STAGE 3: Malga Dignas – Padola (54 km)
It’s back on the e-bike at Malga Dignas, for thelast leg of the Dolomititrail.
For the first kilometers we descend into the heart of Val Visdende, surrounded by a real nature oasis, and then face the climb to the summit of Mount Zovo (1943 mt), reached at km 15. The summit, where there is a characteristic totem pole made by local sculptor Luigi De Martin, is the most panoramic point of the entire tour: the view sweeps 360°, admiring the Sexten Dolomites, the Carnic Alps, the Terze and the Cadore.
The enchantment of the magnificent view broken, we start pedaling again, losing altitude along the Alto Comelico, among some ups and downs, and then begin at km 27 the big climb that leads to Passo Silvella (km 35), the highest point of the tour (2329 mt), at Col Quaternà, another unique part of the itinerary.
The last 20 km of this e-bike tour are downhill, crossing the Monte Croce Comelico Pass and the Valle della Madonna, set among grasslands grazed by hundreds of cows and horses in the wild.
Stage 3 takes place on dirt roads and cart tracks.
Length: 54 km
Height difference in ascent: 1910 m
Downhill elevation gain: 2390 m
Highest point: 2329 m
Lowest point: 1219 m
Type of surface: mixed
We recommend the use of the latest generation of front-full E-Bike (1-2 years old), in good condition with efficient battery and motor. A number of partial battery charging points are planned along the route, located at the De Dòo hut, Malga Nemes and Malga Coltrondo.
The stage is at high altitude and partially away from population centers. It is advisable to dress appropriately and have both the mechanical assistance part for your Bike and a decent supply of food and drink (water) with you. Possibility of “early” return along the Digon Valley avoiding Silvella Pass.
Municipality of departure: San Pietro di Cadore
Starting location: Malga Dignas
Municipality of arrival: Comelico Superiore
Finish location: Padola
Recommended period: mid-June to mid-October
To ride the Dolomititrail by E-Bike is to discover an incomparable universe, that of theUNESCO World Heritage Dolomites. It means sharing the eternal dream of pioneers, traversing fairy-tale landscapes rich in history and discovering the intimacy of peaks, pastures and hamlets.
The Dolomititrail runs on the most beautiful paths and cart tracks in Comelico and Sappada, among the most charming villages and viewpoints in this corner of the Dolomites. During the 3 stages of the itinerary, you will pedal at the foot of Mount Peralba, at the source of the Piave River-the “Sacred River of the Fatherland”-along the Val Visdende, called the “Temple of God” for its primordial charm, reaching Mount Zovo and the splendid descent along the Cresta della Spina.
Riding the Dolomititrail with a pedal-assisted electric bicycle helps to combine spectacularity and feasibility. Thus, it is also possible to devote oneself to admiration and taste, enjoying the views and savoring the delicacies offered in the refuges, mountain huts and farmhouses encountered along the way.
The tour is not tabbed, so escort service is required or follow the Gpx track.