Starting from Rio Gere, the 13km Cristallo - Val Padeon - Ospitale route is a challenging mountain bike trek. Off SS48 from Cortina to Passo Tre Croci, take the chairlift from Rio Gere up Monte Cristallo. Head towards Rifugio Son Forca. Continue downhill on n.203 starting in the middle of Val Padeon. Follow the route to Ospitale. This is a very technical descent.
From Ospitale, return to Cortina via path n.208 or on the main road SS51.
How to reach the starting point:
- By “Bike Shuttle”. Book in advance at the “2UE2UE” Bike Center.
- By Faloria cable car, then descend to Rio Gere along the gravel track 212
Distance | Altitude | Place | Direction
0 KM. 1698 MT. RIO GERE Chairlift to Cristallo (open from mid-June to mid-September).
0 KM. 2215 MT. RIF. SON FORCA Path no. 203
2.5 KM. 1700 MT. VAL PADEON Continue along path no. 203, to the end of the valley.
6 KM. 1490 MT. OSPITALE Path no. 208 (ex-railway track) to Cortina.
14 KM. 1240 MT. CORTINA
Overall, Cristallo - Val Padeon - Ospitale is the 21st most popular mountain bike trail of all 45 mountain biking rides in Italy.