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Beautiful tour along the Mendelkamm

Appiano (Eppan)
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Informationen zur Tour Beautiful tour along the Mendelkamm

Tour Hauptmerkmale

  • Duration
    5:00 h
  • Distance
    95.4km
  • Altitude
    1370 m
  • Altitude
    1370 m
  • Max. height
    1369 m
If only all the mountain passes were as simple as the Mendelpass! Calm incline, wide roads and a dramatic finale with narrow passages through the rock formations just before the highest point. On the other hand, it takes a while to get decently high and eventually get to the side of the lake Kalterer See. Your legs, though, will be thankful for the easy way uphill.

Directions

The start of this tour is in Eppan. You follow the bike path in the direction of Kaltern and then you turn right into the SS42 in the direction of (1) the Mendelpass. The flat, 15 km long incline brings you onto the pass (2) which serves as the border between the regions of South Tyrol and the Trentino. What follows is a long passage where you just roll downhill. In (3) Ronzone you turn left to Mezzocorona/Trento onto the SS43  DIR, from Dermulo (4) on the SS43. At the junction to Denno (5) you keep driving downhill (SP73). Pass through Mezzolombardo (6), turn left and after the bridge (7) drive straight. In Mezzocorona you go in the direction of the train station (8). Turn left onto the road IX.-November-Straße. At the roundabout you drive into the (9) Via Romana (SP90) and at the exit of the village (10) you turn left to Maso Nuovo, Roverè della Luna. In Aichholz (11) you leave the SP90 and via the stations road you get to the river Etsch and to the bike path next to it (12). After the bridge near Auer you then leave the bike path and cross the bridge over the river Etsch (13). Turn right and take another right after the next curve to the left, always following the signs (14) for Gmund-Auer. After the lake Kalterer See you go straight, always following the bike path through the orchards of apples and wine. At the next junction with a single cypress (15) you turn right (not in the direction of Kaltern!). Go straight and stay on the same path until you reach the main road (SP14) in Eppan.

Starting point

Eppan, winery

Target point

Eppan, winery

Specificity

Maximum incline: 12%
Longest incline: 15 km / 1120 m in altitude

After the long climb you can enjoy your way downhill through the entire valley Nonstal and after that you have only short and simple climbs left. You pass by the Lago di Santa Giustina and some small villages before you come into the modern city of Mezzocorona. Via the bike path Etsch-Radweg and past the lake Kalterer See you make your way back, steadily and easily with only one last incline of 200 m in altitude left.

Parking

Eppan

Public transportation

Directions

Via the highway Brennerautobahn, exit Bozen-Süd and along the MeBo to Eppan

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