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793 "Panoramico Fausior"

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Santel - Anello Panoramico Fausior – Croce di Fai - Santel
Distance 16.5 km
4:00 h
580 m
580 m
1,536 m
984 m
Cross Country (XC) tour with a dual personality: the first part is very hard, with a steep climb that connects Santel to the top of the "Monte Fausior"; the second part is very easy, on top of the "Monte Fausior" you ride along a pleasant scenic loop surrounded by woods. At the beginning of the second part you can visit the "Croce di Fai" and enjoy a breathtaking view over the "Valle dell'Adige".

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.

Attention to the final steep descent on a dirt road.

Restaurant "TRE3" 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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Ezio Cattani 
Update: July 01, 2019
S1 moderate
Highest point
1,536 m
Lowest point
984 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 100.06%
Forested/wild trail
16.5 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) (983 m)
46.175587, 11.052669
46°10'32.1"N 11°03'09.6"E
32T 658438 5115604


Santel (Fai della Paganella)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from Santel, just behind the "Hotel Santellina", you can see the steep dirt road that leads to the "Monte Fausior". Take it, following always the main road until you come to a clearing where you can catch two directions, from here begins the scenic loop. Take the road on the left and follow the signs until you complete the ring and you'll be at the starting point. Retrace, this time going downhill, the road that led you on the "Fausior". The tour is entirely on dirt road, with short paved stretches.


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).


-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.


46.175587, 11.052669
46°10'32.1"N 11°03'09.6"E
32T 658438 5115604
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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Sonja Papacek 
October 02, 2021 · Community
Sehr gut ausgeschildert. Wunderschöne Ausblicke. Wir 49 u 53, ohne E-bikes mussten einige Male ein kleines Stück schieben. Die Malga val dei Brenzi hatte am 2. Oktober leider schon geschlossen. Der Fahrbahnbelag besteht aus diesen typischen scharfkantigen trentiner Steinen bei denen man jeden Moment mit einem Reifenplatzer rechnet. Tipp: Anfang Oktober zum bergab Fahren warm anziehen u Handschuhe auch, sonst spürt man seine Finger nicht mehr🥶😉
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When did you do this route? October 02, 2021
Photo: Sonja Papacek, Community
Photo: Sonja Papacek, Community
Photo: Sonja Papacek, Community
Photo: Sonja Papacek, Community
Markus Schmid 
August 31, 2019 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour ohne Schwierigkeiten. Sehr gut ausgeschildert. 1h15min bis zum Kreuz.
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When did you do this route? August 31, 2019
Carlo Scagnelli
August 22, 2017 · Community
Il panorama vale la lunga salita
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S1 moderate
16.5 km
4:00 h
580 m
580 m
Highest point
1,536 m
Lowest point
984 m
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