It is the most popular itinerary among cyclists: the cycle path of the Dolomites crosses the valleys of Fassa and Fiemme, along the river Avisio, with a total length of 48 km and a difference in altitude of 650 m. From Alba di Canazei southwards, the landscape keeps on changing, going past luxuriant larch and spur woods up to Pozza, where the valley opens and breath-taking views delight the sight. The descent to Soraga should be started with low speed, on the one hand because there are lots of pedestrians, on the other hand because in this way one can admire the extraordinary architecture of the Dolomites and their steeples which turn coral red at sunset. Past Moena and the Sassolungo, Catinaccio and Monzoni, the path continues towards Predazzo and Molina (Fiemme), where it finishes. Once at destination, it is possible to return to the point of departure by Val di Fassa Bike Express bus service.
From Alba di Canazei southwards. From Canazei, near the sporting centre and the playground, take the forest dirt road "Cercenà". Pedal along the easy and shady track towards the Soreghès plain and towards the Col Rodella cable car station in Campitello di Fassa. Go on skirting the stream Avisio. Flat tracts alternate with short ascents, until you reach the villages of Fontanazzo, Campestrin and Mazzin. The descents to Pera di Fassa starts here, with easy up and downs to "Fraine". Then, leaving the votive chapel on your left, cross the wooden bridge on your right and follow the paved road to the bus stop in "Vac" (Piaza de Fascia). Follow the state road, then pass the roundabout in the town centre of Pozza and, opposite Hotel Monzoni, come back into the cycling lane. Bike across from camping Rosengarten and continue to the bridge, cross it and descend towards the lower Val di Fassa. Once again the track runs along the stream Avisio, among fields and woods, but it gives also space to magnificent views of the peaks of Latemar and Catinaccio. Cycle carefully along the municipal road that serves the industrial area of Soraga: you will reach the playground and the town centre in few minutes. Take the underpass to cross the street safely and you will come to the uphill stretch that leads to "Palua". Looking back, your gaze falls upon Val di Fassa in all its beauty, framed by the high rocky "crode" (falls) of Rosengarten (Catinaccio), Sassolungo, Pordoi and Monzoni. Continue the descent to Moena. The cycle path finishes near the Minigolf Fantolin and the Centro di Addestramento Alpino (Alpine Training Centre). It is necessary to cross the town (along the municipal street or "Prato di Sorte") to reach the Moena plain; this is the departure, in winter, of the legendary Marcialonga. Here, regain the cycle pedestrian path that goes on down to Predazzo and Val di Fiemme.
The bike path in the Dolomites from Fassa and Fiemme goes through the green forests of the valley, along the Avisio creek (caution in some places where you drive on busy roads). Just follow the signs and have an unforgettable experience.
The cycle path of the Dolomites of Fiemme and Fassa: discover the land on two wheels
The map of the cycle path gives useful information and directions (hires, shops and services, bike friendly accommodations, fountains, rest areas, bus stops) to organise either a whole bicycle holiday or just a day trip for the family.