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The first descent takes us along a flow trail from the Gardena Pass direct to Corvara.

In the meantime, the lifts have opened, so we take advantage of them, and a short time later, we reach the summit of the Col Alt. It isn’t actually on our route, but we couldn’t resist it.

An extremely technical trail – almost like mountaineering on a bike.

In fact, some sections prove impossible to ride, and we even struggle on foot.

But on the lower section, all our effort is rewarded with a soft forest floor and smooth curves. After this successful mission, we can relax as we leave Corvara behind us. And already we’re sitting in the next lift on the way to our lunchtime destination via the Campolongo Pass.

Theoretically we’re in Italy, but most of the region actually belongs to South Tyrol.

So, of course, we dine not on spaghetti but a generous portion of Knödel and Schlutzer, Tyrolean specialities comprising filled pasta parcels and delicious dumplings.

We finish with a traditional dessert of Apfelstrudel, and when we hit the next trail, we soon notice that we’re not taking the bends quite so smoothly after our culinary indulgence. But there’s no time for a siesta because we’ve still got a good few miles ahead of us. read more at focus-bikes.com


 

About the Author Ian

Ian is the Chief editor here at OnlineBikesShop, a reformed Cycle Traveler… now a dedicated stay-at-home dad of a very active 3 yr old, a keen mountain biker with a passion for all types of bikes, the outdoors, and keeping fit…

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