Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
Crisp 800 height meters complacent as completion? The Timmelsjoch is not only famous for the beautiful, rough mountain landscape. The total of 1,800 meters of altitude from St. Leonhard, 30km away, puts muscles and lungs to the test. You can feel the glacier's proximity and the Jochwind, while one clenched teeth climbs one of the largest continuous slopes of the Alps.
Here every year at the end of August the Ötztal-Radmarathon takes place, which is considered by experts to be extremely difficult. In 1988, the Giro d'Italia led with a stage from Meran over the Timmelsjoch to Innsbruck. The pass separates Austria and Italy and lies at an altitude of 2474 m.
The Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road is open daily from 7 am to 8 pm. Due to the exposed high mountain location, a tour is only possible in the period from about the beginning of June to about the end of October. Driving is at your own risk, a functioning bicycle lighting is mandatory.
August 23, 2016
Magnificent tour of Längenfeld (place before Sölden) to Timmelsjoch and back. About 75 km. Vehicle can be parked at the swimming pool. Great view from the toll station (no toll for cyclists) above Hochgurgel on the Ötztal Alps and the Ötztal. Medium condition you should have, technically easy, tarred roads and good. I went with my sweetheart 3 years ago in July (birthday). Take a windbreaker with you.
January 4, 2017
We drove up from the Ötztal to the Timmelsjoch. Unfortunately, the road in the Ötztal is very busy, the bike path created is not suitable in many places for the road bike. To Obergurgl drive most trucks, but then it is fantastic: To the toll booth a few hairpin bends and then you have reached the station to about 2100 hm. Who thinks that he has reached the hardest, is wrong: After the toll station, it goes down again 100 hm, then right around the mountain and then blows in a 8-10% of the cold yoke wind in the face and pushes you backwards down the hill, and you can see how the road is almost straight ahead without recognizable intermediate goal between the mountains goes up. In the last serpentines the snow was still high in June. The madness!!!
July 7, 2019
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