Bike-accessible chairlifts and cable cars allow cyclists to avoid the most demanding elevation gains and easily reach the starting point of various itineraries.
Having breakfast at dawn on the Tofane summit, dining on Rifugio Lagazuoi sunny deck, enjoying a glass of sparkling wine at the foot of the 5 Torri, or having dinner on Mt Faloria is even easier today, thanks to e-bikes and uphill facilities. At last, trails and single-track trails can be experienced by every cyclist, immersed in the spectacular wilderness of the Dolomites. The rich offer of trails of different grading for mtb and e-bikes alike is complemented by the Bike Park in Socrepes where the most adventurous ones can experience “Downhill”. Bikes and protective gear can be rented on spot.
Thanks to Dolomite Bike Galaxy, mtb riders can discover all the bike parks of the Dolomiti Super Summer or enjoy enduro tracks from one valley to the next riding along dirt roads and climbing up soaring peaks.
Are you ready for new challenges? Take your bike on the bike-accessible Faloria cable car and Rio-Gere Son Forca quad chairlift and discover the great variety of trails of different lengths and difficulties winding down the slopes of Mt Faloria and Mt Cristallo.
The Mietres Freeride Bike trail starts from the Faloria cable car top station and runs downhill as far as Rio Gere, then continues along the main road to Passo Tre Croci towards Brite de Larieto farm restaurant to end up at Mietres.
The Cortina-Faloria-Cristallo loop, another extraordinary itinerary starting from Mt Faloria is a 21 km of pure downhill adrenaline. Once you reach Rio Gere, take the chairlift up to Son Forca and ride down scenic Val Padeon until you join the Dolomiti Bike trail to return to Cortina.
Mtb enthusiasts can easily reach Col Drusciè by taking the brand-new Cortina-Col Druscié gondola and then descend along the dirt road toward Pié Tofana to join CAI trail No. 410 to Passo Posporcora. Alternatively, you can take the Pié Tofana chairlift up to Pomedes.
If you feel like, from Col Druscié, you may ride down the meadows along the winter ski runs to join the road to Lake Ghedina and then return to Cortina across Socrepes ski area or continue as far as Fiames and further on to Pian de Ra Spines.
Socrepes Bike Park will put your skills to test, without missing out on fun, with its 3 flow trails of different grading featuring bumps, jumps, and parabolic curves. The rental shop at the Gilardon-Roncato chairlift valley station provides a wide selection of mountain bikes and adequate protection gear for downhill riding. The “Ride in Cortina” mtb instructors will provide useful guidance and advice to beginners to correctly approach this discipline as well as to expert riders to improve their skills.
The descent from Rifugio Duca d'Aosta as far as the road to Passo Falzarego, riding past Rifugio Dibona and Malghe di Fedarola, is just one of the endless opportunities offered in the Tofane area. Mtb lovers may even venture down the legendary ski runs of the World Cup races.
The Lagazuoi - 5 Torri - Giau area is very famous in the Dolomites and highly popular with hikers and mtb lovers alike. The wonderful mountainscape, one of the most beautiful in the Dolomites can’t but amaze mountain lovers while climbing up or venturing down technical trails.
In this area, mountain bike trails run across the WW1 Open-air Museum rich in great historical highlights. The itinerary continues along Via del Ferro (the iron road) as far as Andraz Castle, one of the most ancient castles in the Dolomites.A veritable journey through history and nature.
Some of the most beautiful MTB trails, such as 5 Torri Freeride, Bike trail Averau, and Bike Trail Super Panorama start from the top station of the bike-accessible 5-Torri and Fedare chairlifts.
In Misurina, the Cold de Varda chairlift is bike accessible. From the namesake mountain inn, ride along the dirt road or down the trails winding through the forest to reach Misurina and d’Antorno lakes.
Another option is the Casera Maraia trail, which alternates demanding stretches to paved sections. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views while reaching the bike path leading to Lake Misurina.
Looking for new exciting challenges? If you are a MTB expert, you may venture along more demanding trails like the one that connects Rifugio Col de Varda to Rifugio Città di Carpi or even attempt the legendary road up to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Continue as far as Rifugio Auronzo and then return to the bottom station of the chairlift.
In Auronzo, Mt Agudo lifts are bike-accessible. If you feel like an adrenaline experience, from the mountain inn at 1534 m, challenge your skills riding down the scenic trail with amazing views of Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the Auronzo Dolomites. The highly technical descent runs by the Fun Bob rail and then levels up on a more gentle slope that allows you to catch your breath and fully enjoy the ride.
Experienced MTB lovers: this is for you! Take the chairlift up to Mt Agudo, descend as far as the start of the Fun Bob rail (top station of the Taiarezza-Malon chairlift) and descend along the trail towards Val Da Rin. When you reach a fork - the only one you meet on the way - you may either turn left to return to Auronzo (easy option) or continue to the right as far as “Pian dei Buoi” and the namesake Rifugio. The latter itinerary is certainly longer and more demanding (medium difficulty) and can be further combined with the trail leading to Rifugio Ciaredo. The return is along the same way.