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Monte Gazza - Tour 1803

Mountainbiking · Terme di Comano-Dolomiti di Brenta
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    Photo: Uli Stanciu, APT Terme di Comano-Dolomiti di Brenta
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    Photo: Uli Stanciu, APT Terme di Comano-Dolomiti di Brenta
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This tour is one of the absolute highlights of Comano valley. Mount Gazza is the southern counterfort of Mount Paganella and offers an extraordinary view on the small lakes of Valle dei Laghi, on Lake Garda southward and, most of all, on Brenta Dolomites westward. Those tall stone towers  standing out in their majestic grandeur and  separated only by the narrow Molveno valley present us with  one of the most dramatic views possible.
difficult
Distance 54.8 km
9:30 h
1,733 m
1,733 m
1,781 m
425 m
After the departure from San Lorenzo, this tour begins with a short ride northward along an old road and - after a turn to the right into a narrow, flat dirt road departing nearby Nembia - continues with a slight ascent taking to the small village of Ranzo, at the foot of Mount Gazza. From there narrow roads with little traffic lead to the small village of Margone and, thereafter, a long, paved mountain road takes uphill till Malga Gazza.

After the above-mentioned mountain hut the big “panoramic adventure“ really begins. The dirt, partially paved road traces a hard uphill route, which then turns flat and - via a slightly uphill final stretch - eventually leads bikers to a lovely alpine meadow. The towers of Brenta are right there on the left, they are so close that they remain engraved in any biker's mind. This is an unforgettable sensation that can hardly be matched! After a short stretch on the downhill trail towards Passo San Giovanni (San Giovanni Pass), the tour continues along dirt stretches and through the woods, across the ski slopes and the bike parks of Paganella till reaching Andalo, a great holiday resort with numerous hotels, cafes, restaurants, shops and clubs. From Andalo a pleasant, easy trail takes to Lake Molveno, a magnificent turquoise-green alpine lake at the feet of Brenta Range. Here bikers ride on the beach and then on a dirt road through the forest, from where nice glimpses of the lake can be enjoyed. In Nembia they come across the outward journey and from there they can ride back to San Lorenzo via the clearly signalled bicycle path.

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Update: December 07, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,781 m
Lowest point
425 m
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Start

San Lorenzo in Banale (732 m)
Coordinates:
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46.076779, 10.909740
DMS
46°04'36.4"N 10°54'35.1"E
UTM
32T 647670 5104351
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Destination

San Lorenzo in Banale

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Coordinates

DD
46.076779, 10.909740
DMS
46°04'36.4"N 10°54'35.1"E
UTM
32T 647670 5104351
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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
54.8 km
Duration
9:30 h
Ascent
1,733 m
Descent
1,733 m
Highest point
1,781 m
Lowest point
425 m
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