Community
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Ioana Moldoveanu 
July 21, 2017 · Community
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S2 moderate
17.1 km
3:30 h
170 m
920 m
Highest point
1,822 m
Lowest point
1,031 m
Out and back Scenic Family-friendly Circular route


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