Scenically, the tour is an absolute highlight of this region for us bikers.
We start in Selva Gardena and cycle steadily uphill towards the Stone City. At the beginning still quite flat, the gradient increases steadily as we go on, which causes our strength to dwindle noticeably. The last section of the climb in particular runs along a narrow path and demands our full concentration and a good level of fitness. Due to a rockfall on the Sassolungo, we recognise a wide variety of rock formations, known as the Stone City. The summit of the Sassolungo rises majestically in front of us and we can linger at will and enjoy the view.
Afterwards, a long descent awaits us, which has some difficult sections and challenges our technical skills. We pass the Rifugio Valentin, where we find a nice place to stop for a break.
Then we cycle uphill, very steeply in places, towards the Mahlknechtjoch. The magnificent panorama of the Dolomites during the ascent quickly makes us forget about the mud. At the end of the climb we have a beautiful view that stretches from the Rosengarten group to the Langkofel and Plattkofel mountains and on to the Schlern.>
Impressed, we continue our tour downhill on a beautiful trail, which is very narrow and technically demanding in places.
This descent is followed by the next ascent to the Zallinger Hütte, where we have successfully mastered the last uphill metres. With a wonderful mountain backdrop and good food, it was a good place to stay.
Afterwards, we continue downhill, pass Monte Pana and finally return to our starting point in Wolkenstein.
Getting thereOn the Brenner motorway A22 to the exit „Klausen/Gröden“, continue in the direction of Ortisei, there continue to Selva Gardena.
ParkingParking spaces in the Nives parking garage
EquipmentRoadworthy (e-)mountain bike with plenty of suspension travel, cycle helmet, if necessary enduro or full-face helmet, if necessary elbow and knee protectors, if necessary back and shin protectors, day cycle rucksack (approx. 20 litres) with rain cover, mountain bike shoes with knee protection, weatherproof and hard-wearing clothing in multiple layers (e.g. functional shirt, cycling jersey, bib shorts, arm warmers and leg warmers). (e.g. functional shirt, cycling jersey, bib shorts, arm warmers and leg warmers), unbreakable cycling glasses, long-finger gloves, air pump, cycling tools, sun and rain protection, provisions and drinking water, water bottle and suitable holder, first aid kit, pocket knife, mobile phone, if necessary mobile phone holder for the handlebars, if necessary headlamp and reflectors, map material.
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