Trecking around the mountain Ortler - a challenging multiday MTB Tour for true connoisseurs. The route, based on a Classic by Achim Zahn, will take you up to 3000m twice. With every new day, the landscape will surprise you with further Highlights, as you bike along some of the top trails of the Alps. The route is recommended to technically experienced bikers with plenty of stamina - and they are in for the ride of a lifetime!
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Last updated: February 8, 2023
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The first day of the Ortler circumnavigation takes us from Sakt Gertraud over Rabbijoch. It is best to travel via Meran and then take the bus directly from the main train station to Sankt Gertraud. It has a heart for mountain bikers, the buses have a bike rack at the rear. Because the journey takes some…
The Passo Cercen is rather unknown - and pleases mountain bikers with a beautiful, flowing descent. At the top of the pass we have a wonderful view. Here we can get a first-hand impression of where the journey will take us in the next few days.
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On the third day, the distance traveled is comparatively short. Nevertheless, it is exhausting: without extensive pushing or carrying no one comes up to the Montozzo-Scharte. On the way, the picturesque Lago di Pian Palù invites you to relax. In the evening you can visit the Rifugio Bozzi or the fortifications…
For lack of alternative today's on asphalt up to the Gaviapass. However, the road is very narrow and there is usually little traffic. The descent leads on a beautiful trail through a unique, wild mountain landscape. Drivers particularly fit drivers take the alternative switchback down to Santa Caterina…
The fifth day is the queen stage of the Ortler Circumnavigation: today we have 2600 vertical meters in front of us - through thin mountain air. The Zebru Pass is exhausting, challenging and 3000 meters high. In addition to driving technique, vertigo is required. Attention: At the top you have to push…
Many mountain bikers consider the Goldseetrail the most beautiful trails in the Alps. He is located high, technically attractive and does not seem to want to end. The exposed location high above the valley offers an overwhelming view of the Ortler massif. You should not be afraid of heights here and…
The best comes at the very end: The Madritschjoch with 3123m is the highest point of the Ortler Circuit. This high alpine route is only suitable for safe drivers with good bike control. On the descent through Martelltal we let the tour end relaxed. From Schlanders you can take the train home - or to…
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