Alpenrose

Fedaia-Marmolada

Dolomites

Arabba

Trentino-Alto Adige

Breathtaking scenery and a bumpy trail make this a great mini adventure

Also in Trento, Italy

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
5.3 km
Ascent
5 m
Descent
666 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
11˚
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In an incredibly strong field, this might be the most scenic part of the entire Sella Ronda trail. At the top of the Araba DMC2 gondola you're greeted with a huge vista across the highest peak in the Dolomites - the majestic Marmolada. The glacier on the mountain's north face is getting progressively smaller as the world warms up, but for now it is still there and is beautiful. The south face of the mountain is perhaps even more famous and it's well worth detouring to see it if you ever find yourself on that side of the Dolomites.

Description

When you're finally done staring at the view, ride down a wide and bump jeep track which leads you down beneath the Marmolada and then swings around to take you onto the hillside above Arabba. If you've got time then going back to Arabba via the superb and technical Trail Porto Vescovo is well worth doing, but if you need to keep moving then follow this line as it winds down to the Fodom gondola.

The descent to the Fodom gondola is made up of both steep, bump jeep tracks, and some fun sections of natural-feeling trail riding. Overall this isn't one of the better sections of the Sella Ronda but the views and ambience more than make up for the somewhat discontinuous riding.

By the time you reach the Fodom gondola you'll likely feel pretty beaten up after such a long period of bumpy riding - enjoy some chill time on the lift!

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Road sections
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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