km dei forti tra francolini e serrada mtb
km dei forti tra francolini e serrada mtb

“100 km dei Forti” Stage 3: Folgaria High Plateau

The fortresses and mountain passes of the Folgaria Plateau complete the varying mountain bike tour “100 km dei Forti”.

From Carbonare we follow the forest road, which leads us to the bridge “Ponte della Sper” across the Astico river. Then we cycle uphill towards the Clama and Seconde Poste mountain huts. Next to the state road we continue to the Forte Cherle fortress where the route descends to the Austro-Hungarian soldier cemetery. On the opposite side of the road we cycle then to the former military hospital and the Vallorsara Mountain Hut (currently closed). Cycling uphill we finally reach the Forte Sommo Alto fortress near the meadows of the Camini Hut at the Passo Coe.

The route continues uphill, first along the forest path and then along the bridle path to the Forte Dosso delle Somme, a fortification, which is enthroned above the Terragnolo valley. With 1,667 m asl. this is the highest point of the entire “100 km dei Forti” mountain bike tour. Some kilometres we are rewarded now by a downhill run to Roccolo near Serrada. Then we follow a path through the forest until Francolini.

From here we reach the state road to Folgaria and cycle towards Passo Sommo. In Costa di Folgaria the signpost “100 km dei Forti” shows the junction to the Maso Splizi farm (Golf Club Folgaria). Along this path we finally reach the same-named mountain pass at 1,341 m asl. This long last stage finishes with a downhill run to Carbonare and proceeds also through the villages of Perpruneri, Tezzeli, Liberi Cueli and Morganti.

Author: AT

circular route difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Carbonare
  • Time required:
    06:15 h
  • Track length:
    41,0 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.066 m to 1.655 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +1259 m | -1259 m
  • Route:
    Carbonare - bridge "Ponte della Sper" - Clama Hut - Seconde Poste Hut - "Forte Cherle" fortress - Vall'Orsara Hut - "Forte Sommo Alto" fortress - Camini Hut - "Forte Dosso Sommo" fortress - Roccolo - Francolini - Folgaria - Costa - Passo del Sommo - Tezzeli - Liberi-Cueli - Morganti - Carbonare
  • Signposts:
    100 km dei Forti
  • Destination:
    Carbonare
  • Resting points:
    Albergo Forte Cherle, Malga di Vallorsara (currently closed), Rifugio Camini, taverns in the villages along the route
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    “100 km dei Forti” Stage 3: Folgaria High Plateau

If you want to do this tour, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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