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Mountainbiking · Altopiano della Paganella
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The easisest trail of the whole bike area.
easy
Distance 1.8 km
0:10 h
7 m
141 m
1,516 m
1,374 m
The easisest trail of Dolomiti Paganella Bike - for beginners and children (from 8 years) too.

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Author
Lorenzo Ventura
Update: August 05, 2021
Difficulty
S1 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rifugio La Montanara, 1,516 m
Lowest point
Pradél, 1,374 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Rules DPB:  http://www.dolomitipaganellabike.com/trentino/en/about-us/rules

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

Touristboard Dolomiti Paganella

Dolomiti Paganella Bike

Lifts Dolomiti Paganella Bike

Start

Rifugio La Montanara (1,508 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.156130, 10.955105
DMS
46°09'22.1"N 10°57'18.4"E
UTM
32T 650960 5113252
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Destination

Pradel Plateau

Turn-by-turn directions

The easisest trail of the whole bike area from hut La Montanara down to Pradel; it is suitable for beginners and children too and you can ride admiring an amazing panorama, from the Molveno Lake to the Brenta Dolomites, UNESCO world heritage.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Trentino Trasporti - line 611

Getting there

From the motorway exit Trento nord we drive direction val di Non and Altopiano della Paganella; just afer the long tunnel by Mezzolombardo, we turn right (SP 64), to Fai della Paganella, Andalo and Molveno.

Parking

Molveno, departure of the cableway.

Coordinates

DD
46.156130, 10.955105
DMS
46°09'22.1"N 10°57'18.4"E
UTM
32T 650960 5113252
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

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

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
S1 easy
Distance
1.8 km
Duration
0:10 h
Ascent
7 m
Descent
141 m
Highest point
1,516 m
Lowest point
1,374 m
Scenic Family-friendly Cableway ascent/descent

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