With stunning landscape, a widespread network of trails and bike-friendly facilities, Mountain Bike Dolomites should be on every rider’s bucket list.
Whether you're an off-road expert or a beginner who is curious about adrenaline-charged experiences on two wheels, the Dolomites have something for you.
Mountain Bike + Dolomites - a combination that has increasingly fascinated adventure travelers all over the world! There are hundreds of trails, suitable for “all legs” and now, thanks to e-bikes, for “all ages”.
Sharp peaks stand out against the turquoise sky, the sun sets far to the west and the alpenglow shades the rocks, making the sunset of the Dolomites unique in the world. Ending a day with your MTB in the Dolomites often means witnessing this wonder!
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But the Dolomites are a huge mountain range covering the border between Italy and Austria's Tyrol region in the northeast part of Italy.
So let’s discover 4 top destinations, to make Mountain Bike Dolomites your next adventure!
1# Mountain Bike Dolomites - Garda Trentino
The North Shore of Lake Garda is perhaps the area with the highest concentration of mountain bike trails, a real hotspot for mountain bikes. Actually, Garda Trentino, with its main centers of Nago-Torbole and Riva del Garda, has a lot to offer for mountain biking lovers. Every year, thousands of travelers flock to the northern shores of Lake Garda all year round to enjoy a truly active vacation.
Lake Ledro tour and Ponale bike path are panoramic routes; the exciting Anaconda Trail combines the best of local trails; Coast trail, a ring from Torbole that combines fast singletracks with more technical sections; the legendary tour of Tremalzo, an endurance test for every biker, to be done at least once in a lifetime. Garda Trentino is a mountain bike paradise!
2# Mountain Bike Dolomites - Lagorai and Valsugana
Lagorai and Valsugana are lesser-known destinations in the Dolomites that can surprise you with unspoiled and wild landscapes. Forests, pastures, alpine lakes and natural parks dot this large area extending from Monte Corno to the west and Paneveggio Pale di San Martino to the east. Valsugana is perhaps the valley that offers the wildest and most natural landscapes and trails.
Here are various ring trails, crossing Catena del Lagorai and unwinding up to uncontaminated lands and rugged peaks over two thousand meters of altitude. Surely the lovers of the most true and pure wilderness will find full satisfaction along ancient paths and mule tracks, but also the most recent military roads, a memory of the Great War.
3# Mountain Bike Dolomites - Gardena Valley
Cycling in front of the imposing Sella massif group in the Dolomites is one of the most beautiful experiences you can live with a mountain bike. Pure enjoyment. Thanks to the efficient lifts to the four Dolomite passes - Gardena, Campolongo, Pordoi and Sella - you can do the tour in one day starting from any of the towns around the Sella (Selva Gardena, Corvara, Arabba, Canazei or Campitello di Fassa).
The clockwise tour (58 km with an altitude difference of 3,730 m) is ideal for those who love single trails and technical descents. The other way around, the anticlockwise direction (53 Km and 3,250 m) is for those who love challenging climbs uphill.
4# Mountain Bike Dolomites - Brenta Dolomites
Mountain biking is certainly one of the best ways to explore the surroundings of Madonna di Campiglio too: up to the Val di Sole and down till Lake Garda. Val Rendena is crossed by many bike paths that allow you to move safely, avoiding traffic and the dangers of busy roads.
Tour Doss Sabion South-West, tour Val Brenta, tour Val D'Agola: you’ll be spoiled for choice. And, not to be missed...Dolomiti Brenta Bike! A 171 kilometers ring tour through valleys, mountains, woods and forests around the Brenta Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Natural site.
If you don't know the Dolomites area well, it is difficult to choose a route that suits your abilities and your needs. That's why Adventoured, together with qualified bike guides, designs top-notch and customized small group MTB tours. Transport, itinerary, logistics, useful advice: you only have to rely on the experience of your guide and enjoy the ride!
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