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Val Cadino and the waterfall - Tour 925

Mountainbiking · Val di Fiemme
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  • Mountain Bike
    / Mountain Bike
    Photo: G. Panozzo, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Val-di-Fiemme-Cascata-Cavalese
  • / Waterfall Cavalese
    Photo: F. Cerri, APT Val di Fiemme
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Moderately easy and relatively short route that leads to the discovery of the lower part of Val di Fiemme. Almost at the end of the journey you will enjoy the stop at the suggestive waterfall.
Distance 22.4 km
2:45 h
660 m
660 m
1,208 m
821 m
This route leads to particularly interesting places in the valley. Shortly after the departure you will find the building of the old Venetian sawmill, which is still working nowadays. Then a cycle path leads to the majestic forest of Val Cadino with high logs of spruce and fir. In Arodolo, at 1200 meters, your body can rest, while the view sweeps from the blue water of the Stramentizzo dam to the wonders of the green Val di Fiemme. At the end of the descent on the right you can admire the imposing Cavalese waterfall.

Author’s recommendation

Also suitable for E-MTB. A stop at the waterfall, on the bridge closest to the jet of water, gives refreshment thanks to the micro particles of water suspended in the air.
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Update: July 27, 2021
Highest point
Arodolo, 1,208 m
Lowest point
Molina di Fiemme, 821 m
Best time of year

Safety information


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.



  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



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 - - 


Cavalese - Piazza Verdi (992 m)
46.290650, 11.460620
46°17'26.3"N 11°27'38.2"E
32T 689529 5129284


Cavalese - Piazza Verdi

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting in Cavalese, follow the directions to the waterfall, passing near the old water-powered sawmill, still working nowadays. Once arrived at the waterfall, continue along the cycle route to Molina di Fiemme.

The climb you will face next, never too hard, goes up to Val Cadino first and then heads on into the wood to the area of Arodolo.

On the way back, descend on an easy forest road to the waterfall and then continue along the cycle route to Masi di Cavalese. From here, thanks to an underpass, you can cross the valley floor road and ride back up to Cavalese, partly on the Vecchia Ferrovia (Old Railway) track.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Cavalese can be reached with the Trentino Trasporti buses.

Getting there

Drive by car to Piazza Verdi in the center of Cavalese.



Several parking lots are available near the middle school.


46.290650, 11.460620
46°17'26.3"N 11°27'38.2"E
32T 689529 5129284
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? 

  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

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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22.4 km
2:45 h
660 m
660 m
Highest point
1,208 m
Lowest point
821 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available


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