Their silhouettes are a landmark for the whole Dolomites. The Italian speakers call them “Tre Cime di Lavaredo”, the German speakers “Drei Zinnen” - we reverently just call them “The Peaks”. High up in the Sexten Dolomites, these pinnacles seem to split the sky with their razor-sharp ridges and remind the ordinary folks of long-ago mountaineering tales. But don’t you think this harsh terrain way above the tree line can only be accessed on foot! A vast network of paths and trails makes it possible for you to discover this pure alpine beauty on two wheels. It’s hard to believe that the speedy descent of the Marchkikele peak or the flow trail down the Coltrodo alm have not been made just for mountain bikers. The hauntingly beautiful Pustertal valley adds the relax-factor to the area and stunning views onto the Sexten Dolomites from the North side of the valley are sure to make you never want to leave.
You start in Dobbiaco, from where you drive on a bike path into the Höhlensteintal. In the valley a 12km long gravel road leads you constantly uphill. Approximately Halfway you pass the three inner view, where you should definitely take a few souvenirs of your vacation. After you have to travel a short distance on asphalt again, you can follow a military road for 7km uphill, which brings you to the high plateau Plätzwiese. On the way you can make a rest on the Dürrensteinhütte at 2.028m altitude and enjoy the amazing view. After the lush grasses of the Plätzwiese, it goes downhill again in the direction of Dobbiaco and you can let it roll comfortably while absorbing this picturesque scenery.
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Here we have selected a moderate tour for you. You start in Alt-Dobbiaco and follow the Silvesterstraße through the Silvestertal. After gaining a few meters in altitude, at some point you turn right onto the Toblacher Höhenweg, which you follow over lush meadows to the Silvesteralm. After her it goes downhill again constantly, you pass the Innichner corner and then düst on wide forest roads down the valley.
Here for a change once a light bike ride for you, which leads you partly on a paved bike path and partly on gravel roads. You can experience the Puster Valley and the surrounding ridges in all their glory on the way. Lush green meadows dominate the valley, while rugged limestone towers high above them.
This tour takes you through a bizarre landscape: The Highlands around the Seikofel. Dry, brown-red grasslands will probably remind you of photos from Sweden. A great flowtrail takes you to the Coltrondoalm valley and tests your driving skills in a few tricky spots. In between, however, you can let your eyes wander over the landscape again with a relaxed mountain roll and be impressed by the surrounding mountains.
This is your tour, if you go on terrific prospects! The opposite Sesto Dolomites present themselves during the whole tour in their full splendor and you come out of wonder hardly out. The tour will lead you over barren grasslands, where no tree will obstruct your view. Definitely take a good camera!