The E-Bike - or electric bike or assisted bicycle - in the future will be increasingly used also for mountain bike routes. This is due to two main factors: higher performances, now similar to the more technical bike, and more affordable prices.
In this route we have tested a really excellent bike: a Haibike Enduro, with 27.5" full suspension wheels and excursions of 150 mm. A real electric mountain bike enduro, in fact.
This path, which we also accomplished with a "muscle" bike, is ridable also for the less technical cyclists and for the people who have approached the Cross Country recently. The route has a bit technical sections, so it is not advisable for those who have never tried a mountain bike before, even if those who have a minimum of familiarity with the trails can go a long way - and with so much difference in height - precisely thanks to an E-Mtb, though they are not particularly trained.
In addition, just looking at the track it’s easy to understand what was the effort that bikers of HERO Südtirol Dolomites 2016 have made in the "toughest MTB race in the world", because this path is only a section of the total race.
They travel on major climbs with beautiful views, and when you think that this is only the final part of the full race’s route, you will understand why they called ‘Hero’.
The path, that we followed along with the guides of the Hero, bypasses the toughest climbs of the Duron Pass’ section, so although very tiring are still ridable.
There are very technical sections, climbs and descents are developed mainly on dirt roads, with some parts in single track recommended for those who have already experienced offroad routes, otherwise is better to bypass them staying on the road.
The track is suitable for all, provided with a discrete training or with an E-Bike, as in this case, otherwise the stops to take breath will be many.
There are some sections a little muddy, of course depending on the season and the rain, so you should equip with proper shoes. Along the way there are places to buy food and drinks.
Pay attention to the weather: you can reach high altitudes and the cold is always lurking even in summer.
City of departure: Selva di Val Gardena
Departure: Selva di Val Gardena
City of arrival: Selva di Val Gardena
Arrival: Selva di Val Gardena
Length (Km): 44
Type of Itinerary: Full day
Difference in height (m): 1106
Difference in downhill (m): 1061
Highest point (m): 1970
Lowest point (m): 1496
Duration (h.): 6