Ride in the silence of the Paneveggio Forest along the Fortebuso lake, actually a dam created by man, yet wonderfully enchanting.
Distance 17.5 km
After greeting the deer that graze peacefully in the reserve of the Paneveggio Natural Park, we start taking the path in the forest that immediately leads to a curious passage: a bridge with a transparent bottom from which to admire the cheerful waters of the Travignolo stream. Gradually you gain the shore of the placid and enchanting Lago di Fortebuso, and then reconnect with the state road. The short climb towards the area of the Castelir lifts deviates almost immediately onto a pleasant dirt road which gradually ascends to Paneveggio.
Possibility of e-bike rental at the park Visitor Center.
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.
Departure from the Visitor Center of the Paneveggio Natural Park to reach the glass bridge over the Travignolo creek. Along an easy, slightly downhill path you reach Lake Fortebuso from where you go up to take the state road on the left towards Predazzo. Once you reach the crossroads for Castelir - Alpe Lusia, go up in the direction of the ski lifts and, after the first bend, take a suggestive dirt track to the right that leads back to Paneveggio Natural Park.
We recommend the detour to reach Forte Dossaccio. It is possible to visit only the external part of the Austro-Hungarian fort, whose construction began in 1890. From the top, you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of the Lagorai chain and the imposing Cimon della Pala.
all notes on protected areas
From Predazzo head towards Passo Rolle until reaching Paneveggio.
Several parking lots at the Paneveggio Visitor Center.
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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.