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Pure trail experience on the Goldsee Trail at the Stelvio Pass

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    Mountain bike tour in Val Venosta: pure trail experience on the Goldsee Trail at the Stelvio Pass
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The dream trail from the Dreisprachenspitze above the Stilfser Joch to the Furkelhütte promises experienced trail riders the ultimate in downhill fun. An impressive tour through a breathtaking high mountain landscape, which is, however, extremely demanding in terms of both riding technique and physical condition!
Distance 59 km
7:15 h
2,832 m
2,832 m
2,856 m
893 m

The long and partly steep ascent over the busy Stilfserjoch road is extremely exhausting. More than 1800 metres of altitude have to be climbed before we reach the Stilfser Joch. After a last ascent to the Dreisprachenspitze, the reward finally follows: a trail descent of the very best leads us via the Furkelhütte and the Glurnser Alm into the valley. The famous Goldsee trail from the Stilfser Joch to the Furkelhütte awaits with technically demanding passages over rocky, scree-covered ground. From the hut onwards, the trail becomes much smoother to ride, until we finally reach the valley via flowing forest paths. We are accompanied on our entire tour by a gigantic panorama.

There are many hikers on the trails between the Stilfser Joch and the Furkelhütte, especially on nice summer days. Here we should definitely show great consideration and, if necessary, push our bike in narrow places. Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. the Goldsee Trail is completely closed to mountain bikers. This closing time should be observed at all costs. Otherwise, there is a risk that the trail will be completely closed to mountain bikers again, as has already been the case in the past!

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Monika Heindl
Update: December 10, 2020
S1 difficult
Highest point
2,856 m
Lowest point
893 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 11.07%Forested/wild trail 2.14%Path 46.30%Bike pushing needed 0.05%Road 40.41%
6.5 km
Forested/wild trail
1.3 km
27.3 km
Bike pushing needed
0 km
23.9 km
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Safety information

The Goldsee Trail is exposed in sections. As it is also very narrow in parts, a careful driving style and considerate behaviour towards hikers is required. There is a danger of falling!

Tips and hints

The Goldsee Trail is closed to mountain bikers between 09:00 and 16:00. This closure time should be strictly adhered to, as the trail is also very popular with hikers and there are hardly any alternative options. Otherwise the trail may be completely closed again, as was the case from 2009 to 2011.


Sports Zone in Prad am Stilfser Joch (906 m)
46.616663, 10.593035
46°37'00.0"N 10°35'34.9"E
32T 621974 5163799


Sports Zone in Prad am Stilfser Joch

Turn-by-turn directions

Tour start in Prad am Stilfser Joch. On the Stilfserjochstraße via Silfser Brücke, Gomagoi and Trafoi to the Stilfser Joch (2758 m). On the cart track below the Dreisprachenspitze and the Rifugio Garibaldi (refreshment stop). Start of the trail descent. On trail no. 20 to the Goldsee lake (short pushing passage before the lake). Continue on trail no. 16 in the direction of Obertartscher Alm. Shortly before the mountain pasture, change to trail no. 12. Past the shepherd's hut to the junction with trail no. 20. Follow this to the Furkel hut (refreshment stop). Continue on trail no. 12 in the direction of Prader Alm. Before reaching the alpine pasture, branch off from trail no. 4 and follow this past the Lower and Upper Stilfser Alm (refreshments available), the Dorfer Alm, the Lichtenberger Alm and the Tschiggonhütte to the Glurnser Alm. From here, take trail no. 24 in the direction of Glurns. Pass the chapel of St. Martin  trail no. 31 to the junction with the asphalted Jakobsweg (trail no. 1). Follow this via Lichtenberg and Agums back to Prad am Stilfser Joch.

Public transport

By train (Vinschger Bahn) to Spondinig, then by bike to Prad am Stilfser Joch (approx. 2.5 km).

By road

From the north: A12 to junction Oberinntal, continue via B180 (Reschenstraße), SS40 and SS38 to Prad am Stilfser Joch.

From the south: A22 to the Bozen-Süd exit, continue via the SS38 to Prad am Stilfser Joch


Car park at the Prad sports zone


46.616663, 10.593035
46°37'00.0"N 10°35'34.9"E
32T 621974 5163799
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Sturdy shoes with good tread that are also suitable for shorter pushing passages in rocky terrain.


Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language

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Jean Jacques
July 23, 2020 · Community
Wo kommt der Hype her ? Der Trail ist total vebockt und absolut nicht spassig zu fahren ! Alle Biker, die ich heute morgen getroffen haben, haben 50% der Strecke geschoben !
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When did you do this route? July 21, 2020
Stefan Weber 
August 22, 2017 · Community
Der Goldseeweg ist von 09:00-16:00 für mtb gesperrt.
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S1 difficult
59 km
7:15 h
2,832 m
2,832 m
Highest point
2,856 m
Lowest point
893 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride


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