The Dolomiti Paganella region in Italy’s Dolomites hides an unbelievable amount of variety in a relatively small area. Amongst the rugged, pale rocky giants of the Dolomiti di Brenta, lies a wilderness that is still almost inaccessible. Between these landscapes and the open, green karst plateaus and alpine pastures on the Pagnella, you find agricultural villages surrounded by orchards, dense forests and meadows. Shimmering like a green-blue jewel, the crystal-clear Lake Molveno lies in the centre of the region. The terrain is surprisingly flat, especially in the valley between the Brenta’s rock faces and the high plateau of the Paganella, making this area a paradise for families who are excited to go on mountain bike Tours.
In Adalo, Molveno and Fai della Paganella, there is a thriving mountain bike scene that has become more and more well-known in recent years. The area has made a good name for itself in the enduro scene especially, having captivated alpine crossers as they ride to Lake Garda for many decades. The season here is long – from May to November – which gives the region a big advantage over mountain bike areas in the Central Alps.
You can transport your bikes with the lifts and a combination ticket allows you to easily connect the sub-area trails. The extensive network of trails offers something for every level. There are also playgrounds, beginner courses and three awesome pump tracks. There are bike schools teaching riding technique lessons for all ages and guides to show you every corner of the region – a complete package for MTB family holiday is waiting.
With so many diverse trails and extended day Tours to choose from, families with children, in particular, will find plenty of great biking opportunities. This Collection shows you nine beautiful short routes that you can do with small children in a child seat or (trail-suitable) trailer. So put your bikes on your roof rack and head south.
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This short and promising panoramic tour takes you on a gravel road to the Larici refuge at 1,844 meters. The gondola will take you to the Doss Pelà mountain station. From there you drive on a high path through the forests on Paganella. At the Malga Zambana you can already make a first stop and enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of the Brenta Dolomites.
About 500 meters before the destination, the Rifugio Dosso Larici, the path begins to climb significantly and you overcome about 50 meters in altitude. From the beautifully located refuge you have a great view in almost all directions. You can have a great break here with delicious typical regional dishes and then roll back the same way.
Of the three "zones" of the Molveno bike park, the Molveno zone is the lightest. The two mountain railways "Molveno - Pradel" and "Pradel - Tovre" bring you up, on different, flowy trails you come down again. One of these trails is the "Big Hero", the easiest downhill trail in the park, which is also ideal for beginners and children.The "Big Hero" starts right at the mountain station of the "Pradel - Tovre" chairlift, where you can comfortably get up to 1,520 meters before the bike action begins. The trail meanders below the lift route to approximately 1.8 kilometers 130 meters in the valley. Numerous beautifully built adjacent curves provide plenty of driving pleasure. Without major obstacles you can just let it run and enjoy the beautiful descent and the great views of Lake Molveno. A downhill track with such a panorama - that's something special!