If you are short on time, but want to spend a MTB trip in the Dolomites, this is the ideal program for you. In only four days you can explore the most beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views of Val Badia and its surroundings.
The tour leads us from Badia to the Rodengo Alp, riding on gravel and secondary roads where we will pass typical Ladin hamlets (called "Villes"). It continues towards the Plose mountain, the symbol of Bressanone. The last leg will take us from Monte Muro down to San Vigilio di Marebbe and then back to Badia.
If you prefer to enjoy this tour with an extra bit of power, you are welcome to use an e-mountainbike.
Length 4 nights
Arrival in Alta Badia: Arrival and check-in at the hotel in Badia. Briefing with one of our local trail experts. Dinner and overnight stay.
1st day: From Badia to the Rodengo Alp approx. 36 km (31 miles); 1.470 m (4825 ft) elevation gain; 860 m (2820 ft) elevation loss
From Badia, we ride along the Gader river to the village of San Martino in Badia. We start climbing towards Munt da Rina, a lovely mountain hut. After a short break, we stay high on the mountain slope and soon we reach the Rodengo Alp. Dinner and overnight stay in hut.
2nd day: From the Rodengo Alp to Monte Muro approx. 45 km (25 miles); 1.240 m (4070 ft) elevation gain; 1.410 m (4625 ft) elevation loss
We leave the Rodengo Alp behind us and ride downhill to the small village St. Andrea. Ascent by cable car (ticket not included in the price) to Plose. We ride through the green meadows of the ski resort Plose and reach the Passo delle Erbe. On a dirt road, we soon reach the hut. Overnight stay in a hut (dinner à la carte, on charge).
3rd day: From Monte Muro to Badia approx. 42 km (26 miles); 1.180 m (3870 ft) elevation gain; 2.420 m (7940 ft) elevation loss
From Monte Muro we descend to Rina and San Vigilio di Marebbe. Ascent by cable car (ticket not included) to Col dl Ancona. From here we ride through a larch forest to the Rit meadows. Riding at the foot of the big Sass Dla Crusc walls, we reach Armentara and Badia. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
4th day: Departure
The program can be personalized! We can modify the single stages or shorten and/or extend the duration of the tour.
From June to October
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
What is the recommended level to participate?
It is important to be trained and in any case, to have a good experience with the Mountainbike.
Which particular mountain bike type do you suggest?
Both, full suspension or hardtail bikes are ok. The most important thing is that before you begin a stage of the tour, the bike is in perfect riding condition, and has been checked for safety and performance by a specialized bike mechanic.
Can I use an e-bike?
Yes, of course, you can use an e-mountainbike. In this case, you should calculate the power of your battery well, according to the distances and meters of elevation gain to cover.
What if it rains?
Our guides will make the final decision in compromising weather conditions whether the ride can continue full stage, part stage or otherwise.
What specific clothing and gear do you recommend?
Please be advised that the use of a certified helmet is mandatory for participation in this bike tour. The helmet must be worn and fastened throughout the entire tour and throughout all of the riding stages without exception. If this rule is not followed, our guides will not be able to allow your participation in the remainder of the tour and you will be asked to leave the group. We ensure the safety of all of our guests to the greatest potential possible, and therefore, will not be flexible with this stipulation. Please make sure to bring a light hydration pack with a few layers of clothing including a lightly insulated jacket, rain gear and gloves. Keep in mind that the weather in the mountains can change quickly and vary in degrees. A beautiful, sunny morning can turn wet and cold by afternoon; so be prepared for everything.