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Mountainbiking

The Goldsee Lake Trail (Goldseetrail)

Mountainbiking · Vinschgau
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  • Mountain Biking on the Goldsee Lake Trail
    / Mountain Biking on the Goldsee Lake Trail
    Photo: Michael Meusburger, Sulden, Ortlergebiet
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moderate
Distance 69.8 km
9:09 h
2,958 m
2,958 m
The Goldsee Lake Trail from the Stilfserjoch ridge at 2,757 m to the Furkelhütte mountain hut (2,153 m, possible refreshment stop) is the classic mountain bike tour in the Val Venosta/Vinschgau valley. The trail, originally constructed as part of the glacier front in the First World War, is open daily for bikers until 9am and after 4pm. In order to spare bikers the ascent via 48 hair-pin bends, a shuttle service is offered up to the Stilfserjoch ridge.
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,858 m
Lowest point
920 m

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.674439, 10.553685
DMS
46°40'28.0"N 10°33'13.3"E
UTM
32T 618834 5170159
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Turn-by-turn directions

From the Passo dello Stelvio/Stilfser Joch at 2,754 m, the 3.5-hour route (path no. 20) leads to the cima Garibaldi and then over the Goldsee lake, to the rif. Forcola. After a stop for refreshments, you can take the chair lift or drive through the forest (path no. 17) down to Trafoi.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From Spondigna/Spondinig via the street to the Stelvio Pass SS 38 to Prato allo Stelvio/Prad am Stilfserjoch or Trafoi. From there you can take the bus to the Passo dello Stelvio. The Passo dello Stelvio ridge can be reached by public transport from the end of June to the beginning of October.

The tour is only available during a certain time window. The start must be no later than 9:00 am at the Stelvio Pass.

Coordinates

DD
46.674439, 10.553685
DMS
46°40'28.0"N 10°33'13.3"E
UTM
32T 618834 5170159
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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
69.8 km
Duration
9:09 h
Ascent
2,958 m
Descent
2,958 m

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