The Vinschgau in the Adige Valley, South Tyrol is one of the top locations for mountain bikers. Because of the mountains up to 3000m high, it is even sunny when the rest of Europe sinks into the rain.
One of the best mountain bike rides that can be driven here leads to the Goflaner Schartl at 2400m altitude
Laas, Tarnell, Goflan marble quarry, Goflan Schartl, Morter
2600 m uphill, 43 km, about 8 hours, technique: Moderate, but parts to carry the bike, condition: very good
Parking in Laas. Then first on tar to Tarnell, later on gravel up to the Goflan marble quarry at about 2000m. From here on a small trail up to the Goflan Schartl. Biking can not be done here, in the end, the bikes must even be shouldered.
At the Goflan Schartl at 2400m you have a spectacular view into the Adige Valley and the Martell Valley. The single trail now follows the rim towards the east for a while before heading north into the Adige Valley. Alternatively, you can also drive westwards to the Holy Hansen down to the tar street.
At a height of 1200m you must leave the dirt road to the left on a small trail, which is now heading east to Morter. Ride this loop as indicated in the track, even if it goes up again in the short term: The following trail is used only rarely, but is a real cream piece!
Afterwards, we continue along the Rautwaal and the Neuwaals through Montani Castle and another top trail to Morter. If you are tired then you are going to Goldrain and take the train back to Laas, alternatively you can cycle back to Laas trough the apple orchards at the Adige valley cycle way.
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