Informationen zur Tour Around the Kreuzkofel
- 5:30 h
- 1920 m
- 1920 m
- Max. height
- 2171 m
The scenery helps keep you going through the low points on the mountain. The Fanes-Sennes-Prags nature park is in the Braies Dolomites and the Fanes group. One of the central peaks is the Kreuzkofel. The circuit runs through St. Vigil in Enneberg at the foot of the Kronplatz mountain, through the Rautal (Rudo valley) to Pederü, on the Dolomite high trail to the Faneshütte and from the Groß-Faneshütte via the Tadega pass to the Capanna Alpina restaurant. The prettiest section is between the Kreuzkofel group with the Conturines peak and the Ampezzano Dolomites with the famous Cima Scontoni. In the evening, you do feel every kilometre in your legs, but you can treasure the memory of an authentic Dolomite tour to ease the pain.
Start in Wengen ➊ 1360m, uphill past the Tolpei ➋ und Biei ➌ hamlet (1600m), continue until Le de Rit ➍ 1860m, then downhill on forest paths until the crossroads ➎, here head straight down the valley until the junction with the road into the Rautal (Rudo valley), ➏ 1250m. Ride 12km on the asphalt road to Pederü ➐ 1540m, then steep uphill to the Faneshütte ➑ 2060m, (Warning! A shuttle bus service runs here in the summer), push for a short section to the Limo pass (Limojoch) ➒ 2170m and the lake of the same name. Then descend to Gran-Fanes-Alm ➓ 2110m and turn right onto path 11 towards Capanna Alpina, via the Ju dal Ega/Tadega pass ⓫ 2120m und the Col de Locia ⓬ 2090m. A tricky descent (with some sections where you may have to dismount) takes you to the Capanna Alpina ⓭ 1730m. Continue towards the valley until the junction with the road to the Valparola pass ⓮, descend right towards St. Kassian, go past the Hotel Valparol ⓯. Before reaching St. Kassian, at the lower station of the Piz Sorega cable car ⓰ 1540m, turn onto the artists trail known as „Trù di artis?“. Ride along the St. Kassianer stream until the Gadera power station in Stern ⓱, go under the bridge and keep riding along the Gader (Gran Ega river). Head towards Pedraces until Badia/Abtei, then uphill to the village St. Leonhard ⓲, continue uphill on the asphalt road until the Valgiarei hamlet ⓳ 1590m, then switch to the Armentara circular trail before a pretty singletrail with some pushing sections to Furnacia ⓴ 1570m. Finally, descend to the Lunz-Höfen guesthouses and climb the short distance to Wengen.
At the starting point
Take the A22 motorway, exit Brixen (Bressanone) Nord, Pustertal (Val Pusteria), Gadertal (Val Badia), Wengen (La Valle)
- From the book:
- Mountain biking in the Dolomites