Having fun is the best way to get to know a place.
In the summer season and even more in winter, riding along the trails around Rifugio Col Gallina may become a fun experience, immersed in the wonderful mountainscapes of the Dolomites. How? Fat biking, of course! The new way to explore the mountains of the Ampezzo valley, an alternative to skiing dedicated to those who wish to venture on the trendiest two wheels while enjoying the breathtaking mountain environment.
Fat bikes were created to ride across the sub-Arctic areas of Alaska and the deserts of New Mexico. Nowadays they have become the trendiest sport, much appreciated by tourists even in the Dolomites around Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Fat bikes differ from standard mountain bikes for their large and “fat” wheels (70 cm in diameter and 10 cm wide) which allow pedalling at an even rhythm, while safety is ensured downhill and better grip uphill.
Raniero Campigotto, manager of the Rifugio and professional mountain bike instructor provides bike renting service and qualifies to guide beginners and experts alike along a 500m track featuring bumps and parabolic curves at Col Gallina, 2050 m asl, on Passo falzarego. There are plenty of tracks, in and out the test track, leading to panoramic destinations near the Rifugio. Raniero is always available to recommend the best routes and suggest how to get the best of this adventure. Best snow conditions in fact are pivotal to guarantee best “floating” on the surface and enjoy your fat bike experience at the utmost.
The fat-bike circuit of Rifugio Col Gallina offers several tracks unwinding on flat terrain, downhill or uphill. You can choose according to your personal liking and your training fitness. This activity suits all ages and offers a moment of sport and recreation in close contact with nature.
We strongly recommend to contact Rifugio Col Gallina for information on fat bike rentals, bookings, prices, and snow conditions- a poor snow cover or lack of snow may hinder your fat bike adventure or make it very difficult.