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Passo Furcia round tour

By bicycle around the Plan de Corones: this moderately difficult round tour combines fun and sportiness in gorgeous surroundings.

Starting point of our bicycle tour is the railway station of Brunico (800 m asl.). We take the cycle path towards west to San Lorenzo. Here we leave the course and follow the signpost to San Martino and Maria Sares. It takes us on an asphalt road with little traffic, which proceeds through the forest on the northern slope of the 2,275 m high Plan de Corones (Kronplatz). In the shadow, slightly uphill and with a fantastic view on the opposite side of the Val Gardena valley, the route crosses the invisible language border.

Now the route turns to the sunny side and proceeds past several Viles. Viles are small hamlets consisting of a few farmsteads and a church or chapel, an ancient Ladin form of settlement in the Val Badia valley. We reach Pieve di Marebbe and immediately afterwards the junction to the Passo Furcia. Now the ascent starts, up the sunny slope with a stunning view on the Sass de Putia and the Dolomites. Bend after bend the road proceeds up to the Passo Furcia at 1,789 m a.s.l. It is located straight between the Piz de Peres and the Plan de Corones. After this exertion, the downhill ride is a real pleasure.

The view on the Alpine divide, Valdaora and the Valle di Anterselva valley is a beautiful bonus. Past the village of Sorafurcia we reach the Val Pusteria valley where the road crosses the cycle path. Along the Val Pusteria Cycle Route, also called Pusterbike, we come back to Brunico again.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this cycle tour, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Brunico (or any other village along the route: San Lorenzo, Marebbe, Valdaora, Perca)
Route: Brunico - San Lorenzo di Sebato - Marebbe - Pieve di Marebbe - Passo Furcia - Sorafurcia - Val Pusteria Cycle Path
Distance: 44 km
Cycling time: 3.5 - 5 hours (depending on stamina)
Altitude difference: 1,190 m
Altitude level: between 800 and 1,789 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: June 2011

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