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Biking Burning Dolomites – Experience a unique natural spectacle

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Biking Burning Dolomites – Experience a unique natural spectacle

Mountain Biking Collection by DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden



02:32 h

90.6 mi

17,050 ft

When summer slowly fades away, nature finds its peace and the sky appears clearer than ever, there’s a very special natural spectacle to watch in Val Gardena: the Burning Dolomites.

From mid-September, the needles of the larches turn from green to yellow, then they glow orange, red and brown. Near sunset at this time of year, the fading rays make the Dolomites (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) appear wonderfully red. The legendary ‘Pale Mountains’ are transformed into glowing rocks: the edges, peaks and towers are bathed in a magical sunlight, framed by a clear and brilliant blue sky, typical of the stable fair weather in autumn. At this time, the valley draws photographers and outdoor lovers to enjoy the spectrum of colours in quiet contemplation.

As a biker you can enjoy this special atmosphere from September to November either with our certified local bike guides or on your own.

When the summer comes to an end, a magical time starts in Val Gardena: "Burning Dolomites".

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Tours & Highlights

  • 308 Passo Sella circuit

    10.6 mi
    -- mph
    2,450 ft
    2,475 ft

    Head off from Selva di Val Gardena towards the Passo Sella on the bike path for what is a long and extensive MTB circuit. From Plan onwards, the terrain becomes steeper and steeper, following an easy woodland path via Plan de Gralba to the Mountain Resort on the Passo Sella. Cycle past the City of Stones

    by DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden

  • 39.8 mi
    -- mph
    6,775 ft
    6,775 ft

    A classic for the cyclists. The four-pass tour Sellaronda, is certainly one of the absolute highlights in the life of a cyclist. Among the racing bike tours, the route is considered of medium difficulty with a length of 58 km and almost 1,800 meters of elevation gain. Once a year, usually in the middle

    by DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden

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  • 02:32
    14.6 mi
    5.8 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,500 ft

    A great tour particularly suitable for bikers who are not yet very familiar with mountainbiking. Of course, it is still not a walk in the park, because you should have some uphill and downhill riding skills. The St. Jakob’s Church is the first highlight of the tour: the small church is the oldest in

    by DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden

  • 25.6 mi
    -- mph
    5,275 ft
    5,300 ft

    The clockwise Val Duron tour develops on the bike path towards the east. Leave the bike path once you’ve reached Plan, continue on the path across Plan de Gralba heading towards Passo Sella. At the height of the Mountain Resort only a few metres are left to the highest point of the tour (2,215 m) and

    by DOLOMITES Val Gardena / Gröden

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    90.6 mi
  • Duration
    02:32 h
  • Elevation
    17,050 ft

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