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786 "To the TOP"

Mountainbiking • Altopiano della Paganella
  • Partenza telecabina Paganella 2001.
    / Partenza telecabina Paganella 2001.
    Photo: APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • Strada forestale Andalo-Pian del Dosson.
    / Strada forestale Andalo-Pian del Dosson.
    Photo: APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • Fontanella lungo la forestale Andalo-Pian del Dosson.
    / Fontanella lungo la forestale Andalo-Pian del Dosson.
    Photo: APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • Rifugio Dosson.
    / Rifugio Dosson.
    Photo: APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • Panorama lungo la salita.
    / Panorama lungo la salita.
    Photo: APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • Panorama dal passo S. Antonio.
    / Panorama dal passo S. Antonio.
    Photo: APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • Guardando verso il monte Bondone.
    / Guardando verso il monte Bondone.
    Photo: APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • Strada forestale tra i mughi.
    / Strada forestale tra i mughi.
    Photo: APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • Rifugio La Roda.
    / Rifugio La Roda.
    Photo: APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
  • Panorama dalla terrazza della Roda.
    / Panorama dalla terrazza della Roda.
    Photo: APT Dolomiti di Brenta e Paganella
Map / 786	"To the TOP"
1200 1500 1800 2100 2400 m km 5 10 15 20 25 30 Rifugio La Roda

Andalo - Pian del Dosson - Malga Terlaga - Passo di S. Antonio - Cima Paganella
30.7 km
3:00 h
1150 m
1260 m
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XC route for climbs' lovers. It starts from Andalo and through a long dirt road, you can reach the "Cima Paganella". The slopes are constant and quite easy up to 1800m altitude, from here begins the final stretch with a harder climb. Once you get on the top of Paganella you'll have a 360° view of the "Trentino Alto Adige": on sunny and clear summer days you can admire the chain of the "Dolomiti di Brenta", the "Valle dell'Adige" and the "Valle dei Laghi" up to see the "Lago di Garda".

Author's recommendation

Route 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.

Pay attention to the cars, because it is a road in operation even if only with permission.

You can travel the route in both directions.

You can use the lifts to get directly to the "Cima Paganella". Alternatively you can use only the "gondola Paganella 2001" and face the last part riding your bike (330 meters positive).

Restaurants "Dosson" and "La Roda" are great places for a typical lunch or for a short break to regain energy.

On the dirt road between Andalo and the "Pian del Dosson" there is a fountain to stock up on water. User
Ezio Cattani
Updated: 2016-12-02

Difficulty difficult
Technique S1,
2115 m
1031 m
Best time of year

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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.


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

Tips, hints and links


Andalo (Start Gondola) (1030 m)
Geogr. 46.163775 N 11.005651 E
UTM 32T 654842 5114199


Top of Paganella

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the gondola parking in Andalo turn left uphill on "via Rindole" and continue until you'll arrive at the ski camp "Le Rindole". From this point, keep left and then right riding on a long false flat that will lead to loc. "Maso Toscana", then continue turning right and getting onto the main road that connects Andalo to Fai della Paganella. Keep riding for about 400m uphill paying attention on your right, you'll find a dirt road that goes uphill towards the "Pian del Dosson", follow it. Once in front of the restaurant "Dosson", you should identify the dirt road that climbs for a short distance along the ski slope "Cacciatori 2" (on your right with the restaurant "Dosson" at your back), follow it for a long part characterized by the alternation of ups and downs and some longer climb. After several minutes you'll reach a junction, turn left following the signs and continue until you'll reach the next junction exactly between the "Doss Pelà" and "Malga Terlaga": from here begins the toughest part. Turn right, riding on a long challenging uphill stretch paved with concrete blocks, you'll pass initially behind the arrival of the "chairlift Salare" and then, continuing to ride on the last stretch, you'll arrive to the "Passo S. Antonio". Continue keeping left again along a dirt road that now is much easier than the previous path. Continue for several minutes until you'll arrive at the last crossroads: turn left heading towards the arrival of the ski lifts. Passed the final climb, you'll finally be on the terrace of the restaurant "La Roda." Enjoy the view!

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).

Getting there:

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.

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.

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Difficulty S1 difficult
Distance 30.7 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 1150 m
Descent 1260 m


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