Smarano is your traditional starting point but you could also leave from any of the villages in the Predaia province.
From Smarano head to the sport grounds in Pineta. The route wends its way across forest paths, descending on hiking trail 12 to the Tavon lake. Keep to the trail and the bridle track until you reach Coredo lake. Continue your leisurely ride along the lake’s shore, heading to the northern shore of Tavon lake. Keep to the trail on the western side, heading south, to then embark on the last forest path. It’s extremely steep and will take you to a statue of the Virgin Mary on the side of the Pineta di Coredo mountain.
On the ridge of the Dossi mountain, continue on the course on a pleasant ride towards Tavon; follow the route east towards the hermitage. The Rio Verdès valley is the perfect spot to take a breather in the shade so you can decide whether to visit the hermitage just a stone’s throw away. If you wish to continue, climb following the Verdès stream.
Prepare yourself for two demanding climbs. The path crosses to the other side of the valley (14.4 km) and continues climbing, cutting across the Toc Valley. The path at 15.8 km will lead onto the forest path heading o the Coredo Alp; however, take a right, valley-bound, towards ‘Sette Larici’. At 17.9 km the path takes a turn south at a fork and continues climbing until 22.4 km. This is the Val de la Lama, and you’ll take a right northbound towards the Predaia meadow. All of a sudden, the shaded forest will stop and you can enjoy the view across the summer pastures and the stunning mountainous landscape.
A well-deserved reward for all bikers who faced demanding climbs and descent and who can now enjoy a unique view. On the side of the plateau of the Predaia, descent to the Solarium Predaia restaurant where you’ll meet the Pass path. Keep to the road until you reach the Sores hut (tree top adventure trail), which will open up to another trail leading to Vervò.
Return to the starting point by following the signs of the bike path of Predaia, until Sfruz and then to Smarano.