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    One Day to Ride in Italy and Austria This Summer....

    OK, probably closer to a half-day, but I can stretch it if needed. I'll be on vacation in late June for five days in Austria, and then a week in the Dolomites: specifically the Zell-am-see / Saalback / Leogang area of Austria, and Alta Badia in Italy.

    I'm not into riding park, unless the bike park trails are more singletrack-focused. I'd prefer taking a lift to access a big high-alpine ride, doing a few shuttles, or a bigger trail ride and I'm not opposed to climbing if needed. If any mags are locals, I'm more than happy to buy you a beer and lunch to show me the goods. Otherwise, which rides/areas should I look at specifically?

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    Why only a half day? Short leash on this trip?
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    It's not a mountain biking vacation, I've got other plans and I don't want to leave my wife by herself all day. I really just want to get a couple of longer rides in to see what the areas are all about.

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    We rode a couple days at Bike Park Pagonella in Molveno and it was amazing. 3200' top to bottom with fantastic trail the whole way. Watch the 608 video below. That's the first 1/3 of the way down from the summit and it doesn't really let up from there. Molveno is beautiful, and I can't imagine your wife not enjoying the area. There are also a ton of hikers all over the mountain, riding the lifts and hiking between rifugios. You could meet her at the summit for lunch.......
    https://www.redbull.com/us-en/dolomi...tination-guide

    That said, a good friend of mine worked at a bike shop in Selva Valgardena last Summer. He guides in Finale in the Spring and Fall, so if the timing works out I could probably connect you with him. Nicest, funnest person I know, speaks fluent English, sick rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    It's not a mountain biking vacation, I've got other plans and I don't want to leave my wife by herself all day. I really just want to get a couple of longer rides in to see what the areas are all about.
    I have a similar trip planned for Israel next fall...wifey said I could get one or two rides in, but it’s not the focus of the trip. I hope you find the beta you are looking for..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    We rode a couple days at Bike Park Pagonella in Molveno and it was amazing. 3200' top to bottom with fantastic trail the whole way. Watch the 608 video below. That's the first 1/3 of the way down from the summit and it doesn't really let up from there. Molveno is beautiful, and I can't imagine your wife not enjoying the area. There are also a ton of hikers all over the mountain, riding the lifts and hiking between rifugios. You could meet her at the summit for lunch.......
    https://www.redbull.com/us-en/dolomi...tination-guide

    That said, a good friend of mine worked at a bike shop in Selva Valgardena last Summer. He guides in Finale in the Spring and Fall, so if the timing works out I could probably connect you with him. Nicest, funnest person I know, speaks fluent English, sick rider.
    That looks pretty bad-ass.... but unfortunately it's about 2.5 hours from where we're staying in Corvara, so I'm not sure it makes sense for this trip.

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    Yea, I thought it might be more likely to give you an idea of what’s out there. You’re not gonna find a bad day of riding anywhere in Italy.

    Selva is like 30min from Altus Badia, I think. My buddy Nick can help you get a bike and find some good trails.


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    Cool. We were originally going to stay in Ortisei, but just changed over to Corvara since it'll be quieter and will have better access to both Val Gardena and Cortina.

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    Passing Gardena (Grodner Joch) and Lago Garda
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