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Balandìn - Tour 945

Mountainbiking · Terme di Comano-Dolomiti di Brenta
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Riding around the thermal center of Comano.
moderate
16.2 km
1:30 h
506 m
506 m
Short tour to get to know the Sarca valley. Well-constructed paths will lead you from Ponte Arche via Poia and the Sarca gorge to Villa Banale and back.
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Author
Valentina Novali
Updated: March 25, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
644 m
Lowest point
387 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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

www.visitacomano.it/b408

Start

Ponte Arche - car park (opposite the bar Al Pont, main road, bridge) (402 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.034919, 10.871619
DMS
46°02'05.7"N 10°52'17.8"E
UTM
32T 644831 5099630
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Destination

Ponte Arche - car park (opposite the bar Al Pont, main road, bridge)

Turn-by-turn directions

Ponte Arche – Campo Lomaso – Poia – Ponte Balandin – Villa Banale – Premione – Ponte Arche

The route starts from the car park in Ponte Arche (opposite to bar Al Pont, on the main road, after the bridge) where you have to go south, towards the spring. When you arrive on the main road [3], turn left and follow it uphill to Campo Lomaso. After the 2nd left hairpin bend [4] leave the main road and join the tarmaced secondary road on the right hand side to Campo Lomaso. At the crossing near the cemetery [5], turn left to the centre of the town. Follow the main road [6] for about 300 m in the direction of Vigo Lomaso. Then turn left, in the direction of Poia [7]. Follow the cart-track to Poia, leave Hotel Fiore [10] behind, cross the main road [11] and take the tarmaced cart-track on the right of the Coop [Famiglia Cooperativa,[12], dir. Ponte Balandin and Villa Banale. When you reach the highly frequented country road [14], turn right, follow the road and turn left after 700 m [15]. Now take the signposted hiking trail to Balandin bridge (attention please: you have to cross the road!). Cross the new pedestrian bridge, which is the lowest point of the tour [17], turn left and climb the serpentine bends. A few metres before, the road hits the main road [18]; there is a very steep cart-track on the right which leads directly through the wood to Villa Banale. This track becomes better and less steep at the end. Near Villa Banale you will reach the main road again [19], turn left and immediately right [20] towards the village and the church on the hill. Afterwards turn right [21], pass the church and cycle uphill on the parallel path to the main road. After exactly 1 km you will reach a junction with three paths [22], where you have to choose the left one. It is now that you meet up with the DBB-track for 2 km dir. Premione [23]. Cross the main road and take the cart-track near the church that will lead you straight ahead down the hill to Ponte Arche. You will reach the main road [25], then turn left and continue downhill, going back to Ponte Arche. At the bridge cross the Sarca river [26], turn left to the park, cross the roofed wooden pedestrian bridge [27], pass an ice cream parlour [28] and the town hall [29], and cycle back to the point of departure.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.034919, 10.871619
DMS
46°02'05.7"N 10°52'17.8"E
UTM
32T 644831 5099630
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Helmet -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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.2 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
506 m
Descent
506 m
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