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South Tyrolean classic over the Mendel and Gampen Passes

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m 1500 1000 500 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 km Gasthof Gampenpass Mendelpass Bahnhof Burgstall Lago Smeraldo Aussichtspunkt Mendelpass Bahnhof Burgstall
Distance 86.4 km
5:30 h
1,775 m
1,775 m
1,512 m
243 m
The tour over the Mendel and Gampen Passes is an absolute classic that is definitely not to be missed during a stay in the Bolzano and Merano s countryside.

A varied ride awaits us here. The tour leads us through the flat orchards of the "Alto Adige" and green vineyards of the hilly Überetsch, which gradually changes into dense mountain forest at the Mendel Pass. This provides shade and makes the climb more bearable in summer. At the same time, it regularly thins out and affords us repeated views of the Etschtal and the Kalterer See. Crossing the pass, we reach the autonomous province of Trento (Trentino), which is also easily recognisable from the now monolingual road signs. At the end of the tour, after we have mastered the moderate Gampen Pass, the descent down into the valley to Lana awaits us. On this winding and rapid descent, some steering skills are required to enjoy the good 20km.


Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language

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Christopher Simon
August 08, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 08, 2021
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