Mountain Biking Highlight
After a long climb, the Vigiljoch is finally reached. A beautiful view over the South Tyrolean mountain landscape is reward for the long and exhausting driveway from Marling to the Vigiljoch. The descent in the direction of Aschbach is an experience!
July 21, 2017
A beautiful view over the South Tyrolean mountain landscape is reward for the long and exhausting driveway from Marling to the Vigiljoch. There are different options for the descent: Either on the same way back over the Naturnser Alm, over Darling in direction Meran, or (my favorite) over Aschbach down to the Adige. If you like it sporty, use the mountain bike trails in the direction of Lana (keep in the direction of the cable car).
July 21, 2017
Vigiljoch in the narrower sense refers to a 1743 m s.l.m. high crossing over the north-eastern foothills of the Zufrittkamms of the Ortler Alps in South Tyrol (Italy). This is located between smaller, mostly wooded hilltops and is the site of the church of St. Vigil am Joch with frescoes from the 14th century. In the broader sense, Vigiljoch is also the name given to the surrounding mountain ridge without distinctive peaks, which rises between the lower Vinschgau, the Burggrafenamt around Meran and the entrance to the Ultental valley, and in the south-westerly direction gains considerable height again towards the Naturnser Hochjoch.
June 4, 2017
From Vigiljoch various hiking or biking trails lead down into the valley or on the mountain, for example. to the Naturnser Alm or Gasthaus Seespitz at the Schwarze Lacke. Overall, however, it is quite well visited around the Vigiljoch, so it is particularly important to take the hikers consideration. Some trails are closed to mountain bikers / cyclists. Corresponding signs point out. If the condition is adequate, it is even possible with children, for example from the mountain station Aschbach follow the signs to Vigiljoch. In the Gasthaus Seespitz you can then enjoy the food very well.
July 22, 2019
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