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Mountainbiking at the Montesole Trail

Mountainbiking · Vinschgau
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Martell Südtirol
  • Montesole Trail
    / Montesole Trail
    Photo: Kirsten Sörries, Martell Südtirol
Map / Mountainbiking at the Montesole Trail
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moderate
14.4 km
1:55 h
411 m
1442 m

"One of the most beautiful trails in the Alps" – this is how Bike Magazine described the Montesole trail in Val Venosta.

This trail is passable nearly all year round and takes you through the austere cultural landscape of Val Venosta’s Sun Mountain. You will not only enjoy the flowing passages, but also the fantastic panoramic views of Monte Tramontana and of the surrounding mountain peaks and glaciers. Start at the mountain station in San Martino in Monte and follow the asphalt road downhill. Turn right after 1.2 km and take hiking path no. 9 for the first broader warm-up trail passage. The main part of the trail with flowing forest floors and more difficult stone passages (partially S2) starts after a short asphalt road crossing at Birchaböden. Look forward to pure trail fun after a short crosswise drive on the Ratschillweg road to the newly built trail section with fantastic steep turns. The successive flatter, flowing “Share the Trail” section starts after a few meters in altitude and takes you along Piani di Annenerg. Continue until the suspension bridge, pass by the cairns and take the partially steep path no. 5 to Tiss. Variant: You can also take path no. 5A to Tiss just before the suspension bridge. Return on the asphalt road towards Laces or Coldrano. Please note: “Share the Trail” sections for some parts, especially on paths no. 5 and 7. Please show consideration for hikers as they have right of way!

 

Difficulty
moderate
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685 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

The tour, which can be biked nearly all year round, leads through the harsh cultural landscape of Val Venosta’s Sonnenberg mountain. This can be reached either on the San Martino/St. Martin cable car or by road from Castelbello/Kastelbell. At certain times, bikes can be transported on the cable car and passengers are transported every hour. Magnificent panoramic views toward the Nörderberg mountain and the surrounding glaciers guarantee a unique bike tour. {MQ}After one kilometre of asphalt, hiking trail no. 9 bends and joins the first warm-up passage full of tree roots. After another short paved section, the main part of the stretch begins near the Birchaböden area with flow over the forest floor and more difficult rocky sections. In addition to the mountain inn, the Oberkaser and Egghof countryside taverns are fantastic refreshment stops.

Getting there

Along the state road up to Latsch, from there by the cable car S. Martino up to the mountain station or from the village of Castelbello along the mountain road to the village of San Martino in Monte.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
1:55 h
Ascent
411 m
Descent
1442 m

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