Around Mt. Cristallo

Short but demanding itinerary around Mt Cristallo, Mt Popena and Mt Pomagagnon, riding by Lake Misurina and over Passo Cimabanche and Passo Tre Croci.

Route

39 km

Time

2-3hours

Difference

935 m

Sloping

6° max

This loop can be travelled in both directions.

We suggest riding anticlockwise, that is heading towards Dobbiaco and attempting Passo Chimabance first. The more relaxed gradients allow you to gradually warm up.

A 15- km ride and 330 m vertical gain will take you to Passo Chimabance. From the pass, descend 3 km as far as Carbonin and turn right at the intersection.

Ride uphill along 5 demanding km to reach the spectacular Lake Misurina, nestled in Mt Sorapis stunning amphitheatre.

( From here, hardcore ones may decide to take a detour and challenge the unbelievable steepness of the 7 km climb up to Tre Cime di Lavaredo)

Descend amid the vast Misurina pasturelands and keep right once you reach an intersection.

Ride along a level section, cross the new modern bridge over the Rudavoi stream and attempt the last short stretch up to Passo Tre Croci.

An 8 km long adrenaline descent will lead you back to Cortina centre.

Recommended period:

From June to October

Recommended clothing:

Cycling clothing, bike gloves and shoes, sunglasses. Rain jacket and spare T- shirt.

Minimum recommended age:

18 years

Hazards:

During peak season and weekends, intense traffic may compromise the quality of the experience.

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1/2 day.

€45

1 day.

€ 55

2 days.

€ 105

3 days.

€ 152

4 days.

€ 194

5 days.

€ 233

6 days.

€ 269

+1 day.

€ 36

Livelli di difficoltà

Facile: Itinerario relativamente semplice che richiede un lieve sforzo fisico, presenta dislivelli ridotti. Se non indicato diversamente il percorso si adatta a tutti. Il dislivello complessivo in salita è compreso fra i 200 e 400m.

Medio: Itinerario relativamente impegnativo che richiede un discreto sforzo fisico, presenta dislivelli medi. Il percorso è per quelle persone dotate di un discreto allenamento fisico. Il dislivello complessivo in salita è compreso fra i 400 e 800m.

Difficile: Itinerario impegnativo che richiede uno sforzo fisico enorme, presenta dislivelli considerevoli e grande chilometraggio. Il percorso è idonea per quelle persone dotate di un buon allenamento fisico. Il dislivello complessivo in salita è compreso fra gli 800 e 1500m.

Intenso: Itinerario molto impegnativo che richiede uno sforzo fisico intenso, presenta dislivello notevole e grande chilometraggio. Il percorso si adatta solo a persone molto allenate. Il dislivello complessivo in salita è compreso fra gli 1500 e 2200m.

Estremo: itinerario estremamente difficoltoso che pretende uno sforzo fisico enorme, che presenta dislivelli massacranti e un chilometraggio molto lungo. Il dislivello complessivo in salita è sempre oltre i 2000m.

Grading system

Easy: Relatively flat and wide, no challenging features, requires little physical effort. Climbs and descents are mostly shallow, total elevation gain between 200-400 m. Suitable for most people in reasonably good health

Medium: Slightly demanding itineraries requiring some physical effort. A good standard of fitness is required. Gradients are moderate and total elevation gain is between 400-800 m.

Difficult: demanding itineraries where great physical effort is required.  High gradients and considerable mileage. Suitable for cyclists with a higher level of fitness. Total elevation gain is between 800 and 1500 m.

Severe:  highly demanding itinerary where great physical effort is required. High gradient and considerable mileage. Only suitable for cyclists with a higher level of fitness. Total elevation gain is between 1500  and 2200 m.

Extreme: extremely demanding itinerary where huge physical effort is required. Grueling climbs and tiresome mileage. Total elevation gain is always above  2000 m.

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Snow Service does not organize tours nor offers guiding services. We only suggest the safest and easiest itineraries you can enjoy with our products.