|Route length||16,599 km|
|Altitude||1083 m 810 m|
The Schnaggenkreuz Cross loop route begins in Fiè allo Sciliar and passes by the hamlets of Umes, Aica di Fiè and Presule, offering immense variety and close contact with the surrounding countryside. In Presule, it is well worth taking a detour to the historic Castel Prösels, which organises fascinating guided tours.
The route begins in Fiè allo Sciliar and leads initially along the Fiè di Sopra road towards Umes and, after a brief descent, crossing the shady Rio di Fiè, where the road on the left-hand side merges with a forest road leading to the Hofer Alpl. Carry on along the forest road for about 500m until you come to the Umes lake. From here, go right through the hamlet of Umes, along a short downhill stretch to the sawmill and, from the crossroads, along a forest trail again. This trail leads up the slopes of the Monte Cavone to the Schnaggenkreuz cross. You’ll clock up a good few metres of altitude on the way before you can stop off for a well-earned break or take a detour to the nearby Aica lake. Continue onwards, past Aica di Fiè, take the turn-off to Tires and follow the main road. At the Presule junction, the trail takes you past the Umes mill and then weaves back towards the set-off point in Fiè allo Sciliar.
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