June 15, 2013
Saisera valley is located between Valbruna village and the North slope of Jôf di Montasio Mount: a very nice place, both in summer and in winter.
This page route starts from Valbruna village, on tarmac; this is due to the choice of doing the descent on a route different from the uphill one. If you want to do all of the track on dirt roads, you must go ahead from Valbruna to Montasio; you'll park in the first car park, where this page route pass through. The descent would be done on the same route used in uphill.
Moreover, a lot of dirt roads start in Valbruna village (the route starting point) and arrive where the Lussari Mount rise begins; anyway a lot of this roads are often stopped for stream landsplit and so on, it's really easy to surrender and make some kilometres more along the tarmac road...
The main fulcrum of the route is the uphill: 1000m of altitude gap in a few km of road.
The path is mainly inside the wood: that's a good advantage, you'd survive in summer...
The worst part are the last hundreds of metres before the arrival: the road has now become a ski slope, the bottom is very disconnected and there's a terrible effort to climb it up.
Reached Lussari, you'll lighten up looking at the nice landscape or eating and drinking, you can just choose the best option...
The first part of the descent is on the ski slope, most interesting to run it in descent! Close to a hut you'll turn left, taking a dirt road, very disconnected and with high slope: how fun as technical. The road is traveled also by trekkers, so is very suggested to do this route during week or in low touristic days. After the end of the dirt road, you'll pass to tarmac road, to reach, in a couple of km, the park where the route started. The length is of 20km, 1000m of altitude gain.
Saisera valley watched by Jôf di Montasio peak.
The Saisera valley stream in white, the road to Lussari starts from the lower and bigger lawn on the right. Lussari is straight up to the lawn.
There are some roads along the river, some bridges, too.
We chose this choice. Yes, crossing the Saisera stream passo per passo - step by step (usually there's fewer water).
The way before the uphill: nice and with beautiful landscape.
The lawn is the one indicated in picture number 1.
The route doesn't present problems, eg. uneven bottom or something like that, just only a quite hard slope without "50 flat metres" where to blow.
Some of the curves are in tarmac, not so funny if you do the road in descent.
Lussari Mount peak.
You start to see it when you pass to the other side of the mountain, at an altitude of 1600m, quite at the end of the rise.
The first Lussari panorama.
The second Lussari panorama.
The ski slope, you'll do this with mtb: very nice and athletic.
...but the skiers and snowboarders do the uphill just sitting...
The descent proceeds on a dirt road.
This is very disconnected, high slope and traveled by trekkers. The first two items are source of happiness, especially for bi-ammo mtb-ers, the third is a source of attention...