Cortina - Falzarego super trail
We are in the heart of the Dolomites, more precisely in Cortina, in the Tofane massif, the most majestic of all the mountains overlooking the Ampezzo basin, a favorite destination for hikers and climbers.
Although the environment often proves to be rugged and impassable, with caution and care, the territory of the Tofane mountains, including that of Rozes, which we are going to visit, can also be discovered by mountain bike.
That said, if you don't like a bit of portage, but always rewarded by the excellent views, we suggest you move on to the next route.
Some technical data: distance: 35km - time on the move: 4.45 hours - total elevation gain: 1600m - maximum elevation: 2350m - bikeability: 85% - suitable for MTB XC/AM/ENDURO.
From the ice stadium of Cortina we climb on asphalt to Piè Tofana crossing several times the ski slope, then continuing on path, always in the middle of the slopes we reach the Dibona refuge.
We continue in the ascent, now on the very steep mule track that climbs the scree of Tofana.
Having reached an altitude of about 2300 meters, the transfer to the Falzarego Pass begins; a challenging and at times exposed trail, with several non-bikeable points; we are crossing the Tofana face.
Alternating between dirt road and trail, we now descend to the pass, where the actual trail will begin.
The descent flanks the road from the pass down to Cortina, alternating, for more than ten kilometers, dirt roads to trail and fast sections to more technical ones; at some points, unfortunately, it will be necessary to get off the mtb.
Rideventures rating: 7.5