Informationen zur Tour On the Penegal and the "Neuer Weg"
- 5:00 h
- 1590 m
- 1590 m
- Max. height
- 1731 m
Start in Kaltern (Caldaro) and ride to Klavenz via Mitterdorf. Continue towards Oberplanitzing to the junction with the main road to the Mendel (Mendola) pass. Next comes a 15km climb to the Mendel pass. First you reach the Kalterer Höhe guesthouse, then Matschatsch and after some tight bends and 9 hairpins you reach the peak of the pass at 1365m. Shortly below the Mendel pass, turn off right towards the Penegal and climb the barely used asphalt road to the Penegal viewpoint (vertical climb 350m). Continue on the signed path towards Furglauer Schlucht/Prinzwiesen. This is where the trail fun begins: flowing descents interspersed with some small climbs. At the junction with the Furglauer Schlucht keep riding towards the Prinzwiesen (Bait del Prinz). Turn right there and follow path no.546. After a short climb that will demand the last of your energy reserves, the downhill begins. Path 545 – also known as "Neuer Weg" – requires concentration, technique and strength.
After a drop of almost 600m you reach Buchwald in much need of a rest. Follow path 545 (which then becomes 8a) to the right shortly before the guesthouse. Below Kreuzstein, turn onto the road towards Perdonig and ride along the "Matschatschweg" towards the Schulthaus to Eppan Pigenó. Continue along the "Rittersteinweg" and the "Obere Gand" before turning into Mendelstraße and then after the first left bend head towards Oberplanitzung. After the Hotel Ambach, turn onto path 15 towards Klavenz.
The climb to the Penegal on this tour is on asphalt, and after that it's trails, trails, trails. The last part of the ride is on asphalt again, and after the descent it is more than welcome.
Take the cable car to the Mendel pass and save youself a 950m vertical climb.
A demanding tour only for experienced mountain bikers (above all in downhill)
Various parking possibilities in the centre of Kaltern or at the wineries
Kaltern can be reached by bus
Coming from the north, exit the motorway at Bolzano Süd, from the south take the exit for Auer.