Etappe 2: Von Nauders nach Glurns – Enduro Alpencross
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Mountain Biking Highlight
Holger S. planned a Tour.
March 4, 2021
Don't even get used to starting a lift ride every day. But today you can do it again, apart from the short warm-up to the Bergkastelbahn valley station. Because at an altitude of 2,500 meters you can expect a flowing start to the day with the Zirmtrail. We continue on the Almtrail and the Plamorttrail to the bunkers and tank traps on the beautiful Plamort plateau. The “Poserfelsen” is located near the entrance to the bunker trail, which finally leads down to the Reschensee with a lot of noise. You have a mandatory photo session on this one. The view of the Reschensee and the Ortler in the background is extremely impressive. Apropos Ortler - the mighty 3,904 meter high mountain king with its imposing glaciers and the venerable entourage such as Königsspitze, Monte Zebru or Cevedale will always be with you in the coming days.But first you have to concentrate on the ingeniously designed enduro trails on Lake Reschen. You are now in South Tyrol. After you've left the rough bunker trail and the Etsch trail behind you, it's off towards Schöneben. Either you use the mountain railway or you crank through the beautiful Rojental to the mountain station. On the Upper Spintrail and the Gorftrail it is relatively flowing for local conditions on beautiful natural forest stretches to St. Valentin, where the final ascent (or the last lift ride) of the day to the Haideralm awaits you. For the last time there is a wonderful view of Lake Reschensee and the Nauderer Mountains. The Haideralmtrail is the most demanding descent of the three-country enduro trails and a real challenge, especially when it is wet. For this reason, I recommended the Plattweg Trail combined with the Lower Spintrail. Here too there is joy. As you have already noticed, many of the trails on Lake Reschen are not typically bike parks, but are designed very naturally. So also the Plattwegtrail, which requires an active driving style in order to get into the flow.At the end of the day, it goes from the Haidersee to the Vinschgau. You follow the cycle path to the picturesque town of Glurns, where you will find numerous accommodations. Organize the bike shuttle for the next day, which will take you to the Stelvio Pass in the morning for the start of the next stage. The sooner the better!Note on mountain railways and tickets:A day ticket for the lifts of the cross-border three-country enduro trails (3-laenderendurotrails.com/bergbahnen-und-tickets) is recommended if you want to ride the trails several times or if you want to plan something more flexible than I can for you Suggested route. If you follow the suggested route, you only need the ticket for the Bergkastelbahn plus Zirmbahn. In Schöneben and on the Haideralmbahn, the ascent is planned on your own. With the lift ticket you would have the opportunity to get the most out of trail descents.
March 8, 2021