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Roundtrip Hochpustertal

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  • Downhill through the forest
    / Downhill through the forest
    Photo: Freddy Mair, FUNActive Tours
  • / Forest path in the Sexten valley
    Photo: Freddy Mair, FUNActive Tours
  • / Path with view on the Dolomites
    Photo: Freddy Mair, Community
  • / near Alpe Nemes
    Photo: Hotel Stauder, Community
  • / Mountain pasture
    Photo: Freddy Mair, FUNActive Tours
  • / From Alpe Nemes to Mitterberg
    Photo: Hotel Stauder, Community
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Exploration of the eastern part of Hochpustertal/Alta Pusteria, starting from Toblach. The tour passes Toblach - Haunold-Sexten-Rotwandwiesen-Alpe Nemes-Toblach
Distance 59 km
6:30 h
1,534 m
1,535 m
1,931 m
1,176 m

This varied day-tour leads you on forest paths on the ski hill Haunold in Innichen and into the renown Sexten valley. After an exhausting climb to the highest point of this tour, Rotwandwiesen, you descend to Kreuzbergpass/Passo Monte Croce, from where you continue to some of the most beautiful mountain pastures of the area (Alpe Nemes and Malga Coltrondo). What follows is a section along the mountain Helm/Monte Elmo with a lovely view, before a downhill passage to Innichen brings you back into the main valley and to Toblach.

For cyclists who prefer a more gentle tour, there are some cutoffs along the track, and for more ambitous cyclists there are countless possibilities to lengthen the track.

S1 moderate
Highest point
Rotwandwiesen, 1,931 m
Lowest point
1,176 m
Best time of year

Tips and hints

Information Hochpustertal:


Hotel Stauder in Toblach (1,229 m)
46.732737, 12.221914
46°43'57.9"N 12°13'18.9"E
33T 287748 5179213


Hotel Stauder in Toblach

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at Hotel Stauder in Toblach. Go to the train station of Toblach. After the level crossing, turn left onto the bicycle path towards Innichen. When reaching the football/soccer ground in Innichen (at KM 6), turn right and follow the sledge run uphill to the Haunold Hut (1.500 m o.s.l.). Downill section towards "Wildbad" (mineral springs). At KM 11.4 you meet the bicycle path - turn right and follow it towards Sexten. On the bicycle path past Sexten. At the valley station of the cable car Rotwand (Hotel Bad Moos - KM 18.8) turn left, cross the road and the parking lot, and follow the bicycle path uphill to the mountain station of the cable car (KM 24 - 1,931 m o.s.l.). Then go straight ahead on the path towards Kreuzbergpass/Passo Monte Croce. At the intersection with the road (KM 28.9) turn right and follow the road to the Hotel. Turn left, cross the parking lot and follow path nr. 131 (turns into 149) uphill towards Malga Coltrondo. Arrived there (KM 33.7, 1,871 m o.s.l.) turn left and follwo path nr. 156 to Alpe Nemes. At Alpe Nemes, turn left and follow path nr. 131 for 900m (descending). Then keep right and follow path nr. 13 over a hilly terrain to Gasthof Panorama (Mitterberg). Go downhill on the asphalted road. In the first left-hand bend turn right. Go uphill to the restaurant Waldesruhe. Go straight ahead on the forest road and follow it downhill to Innichen ("Burg"). Return from Innichen on the bicycle path.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Arrival by train: the most important train connection is the Brenner line (Innsbruck-Bozen). You necessarily have to change trains in Franzensfeste and take a local train through the Pustertal (valley) to Toblach.

For the arrival from Switzerland take the railway line from Zurich to Innsbruck, take the Brenner line to Franzensfeste, and reach Toblach with local train connections.

Getting there

Coming from the north: Munich - Rosenheim - Kufstein - Innsbruck - Brenner motorway - Exit Brixen/Bressanone - state road 49 through Pustertal/Val Pusteria to Toblach/Dobbiaco

Coming from the west: Reschenpass/Passo Resia - Bozen/Bolzano - Brixen/Bressanone - state road 49 through Pustertal/Val Pusteria to Toblach/Dobbiaco

Coming from the east: Tauern motorway or Felbertauern to Lienz and on to Pustertal - Toblach

Coming from the south: Venezia - Cortina - Toblach/Dobbiaco or Verona - Brenner motorway until Brixen/Bressanone - state road 49 to Toblach/Dobbiaco


46.732737, 12.221914
46°43'57.9"N 12°13'18.9"E
33T 287748 5179213
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tappeiner MTB-Map Sextner&Pragser Dolomiten, 1:40.000, ISBN: 978-88-7073-821-6

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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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Patrick Lanz
September 04, 2015 · Community
When did you do this route? July 04, 2015

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S1 moderate
59 km
6:30 h
1,534 m
1,535 m
Highest point
1,931 m
Lowest point
1,176 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip


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