Exciting cycle tours in South Tyrol

Untervinschger Sonnenberg Tour

Naturns (554 mt) - Kastelbell (600 mt) - Trumsberg (1.300 mt) - Ratschillhof (1.282 mt) - Schloss Annaberg ( 1.015 mt) - Vetzan (708 mt) - Goldrain (700 mt) - Latsch (639 mt) - Naturns

Leaving the centre of Naturns behind, cycle along the Bahnhofstraße to the bridge where the Etschdammradweg, the river cycle path, begins. Take this path as far as the bridge in Tschirland, cross the bridge and then turn right along the Konsortialweg, signposted as a cycle path, towards Staben, where you will have excellent views of Juval Castle. At Staben itself, turn left uphill for some 100 mt. and then turn right to Tschars. Cycle over the bridge there and on past Gasthof Winkler to the left and along the river Etsch to Kastelbell. Cross the main road in Kastelbell and take the steep uphill road to the Trumsberg and St. Martin am Kofel, past a number of old mountain farms, including the Köstenplonhof, Platz and the Mairhof. Turn off along a forestry road, the Forststraße, and head downhill for about 1.2 km. to just before the Ratschillhöfen farmhouses then take a sharp left turning and head downhill again along the stoney, steep Karrenweg towards Annaberg Castle. Go on along the Schotterstraße, a gravel road, towards Vetzan through the village itself and take the Teerstraße, a tar-surfaced road, past the church and then turn left upwards to Goldrain. Cycle through the tunnel under the main road in Goldrain, cross the railway line and turn left to Latsch. Turn right at Globus, right in front of the St. Martin cable-car car-park, and go on along the cycle path as far as Kastelbell, with its lovely, historic castle of the same name, and on through Tschars and Staben back to Naturns.

Cyclists should always be on the look-out for motorized vehicles, especially in spring and at harvest time in autumn, as a number of the Untervinschgau/Lower Vinschgau cycle paths are actually Konsortialwegen, roads used by local farmers.

Time required: 4.5 hours
Length: 43 km
Difference in altitude: 1050 mt


Mountain bike tours:

» Tour of the Naturnser Alm
» Hängebrücken Tour
» Untervinschger Sonnenberg Tour
» Tour of Meran and the surrounding countryside
» Vigiljoch-Tour


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