|Látemar mountains seen from Passo di Pampeago.||Passo di Oclini with Hotel Corno Nero (Schwarzhorn).|
crossing off the Ötztaler Gletscherstrasse from the to do list, we
moved to the southwestern
part of the Dolomites and found a good basis for three fine days of
cycling in the small village of Moline di Fiemme (approximately halfway
Bolzano and Trento).
In 2012 the Giro d'Italia was for the first time in the area directly north of Cavalese. When looking at the final part of stage 19 on TV I realized that the region offers some beautiful climbs. After the Passo Manghen the Giro passed Moline di Fiemme, climbed to Alpe and Passo di Pampeago, then Passo di Lavazč and finished at Alpe di Pampeago. Initially the 2.7 km from Alpe di Pampeago to the pass was a narrow unpaved road, but in 2012 it was upgraded for the Giro. Both the ascent from Tesero and descent to Rauth are steep, but most rewarding.
The climb to Passo di Lavazč is a bit easier. At the pass you have the choice between descending to Cavalese or climbing further to the Passo di Oclini. We have done both. The Passo di Oclini is a genuine pass, with an east and west slope, but only the approach from the Passo di Lavazč is paved. On the western side there is a mountain bike track to Redango di Sopra. It is shown on the map of the next trip.
German names are: Reiterjoch (Passo di Pampeago), Lavazč Joch (Passo di Lavazč) and Joch Grimm (Passo di Oclini).
here for gpx.zip
file of GPS data of the above track (61 km, 2168 waypoints).
and Passo di Oclini
Passo di San Pellegrino