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805 "Secret Trail"

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Passo S. Giovanni - 805 - Molveno
Distance 4.4 km
0:45 h
10 m
790 m
1,609 m
829 m
Enduro trail extremely fun and exciting! Used as Stage 5 in the EES of 2015. You can reach the starting point through the lift "gondola Paganella 2001" and 30 minutes of riding on the dirt road that connects the "Doss Pelà" to "passo S. Giovanni". It's an itinerary for expert riders but can be faced (ONLY THE FIRST PART) even by beginners accompanied by a DPB guide.

Author’s recommendation

Trail suitable for expert riders, however, under the supervision of a DPB guide and exclusively on the first part (till the junction with the dirt road to Molveno), can also be faced by beginners with a good preparation.

Take note of the lifts' timetable.

Along the approach road to the trail restaurant "Bait del Germano" 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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Update: August 08, 2022
S4 difficult
Highest point
1,609 m
Lowest point
829 m
Best time of year

Track types

Path 100.12%
4.4 km
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Safety information

Trail suitable for expert riders

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

Dolomiti Paganella Bike

Tourist Board Dolomiti Paganella


Booking tours with guide: (+39 342 7082095)


Passo San Giovanni (1,609 m)
46.125173, 10.986392
46°07'30.6"N 10°59'11.0"E
32T 653462 5109873



Turn-by-turn directions

Arrived at Passo San Giovanni, follow the dirt road that goes to the right, at the first crossroad keep right, at the second crossroad instead turn left and follow the dirt road downhill that ends in a large lawn where there is Malga Ciago. From here starts the trail directed to Molveno. The first part of the trail is simple and flow with a compact ground. It develops crossing several times a dirt road, be careful not to turn down the road and follow always the instructions provided by the cartels. After a few minutes of descent and a section of trail with various ups and downs, you'll cross the dirt road that connects the "Prati di Gaggia" with Molveno, follow it keeping right riding uphill for about 200m. Finished this small effort, on your left will be visible the second part of the trail. From here it gets harder: jumps of rocks, roots, counterslopes and bends Nose Press are just some of the pitfalls you'll face. Continue until you get to the "final Toboga" with a number of truly spectacular parabolic curves that will take you directly to the cycle-pedestrian road that connects Andalo to Molveno. Cross the dirt road because in front of you there is the last part of the trail which, after some technical steep passages above the "Lago di Bior", will guide you on the shores of the "Lago di Molveno".


all notes on protected areas


46.125173, 10.986392
46°07'30.6"N 10°59'11.0"E
32T 653462 5109873
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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Hauser Andreas
August 02, 2018 · Community
Der Trail #805 war ein Teil einer geführten halbtags Tour. Mir hat der Trail sehr gut gefallen, die Bedienungen waren aber auch ideal. Am Tag zuvor hatte es leicht geregnet, der Trail war aber schon wieder trocken. Wenn einem der Ude's Trail #812 gefallen hat, hat man hier auch Spass, dieser Trail ist aber noch etwas technischer. Ein grosses Danke an Guide Stefano von Dolomiti Paganella Bike, hat richtig Spass gemacht mit Dir zu fahren.
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Ist das einzige Foto vom Trail, hatte keine Zeit zu fotografieren. :-)
Photo: Hauser Andreas, Community
Christian Kniesel
June 01, 2018 · Community
Vorweg, der Trail hat mir wesentlich besser gefalln als der 812 (Ude's Trail) da er doch etwas anspruchsvoller ist. S4 Stellen hat der Trail aber nicht. Er ist großteils S2 mit ein paar Stücken die evtl. S3 sein könnten. Und, das habe ich leider auf einigen Trails hier gesehen - er leidet darunter, dass er als Enduro Trail vermarktet wird. Ob es einfach nur zu viele Biker sind, zu viele mit schlechter Technik oder zu viele bei zu naßen Bedingungen den Trail so zurichten kann ich nicht sagen. Es wird eine Kombination sein. Darum auch nur die mittlere Bewertung. Vielleicht auch ein wenig weil ich mir noch mehr technische Passagen erwartet hätte.
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When did you do this route? June 01, 2018

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S4 difficult
4.4 km
0:45 h
10 m
790 m
Highest point
1,609 m
Lowest point
829 m
Singletrail/Free ride


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