Cortina - Pian de Ra Spines - Cadin For Mountain Biking

The 14th most popular mountain bike trail in Italy.

  Cortina, Dolomiti, Italy


  July 2, 2016

Heading north from Cortina, the 11km Cortina - Pian de Ra Spines - Cadinmountain 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.

Shortly after the Botestagno bridge, turn left climbing slightly into the woods to reach the main road SS51 near the red roadmans house. After descending left for a few bends in the road, enter the Natural Park of Ampezzo Dolomites and keep on descending left towards the river Boite (path n.10 and then path n.417).

After crossing the bridge, the mountain bike route continues through the woods on Pian de Ra Spines, along a dirt path that climbs for about 200m shortly before Camping Olympia, and then it climbs towards Cadin.

From here, continue on an easy downhill to Cortina.

Trail book:

Distance | Altitude | Place | Direction

0 KM. 1240 MT. CORTINA Start along the cycle path (ex-railway track/path 208).

6 KM. 1431 MT. BOTESTAGNO 500m after the Botestagno bridge the 201 path leads off left to the highway. At the crossroads with Ra Stua descend along path no.10 and then 417 for Pian de Ra Spines.

8.5 KM 1298 MT. PIAN DE RA SPINES Cycle up past a bridge then continue along the path into the forest at Pian de Ra Spines, to reach Cadin.

11 KM 1295 MT. CADIN

Overall, Cortina - Pian de Ra Spines - Cadin is the 14th most popular mountain bike trail of all 47 mountain biking rides in Italy. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Cortina - Pian de Ra Spines - Cadin including Val di Fanes, Cortina d Ampezzo, Drei Zinnen, Cortina Bike Park, Cortina - Pian de Loa - Cascate di Fanes and Cortina - Ospitale - Cimbanche.

Local Contacts:  Cortina Tourism (0039) 0436-3231 or 0436-2711; MTB-Tours +39-340-3593733.

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Villa Nevada 0436-4778; San Marco (0039) 0436-866941; Hotel Menaroi (0039) 0436-2400

Luxury Loding:  Miramonti Majestic 0436-4201; Hotel Ancora 0436-3261; Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano 0471-849500

Breakfast Restaurant:  Croda Cafe

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  46.546, 12.142

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  7/2/2016

ID:  15941

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