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790 "Tour Dosson / Meriz"

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  • Aufstieg zur Hütte Meriz
    Aufstieg zur Hütte Meriz
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 Santel - Meriz - Pian del Dosson - Pra del Paol - Santel
Distance 11.2 km
2:30 h
500 m
500 m
1,517 m
1,035 m
Cross Country (XC) tour through the woods of the Paganella. The hardest part is the steep concrete road that you meet at the beginning of the trail, but once won the 1400m everything will be easier. The route is entirely immersed in the woods so it is practicable also on hot days thanks to the shade of the trees. In the final part there is a short section of singletrack (50m), and a pair of quite challenging runs on a dirt road.

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.

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

Along the way there are several fountains to stock up on water.

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Ezio Cattani 
Update: August 22, 2022
S2 moderate
Highest point
1,517 m
Lowest point
1,035 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 18.53%Forested/wild trail 81.46%
2.1 km
Forested/wild trail
9.2 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)


Santel (Fai della Paganella) (1,040 m)
46.175785, 11.052715
46°10'32.8"N 11°03'09.8"E
32T 658441 5115626


Santel (Fai della Paganella)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from Santel, head to the pub "El Paso", behind it on the right you'll find a concrete road that goes in the direction of the Paganella, follow it until you get to the restaurant "Meriz". From here continue along the dirt road for about 4.2km until you get to the "Pian del Dosson". Arrived in front of the restaurant take the first dirt road on your right, which descends towards the town of Andalo, at the first bend to the left, follow the road on the right, bounded by a green pole. Ride slightly downhill until you get into the woods, then follow a stretch of sigletrack and another dirt road until you'll be back to Santel.

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.


46.175785, 11.052715
46°10'32.8"N 11°03'09.8"E
32T 658441 5115626
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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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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Lisa Burgstaller
August 20, 2018 · Outdooractive Editors
Wollte die Tour fahren, während sich die Männer auf den tollen Bikepark-Lines austoben. Der erste Teil war leider zu steil (durchgehend ansteigende betonierte Rampe!) und für mich nicht fahrbar, obwohl ich mich als relativ trainierte Bikerin bezeichnen würde und 500 Höhenmeter am Stück normalerweise ohne Probleme schaffe. Musste deshalb umdrehen, schade!
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When did you do this route? August 14, 2018

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S2 moderate
11.2 km
2:30 h
500 m
500 m
Highest point
1,517 m
Lowest point
1,035 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Out and back


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