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787 "Ribs Trail"

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  • Hütte Malga Zambana
    / Hütte Malga Zambana
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  • / Startpunkt des Trails
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  • / Kurven in den Wald
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  • / Zweiter Teil der Tour
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  • / Letzter Teil der Tour
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  • / Malga Zambana
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Andalo - Doss Pelà - Malga Zambana - 610 – Maso Toscana -  Andalo
difficult
Distance 8.8 km
2:30 h
20 m
760 m
Enduro trail with a very fast first segment that becomes more technical in the second part with lots of rocks and roots. At the end of the trail you have to follow  a side street to the left towards the ski lifts. You can reach the starting point through the lift "gondola Paganella 2001" and 5 minutes of riding on the dirt road that connects "Doss Pelà" to "Malga Zambana". The itinerary is suitable exclusively for expert and trained riders.

Author’s recommendation

Trail suitable only for expert riders.

Take note of the lifts' timetable.

Restaurant "Malga Zambana" is a great place for a typical lunch or for a short break to regain energy.

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

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Author
Ezio Cattani 
Update: September 16, 2020
Difficulty
S4 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,792 m
Lowest point
1,028 m
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Safety information

Trail suitable only for expert riders

Rules DPB:  http://www.dolomitipaganellabike.com/trentino/en/about-us/rules

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

www.dolomitipaganellabike.com

www.visitdolomitipaganella.it

 

Booking tours with guide: info@dolomitipaganellabike.com (+39 342 7082095)

Start

Andalo (Start Gondola) (1,029 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.163817, 11.005454
DMS
46°09'49.7"N 11°00'19.6"E
UTM
32T 654826 5114203
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Destination

Andalo

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the gondola parking in Andalo, quickly rise up with the lift to "Doss Pelà", from here go ahead keeping left and following the signs towards "Malga Zambana". Arrived at the hut, you'll notice on the left a single trail that goes downhill (formerly SAT 610), follow it and at the first junction turn right. Continue along the trail and, after a long stretch of straight half-plane, pay attention to your left, there is a path perpendicular to the one you're on, follow it and you'll find yourself again on a 3/4 meters wide trail. Go on downhill to a clearing, then take the first right and immediately turn left following the path SAT 610. At the next junction turn left, cross the dirt road and continue to follow the path SAT 610. At this point the trail goes on crossing different dirt roads, proceed keeping left and following the signs, in a few minutes you'll arrive to valley on a side street. You'll find yourself in loc. "Maso Toscana", keep on riding along a slight slope keeping left, you'll arrive at the ski camp "Le Rindole", turn right and in a few minutes you'll be at the parking of the gondola Paganella 2001.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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).

Parking

-Fai della Paganella:

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

 

-Andalo:

Near the ski lifts, ample free parking.

 

-Molveno:

Near the lifts, pay parking.

Near the Lido of Molveno, ample parking.

Coordinates

DD
46.163817, 11.005454
DMS
46°09'49.7"N 11°00'19.6"E
UTM
32T 654826 5114203
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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.

Equipment

Trail - All Mountain - Enduro Bike, recommended full suspension (at least 140mm)

Helmet - Knee Pads - Back Protector or Backpack with back protector - Gloves 

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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Difficulty
S4 difficult
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
20 m
Descent
760 m
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