Starting Point: Camporosso
Level: second level
Kilometer: 20 km
Rideable: almost entire trail
Elevation at Starting Point: 820 m
Highest Elevation: 1708 m
Closest Village: Camporosso
Terrain: Field paths and forestry road
From the starting Point Camporosso we are riding our bikes towards Tarvisio and soon take a left, where we follow the road that goes through the Roccia Azzurra and the Cernalizza. This road has a compact gravel base and leads us over 6 km to the Sella Bartolo. The road follows the Rio Bartolo, which is a small inflow of the Slizza and, therefore, eventually flows into the distant Black Sea. At the very beginning of the valley on the left hand side, we can see a memorial stone that was erected in 1905 by officers in the memory of the battle of the Austrian military police against the troops of Napoleon on October 6th and 7th 1813. After about 2.5 km, we reach the sign for the banning of motorized vehicles and we can fill up our water bottles with the crystal-clear water of the Rio Scalina at the parking lot that is located right before the sign. This is where the 1 km long asphalted part of the trail begins. Afterwards, the valley opens up into a friendly, broad and rather flat landscape with typical meadows.
Passed over, the climb becomes more difficult, but never impossible, until you reach the Malga Acomizza, where you can relax while tasting the typical products of the hut.
Back on the saddle for dirt track, you will begin the long and funny descent into the small village of Feistritz. At the fountain surrounding a magnificent tree, turn right to enter the bike path Alpe Adria, which connects to the Cycle Path in Austria by the Drava (Drau Radweg) and, proceed towards Tarvisio, about 350 meters f difference in height and about 20 km in length, reaching Camporosso.
Shorter option: return from the Tarvisio side: from Malga Acomizza turn right, and first to slight slope, then for long descent, still on the trail, you will reach the paved road that goes up to the Rifugio Nordio. From here, on asphalt, you pass through the village of Ugovizza and after a few kilometers you will come to Camporosso.
Full Version: physically demanding, while not requiring special technical skill. Reduced version: physical effort, because of the about 900 m difference in altitude.