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Mountainbiking · Hochpustertal
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m 2500 2000 1500 1000 20 15 10 5 km Klammbachalm Sillianer Hütte Helmgipfel Tonrast Festung Mitterberg Moos Sexten
From Sesto in South Tyrol, we set off for the Sillianer Hütte, covering almost all the altitude metres of the tour in one go. In a long descent, flowing trails alternate with smooth cart tracks until we finally arrive back at our starting point.
moderate
Distance 24 km
10:00 h
1,273 m
1,273 m
2,469 m
1,310 m
Despite its high profile as a tourist destination for hiking, which is further encouraged by a strict MTB ban in the area around the Three Peaks, the Sexten / Hochpustertal region offers beautiful tours for the classic mountain biker. In the rest of the region there are no restrictions for cyclists and the scree terrain that is often typical for the Dolomites is replaced there by paths with a firmer surface. The local mountain railways make it possible to take the bikes up the mountain, which is why all tours can be simplified this way. "Classic" MTB tours dominate in this region and real freeride elements are rarely found. A nice example of this is this tour. Before we are rewarded with a beautiful long descent, we have to master a very demanding ascent to the Sillianer Hütte. The technical challenges are limited, but can be very demanding in places with passages at S3 level. It should be noted that the trails on the Carnic border ridge are often exposed and thus carry a certain risk. In the course of the tour we can discover numerous old positions from the Second World War.

Author’s recommendation

From 1915 to 1918, Austrian and Italian troops fought bloody battles across the Alps. The front ran for 360 kilometres and reached up to 3,900 metres. For large parts of the front, both sides first had to create access points to transport troops and material there. This created a multitude of military routes right across the Dolomites. A large number of the paths are still preserved today or have been painstakingly restored. These paths lead to equally bizarre and stunningly beautiful places and are also part of this tour.
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Marco Rues
Update: August 22, 2022
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,469 m
Lowest point
1,310 m
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Track types

Asphalt 22.18%Dirt road 53.69%Path 18.47%Bike pushing needed 0.93%Road 4.70%
Asphalt
5.3 km
Dirt road
12.9 km
Path
4.4 km
Bike pushing needed
0.2 km
Road
1.1 km
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Start

Sesto (1,311 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.697652, 12.355189
DMS
46°41'51.5"N 12°21'18.7"E
UTM
33T 297799 5174963
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Destination

Sesto

Turn-by-turn directions

- Start of the tour in Sesto

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- Ascent to the Sillianer Hütte via the Helm and past the Füllhorn

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- Descent via the Tonrast

- After a long cross-country passage, descent to Moos

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- On the Dolomite road back to Sesto

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Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Good bus connection to Sexten, but bicycle transport sometimes problematic.

Getting there

Via the Brenner motorway to the Brixen/Pustertal exit, continue via the SS49 towards Bruneck and Innichen.

Parking

Parking facilities in Sesto

Coordinates

DD
46.697652, 12.355189
DMS
46°41'51.5"N 12°21'18.7"E
UTM
33T 297799 5174963
w3w 
///canted.playfulness.largest
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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


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Maurice Coenjaerts
October 01, 2018 · Outdooractive Editors

Hallo Rainer,
danke für deinen Hinweis. Ich habe die Beschreibung aktualisiert!
Schöne Grüße

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Rainer Bretzke 
September 29, 2018 · Community
Die Aussage, dass die Bergbahnen keine MTB transportieren ist nicht mehr aktuell! Wir sind am Wochenende mit der Helm-Bahn inkl. MTB gefahren. Die Räder haben dabei 3 € für die Bergfahrt gekostet. Die Kombination Bahn + Trails war super. Bei Bedarf kann man den langen Abfahrtstrails über die Forststraße ausweichen.
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When did you do this route? September 23, 2018

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
24 km
Duration
10:00 h
Ascent
1,273 m
Descent
1,273 m
Highest point
2,469 m
Lowest point
1,310 m
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