PEIO - MOLVENO
This stage corresponds to the core of the 2016 stage from Mezzana to Trento. The first kilometres from Valle di Peio to Val di Sole are of course completely new. This is a wavy route along the edge of the valley on forest and meadow paths out of the starting point Cogolo. One passes a few small villages, has to master a short, bumpy cart track downhill and finally shoots out of the valley on a narrow forest path to Fucine. There it reaches the bottom of the Val di Sole. A few relaxed kilometres along the cycle path, past the transalp destination lines of recent years in Pellizzano and Mezzana and on to Malé, where the main climb of this incredibly varied stage begins. Now the path in the woods leads quite strenuously up to Passo le Fraine, the shoulder north of Monte Peller at the foot of the Brenta massif. The pass separates the Val di Sole from the enormous apple chamber of the Nonstals. The path, which now descends over 1000 metres, is still an insider's tip even after its premiere in 2016: hidden paths, forest paths and cart tracks await you, but in some places, they also require maximum concentration. Especially when the cart paths become steep and very rough. From Tuenno to shortly before Andalo, the route then follows the official route of Dolomiti Brenta Bike, which in this section destroys all the rumours that it is only a scenically valuable, but technically rather boring circuit around the mountain massif. The 27 kilometres to Cavedago, on which a total of 900 metres of altitude difference come together, finally turn out to be an extremely varied ride - mostly on narrow forest paths and trails with a 2.5-kilometre-long insert in the straight tunnel of Tèrres. In Cavedago, the final climb up to Andalo begins with ramps. After having passed the ski resort, a forest path finally leads down to the shore of Lago di Molveno. The last kilometre is the promenade along the shore to the finish at the large beach of Molveno.