Etappe 3: Vom Stilfser Joch nach Santa Caterina – Enduro Alpencross
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
169 yd in total
Includes segments with temporary access restrictions
Check ahead to confirm restricted segments are open to the public.
0.91 mi in total
Mountain Biking Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Holger S. planned a Tour.
March 4, 2021
The day begins with a shuttle ride to the Stilfser Joch at 2,757 meters. It is best to organize the shuttle at least one day before the planned tour with Doris from Bikeshuttle.it (bikeshuttle.it/de/kontakt.html).From the top of the pass it goes straight up to the Dreisprachenspitze and the Rifugio Garibaldi. Treat yourself to another espresso to wake up, if the steep ramp wasn't enough for it. The panorama is huge. From here you can see the Ortler massif in large-screen format in all of its sublime, imposing appearance. You can already get to know the landlord, because tomorrow you will spend the night in the spectacularly located hut.The day starts with the flowing trilingual trail that follows an old military road to the Umbrail Pass. From there a wonderful single trail climbs up to the Bocchetta di Forcola pass. Except for a few short sections and the last steep hairpin bends before the top of the pass, the path is completely manageable. Relics from the First World War await you here again in the form of crumbled positions and ruins of military buildings. A nice trail descends for a short time, only to climb again briefly to the next crossing, the Bocchetta di Pedenolo. The high alpine environment is barren and impresses with the variety of rocks and colors. Comparisons to the Andes or regions in the Himalayas are not far-fetched.From the Bocchetta di Pedenolo, a trail leads you into the Val Forcola and further near the Laghi di Cancano. The breathtaking backdrop of the Pedenolo-Alp is stunning. In the distance you can see Monte Sobretta with its shiny glaciers. Be careful not to run over marmots. There are so many of them here. From the rugged rock backdrop it goes over wide meadow paths, which in turn have military origins, to a steep mountain flank, on which the path hugs in many bends. Once you have reached the valley floor, you roll on a rough gravel path towards Bormio, where you already have a touch of Mediterranean feeling.The historic city center is well worth a visit. There are restaurants and ice cream parlors - great for strengthening yourself for the second part of the day. The lift takes you in two stages to the Bormio3000 mountain station at 3,012 meters. The Bormio3000 freeride trail also begins here. It is one of the most famous, but also most notorious, runs in the Alta Rezzia region. The trail for has been optimized for bikers, but you should definitely not expect a leisurely tour. You should bring solid driving technique and a good portion of fitness reserves with you. The closest you can compare the descent with the one from the Fimber Pass, including the spectacularly beautiful high alpine landscape.In Santa Catarina you finally reach the goal of a huge stage. There are several accommodations available in the village that are specially geared towards the needs of mountain bikers.
March 8, 2021