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welschnofen nigerpass frommer alm

MTB tour from Nova Levante to Passo Nigra

An arduous tour in the area of the stunning Catinaccio-Latemar massif to the Nigra Pass at 1,688 m a.s.l.

The Taufenweg path is rather demanding even from the technical point of view, but the following single trail rewards all efforts. Those who don't like steep ascents and single trails may go for the low-traffic asphalted road connecting Nova Levante (Welschnofen) with San Valentino di Sopra (Obergummer). Another steep trail connects San Valentino di Sopra with the Schillerhof farm. Once arrived to the farm, a stunning view of the Catinaccio and Latemar mountains is waiting for you. Enjoy a rewarding and long descent down from the Passo Nigra to Nova Levante.

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

Start and destination: parking site in Nova Levante
Distance: 31.2 km
Difference in altitude: 1,122 m
Level of difficulty: demanding
Cycling time: 3.5 hours
Ideal for: mountain bikers
Area: Catinaccio-Latemar

Description of the route:

  • 0.0 km - 1,100 m a.s.l.
    turn right, cycle on the main road down to the crossing, turn right towards Gummer
  • 2.2 km - 1,119 m a.s.l.
    arrived to the Pension Erna, turn right and up the mountain towards Obergummer on the Samerweg trail
  • 3.0 km - 1,245 m a.s.l.
    turn left, continue on the single; path no. 2A
  • 6.3 km - 1,325 m a.s.l.
    with the signpost Zipperle on your right, continue on path no. 2A
  • 6.6 km - 1,320 m a.s.l.
    cross the bridge on your right, continue to your right up a steep slope; arrived to the Zipperlehof farm, continue on the asphalted road towards the Lärchenwald inn
  • 8.0 km - 1,365 m a.s.l.
    after the Lärchenwald inn, turn right and follow path no. 1; the first 100 m are fairly steep
  • 13.2 km - 1,506 m a.s.l.
    arrived to the Wolfsgrube, continue up the mountain on your right towards Pardellerhof farm on path no. 10
  • 14,8 km - 1,600 m a.s.l.
    turn left, towards Pardellerhof farm on path no. 2B
  • 16.0 km - 1,558 m a.s.l.
    pass by the Pardellerhof farm down the mountain; turn left after 200 m passing the gate
  • 19.0 km - 1,506 m a.s.l.
    keep straight on towards Schillerhof farm on path no. 1
  • 27.1 km - 1,688 m a.s.l.
    arrived to Passo Nigra, turn right, pass the gate and follow path no. 1N down the mountain
  • 28.6 km - 1,418 m a.s.l.
    continue on a short but steep slope on your right on path no. 1N
  • 29.5 km - 1,325 m a.s.l.
    arrived tot he Laurin base station, cycle on the asphalted road towards Nova Levante
  • 31.2 km - 1,110 m a.s.l.
    end of tour

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