Tognola Lift - arrival station (2,131 m)
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Tognola Lift - departure
From the arrival of the Tognola cable car at an altitude of 2200 m asl, follow the forest track until Malga Tognola, at 1988 m asl. From here up to the Valsorda forest house, the trail has been recently fixed and equipped with wooden footbridges to cross the marshy areas, before delving into the Valsorda woods for lots of fun on an excellent flow. From the forest house, climb towards Malga Valsorda (1918 m asl) following the forest track up to the Forcella Valsorda (2094 m asl) along trail 390. This section is quite challenging insofar as the bike needs to be carried for about 20 minutes until reaching the fork. From here, continue along the edge to the right following an ancient trail, almost completely disappeared in sections but still visible, which runs alongside the mountain ridge. After about half an hour, the beautiful descent starts (S3) towards Malga Fiamena (1752 m asl), from which we return following the forest track towards the junction with Malga Boalon (1686 m asl). Near a bend, take the Salvania forest track on the left, which on sloping ground at first and then after a few short steep slopes leads us to the junction with the Val de Neora forest track, which we take for a short section, then turn right onto the fun downhill trail (S1). At the end of the trail, continue on the dirt road until intersecting the paved road, which from Zortea leads to the Agriturismo Santa Romina. After this, continue on the flat until the next junction, keep left towards Malga Lozen, first on asphalt and then on dirt road until you reach it, then continue downhill to reach the main paved road that leads to Calaita lake. We proceed uphill for a few dozen metres and then turn right onto the Frate Doch-Canazè forest track, then climb up to the intersection with the trail, which on the left takes us towards Calaita lake, an uphill but almost entirely cyclable trail (S2). Near the Miralago refuge, we skirt the lake in the direction of San Martino until the fork, where we admire the spectacular views of the Pale di San Martino. Go left and after a few hundred metres turn right, uphill following the directions for San Martino. Shortly afterwards a descent begins (S2), which leads us to the Crel forest track, which we take and follow until the intersection just before the bridge over Rio Cigolera, heading down to the right towards Malga Fratazza. After a few minutes we find ourselves in the car park downstream of the Tognola cable car to close the loop.