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Val di Sadole and the Great War - Tour 929

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  • Malga (Dairy) Sadole
    / Malga (Dairy) Sadole
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / On the way
    Photo: G. Panozzo, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Rifugio Cauriol
    Photo: N. Delvai, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Mountain Bike
    Photo: G. Panozzo, APT Val di Fiemme
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Suggestive tour that reaches places of the First World War and explores one of the less known valleys in the Lagorai mountain chain.
Distance 26.3 km
3:00 h
1,130 m
1,130 m
1,597 m
940 m

The name of the trail pays attention to the fact that you cross places that characterized the First World War, between the Austrian and the Italian front. Once at the destination, between the Cauriol mountain hut and Malga Sadole, you can see the Piccolo Cauriol. 

Monte Cauriol and Monte Cardinal were witnesses of the Great War, with thousands of deaths due to the fierce fighting, but also due to the frost and avalanches.

Author’s recommendation

Also suitable for E-MTB. Although the technical level required is not very high, the altitude difference still requires good physical fitness. E-bike charging station at Malga Sadole.
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Update: September 10, 2021
Highest point
Val di Sadole, 1,597 m
Lowest point
Ziano di Fiemme, 940 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Malga Sàdole
Rifugio Cauriol

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 - -  


Ziano di Fiemme (951 m)
46.286610, 11.561290
46°17'11.8"N 11°33'40.6"E
32T 697297 5129081


Ziano di Fiemme

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail’s name recalls the settings of World War One which included also this territory, located between the Italian and Austrian fronts. From Ziano ride up to Val Cavelonte on a not-too-challenging forest road. Afterwards, the climb increases and the route makes a sharp turn to the left at the little church, and continues with up-and-downs into the wood, leading to the wide sunny meadows of Val di Sadole, where cows graze. At the end of the valley, Mount Cauriol stands out, whose top is 7 meters shorter than it was originally due to a bomb explosion during World War One. Ride back on the same trail for about 3 km, then take the road on the right which leads to Ziano.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can reach Ziano di Fiemme by bus (public transport "Trentino Trasporti").

Getting there

Ziano di Fiemme is located on the main road that crosses all the villages of Val di Fiemme (S.S N° 48 of the Dolomites)


In Ziano di Fiemme there are several parkings.


46.286610, 11.561290
46°17'11.8"N 11°33'40.6"E
32T 697297 5129081
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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Fiorenzo Vinante
July 28, 2018 · Community
28 luglio 2018
Photo: Fiorenzo Vinante, Community
28 luglio 2018
Photo: Fiorenzo Vinante, Community
28 luglio 2018
Photo: Fiorenzo Vinante, Community

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26.3 km
3:00 h
1,130 m
1,130 m
Highest point
1,597 m
Lowest point
940 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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