strasse nach gaid
strasse nach gaid

Bike tour from Cornaiano to Predonico and Gaido

The little villages of Predonico and Gaido are located at 800 m and 900 m a.s.l. and can be reached via the Via Monte road.

In the centre of Cornaiano (Girlan) we proceed towards San Michele Appiano (St. Michael Eppan) and turn right towards the Via Madonna del Riposo road. It takes us across fruit orchards to the bypass, which must be traversed. We follow the road signs to Appiano Monte and Predonico (Perdonig). We proceed through the centre of San Michele and up the little mountain road in higher realms, across vineyards in the area of San Paolo and San Michele.

Past several castles, residences and mansions, one of which is Castel Lodron (or Freudenstein) visible from afar, we proceed the way up, the sun makes us sweat. The shady forest is approaching and starts at the altitude of the Kreuzstein tavern. Forests and fruit orchards alternate when we proceed past the artificial lake of Predonico. This settlement catches the sight above all by its striking church, in the middle of lushly green meadows. At the Lipp tavern we make a stop, this tavern is located about 1 km further in a panoramic location, providing a great view on Bolzano and the Dolomites. The last section to Gaido (Gaid) makes us sweat again.

Steep passages on narrow roads and several valleys have to be overcome, until we reach the Fourteen Holy Helpers Chapel. Here, at the idyllic Moarhof farm, we have reached our final destination. The descend is absolved within a very short time and is absolutely great, also due to the astonishingly beautiful view.


Author: AT

If you want to do this bike tour, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!


Starting point: Cornaiano (centre)
Cycling time: about 2 hours (ascend)
Distance: 12.5 km (each direction)
Altitude: between 390 and 920 m a.s.l.
Altitude difference: about 600 m
Surface: asphalted road (suitable for all types of bicycles)
Experienced in: May 2011


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