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The firebreak trails and the Astronomical Observatory - Tour 936

Mountainbiking · Val di Fiemme
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  • Lagorai Panorama
    / Lagorai Panorama
    Photo: G. Panozzo, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Mountain Bike
    Photo: orlerimages.com, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Lago di Tesero
    Photo: G. Panozzo, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Mountain Bike
    Photo: orlerimages.com, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / On the way
    Photo: M. Felgenhauer, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Lago di Tesero
    Photo: G. Panozzo, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Covered bridge
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / On the way
    Photo: M. Felgenhauer, APT Val di Fiemme
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Tour not far from the villages but surrounded by nature so that you can see the villages you cross by from a whole new perspective!
difficult
Distance 27.5 km
4:00 h
660 m
660 m
This tour meanders through the "fire breakers", the streets created to avoid the spread of fire in the forest. These roads, with some demanding parts, are in the woods behind the villages. Shortly before Tesero you will ride near the spectacular observatory with its telescope.

Author’s recommendation

Also suited for E-MTB.
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Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme
Update: October 08, 2021
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Highest point
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881 m
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Safety information

IMPORTANT

Along all routes, always pay attention to other people and vehicles coming from both directions. MTB routes are not for bikers only.

After windstorm Vaia in October 2018, forest roads are used also by heavy vehicles to transport wood.

When riding on streets, bikers have to respect the traffic code just like drivers.

 

BIKER’S CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY  

  1. Plan your ride
  2. Share the trail with other users
  3. Yield right of way to hikers
  4. Let your speed be determined by your experience
  5. Ride slowly on crowded trails, overtake with politeness and respect
  6. Cycle only on authorized and open trails
  7. Avoid muddy trails in order not to damage them further
  8. Respect nature, plants, animals and the trail
  9. Do not frighten animals
  10. Take your rubbish home with you
  11. Respect public and private property
  12. Always be selfsufficient
  13. Do not cycle solo in remote areas
  14. 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 it 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.

Tips and hints

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - info@visitfiemme.it - www.visitfiemme.it   

Start

Tesero (988 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.288664, 11.510665
DMS
46°17'19.2"N 11°30'38.4"E
UTM
32T 693390 5129184
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Destination

Tesero

Turn-by-turn directions

This is a panoramic tour on the firebreak trails, which were created to avoid the progress of possible wildfire. From the main square of Tesero, ride down to the valley floor and cross the Avisio creek on the wooden bridge in Lago di Tesero. Once reached the Cross-country ski Stadium, take the cycle route that leads to the wooden bridge in Panchià and cross it. A quick look to the MTB racetrack on the left side – with parabolic curves, bumps, natural and artificial obstacles – and then keep riding along the cycle route until you reach Ziano. Ride up on the hillsides of Pelenzana, then descend towards the main road. A few meters after the roundabout, cross the road on the pedestrian crossing that leads into the cycle route back to Ziano. The tour continues along the firebreak trails, passing by the towns of Panchià and Tesero, then going up to the valley of Stava. The last uphill section crosses the valley and leads to the Astronomical Observatory (open from Mid-June to Mid-September with guided visits in the evening). From here, ride back to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Tesero can be reached by Trentino Trasporti public buses from all the villages of Val di Fiemme.

Getting there

You can reach Tesero on the ss n° 48 of the Dolomites road.

Parking

In the center of Tesero, close to the main square. there are several parking lots.

Coordinates

DD
46.288664, 11.510665
DMS
46°17'19.2"N 11°30'38.4"E
UTM
32T 693390 5129184
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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.

Equipment

What do I need to bring on my bike tour?  

  1. An adequate water supply according to your needs (considering temperature, possibility of refuelling and duration of the route)
  2. Plenty of snacks (for example, dried fruit or energy bars)
  3. Waterproof / Windproof jacket.
  4. A spare top / spare socks. (Descending in a sweaty garment, will make you cold)
  5. Suncream
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Bike gloves/mitts
  8. Map or GPS device
  9. Bike repair kit for punctures and mechanical breakdowns
  10. First aid kit

It is always advised to let someone know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be.

Emergency telephone number 112


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
27.5 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
660 m
Descent
660 m
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