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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. - the lunch break with stop for refreshments can also take place here. 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 (please pay attention to the traffic!) 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 turn back to Laghetti by train (Magrè station). Alternatively, it's possible to cycle on the Adige Cycle Route back to Laghetti (approx. 20 km).

Please note: Depending on stamina and ability, pushing the bike may be necessary on the steeper sections.

Author: AT

difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    San Floriano near Egna (junction with the Adige Cycle Route)
  • Time required:
    04:30 h
  • Track length:
    37,7 km
  • Altitude:
    from 209 m to 1.217 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +1336 m | -1341 m
  • Route:
    Laghetti - Pochi - Sauch - Lago Santo - Cembra - Lavis
  • Signposts:
    Dürer Weg, Lago Santo, Cembra, Lavis
  • Destination:
    Lavis, FS railway station
  • Track surface:
    mostly gravelled forest roads, forest trails, asphalted downhill section from the Lago Santo to Lavis
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    MTB tour on the Dürer Path near Salorno

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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