Bike tour to Favogna
Steep and winding mountain trails are waiting for you on the way to Favogna, 1000 metres altitude difference for 17 km.
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From Magrè sulla Strada del Vino we cycle towards north, we pass through Niclara and we reach Cortaccia. Cycling up to the old village Hofstatt we can enjoy a wonderful view of the vineyards and orchards and the steep path seems to be less hard, even if the April sun is very warming. We reach Hofstatt and, after some bends, the path leads us into the fresh and shady wood but we keep climbing anyway. In few minutes we come to the crossroads where we turn to Corona-Favogna; the path becomes here narrow but it is not very busy so we can cycle without problems. We reach the foot of Corno di Tres and we cycle through the gorge of Favogna to arrive to the small village Favogna di Sopra, 1.250 metres asl, where we find only a church, a castle and a handful of houses and farmsteads. From here we cycle down to Favogna di Sotto, the bigger village in this Plateau, and here we decide to have a break far from the noise of the city before cycling down to the valley and returning to the starting point.
We recommend this tour during spring, autumn or on fresh summer days. It is not recommended on very warm summer days!
Please note: when you plan to do this tour, please inform yourself about the condition of the trail!
Starting point: Magrè Cortaccia station
Cycling time: about 2 hours (ascend), 45 minutes (descent)
Trail length: 18 km (one way)
Altitude difference: 1.030 metres
Altitude: 215 - 1.245 m s.l.m.
Experienced in: April 2010