MTB tour from Vipiteno to the Malghe di Telves

This round tour leads from the little town of Vipiteno up to Telves di Sopra and to the Freundalm, Kuhalm and Ochsenalm mountain huts, with a descent via Mareta in the Val Ridanna valley.

From the town square in Vipiteno to the alpine pastures on the high route - a very varied mountain bike tour, which we classify easy to moderate. We cycle up the Lahngasse road and under the viaduct of the motorway to Tunes (Thuins), and then along the panoramic road to Telves di Sopra (Obertelfes). Here we follow the signpost no. 5 (Telfer Almen): at the beginning on an asphalt road through the meadows, then on the forest road through the forest.

The gravel surface is mostly good during our visit, although it is partly washed out. The last short section below the Freundalm mountain hut is steep and a bit slippery. But we have already reached the first stage destination and enjoy the break on the terrace with view on the surroundings. The forest road then takes us about 200 metres further up to the Kuhalm mountain hut and the Ridanna High Route, which we follow towards west to the Ochsenalm mountain hut. Immediately after this third alpine hut, which also offers a stop for refreshments, we turn left onto path no. 6. This is a meadow trail that accompanies us on the upper part of the descent.

Like this we finally arrive at the Freundalm again and follow the way back to Telves di Sopra. Arrived in the village, we now cycle towards Telves di Sotto (Untertelfes) and down to Mareta, where we reach the valley floor. Via the road leading to Casateia (Gasteig) or via the riverside path along the Mareta Stream (cycle path) we arrive at the industrial estate of Casateia. From there we continue along the cycle path back to Vipiteno.

Author: AT

If you want to do this mountain bike tour, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!

Starting point: Vipiteno (town square)
Route: Vipiteno - Tunes - Telves di Sopra - Freundalm - Kuhalm - Ochsenalm - Telves di Sotto - Mareta - Vipiteno
Signposts: Tunes/Thuins - Telves di Sopra/Obertelfes - no. 5 (Telfer Almen), 5A, 6, 5 - Telves di Sotto/Untertelfes - Mareta/Mareit - Vipiteno/Sterzing
Trail length: approx. 27 km
Cycling time: about 4 hours
Altitude difference: 1,000 m
Altitude level: between 940 and 1,920 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: June 2020

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