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Demanding itinerary to the Gelato mountain pass - Eisjöchl

Naturno (Naturns)
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Informationen zur Tour Demanding itinerary to the Gelato mountain pass - Eisjöchl

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  • Duration
    8:00 h
  • Distance
  • Altitude
    2660 m
  • Altitude
    2660 m
  • Max. height
    2873 m
Highly demanding MTB tour through the Val di Fosse


This tour starts at the Naturno railway station. Take the Claudia Augusta cycling path North, when you reach the first bridge turn right on the state road. Keep going North until you reach the crossroads for Schnalstal. Travel across Schnalstal for about 9km. Before reaching the crossroads for Certosa, turn right for Val di Fosse – Pfossental that you will have to travel through until Vorderkaser, then  carry on until the Eishof farmhouse. From the Eishof travel up the various hairpin turns until the Eisjöchl mountain pass, passing by the Petrarca all'Altissima – Stettiner Hütte refuge. Here starts the difficult descent (1100 m incline) to the Lazinser farmhouse in Val Passiria. From the Lazinser farmhouse carry on for Plan-Pfelders so towards Plat-Platt. From Plat go towards Pianlargo-Braiteben then along the asphalt road until San Leonardo in Passiria. Follow the cycling path to Merano, pass by Piazza delle Terme so to the right on the Bridge for Via Piave then left on Corso Libertà and carry on until the station. Take the state road until Lagundo, cross the town and carry on in direction of Plars and Tel where you will rejoin the Claudia Augusta cycling path in direction of Resia to return to Naturno.

Starting point

Naturno railway station

Target point

Naturno railway station or Merano.


The last 30 metres of incline that will take you to the peak of the Gelato mountain pass are to be travelled by carrying your bike.


Naturno railway station

Public transportation

By train until Naturno


From Merano follow for the Resia pass and travel through Val Venosta until Naturno.

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Hannes Riegler

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    Christian Bauer

    das sind eher 2600 hm und nicht 2900

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    Manuel Demetz

    Handschuhe nicht vergessen...