6 - 7
FATMAP difficulty grade
The tour begins in the parking lot of the Alleghe ice rink to get an idea of the lake and its surroundings, and follows the road along the lake towards Masarè with great precision.
Here you turn right to go around the lake on an easy-to-follow paved road.
After a short climb, you reach the village of Saviner along the gravel path, with a slight descent which then becomes flat along the Cordevole river up to Santa Maria delle Grazie.
From Saviner continue on the gravel cycle path always along the Cordevole torrent, then on asphalt up to the entrance of the spectacular Serrai di Sottoguda gorge, an easy uphill asphalted road.
Leaving the Serrai di Sottoguda you reach Malga Ciapela where you turn left, along the road to the campsite.
From here you reach the dirt road through the Franzedàz Valley which then results in many uphill hairpin bends.
After a not too difficult gravel path, the path becomes steeper and will force even the strongest to get off the bike.
After Malga Frandezaz the path becomes a little smoother, but it is still so steep that you are forced to push your bike again.
The 2487 meters of ascent will be "reimbursed" once you reach Forca Rossa, thanks to the magnificent view to the south on the Pale di San Martino and to the north from the splendid view of the south face of the Marmolada.
From here, a dream descent on a path through the pastures.
Follow the path with a non-obligatory path until we turn left aiming at an easily visible capital.
From here, follow the path that will take us to Valfredda as far as the Flora Alpina Refuge.
We then follow a road that is first paved and then unpaved up to a crossroads that takes us down with a nice steep descent to Valt.
The return to Alleghe includes a whole series of ups and downs that cross the various hamlets.
After Valt, turning left, you follow the asphalted road for a short distance, up to Tegosa.
Then continue uphill, first on asphalt and then on gravel, up to Forcella Lagazzon.
Then follow to Cogul, always with a path of ups and downs and then go towards Forcella Celat following the asphalted and then dirt climb.
From here you follow a very steep descent to the village of Celat and then on asphalt to Avoscan.
Another 160 m of positive difference in height and we return to Alleghe. NOTE