The "Sounding Firs" - Tour 933
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Fortebuso DamPhoto: T. Gregorian, APT Val di Fiemme
Fascinating route, it allows you to cross two suggestive Tibetan bridges from which you can see the sparkling waterfalls of the Travignolo stream.
The route winds on dirt roads surrounded by spruce forests, within the Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino Natural Park. At times you can see the signs left by the storm Vaia (October 2018). The wood of the spruces that grow in these forests, also called resonance firs, is used for the construction of the soundboards of some musical instruments such as violins, guitars and pianos.
Possibility to rent e-bikes at the Park's Visitor Center. Bike trailers not recommended.
Possibility to return to Paneveggio with Trentino Trasporti public buses. Check timetable before leaving.
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
- Plan your ride
- Share the trail with other users
- Yield right of way to hikers
- Let your speed be determined by your experience
- 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.
Tips and hints
APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.visitfiemme.it
The trail runs mainly on dirt roads surrounded by fir trees forests. It starts from the Visitor Center of the Paneveggio Natural Park, then it goes on to the first suspended Tibetan bridge on the Travignolo creek, where you have to walk your bike to cross it. The trail then continues along the banks of the Fortebuso dam. Afterwards, you ride across another suspended bridge, longer and higher than the previous one. At the Andreola area, you have to push your bike for a short stretch of trail and then you will reach the area of Sottosassa, with its characteristic cliffs well-known to climbers. Keep riding and you will find yourself in Predazzo. The way back to Paneveggio takes place on the same route or on the main asphalted road.
The "Trentino Trasporti" public buses that connect Predazzo with Passo Rolle and San Martino di Castrozza make a stop in Paneveggio.
Getting thereFrom Predazzo take the state road towards Passo Rolle and San Martino di Castrozza. In Paneveggio, on the right, you will find the Visitor Center of the Natural Park.
ParkingAt the Visitor Center of the Paneveggio-Pale di S. Martino Natural Park.
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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)
- Bike gloves/mitts
- 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.
Emergency telephone number 112
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