After to have greeted Michele, the manager of the bike chalet of Passo Sommo, will you reach a dirt road near the green of the golf camp which connect the area to the rifugio (mountain hut) Stella d’Italia, along grazing lands and woods: pay attention, high possibility to bump into a roe deer! After the old barracks of the First World War (we are near the fortress Sommo alto), pedal on the MTB and next to the crest, descend into a big valley. Now we are on the old alpine pasture, the mountain cottage called malga Ortesino, nowadays a restaurant with many specialties, the tastes of Trentino). Near the malga Ortesino, there is the «Stallone» an old big barn, made of stones: it is very fascinating to visit it! Who knows how many mooing will have heard it?!
From Folgaria, on the MTB, go to the peak of the monte Cornetto, up… up until 1.600 m! Hard? Strenuous? Yes but… from the peak you will see the magnificent panorama, one of the widest in Trentino, which reach also the mountains up to the Garda lake! Then… After going up, there is the possibility to go down! It is funny to go through the dirty road down until 1.340 m, in front of the Chalet Passo Sommo. What about a little pit stop here? After with the MTB is only a joke to reach Folgaria passing through the Maso Spilzi, the green of Costa and the protected area of Ecken. It was a fantastic MTB-excursion!
The Chalet Passo Sommo is the starting point and the final destination. A cappuccino and a brioche before to start or a typical dish when you finished… this is the reference point! With the MTB, pedal trough the dirty road of the Ortesino, of the Val Fredda, Dùrer and of the Grimen. It is like to be in the Canadian forests, because here you are far from the inhabited villages and only wrapped from the wood. Have fun going up and then down, through the perfume of the resin and the magic atmosphere of the Alpe Cimbra! Enjoy the Trentino!
On this ex MTB racetrack, one of the best in Trentino, the «Folgaria Megabike» you can put yourself to the test. Here will you see if you are a real MTB-biker! Characteristic of the itinerary is the remarkable difference in altitude, but the beauty of the places and the panorama will certainly repay the effort. The mountain hut Rifugio Stella d’Italia, the Agritur Malga Vallorsara and the mountain hut Rifugio Baita Tonda are the ideal break points!
This is a part of the spectacular ring of the 100 Km dei Forti (an important and well-known MTB competition) in the area of Folgaria. It is a parkour varied, with high difference in altitude, perfect for expert bikers. This is a demanding itinerary if completed in one go and permits to see beautiful places - the fortress of the First World War like Forti Dosso delle Somme, Sommo alto and Cherle – and amazing panoramas, like the Brenta Dolomites, the glaciers Adamello and Presanella and the mountains up to the Garda lake.