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Experience Ladin Culture on these 3 Badia Bike Rides

Easy adventures through a truly unique part of the Alps!

Description

Even most connoisseurs of the Alps would not be aware that in the deepest Dolomites valleys there is an entire language and culture that is almost unknown amongst outsiders - Ladin. In the Alta Badia (the base for these 3 rides), the main language spoken by the locals is not German or Italian, but this most obscure of dialects.

Ladin is not just a language either - its culture and architecture are unique and these 3 adventures will provide an insight into what it's all about. You'll pass through Ladin villages, hear the language being spoken at beautiful mountain huts, and see the wonderful mountains which have kept the Ladin people in these valleys for generations.

All of these rides take you exclusively onto jeep tracks and easy terrain, so there's no technical challenges to worry about and you can get on with enjoying the ambience and views!

Corvara - Badia return
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Corvara - Badia return

Trentino-Alto Adige
17.0 km
329 m
324 m
A lovely cruise on gravel roads, occasional tarmac and some very easy singletrack.
Easy
Private
Rifugio Pederú
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Rifugio Pederú

Trentino-Alto Adige
24.3 km
351 m
352 m
A classic cruise up to an amazing mountain hut
Easy
Private
St Vigilio - Ju d'Ancona gravel roads
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St Vigilio - Ju d'Ancona gravel roads

Trentino-Alto Adige
16.3 km
759 m
759 m
An incredibly peaceful trip across a stunning hillside.
Easy
Private