Etappe 6: Mountainbike-3000er Madritschjoch – Enduro Alpencross
Includes a segment that goes up or down a series of steps
You may need to carry your bike.
5 yd in total
Mountain Biking Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Holger S. planned a Tour.
March 6, 2021
The sixth and final stage begins with an ascent of 550 meters through a lunar landscape characterized by gray rock. The entire route up to the Madritschjoch at 3,123 meters is rarely free of snow. Nevertheless, the transition to the Martell Valley is considered to be the highest snow-free transition in the Alps that can be made by bike. If that is not enough reason to undertake the effort of the climb. But it gets much better: The descent has nothing to do with the desert of rubble and rubble on the Sulden side of the pass. The Madritschtal opens wide and soon gives a view of the glaciated Zufallspitze (3,757 meters) and the Monte Cevedale (3,769 meters), on the southwest side of which you will find the Valle di Cedec with the driveway to the Passo Zebrù.The trail into the Madritschtal is again easy to compare with the trail on the Fimber Pass. The beginning is a technical driving challenge. Loose scree, hairpin bends and steepness require you to control your bike safely. After that it becomes more and more flowing and in parts you can let it run properly. Shortly before the Zufallhütte, it is then blocked again before you carry the bike up to the hut. At the hut there is a great place to take a break with a view of the glacier. If you made quick progress the day before, then the hut is a great alternative for overnight stays (zufallhuette.com).The trail is far from over at the hut. Along the Plimabach, some demanding sections of the route to the banks of the Zufritt reservoir are on the way. You finally leave the Martell Valley on a mix of trails, bike paths and short stretches of road. The little detour over the Sonnenberg has it all again. At the Steinwandhof you can stop again and try the super Kaiserschmarrn or circle back down to the valley directly through the steep serpentine trail.Before the valley opens towards Etschtal, you branch off onto a Waalweg, which is also open to mountain bikers. With a view of the castles of Morter and the apple orchards that cover the valley floor like a patchwork quilt, you reach the ascent to the trail finale of your Enduro-Transalp. The “4 to 13 Trail” is known for its technical demands. From the planned entry into the 13er hiking trail, you could crank up to the Latscher Alm to enjoy the entire length of the trail. I think after six days of alpine cross with the enduro and many ingenious trails, a worthy descent has been found here that will eventually lead you to Latsch.If you came to the start of the stage by public transport, the return journey is quite easy. You roll the 26 kilometers comfortably on the Adige Valley Cycle Path to Merano and enjoy the beautiful city there. Of course, the Vinschgerbahn also works. In Merano you have a connection to long-distance transport at the train station. For example, you can be in Innsbruck within three hours (don't forget to reserve your bike).To get back to the starting point in Landeck or Ischgl, there is the possibility at Latsch train station to take the Vinschgerbahn to the final stop in Mals. There you get on the Postbus (line 273) to Nauders. In Nauders you change again and take the Postbus (line 210) to Landeck / Zams, where you have a connection to long-distance transport. As an alternative to bus and train, you can return to the starting point with one of the numerous shuttle providers in the region.The following providers are recommended:bikeshuttle.itprenner.it/de/bikeshuttlezionreisen.eubikeshuttle.at/de/bike-shuttle.html
March 8, 2021