Mountain Biking Highlight
Every mountain biker who moves in the Alps should have ridden or pushed over the Madritschjoch once.
The Madritschjoch is one of the highest crossings in the Alps. 3,123 meters. Up here you really have to expect everything and find out about the snow and weather situation beforehand. From Sulden you have to conquer 1,200 meters in altitude until you are at the highest point.
You have to reckon with sliding sections, because on the one hand the air is getting thinner and on the other hand the way is getting steeper. If you have made it to the top, however, you have a magnificent view of the Ortler massif.
The first 100 meters of altitude on the single trail down into the Martell Valley are quite difficult and many will have to push. After that, the trail becomes easier and you can enjoy the descent at mostly S1 level.
Two huts offer the opportunity to absorb energy or to spend the night. The Schaubachhütte (schaubachhuette.it) in the driveway and the Zufallhütte (zufallhuette.com/de) in the descent.
May 2, 2016