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Alpine dairy tour at Passo Lavazè

Alpine dairy tour at Passo Lavazè

Photo from: G. Panozzo

Pleasant tour for the eyes, with fantastic views of the Dolomites and for the taste, with the sweet and savory specialties offered by the mountain huts. 

The suggestive tour takes place among the pastures and woods of the Lavazè plateau and the Oclini Pass. You ride at the foot of the Corno Nero Peak, composed of porphyritic rock, and of the Corno Bianco Peak, of white dolomite rock. The two peaks frame Oclini Pass and welcome the cyclist with their color contrasts.

From here you reach the first gastronomic point, Malga Capanna Nuova, continuing to Malga Ora and finally to Malga Costa. Impossible not to be attracted by the scents of typical Trentino and South Tyrolean dishes that spread from these restaurants. The route is mostly on dirt roads and can also be done in the mid/late afternoon.

  • signal_cellular_alt Difficulty Easy
  • straighten distance 20.56 Km
  • schedule duration 2:00 h
  • arrow_drop_up elevation 440 m
  • arrow_drop_down descent 440 m
  • skip_next highest point 2009 m
  • skip_next lowest point 1669 m

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Safety information:

IMPORTANT

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.

 

BIKER’S CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY 

  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

ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET !

 

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and 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.

Start

Lavazè pass

Coordinates

DD 46.354418 , 11.492667 DMS46° 21' 15.9048'' N 11° 29' 33.6012'' E

Destination

Lavazè Pass

Getting there

From Cavalese head towards Varena and then towards the Lavazè Pass. From Predazzo head towards Tesero and then go up towards Stava and Passo Lavazè.

Parking

Several parking lots at Passo Lavazè.

Turn-by-turn directions

The first part of the itinerary, on paved road, allows you to reach the highest place of the tour, the panoramic Passo Oclini. Take the time to admire the beautiful landscape around you. From here the dirt road, passing under the slopes of the Corno Bianco peak, leads to the Capanna Nuova hut. Head then in a steady slight climb towards the Malga Ora. From here you descend again towards the Lavazè Pass, however turning left to reach the last mountain hut. The Malga Costa alpine dairy rises in a beautiful meadow. You return then back to the starting point.

Equipment

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

 

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[There is no appointed guide for this route.]

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