A biking wonderland where you can try all types of biking! The Val di Sole Bikeland definitely has a great deal to offer and it’s added yet another cycling discipline: Alpine Gravel.
Val di Sole is the very first Gravel Destination in Italy: the main gravel biking itineraries are ready to welcome all gravel enthusiasts with great gravel riding routes.
It’s clear from the name, that this isn’t your usual gravel biking: we’ve combined the valley, the woods and some of our best mountain-top views to create incredible routes with breathtaking views that you won’t easily forget. Loads of gravel and mountain terrain with a minimum amount of paved roads, all between an altitude of 650 and 2200 m. (there’s a reason behind why we’ve called it ALPINE GRAVEL).
It’s far more technically challenging and exciting than many of the trails you’re used to.
A combination of the following 5 different factors are what make these routes truly unique:
In order to try these routes, a Gravel bike with min. 38 mm tires is required.
Then just get on your bike and head off to explore the Val di Sole Bikeland.
Have you ever pedalled through our luscious green forests? It’s an experience you don’t want to miss as you ride along forest roads and great riding trails, the perfect terrain for all those who can’t wait to try one of today’s most popular cycling disciplines.
Take our advice and try these 6 Alpine Gravel itineraries:
From Ossana all the way to Malga Campo (alpine dairy), then onwards to the Lago di Celentino lake. From here you’ll enjoy amazing views from the Brenta Dolomites all the way to the Adamello Presanella mountain range.
Descend down to the hamlet of Claiano and then return back to Ossana along the cycling path. Ready to have some fun?
From Monte Vigo, take in a 360° view of all the main mountain groups in Val di Sole: this reason alone should make you want to try this itinerary with your gravel bike!
From a height of 770 m to 2.130 m, at the foot of the Brenta Dolomites. Grab your bike and enjoy the sights!
From the San Michele Castle in Ossana to Passo Tonale, passing by various forts built during WWI, all the way to the foot of the Presanella mountain. Wide open spaces and unforgettable views will accompany you on your gravel adventures. Ready to ride up to a height of almost 2.000 meters?
This itinerary isn’t as technical as our other routes (but it is still a 49 km route with almost 1000 m of elevation gain). About half of the itinerary winds its way along Val di Sole’s cycling path and the other half is on off-road terrain. You’ll ride through towns, hamlets and woods from the middle of the valley down to the town of Cavizzana.
Up to a height of almost 2.100 meters, for a total elevation gain of 1.560 m. Well, one thing that we can guarantee is that this itinerary isn’t a Sunday stroll, but the view overlooking Val della Nana, among the Brenta Dolomites, will definitely make it worth the effort. Stunning sights on your gravel bike as you pedal through the Adamello Brenta Nature Park.
This is the most challenging of all of our 6 itineraries: the Alpine Gravel Pejo is ready to put you to the test with its 61.3 km, and above all, its 1.890 m of elevation gain. Reaching the Lago di Pian Palù lake will be a well-deserved reward, not only because of the striking surroundings, but also because the easier part of this route starts here.