The emotion of cycling along the route of the former railway that connected the Ora to Predazzo. It was built for war purposes during the First World War, and maintained until 1963, also bringing the first tourists to the valley.
Distance 24.3 km
Vecchia Stazione, the starting point of the route is so called because it was one of the train stations. Take the new paved cycle path that goes straight to Aguai and then climbs to Passo San Lugano, the pass that connects Val di Fiemme with Valle dell'Adige. From here, continue downhill along the wide dirt road, former place of the tracks of the Fiemme Railway, which slopes down to Ora. You pass through the woods, to the cultivation of apples and vines, you pass through fascinating tunnels and high viaducts. Once in Ora we recommend a stop at the Bicigrill, where you can eat, drink and charge the batteries of your bicycle. The tour can be extended to Lake Caldaro along the Wine Route.
Along the way, several panels show photographs and historical information on the origins of this historic railway, built by the Austrian military for the war needs of the First World War.
Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect
Cycle only on authorized and open trails
Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further
Respect nature, plants, animals and the trail
Do not frighten animals
Take your rubbish home with you
Respect public and private property
Always be selfsufficient
Do not cycle solo in remote areas
Take back home only good pics
ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET !
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.
Take the new paved cycle path which, crossing Aguai hamlet, leads uphill to San Lugano Pass. From here begins the comfortable dirt road that constantly descending leads to Ora. The route is very intuitive and is signposted by wooden tables. You pass through the woods, to the cultivation of apples and vines, you pass through fascinating tunnels and high viaducts. The beauty of the landscape can be appreciated more uphill when the speed is low and you have more time to look around and discover for example, on the left, the majestic Castle of Enna, still inhabited.
Return on the same way.
all notes on protected areas
The "SAD" and "Trentino Trasporti" bus lines stop in Vecchia Stazione.
From Predazzo and Cavalese head towards San Lugano. Vecchia Stazione is located along the SS48 road.
Some car parks near the cycle path.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Author’s map recommendations
MTB map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.
What do I need to bring on my bike tour?
An adequate water supply according to your needs (considering temperature, possibility of refuelling and duration of the route)
Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
Waterproof / Windproof jacket.
A spare top / spare socks. (Descending in a sweaty garment, will make you cold)
Map or GPS device
Bike repair kit for punctures and mechanical breakdowns
First aid kit
It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.
Il percorso è fattibile partendo da Ora e poi rientrando in discesa. La salita è perlopiù costante (tranne qualche breve tratto un po' più ripido). Se clicca sulla cartina - in alto a destra - può visualizzare il dettaglio della pendenza del percorso. Muovendo la barra in basso si aumenta il dettaglio sul tracciato.