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804 "Ranzo-Andalo MTB"

Mountainbiking · Altopiano della Paganella
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Ranzo - Nembia - Molveno - Andalo
Distance 42.2 km
2:00 h
520 m
1,300 m
1,820 m
419 m
This route allows the return from Ranzo to Andalo along a nice and easy dirt road. Performing routes MTB784 and MTB782 is possible to avoid the descent to Sarche and the use of  the "BiciBus".

Author’s recommendation

Tour suitable for any type of rider, however, due to some steep climb to face, we recommend the use of an Ebike to the less trained people.

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

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Ezio Cattani 
Update: July 24, 2020
S2 moderate
Highest point
1,820 m
Lowest point
419 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 55.45%Path 10.90%Road 28.54%Lift/cableway 5.66%
Forested/wild trail
23.4 km
4.6 km
12 km
2.4 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)


Andalo (Start Gondola) (1,032 m)
46.163559, 11.005468
46°09'48.8"N 11°00'19.7"E
32T 654828 5114175


Andalo (Start Gondola)

Turn-by-turn directions

You can reach the village of Ranzo through the mountain bike routes 784 and 782. From Ranzo, arrive at the end of the village and follow the road uphill keeping right. After two bends the road becomes dirt and continues with no crossing for several kilometers until you'll get near the loc. "Deggia". At the crossroads take the second paved road on the right, pass in front of the "Santuario Madonna del Caravaggio" and go straight. At the next junction keep left and go through the quarries, in a few minutes you'll arrive on the SS421 in loc. Nembia. Turn right and follow the signs, you'll ride on the path that runs along the lake until you get close to Molveno. Just before arriving in Molveno, you'll see a bridge, 100m before the bridge, on the right, you'll notice a paved uphill road with signs for Andalo, follow it and in 30 minutes you'll arrive at the starting point.

Public transport

Mezzi pubblici

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.


46.163559, 11.005468
46°09'48.8"N 11°00'19.7"E
32T 654828 5114175
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

Questions and answers

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S2 moderate
42.2 km
2:00 h
520 m
1,300 m
Highest point
1,820 m
Lowest point
419 m
Out and back Circular route Scenic


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