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014 Tour Passo Mendola - Passo Palade

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Distance 125 km
Elevation gain 2.000 m
Elevation gain 2.000 m
Duration 6:30 h

1 = very easy (max. 200 hm)
2 = easy (max. 400 hm)
3 = medium (max. 800 hm
4 = difficult (max. 1200 hm)
5 = very difficult (über 1200 hm)

Tour months

April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November


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Course: Naturno - Lagundo (350 m) - Marlengo (363 m) - Lana (290 m) - San Paolo (394 m) - Appiano (411 m) - Passo Mendola (1370 m) - Fondo (988 m) - Passo Palade (1512 m) - Lana (290 m) - Merano (312 m) - Tel (508 m) - Naturno

From the town center of Naturno, we take Via Stazione / Bahnhofstraße which leads us to a bridge, the starting point of the cycle path on the Lungoadige / Etschdamm. We turn left on the cycle path towards Merano. We pass through the villages of Plaus and Rablà until we reach Tel. We cross the road and take the new cycle path to Lagundo which takes us downhill to the Lagundo swimming pool. We cross the wooden bridge and continue to the next intersection. We turn left to the Forst brewery. Near the brewery we cross the state road and take the climb that leads to Marling. On a hilly road we finally arrive in Marling. We cross the town and descend to Cermes and then to Lana (marked). In Lana we cross two roundabouts and arrive at an intersection where the road turns sharply to the left. We continue straight on a short stretch of cobblestone towards Lana di Sotto. We pass the church of Lana di Sotto (where the altar of Schnatterpek is located) and continue among the apple orchards towards Bolzano. We continue to the roundabout (near the gas station). We cross the roundabout straight to the next intersection. Downhill we pass near a sawmill and then continue along the road keeping to the left. We pass an underpass and arrive at a refreshment. We continue along the Wine Route until the crossroads for S. Paolo. We turn right towards S. Paolo. After a short climb we arrive at S. Paolo. We cross the town and continue in the direction of Appiano and Caldaro. We continue on the road that leads to Caldaro up to the "Maxi Mode Center" shopping center. At the crossroads, we turn right towards Passo Mendola. Once at the Mendola pass (1363 m) we continue downhill towards Fondo and then continue on to the Passo Palade. From Fondo the road takes us to Passo Palade which is the highest point of our excursion (1520 m). From Passo Palade we go down to Lana (be careful in the tunnels!). Once in Lana near the roundabout we continue towards Merano and Marlengo. We follow the road and at the crossroads for Marlengo we turn left and take the climb towards Marlengo. From Marlengo we continue to Foresta and Lagundo. We retrace the route we went to Naturno.

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