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MTB tour across the Monticolo Forest

Cycling across the rough terrain from the large lake of Monticolo to Frangarto.

Our cycling tour starts at the way of the cross in S. Michele, from where we continue towards the Valle Lavasontal on the asphalted cycling route to the crossing "Altenloch“. This is where we take the trail number 4 (Schäufelwiesweg), leading us the way towards the lakes of Monticolo across the broad-leaf forest. The trail can be done by every mountain biker and only overcomes a remote altitude difference, nevertheless the trail is rough and takes across country. The starting point is located at the lake of Monticolo. From this place we take the trail 1A, leading to the romantic little lake of Monticolo. We follow the trail no. 1 towards the “Wilder Mann Bühel” on a wide forested trail.

After 1.5 km of comfortable cycling, the rough ground returns: the signpost no. 1 leads us to a rocky trail towards to the left. Grit your teeth and get to it! After a few hundred metres the trail starts getting easier again. Forested road and asphalted road take us to Colterenzio, from where we reach Ponte Adige via the trail no. 1. At the Marklhof the asphalt ends and an interesting forested trail leads to the Kaiserberg. Particularly interesting, as there are some little highlights for cyclists such as ramps. Be cautious, as there are also hikers on the trails. The trail leads from the parking space of Castel Firmiano towards Frangarto. There we take the cycle path which leads us back to S. Michele, our starting point.


Author: AT

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


Starting point: way of the cross at S. Michele/Appiano
Cycling time: 2 - 2.5 hours
Trail length: 21 km (of which 8 km trails and forest roads)
Altitude difference: about 650 m
Surface: asphalted road, forest trail, gravel road
Altitude level: between 270 and 600 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: May 2010


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