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Bicycle Ride

From Malles to Marlengo along the Etschradroute Cycle Track

Bicycle Ride · Vinschgau
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    Photo: IDM Südtirol/Matt Cherubino, Marling
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Distance 60.7 km
3:55 h
168 m
827 m
1,018 m
349 m
An easy family cycling trip across the valley Vinschgau/Val Venosta back to Marling/Marlengo.
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Highest point
1,018 m
Lowest point
349 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.684061, 10.550599
DMS
46°41'02.6"N 10°33'02.2"E
UTM
32T 618577 5171223
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Turn-by-turn directions

The 60 km Etschradroute track runs slightly downhill from Mals/Malles in the Upper Venosta Valley to Marling/Marlengo. To get to Mals/Malles take the Venosta Valley  train at the Marlengo­ railway station, which takes just over an hour. You can rent a cycle at the Mals/Malles station and later return it at the Meran/Merano station at the end of the ride. It’s as easy as that! If you have your own bike, then take note of the services offered at the train stations, (including the bike shuttle service at the Meran/Merano station).

The first section of the cycle track begins in Mals/Malles and leads through the small and attractive medieval town of Glurns/Glorenza, with its the outer walls still intact. The route continues along the Etsch/Adige river through the valley Vinschgau/Val Venosta towards Meran/Merano through a varied landscape including the protected wetlands. Rental cycles can be dropped off at any of the railway stations along the length of the Venosta Valley including Spondinig/Spondiga, Schlanders/Silandro, Latsch/Laces, Naturns/Naturno, as well as Meran/Merano. After the downhill ride from Algund/Lagundo past the public swimming pool, continue along the route to Meran/Merano (the final stop on the valley Vinschgau/Val Venosta railway line, where your rental cycle can also be returned). Turn right and head over the Holzbrücke bridge towards the village of Forst/Foresta, well-known to locals for its brewery. Cross the main road and turn west onto the Nörderstr./Via Tramontana street to the Marling/Marlengo town center. If you already returned your rental cycle, you can reach Marling/Marlengo by bus or by train.

The approximately 4-hour Etschradroute bike route is about 60 km long with an elevation level of some 700 m.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

The Marling/Marlengo railway station is located roughly 1 km from the main square in the direction of Lagundo. Ride on the comfortable Venosta Valley train in one of the new coaches all the way to Mals/Malles in the Upper Venosta Valley.

Coordinates

DD
46.684061, 10.550599
DMS
46°41'02.6"N 10°33'02.2"E
UTM
32T 618577 5171223
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
60.7 km
Duration
3:55 h
Ascent
168 m
Descent
827 m
Highest point
1,018 m
Lowest point
349 m

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