Situated in the northwestern province of Trento, the Valle di Sole is a magnificent green area that is based solely on tourism. Both in winter and summer there are plenty of outdoor activities: skiing, snowboarding, hiking and food and wine tours.
The valley is crossed by the Noce River and surrounded by high mountains including the Brenta Dolomites, to the south, and the massive Ortles-Cevedale, to the north in the Stelvio Park.
Cycling tourists can explore the area along the Cycle Track Valle di Sole, which is about 34 km long and the valley leads up to 1.160 m with a 560 m altitude. Cycling along the bicycle in this direction there are many climbs but rarely these exceed an average slope of 3%.
If you are traveling with the whole family, including children, we recommend that you travel in the reverse direction or rely on the Dolomiti Express railway on which you are allowed to bring the bike.
In the area there are also several mountain bike trails that you can reach by the track.
The Cycle Track Valle di Sole starts in Mostizzolo, in the town of Cis. The first part of the path winds through a forest of fir trees that slowly leaves place to typical cultivations of the valley. You always pedal near the river Noce, dominated in this stretch by Castel Caldes and the Rock of Samoclevo.
Approximately 10 km after departure you arrive at Malè, a main town of the valley. Then continue towards Dimaro and Pellizzano where you can take a break at an equipped bicigrill. A little further on, the route goes northward, entering the Peio Valley and the slope slightly increases, reaching 5% during the last km up to Cogolo di Peio.