RS weg gleif steinegger mendel eppan fahrrad mtb reifen
RS weg gleif steinegger mendel eppan fahrrad mtb reifen

Mountain bike tour above Appiano

This panoramic tour makes us discover the woods of the Mendola Ridge in Appiano, the neighbouring municipality of Caldaro.

Ideal starting point for this tour is the Steinegger tavern west of San Michele Appiano. We take the forest path no. 7 towards Masaccio (Matschatsch), steadily uphill until an altitude of 900 m a.s.l. At the parking space opposite the Masaccio tavern we follow the Mendola Road for about 600 m until the Masaccio forest road branches off to the right at the first bend.

We follow the road for about 600 m and turn right onto the Appiano High Route, the trail no. 9 (Eppaner Höhenweg). The trail leads us to the Forcolana Gap where we continue towards Faedo (Buchwald). The next 3 km are quite comfortable to drive, slightly up and down towards Predonico/Gaido (no. 9). From the forest road, a trail branches off to the right towards the Pichler tavern (no. 10A) which is only recommended to experts (this route is marked in our map).

All the others go straight on and follow the marker no. 10 to Predonico and then towards the Faedo tavern which is idyllically located in a meadow, but closed at the time of our tour. Now we take the asphalt road down into the valley. Shortly before the junction with the road to Predonico and Appiano we take the St. Valentine forest path which leads us back to the Steinegger tavern.

Author: AT

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

Starting point: San Michele Appiano, Steinegger tavern
Distance: approx. 23 km
Cycling time: about 2.5 - 3 hours (in total)
Signposts: no. 7, 9 (Appiano High Route), 10A, 10, St. Valentine forest path
Altitude level: between 620 and 1,170 m a.s.l.
Altitude difference: 1,050 m
Road surface: gravelled road, single trails, short sections on asphalt

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