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812 "Ude's trail"

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Rifugio "La Montanara" - loc. Fontanella - 352 - Ex Vivaio -  Pian della Lipa - Priori (Tana dell'Ermellino) - Andalo
Distance 12.1 km
1:30 h
290 m
750 m
1,515 m
1,009 m
Enduro Trail that retraces a large part of Stage 1 of the EES of 2015. From the restaurant "La Montanara" go down in the direction of "ex Vivaio forestale" through a trail, difficult initially, then gradually more and more flow. Then go up from "ex Vivaio" to face a second trail very fast until you get in loc. Priori (Tana dell'Ermellino). You can reach the starting point through the lifts "gondola Molveno-Pradel" and "chairlift Pradel-Montanara". It's an itinerary for expert riders but can be faced (ONLY THE SECOND 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 second part (From ex Vivaio up to loc. Priori), can also be faced by beginners with a good preparation.

Take note of the lifts' timetable.

The ex Vivaio forestale is an ideal spot for a relaxing stop.

Restaurants "La Montanara" and "La Tana dell'Ermellino" are great places for a typical lunch or for a short break to regain energy.

To "Pradel" and in front of the restaurant "La Montanara" There are two beautiful sights.

Along the itinerary there are two fountains to stock up on water: the first to the "ex Vivaio" and the second to the "La Tana dell'Ermellino".

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Update: August 08, 2022
S3 difficult
Highest point
1,515 m
Lowest point
1,009 m
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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


Booking tours with guide: (+39 342 7082095)


Molveno (Start Gondola) (1,511 m)
46.158164, 10.953798
46°09'29.4"N 10°57'13.7"E
32T 650854 5113476



Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the gondola parking in Molveno, quickly rise up with the lift to Pradel, then take the chairlift up to restaurant "La Montanara". Arrived to the top, behind the arrival of the chair lift, begins the trail "Ude's Trail". Continue along the road passing the "La Montanara" and stopping to admire the majestic scenery of the Brenta Dolomites from the terrace, arrived at a crossroads, turn right towards the valley and follow the signs along a piece of dirt road. Keep left and ride a short but fun trail that ends suddenly crossing another dirt road. Continue on the dirt road following the left and passing a green bar, keep on riding for about 1 km up and down until you come to a watering hole from where starts the best part of the trail. Leave the water tank on your left going downhill on the trail that starts on your right, it'll be a technical descent with rocky ground and some slippery roots. Continue to ride in the gully in the shadow until the ground will become more clean and compact, at this point it's time to turn sharply to the left and face a piece of undulating path which is the last difficulty before several minutes of pure enjoyment. Keep on following the trail always keeping left, the trail will become more fluent and speeds will continue to rise in a succession of curves and straights. You'll arrive on a flat stretch that will end with a crossroad, follow the signs taking the path straight ahead of you, and after the last piece that crosses a dirt road, in a moment you'll be at the "ex Viviaio forestale". From here, following the signs, turn left riding on a white dirt road for about 20 minutes. Follow always the main path until you reach a sharp bend to the left, at this point avoid to continue and turn right on a road seemingly with no exit plan. Arriving at the end of the dirt road, on your right starts the second part of the trail that, developing inside the forest on clean and compact ground, will guide you to the "La Tana dell'Ermellino" alternating flow and technical pieces. The trail will cross several times a dirt road, always keep right at intersections. Once you arrive in loc. Priori (Tana dell'Ermellino), keep on riding on right following the cycle-pedestrian path along the lake going back to Andalo.


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.


46.158164, 10.953798
46°09'29.4"N 10°57'13.7"E
32T 650854 5113476
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

Questions and answers

Question from Roberto Fietta · July 13, 2022 · Community
Salve, l'altro giorno con mio figlio abbiamo percorso l'Ude's trail ma in quella che presumo essere la località Fontanella abbiamo sia trovato i cartelli dei percorsi MTB (compreso l'812 che stavamo seguendo) sia un divieto bici con dei riferimenti ad un parco. Sinceramente siamo rimasti un po' interdetti, anche perché non ci siamo sentiti a nostro agio a scendere con i pedoni che salivano, cosa normale negli shared trail ma con il divieto è ben diverso. Purtroppo non ho fotografato il cartello. E' una cosa temporanea o per il momento è meglio evitare quel tratto? Grazie, Roberto
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Hauser Andreas
July 27, 2018 · Community
Der Ude's Trail #812 hat mir gut gefallen. An zwei oder drei Stellen habe ich einen Wegweiser vermisst. Habe den Trail aber nach kurzer Suche jeweils gefunden. Abwechslungsreicher Trail mit einigen wenigen Stellen, welche etwas Fahrtechnik erfordern. Einzelne schnellere Stellen hat es in den Abfahrten auch. Der erste Teil, vor der langen Steigung, erschien mir interessanter. Wenn man bei Campingplatz Molveno startet und zur La Montanara Hütte hoch pedalt. Dann den Ude's Trail #812 nach Andalo fährt und von dort den Bikeweg mit der Eule nach Molveno nimmt, kann man den unteren Teil des Goonies Trail #23 noch fahren. Ergibt zurück auf dem Campingplatz, gut 23km und 1100 Höhenmeter.
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Track komplett
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Höhenprofil komplett
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Start Ude's Trail #812
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Nach dem langen Aufstieg, vor der Abfahrt nach Andalo.
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Christian Kniesel
June 01, 2018 · Community
Wieder einmal sehr "vorsichtig" bewertet was die Schwierigkeit angeht. Ich weiß nicht wo der Trail eine S3 Stelle gehabt hätte. Es ist vor allem oben mit unter etwas ruppig und nicht sonderlich schön zu fahren aber eher ein leichter S2.
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When did you do this route? May 31, 2018
Guenter Frank
August 08, 2017 · Community
Schöne Tour, oben ein tolles Panorama mit bis an die 3000 dern, und ein Blick auf den LagoMolveno. Die ca. erste Häfte ist jetzt nicht unbedings für blutige Anfänger, da sollte man schon mal wo vorher gefahren sein. Es folgt ein Ansieg, dann gehts nochmal runter, - ACHTUNG, hier glatte Steine im Wald mit sehr seifiger Oberfläche nach Regen, dann fast nicht mehr fahrbar... Der zweite Teil ist dann sehr flowig weicher Waldboden, da eher auch für Anfänger geeignet. Insgesamt tarumhaft, - ist man dort im Wald alleine kann man sich gut vorstellen, dass hier Bären Zuhause sind...
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When did you do this route? August 02, 2017
Aussicht Berg
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Unterwegs unterer Teil
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Einstieg oberer Teil
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oberer Teil
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S3 difficult
12.1 km
1:30 h
290 m
750 m
Highest point
1,515 m
Lowest point
1,009 m
Singletrail/Free ride Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent


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