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040 Bike Highline Merano with Ötzi Trail

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Distance 30.3 km
Elevation gain 650 m
Elevation gain 1.600 m
Duration 3:00 h

1 = very easy (max. 200 hm)
2 = easy (max. 400 hm)
3 = medium (max. 800 hm
4 = difficult (max. 1200 hm)
5 = very difficult (über 1200 hm)

Driving technique (S0 - S5)

The rating of the driving technique is based on the values ​​of singletrail-skala.de.

S0 = S0 describes a single trail that has no special difficulties. These are mostly liquid forest and meadow paths on grippy natural soils or gravel solidified. Stages, rock or root sections are not expected. The slope of the path is light to moderate, the curves are extensive.
S1 = a S1 described way you have to even minor obstacles such as shallow roots and small stones to expect. Very often the odd gulley erosion damage and cause of the increased difficulty of the ground can not be partially solidified. The gradient is a maximum of 40%. Hairpin bends are not expected.
S2 = expect the S grade S2 have to with larger roots and stones. The soil is often not solidified. Steps and shallow steps are expected. Often sharp bends occur, the slope is passages, up to 70%.
S3 = Splinted single trails with many large rocks and / or root sections belonging to the S-level S3. High levels switchbacks and brain-lateral gradients often occur, relaxed roll sections are rare. Frequently is also expected to slippery surfaces and loose rocks, slopes above 70% are not uncommon.
S4 = S 4 describes very steep and strong interlocked single trails with large boulders and / or demanding root passages therebetween often loose debris. Extreme steep ramps, narrow switchbacks and steps in which the chainring touches inevitably come in 4th grade common.

Tour months

May, June, July, August, September, October


Helmet, gloves, good shoes, glasses as well as bike clothing and drinking bottle!

Course: Naturno – Plaus – Rablà – cable car to Rio Lagundo – Rio Lagundo – Monte San Vigilio – "Naturnseralm" hut - car park Kreuzbrünnl – "Mauslochalm" hut - "Ötzi Trail"- Waldschenke - Naturno

From the town center of Naturno, we take Via Stazione / which leads us to a bridge, the starting point of the cycle path on the Lungoadige. We turn left on the cycle path towards Merano. Arrived in Rablá we turn right, cross the bridge to get to the cable car of Rio Lagundo. From Rio Lagundo we take the asphalt street and follow the signs to San Vigilio. After a barrier the asphalt street turns into a forest path that leads us to San Vigilio (1760m). Just before San Vigilio we come to a crossroad where we turn right onto forest road no. 27 that leads us towards the "Naturnseralm" hut. At a crossroad, just before the "Narturnseralm" hut, we keep right to get to the parking area "Kreuzbrünnl". There we turn left and follow the signs to the "Mauslochalm" hut. Just before we arrive at the hut, we reach the access of the "Ötzi Trail" (trail no. 5). The S3 trail offers everything a mountainbiker's heart desires: from flowy sections in the upper part, to really rocky and blocked, but always passable sections in the lower part. At the end of the trail, we reach Cirlano from where we return to Naturno to end our tour.

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