MTB tour to the Möltner Kaser

Climax of this easy to moderate MTB round trip is the Möltner ridge at 1,800 m asl, in the Alpi Sarentine, in the centre of South Tyrol.

Vilpiano, our starting point, is situated halfway between Bolzano and Merano at 260 m asl. The cable car takes us up to Salonetto near Meltina (1,000 m asl.). Here on the sunny Salto mountain our tour starts. We cycle towards the village centre of Meltina and take the direction towards Schermoos/Langfenn at the junction. After the first bend we turn off left (marker 4-A). We stay on the asphalted road which winds up slowly, first across meadows, then through the shady forest. The marker now is “K” (Möltner Kaser). After a while the asphalt turns into gravel. Past the Sattlerhütte mountain hut we reach the meadows on the Möltner ridge, which are covered with blooming crocuses now, at the beginning of May. Gorgeous!

From here the Malga di Möltner Kaser mountain hut is not far any more. Fantastic, because after this ascent we are hungry.
After our deserved lunch break we start the descent and turn off left soon (path to Schermoos/Langfenn) – a short steep section follows and the most technical demanding part follows. The trail proceeds along the fence across the meadows, afterwards it becomes a steep and stony path through the dense forest. Finally the path ends in the asphalt road easterly of Schermoos. We turn left and cycle via Valas and San Genesio down to Bolzano where the cycle path leads us back to Vilpiano, our starting point.

Author: AT

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Starting point: cable car Vilpiano – Meltina, mountain station

Cycling time: approx. 4 hours
Distance: approx. 52 km (7 km forest path, 1.5 km single trail, rest asphalt)
Altitude difference: ascent: 1,050 m, descent: 1,885 m
Altitude level: between 245 and 1,805 m asl.

Experienced in: May 2012

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