23 Set VDF – Val di Fassa: trekking and mountain bike in the Dolomites
Spend a week in Val di Fassa on a mountain bike. Discover the magic of the Dolomites and its bicycle lane, the Enrosadira, and its majestic woods.
Get ready for the smell of resin, the bluest sky, and the sound of your steps in the woods – this is the perfect holiday for those who love to get lost in mountain paths surrounded by nature. Enjoy a trip of trekking and mountain bike. Cycle around 37 km of adrenaline in the Latemar mountain, or the 48-descending km of the Dolomites bicycle lane. Immerse yourself in the simplicity of nature, amazed by the Vajolet towers, Val Venegia, Carezza’s lake, and the Enrosadira. Accompanied by a new fun group of friends, some trekking shoes, a backpack, and a camera, it’s time to go! Your guide will take care of the itinerary and orientation, you just need to enjoy these intense and colorful days. Get ready to be surprised!
SUNDAY: Arrival and accommodation in the late afternoon. Before dinner, we can rest for a bit in the hotel’s wellness center. We meet the guide and have dinner when we can get a briefing of the holiday.
MONDAY: After breakfast, we head to Valles pass where we start our trek towards Pian dei Casoni. We will then pass through Val Venegia, Panaveggio Natural Park, and Pale di San Martino. From Venegia and Venegiota the path gets steeper until we can admire Cima del Mulaz (2906 m), Cima Vezzana, and Cimon della Pala (3184 m). We reach the most suggestive view from the highest point of our itinerary, Baita Segantini. We then descend passing by the Cristo Pensante statue on top of Cima del Castellazzo. Our descent continues to Rolle’s pass towards Malga Juribello, our point of reference. On our way back, we can check out the Violins Museum, the deers’ reserve, or walk in the suspended bridge over Travignolo’s creek. Following dinner, we can take a walk around Soraga’s town center.
Length and Inclination: 4h30 +550m
TUESDAY: With a bus, we leave for Pera di Fassa and Sentiero delle Leggende. This path is suitable for everyone and takes us to Gardeccia’s refuge (1949 m). Since 1902 this refuge guards Vajolet’s valley, surrounded by landmarks like Gruppo del Cantinaccio, Vajolet’s towers, and Larsèc’s cliffs. In the afternoon, we can relax in the hotel’s wellness center. For those who are not tired yet, we can take a walk in the town center of Canazei after dinner. Length and Inclination: 3h45 +530 m
WEDNESDAY: We have breakfast ready for our first day on the bike. The Dolomites bicycle lane, with its 48 km, connects Val di Fassa and Fiemme amidst meadows, creeks, and farmsteads. The lane is descending with an Inclination of 650 m and provides a pleasant and calm ride. Before dinner, we can all gather in the wellness center. For the evening, we can stroll by Moena’s center.
THURSDAY: Free day. We recommend going to Pozza di Fassa and its new QC Terme Dolomiti Center, where we have discounted entry. This center is perfectly embedded in the surrounding environment, combining peace of mind and harmony. The center offers a new alpine experience, giving priority to the quality of life with thermal balneotherapy for the body and mind. Here we can find waterfalls to relax our muscles and back; hydromassage for our back and gluteal muscles; hydro jets for the circulations. Also, chromotherapy sensory tanks, music therapy tanks, Kneipp path, Vichy showers, and footbaths; saunas, bio saunas, and hammam. Alternatively, we can take advantage of our Val di Fassa Card and do some discounted activities. We meet back again at the hotel for dinner together.
FRIDAY: For our full last day, we start with a hearty breakfast and head to Predazzo with our bike. We then go up with Latemar’s cableway and chair lift. Having reached Passo Feudo, we then descend towards Oberggen. Up and down, we cross Latemar’s forest, accompanied by a breathtaking view of the Catinaccio and Scilliar. Halfway in the day, we reach Carezza’s lake, famous for its beautiful colors. As a matter of fact, the lake is called Lec de Ergobando or Arcoboàn in Ladin, meaning Rainbow’s lake. We go back cycling to reach Costalunga’s pass, 3 km long and with a 150 m inclination. Let’s stop for some pictures in the historical places once frequented by Princess Sisi! From the top, we descend towards Moena to finally go back to the hotel, following 37 km of pure adrenaline. One last night together looking at the stars and the majestic mountains that allowed to be explored by us.
SATURDAY: Following breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to the Dolomites.
Important: Program may vary depending on weather conditions and guide decisions.
Holiday code: VDF19
Where: Trentino-Alto Adige – Val di Fassa – Trento
Accommodation: Hotel Miravalle – Soraga (TN), family-run, offering holidays based on fun and relax. The hotel is located in a peaceful and sunny area, a few steps from Soraga and Moena’s town centers and a beautiful river park. Food served includes local national and Ladin cuisine. Relax area available with sauna and Turkish bath. All rooms have bathrooms, safe, satellite TV, radio, hairdryer, phone, Wi-Fi, and terrace. Discover the hotel here.
Individual price: €620
Single room fee: €150
Individual use of double room: €300
Includes: accommodation in 3-stars hotel in double/triple shared rooms, half board, tour-leader, guided tours, entry to hotel’s relax area with sauna, Turkish bath, Val di Fassa card, wi-fi, and insurance.
Does not include: Journey, drinks, city tax, bike rental, entry to QC Terme Dolomiti Center, Ski Lift, bike bus, transfers, and anything not listed in the “Includes” section.
MTB rental + helmet: €40 for 2 days, €25 for 1 day.
E-bike rental + helmet: €75 for 2 days, €45 for 1 day.
Latemar Ski Lift: €15
Ciampedie Ski Lift: €18
Bike bus: €8
This holiday is also suitable for: vegetarians.
To note: this holiday is dog-friendly! Dogs or medium-sized animals are allowed but cannot enter the dining room and wellness center. Dogs can be brought to paths with a leash unless otherwise indicated from tour-leader. We ask for the highest respect to the group and the surrounding environment. We remind that pets are not often used to long-distance walking, especially uphill and in warm weather. Usually, the hotel requires a daily fee and if necessary, a final cleaning fee for the room, paid on the spot. Food and necessary items for the animal are the client’s responsibility. By law, animals need to be covered by RC insurance, if you haven’t stipulated it, you can request us a price quote.
MTB: the itinerary involves a tour of the Latemar mountain on a mountain bike + a few of its structures. 37 km of adrenaline on grassy, skiing, and dirt paths, almost exclusively downhill except Costalunga’s pass (approx. 3 km with 150 m Inclination).
TREKKING: Val Venegia and Baita – Inclination 550m 4h30 + stops. Forest road with slight slope and view of Pale di San Martino and surrounding mountains. Itinerary suitable for all good walkers.
Ciampedie’s refuge to Vajolet’s refuge – Inclination 530 m 3h45 + stops. In the heart of the Dolomites, excursion that passes Vajolet Valley to its refuge, down the Vajolet Towers in Gruppo del Catinaccio.