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803 "Monte Corno"

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  • Erster Teil des Aufstiegs ab Santel
    Erster Teil des Aufstiegs ab Santel
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 Santel - Malga Val dei Brenzi - Monte Corno - Parco Faunistico Spormaggiore - Santel
Distance 13.2 km
3:00 h
680 m
680 m
1,252 m
639 m
Enduro tour starting from Santel, passing first through Malga Brenzi, then to Monte Corno, finally going down to Spormaggiore, reaching the gates of the Wildlife Park, which it is recommended to visit. The return takes place on the paved road, partly devoid of traffic. The itinerary is suitable exclusively for expert and trained riders.

Author’s recommendation

Tour suitable only for expert riders.

A stop at the Wildlife Park of Spormaggiore (at the end of the path) and Castel Belfort (during the ascent towards Santel) is highly recommended.

You can directly visit the Wildlife Park of Spormaggiore or bypass it through the "Wolf Path".

In the center of Spormaggiore there is a chance to stock up on water to different fountains.

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Ezio Cattani 
Update: August 08, 2022
S4 difficult
Highest point
1,252 m
Lowest point
639 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 70.66%Road 30.22%
Forested/wild trail
9.3 km
4 km
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Safety information

Tour suitable only for expert riders.

Rules DPB:

1 Ride Open TrailsRespect trail and road closures

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 (1,026 m)
46.176928, 11.053484
46°10'36.9"N 11°03'12.5"E
32T 658497 5115755



Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from Santel head to the Hotel Santellina and follow the dirt road that climbs to the left behind the building. Begin the hard dirt uphill continuing to pedal for about 20 minutes until the slopes become gentler turning into a long false flat. At the end of this piece you'll encounter a crossroads, turn left on a short trail that will take you directly to "Malga Brenzi". Continue on the dirt road, keeping the hut behind you, at the next junction turn right passing a green bar and continue to ride on the dirt road towards "Monte Corno." After about 5 minutes will begin a descent that will end abruptly, check on your left and you'll see the start of a trail that takes you along the ridge of the "Monte Corno." The first part of the trail has many ups and downs and pieces at reduced speed, past the top (do not miss the two sights on the Val di Non and Piana Rotaliana) gradients and difficulties will start to increase and you'll be in a short time at the neighborhood of the village of Spormaggiore. The trail ends on a new dirt road, continue to ride keeping left and, once faced a short climb, turn right on another trail that will take you to the gates of the Wildlife Park. At this point you can decide to visit the park, passing through and taking advantage of the exit on the other side, or bypass it, facing the steep climb of the "Wolf Path". The two routes come together bringing directly to the doors of Castel Belfort. From here, continue for a short distance (600m) along the SS421 and then turn left, first on a secondary road and then, always keeping left, on the road that connects Cavedago to Santel.


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46.176928, 11.053484
46°10'36.9"N 11°03'12.5"E
32T 658497 5115755
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Trail Map Dolomiti Paganella Bike, for free in the offices of Tourist Board Dolomiti Paganella, at the departure of the lifts and in the bike shops.

Recommended maps for this region:

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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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Tomas donò
July 25, 2022 · Community
Le discese non sotto fattibili con mtb da xc ma ci vuole una bici da enduro o DH e tanto pelo sullo stomaco. Doveva essere un giretto x passare 2 orette partendo da Andalo è diventato una pericolosa agonia
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When did you do this route? July 25, 2022

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S4 difficult
13.2 km
3:00 h
680 m
680 m
Highest point
1,252 m
Lowest point
639 m
Out and back Circular route Scenic Fauna Singletrail/Free ride


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