Mountain Biking Highlight
A very beautiful, if somewhat arduous transition from Austria to Switzerland is, for most mountain bikers at least by name known, Fimberpass.
From Ischgl one cycles, past the Bodenalpe (bodenalpe.com/index.htm), to the Heidelberger hut. If you have enough time, it's worth spending the night in the Alpenkino. So you can start the climb the next day rested. And it has it all - without pushing and carrying you will not reach the pass height at 2,600 meters. But that is part of a proper pass crossing. And finally you will be rewarded for the drudgery with a great descent on a great single trail. In Vna you finally come back to civilization and you reach the Inn Valley in the Engadine.
April 22, 2016
You will be delighted with the strenuous ascent from the panorama, but on the descent it really takes your breath away. That's the nicest thing I've ever seen in the Alps. The downhill is quite complicated and requires a good dose of courage and a good driving technique. The best is then the first hut after 500 meters downhill. The people there are extremely nice and the beer is freezing cold.
August 2, 2018
If the difficulty S2-S3 puts a sparkle in your eyes, you will love the pass, coming from the northwest (Bodenalpe Ischgl, Heidelberger Hütte) and descending to the southeast (towards Scuol, Scent, Sur En)! The actual ascent is only a bit of drudgery at the beginning after the Heidelberger hut and shortly before the end below the pass and may have to be pushed at these points. In between there are always funny mobile sections that invite you to circle around with a little technique and lard. Once at the top, you should perhaps rest a few more minutes and enjoy the breathtaking mountain panorama around the pass before you start the technical and quite challenging trail descent up to the bridge. When crossing the Alps with a heavy backpack, it is certainly not a good idea for one or the other, but with a little rest and caution it is almost completely mobile. Due to its length, it is still quite exhausting, but also a real joy for the biker's heart! I love it, because it is not too screwed up, but still demanding and demanding - not to mention the constant great view. With the trail from the Montozzoscharte to Lago di Pian Palú and the Gallo Trail at the Gavia Pass in Italy, one of the great highlights on a Transalp!
August 7, 2021
I have crossed the pass six times since 2006. Compared to other crossings, this is actually not difficult to reach, but rather an easy and flowing one, nevertheless despite the exciting ascent in a mighty and fantastic mountain world. From the Heidelberger hut you can slide wonderfully relaxed to the pass. A few sections, albeit a few, can even be driven. In my opinion, you should rather give yourself up and down, as you can put the wasted energy to good use on the grandiose descent that follows. It's difficult at the top and gets faster and faster at the bottom. You have to be careful that the horses don't run away with you. A cross with a heavy backpack that also pushes should not necessarily be used to test its technical limits. So it doesn't matter at all to briefly descend in a few places. Conclusion: Highly flowing pushing, down further up difficult, then easier.
August 21, 2020
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