Heading north from Cortina, the 12km Cortina - Ospitale - Cimbanchemountain bike route begins in the centre of Cortina from Hotel Cornelio, near the crossroads for Passo Tre Croci, after the bus station. It winds alng the cycling track (n.208), which once was the site of the railway Cortina Dobbiaco. The small road is almost flat and paved until the outskirts of the town. There it becomes a dirt road which flanks Mount Pomagagnon under Punta Fiames.
Stay on this track until passing through a tunnel before reaching Rocca di Botestagno. Themountain bike route continues to the right following the path n.208 towards Ospitale and then on to Passo Cimabanche, which indicates the borders with Alto Adige. The return can be done on the samemountain bike route or else by the main road (SS51 Alemagna).
Distance | Altitude | Place | Direction
0 KM. 1240 MT. CORTINA Start along the cycle path (ex-railway track/path 208).
8 KM. 1490 MT. OSPITALE Continue along path no. 208
12 KM. 1530 MT. CIMABANCHE
Return via the same route, or via the highway SS51. * 12 km.
Overall, Cortina - Ospitale - Cimbanche is the 18th most popular mountain bike trail of all 45 mountain biking rides in Italy.