Etappe 5: Vom Rifugio Garibaldi zur Schaubachhütte – Enduro Alpencross
Includes segments with temporary access restrictions
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6.23 mi in total
Includes very steep uphill segments
You may need to push your bike.
0.86 mi in total
Mountain Biking Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Holger S. planned a Tour.
March 6, 2021
You have already got to know getting up early on your Alpencross in the past few days. After a wonderful sunrise at 2,842 meters and breakfast, you should be on your bike by eight o'clock at the latest. The Goldseeweg is closed to mountain bikers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The entrance is right in front of the door.One of the most spectacular and longest trails in the region, if not the entire Alps, awaits you. After I gave you numerous tips for the last stages, which should encourage caution and deliberation, they are up to date again today. The trail begins with a nice flowy, slightly falling slope, but also exposed. But soon it will be rougher. Scree lies on the way, there are steps and switchbacks. Some exposed spots require a solid command of the bike. Only a few bikers ride the trail without having pushed passages. Take your time and enjoy the overwhelming view.The Goldseeweg ends at the Furkelhütte, but not the trails. The descent to Stilfs collects a total of almost 350 meters in altitude. The longest ascent awaits you after a short gravel descent from the Furkelhütte towards Obere Stilfser Alm on the Almenweg. The rocky, rugged, high-alpine character of the paths and the surrounding area is now giving way to deep green alpine meadows and a gigantic view of the Vinschgau and the main Alpine ridge. A beautiful trail finally leads down to the Obere Stilfser Alm. Breakfast here is sure to be burned long ago. Good thing, because the food at the hut is at least as great as the location. Perhaps the enthusiastic appetite is also due to the euphoria after the brilliant trails in the morning. Try it. In any case, you still need plenty of energy for the rest of the day's stage.On the Almenweg you will reach the Lichtenberger Almen on further beautiful, quite technical trails to Stilfs and Stilfser Bridge. This is where the lowest point of the day's stage is on the road to the Stilfser Joch. Now it goes on gravel roads and quiet stretches of road to Sulden am Ortler. If you have the time and leisure, pay a visit to the Messner Mountain Museum “Ortles”. The famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner breeds a herd of cute yaks in the direct vicinity of the museum, which is dedicated to the topic of ice cream.The valley station of the cable car is located at the end of Sulden. From here you can also see the ramp that leads to today's stage destination, the Schaubachhütte at 2,581 meters. If you crank up on your own, then the Madritschjoch (3,123 meters), which you have on the plan tomorrow as your first destination for the day after breakfast, would be the second three-thousand-meter peak that you can tackle without the assistance of a lift.
March 8, 2021