The Bikingmania has broken out in the Dolomites
Drawn by the rediscovery of the pleasure of being in contact with nature in a sustainable way, an increasing number of people, of all ages and backgrounds, is drawing closer to the world of bicycles and cycling tourism, in its many forms.
The enchanting landscapes of the Val di Fassa, the corners of paradise hidden in the woods, the singing of the brooks, the cool shade of the pine forests of larch and fir trees, the breathtaking heights of mountain pastures and the silence broken only by birdsong, transform the cycling holiday in Val di Fassa, in a real antistress cure.
The entire area is dotted with trails and pathways accessible to the different disciplines and suitable for all needs.
Cycle path of the Fiemme and Fassa Dolomites
For those who choose a soft approach to cycling and want to enjoy in peace the landscape of the Fiemme and Fassa Valleys, the most popular and recommended route is definitely the Dolomites Bike Trail which runs right next to the Hotel La Perla in Canazei.
The route starts in Alba di Canazei and goes up to Molina di Fiemme, through the Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme. It stretches from north to south, along a 48 km route (estimated average travel time is 3-4 hours), with a total climb of 650 m, characterized by a flat part, downhill and very little uphill. It is also suitable for families and for those who are not particularly trained.
The return trip is guaranteed thanks to the Bike Express Fassa-Fiemme service, with buses equipped with trailers for the bikes.
With the bike on the mountain
On some lifts as the Belvedere gondola in Canazei, just a few steps away from the Hotel La perla it is possible to transport bicycles, which allows you to climb on the mountain and admire the spectacular views and landscapes of the Val di Fassa from an unusual and captivating perspective.
Mountain biking and Sellaronda
The sport of mountain biking finds its "paradise" in the over 1,000 km of breathtaking trails, arriving above 2000 m, recorded by GPS and labelled with dedicated signs, which wind through the tops of Lagorai, and the dolomite peaks of the Latemar, the Rosengarten and Sella, touching the Paneveggio Nature Park and the Trodena - Monte Corno Nature Park.
In Canazei and throughout the Val di Fassa there are many services for bikers: dedicated shops, negozi specializzati, equipment rental for cyclists, bike transport, mountain bike schools with instructors, guides and bike parks.
Many important events attract to the Sellaronda the mountain bike professionals, two of these are:
- The Marathon of the Dolomites the most famous amongst the cycling marathons which takes place on the first Sunday of July,
- an amateur event, called SellaRonda Bike Day, considered the best “off-road” tour of the Dolomites. About 55 km long, it is particularly popular with cyclists for the beauty of the area and the fact that these ascents were traversed by legendary champions like Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali in the Tour of Italy. On the Pordoi pass there is also a monument to Fausto Coppi.
The Hotel La Perla in Canazei, offers a free mountain bike rental to all its guests who wish use it.
Downhill in Canazei
If you want to test technique, balance and self control you can launch yourself on the downhill and cross country tracks of the "Fassa Bike Resort" on the Belvedere of Canazei, the park that awaits fans of the discipline with a path with sections of "northshore".