There are no better views: The views from the Gantkofel over the Etschtal, the South Tyrolean wine route, and the Dolomites are spectacular. And so are the single tracks leading to the ridge.
This tour to the north-east of the Val di Non requires high levels of fitness and riding skills, but the views from the Gantkofel will reward you for every bead of sweat. Even more energy, stamina, and resistance are required for the almost 13-km-long climb from Fondo, so get ready to take on the challenge of the Mendelkamm single tracks. The level of difficulty of these tracks is generally S2 and requires certain skills, but in parts it goes up to S3.
The first opportunity to stop over for refreshments is at the Regole di Malosco, therefore you should make sure you take a snack and a drink with you. An even nicer place for a break is at the Bergner Kreuz.
Proceed with great care on the narrow paths along the Mendelkamm. This side of the mountain is very steep in parts. Do not leave the track, do not put yourself or others in danger and always give priority to hikers.
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.
To enjoy the single tracks to the full, we recommend a full-suspension MTB of the trail/all-mountain category, and protectors against any accidents.
From the Brenner A22 motorway take the exit to Trento Nord and then follow the SS43 towards the Non Valley. In Dermulo follow the signpost to Fondo / Mendelpass / Bozen, taking the SS43 towards Fondo village centre.
Free parking is available by the crossroads where you turn off for Lake Smeraldo.