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255 Schnaggenkreuz Cross loop route

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moderate
Distance 16.5 km
2:13 h
570 m
570 m
1,083 m
810 m
The Schnaggenkreuz Cross loop route begins in Völs am Schlern and passes by the hamlets of Umes, Völser Aich and Prösels, offering immense variety and close contact with the surrounding countryside. In Prösels, it is well worth taking a detour to the historic Castel Prösels, which organises fascinating guided tours.   
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,083 m
Lowest point
810 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.518713, 11.504403
DMS
46°31'07.4"N 11°30'15.9"E
UTM
32T 692098 5154730
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Turn-by-turn directions

The route begins in Völs am Schlern and leads initially along the Obervöls road towards Ums and, after a brief descent, crossing the shady Völserbach river, where the road on the left-hand side merges with a forest road leading to the Hofer Alpl. Carry on along the forest road for about 500m until you come to the Ums lake. From here, go right through the hamlet of Ums, along a short downhill stretch to the sawmill and, from the crossroads, along a forest trail again. This trail leads up the slopes of the Tschafon to the Schnaggenkreuz cross. You’ll clock up a good few metres of altitude on the way before you can stop off for a well-earned break or take a detour to the nearby Völser Aicha lake. Continue onwards, past Völser Aicha, take the turn-off to Tiers and follow the main road. At the Prösels junction, the trail takes you past the Ums mill and then weaves back towards the set-off point in Völs am Schlern.

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Coordinates

DD
46.518713, 11.504403
DMS
46°31'07.4"N 11°30'15.9"E
UTM
32T 692098 5154730
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • 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 Mountain Biking

  • 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
moderate
Distance
16.5 km
Duration
2:13 h
Ascent
570 m
Descent
570 m
Highest point
1,083 m
Lowest point
810 m

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