Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
The Uina Gorge is one of the top highlights on many Transalp routes.
Although the path into the Vinschgau valley to South Tyrol, which is spectacularly built into the rock, is part of the legacy of the former smugglers in many travel guides and stories, the trail, which was laid out over a hundred years ago, is a product of a tourism initiative at the time.
The distance on which you will "bump" the bike is around 250 meters in altitude and two kilometers. On the right and left there are deep gray rock walls. The brook rushes in the gorge. Cold water drips from rock overhangs and into the two short tunnels carved into the mountain. A fascinating atmosphere that is absorbed by both hikers and bikers. The narrow path requires caution and a respectful cooperation.
If you want to find out about the condition of the path or the situation after previous snowfalls, it is best to call the Sesvennahütte or the Alp Uina Dadaint. The hosts are helpful and of course look forward to your visit.
You have the most fun when you drive the gorge from South Tyrol towards the Engadin. This allows you to enjoy the descent from the Schlinigpass to the beginning of the Felsenweg more.
February 17, 2021
Breathtaking gorge - a must-have for every AlpenXer. Please push the bike exactly as prescribed. Fairly strenuous ascent to the break on the alpine pasture of Uina Dadaint. Then there's a cappuccino and off you go carrying and pushing - but it's worth it. What a great route ...
April 4, 2018
We started in Schlinig, so uphill through the Uina gorge (Schlinig - Burgeis - Nauders - Norbertshoehe - Martina - Sur En - Uina Gorge - Schlinig), that was then almost 75 km, almost 2,000 meters in altitude and just over 6 hours pure driving time 😅
Here is an excerpt from the internet:)
UINA GORGES - VAL D'UINA, 2309 M (CYCLING TOUR)
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If you are traveling in the region, you should definitely visit Uina Gorge once you have a good physical condition. This legendary gorge is not only well-known to alpine cross-country skiers, but is also considered a day trip from Nauders as an absolute biker highlight.
Another tip as a day tour by Harry Ploner, bike visionary and owner of the Hotel BikeHotel Central in Nauders:
"Alpine crossers always drive this tour from north to south and carry / push up through the canyon, so it is advisable to take the Uina gorge as a day trip in the opposite direction - as described here, then the trail on the high plateau is perfect to drive and downhill Easier to push. "
Travel time: 08:00:00
Altitude difference: 2025m
Length: 70.5 km
Sliding passages: 2%
Starting height: 1356 m
Final height: 2309 m
Best tour time: midsummer
Mountains (region): Sesvenna Group (Nauders / Reschenpass / Lower Engadin)
Whether the tour can be mastered better through the ravine is uncertain - in no case for someone who is not 100% free from giddiness!
September 9, 2016
The absolute highlight of our Alpine crossing in the summer of 2016 was the route through the Uina gorge on the 4th day. The section is already very beautiful in the lower part, and the further you go up, the more spectacular it gets. Although the MTB must be pushed over long distances, but the fun factor is always given.
January 5, 2017
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