ATTENTION - CHANGES IN THE BEAR TRAILS TRACKS 2019
In October 2018 Trentino has been hit by the storm VAIA (the area around Molveno has been the most affected one) and on Paganella a new ski slope is under construction (Loc. Selletta); therefore we suggest you the best track to complete the BEAR TRAILS in 2019. The length of this itinerary is a bit longer than the original one.
Enduro tour suitable only for expert riders. Thanks to the ski lifts you can ride over 4000 meters of downhill, just about 1000 of uphill and a total of 59km. The route touches the countries of Andalo, Fai della Paganella and Molveno, reaching the maximum altitude of 2.125m in the "Cima Paganella".
The course consists of 5 different trails:
812 Ude's Trail
806 Giada Line
803 Monte Corno
787 610 Trail (lower part)
805 Secret Trail
During the itinerary you'll use 6 different ski lifts (affordable single ticket bike pass) and you'll face lots of different single trails.
The route also passes along the Wildlife Park of Spormaggiore, where you can see bears, wolves, lynx and other animals (discount for bike pass holders).
CAUTION!! Until the 20th of june from the restaurant "La Montanara" there is a deviation on the trails BIGHERO and BLADERUNNER and then you can continue on the UDE'S Trail.
Tour suitable only for expert riders.
Take note of the lifts' timetable.
Along the route there are the following restaurants: "La Montanara", "La Tana dell'Ermellino", "La Roda", "Malga Zambana", "TRE3", "Bait del Germano".
A stop at the Wildlife Park of Spormaggiore and Belfort Castle is highly recommended.
Along the way there are several fountains to stock up on water.
Rest StopLA MONTANARA
Rifugio La Roda
Bait del Germano
Tour suitable only for expert riders.
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, hints and links
Booking tours with guide: firstname.lastname@example.org (+39 342 7082095)
Getting therefrom 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).
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).
Parking-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.
Author’s map recommendations
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