The perfect mountain bike weekend in: Adige Valley, Val Venosta, Vinschgau Cross

 

The Val Venosta, Val d'Adige, South Tyrol is one of the top locations for mountain bikers. Due to the up to 3000m high mountains it is here even sunny when the rest of Europe is drenched with rain.

Here are my favorites for a long mountain weekend, the Vinschgau Cross, a 4-day tour.

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Day 1, San Valentino - Laces

1500 Hm, 2300 Tm, 54 Km, about 6 hours. Skills: Mostly moderate

Parking in San Valentino, the first village below the lake Reschen. First, ride a bit on the western side of the valley Adige and up to 1700m above Burgusio. Dream trail from the lake above Burgusio! Across the valley down to the Sentiero del Sole an old irrigation channel with small bridges. Above Sluderno then the absolute highlight: The Leitenwaal, Bergwaal and Griggwaal by mountain bike! Enough altitude for that day, follow the Val d'Adige cycle path to Laces.

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Day 2, Laces - Silandro

2450 Hm, 2400 Tm, 31km, about 7 hours. Skills: partially sophisticated

First, sometimes spectacularly on the Latschander-Waalweg above the valley road. Then up to St. Martin am Kofel. Who has his lazy day can drive up at certain times with the cable car. Then at 1700m at exciting trails towards Silandro. From Castle Schlandersberg it becomes  again  spectacular: Riding down the Ilswaal to Silandro.

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Day 3, Silandro - Oris

2900 Hm, 2400 Tm, 34Km, about 7 hours. Skills: Moderate

Mostly on asphalt up on the Sonnenbergerstrasse above Silandro until 1600m. Beautiful trails down in the valley. From Alliz on an endless trail up above Oris. Stay the night above Oris.

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Day 4,Oris - San Valentino

1600 Hm, 1550 Tm, 31km

We skipped day 4 because of the weather conditions. Nevertheless below the map of the planned trip and the Gps Track.

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