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RS salurn cembra rifugio sauch sauchpasshuette

MTB tour on the Dürer Path near Salorno

Albrecht Dürer used this path leading to the Passo del Saùch in the Val di Cembra in 1494 when the valley bottom still was an inhospitable swamp area.

In San Floriano south of Egna (connection to the Adige Cycle Route) this 36 km long mountain bike tour starts, first in a southerly direction towards Laghetti and then on forest paths and ox cart tracks to Pochi and the Passo del Saùch. The eponymous mountain hut is located at 915 m asl on the border between South Tyrol and the Trentino and offers delicious local dishes for lunch.

We continue on the trail through the mixed forest to the Lago Santo (Holy Lake) at 1,230 m a.s.l. It represents the highest point of our tour - we enjoy the amazing view on the snow-capped peaks of the Lagorai Group which are reflected in the water. The downhill ride follows the asphalt road to Cembra and proceeds further through the landscape characterised by forests and vineyards. So we reach the valley basin of the Valle dell'Adige, more precisely the train station of Lavis. Now we can either turn back to South Tyrol by train or cycle on the Adige Cycle Route back to San Floriano near Egna (approx. 20 km).


Author: AT

If you want to do this mountain bike tour, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!


Starting point: San Floriano near Egna (junction with the Adige Cycle Route)
Cycling time: about 4.5 hours
Distance: 36 km (San Floriano - Lavis, one-way)
Altitude difference: 1,485 m (each direction)
Altitude level: between 210 and 1,230 m a.s.l.
Surface: mostly gravelled forest roads, forest trails, asphalted downhill section to the Lago Santo
Experienced in: May 2010


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