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1802. Monte Casale

Mountainbiking · Terme di Comano-Dolomiti di Brenta
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Though not so renowned yet, Mount Casale likely is the mountain offering the best north-to-south view of Garda Lake as well as a breathtaking panorama of Valle dei Laghi, Brenta Dolomites and of the Adamello glacier westward. An authentic panoramic thrill!
difficult
Distance 22.1 km
4:15 h
1,184 m
1,184 m
1,630 m
617 m
This is one of the few mountains of the Alps that bikers can ride till its top. The vertical drop from Comano to the top of Mount Casale is a little less than 1200 meters. Any rider using an electric MTB can comfortably reach it by using just one battery. The EMTB - electric mountainbike is the choice that fits this tour best, considering that, though the dirt road departing from Comano is initially characterized by a slight slope, its stone-paved final stretch is so steep that the few local bikers who dare to ascend it only by the force of their own muscles use to define it as a „sentence of doom“. By riding an EMTB a biker can instead comfortably keep pedaling and, in the meantime, enjoy the road uphill.

Right before reaching the big meadow at the mountain top, the so-called "Capanna Don Zio" can be found. Shortly after this mountain shelter, a turn to the right takes - along slightly visible tracks - to the above-said meadow and then till the top, where some benches and a big table invite to have a break and enjoy an uncomparable 360°-view.

The tour continues southbound through a meadow, takes to a cross situated a little further down and then leads back to "Capanna Don Zio". Instead of riding on the outward road, bikers may take an easy trail departing from below the above-said mountain shelter and return by riding on route 411 till reaching a place called "Le Quadre". Here is where fun really begins: almost 10 Kilometers - more than 40% of the entire tour - of rather smooth downhill road waiting for riders to merrily enjoy it.

Once reached a place called "Duson", the downhill road takes a turn to the right and, shortly after, it goes uphill again. Those who prefer to avoid riding uphill can simply proceed straight ahead on the trail, that now runs along the edge of a precipice: the sign „Bici a mano“ kindly invites them to carry their bicycle by hand along this stretch. The following stony stretch through the forest is rather technical, but, anyway, it generally allows riders to keep pedaling till Malga Valbona.

Shortly after this mountain hut, a short stretch of dirt road takes to the so-called "Sentiero dei Russi", that is the trail of Russians (name due to the fact that the trail was built by Russian prisoners during World War I); a long descent - all in all a smooth one - leads back to Comano. This tour is what pure joy looks like!

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Update: December 22, 2021
Difficulty
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Technique
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Highest point
1,630 m
Lowest point
617 m
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Safety information

BIKER’S CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

  • Plan your ride
  • Share the trail with other users
  • Yield right of way to hikers
  • Let your speed be determined by your experience
  • Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect
  • Cycle only on authorized and open trails
  • Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further
  • Respect nature, plants, animals and the trail
  • Do not frighten animals
  • Take your rubbish home with you
  • Respect public and private property
  • Always be selfsufficient
  • Do not cycle solo in remote areas
  • Take back home only good pics

 

ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET !

Suggestions taken from NORBA and IMBA codes of conduct.

 

The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case,  the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.

Tips and hints

Start

Comano Paese (617 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.034594, 10.890614
DMS
46°02'04.5"N 10°53'26.2"E
UTM
32T 646302 5099628
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Destination

Comano Paese

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Coordinates

DD
46.034594, 10.890614
DMS
46°02'04.5"N 10°53'26.2"E
UTM
32T 646302 5099628
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Equipment

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
difficult
Distance
22.1 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
1,184 m
Descent
1,184 m
Highest point
1,630 m
Lowest point
617 m
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