Mountain biking across the forest of Monticolo

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

Our cycling tour starts at Crocevia 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 n°1 towards the “Wilder Mann Buehel” on a wide forested trail.

After 1.5 km of comfortable cycling, the rough ground returns: the signpost n°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 easy again. Forested road and asphalted road take you to Schreckbichl, from where you reach Ponte Adige via the trail n°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 takes from the parking space of Castel Firmiano towards Frangarto. Take the way back on the cycling route in order to reach the starting point.

Author: AT

Please note: If you would like to do this cycling tour, inform yourselves about the current hiking conditions on the spot.

Starting point: Crocevia at S. Michele/Appiano
Travel time: 2 to 2.5 hours
Length of the trail: 21 km (of which 8 km trails and forested roads)
Altitude difference: about 650 m
Surface: asphalted road, forest trail, gravel road
Altitude difference: tour from 270 to 600 m
Experienced: May 2010
Further information: for further information don’t hesitate to ask your host

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  5. Hotel Gantkofel
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