Our next stop was Brixen ( Bressanone), 35km West of Bruneck.
We were fortunate to get a drive there, you can also take the train in about one hour. The schedule can be determined at Sudtirol Mobile. We stayed at the Goldene Krone, another four star Bike Hotel that is part of the Bike Hotel Sud Tirol program. We again had the half board and again the food was incredible. Alex Resch the owner and our bike guide on Monday was a great host and enthusiatic rider. You can check out some of the guided rides he offers his guests HERE.
We rode 500m up to Plose Mountain, ( Click link for the WanderKarte) took the Plose Gondola another 930m, then rode up another 400m and east towards the Putzjoch to see an incredible view of the Dolomites and down to the Schatzerhutte for lunch. After lunch we rode over to Val Di Fune and back to Brixen. Instead of riding Val Di Fune you can go to another Hutte and ride the other trails on Plose Mountain which look pretty good. This ride was quite long, had some nice wanderweg trails during the descent but did have a lot of road riding to get back to Brixen. You could ride 2-3 days in this area on Plose Mountain and other trails in this area. Staying at the Goldene Krone and getting a guided ride around would be the most efficient way to check out this area for sure.
Goldene Krone, View from our room and FOOD!
We rode right from the hotel on this Rad Weg, or in Brixen is the pedestrian street.
We then had a nice climb up to the Plose Gondola
Alex, our guide and host!
Getting on the Gondola
These Gondola’s weren’t built very well for 29r’s…
Once at the top of the Gondola, what do you do? Have Coffee!
Checking out the wanderweg map at the top of the Gondola. Lots of trails go down from here too.
Then we continue the climb with the Dolomites emerging in the background
The trail was quite good.
The Views not bad!
Sometimes you do have to stop to take them in.
Before riding down.
Lunch at the Shatzerhutte. With Kniakiachl, Kaiserschmarm, and Kasnocken
Then we do the final descent
Did I mention our super comfortable room and food?
Length: 48 km
Duration: 6 hours, 32 minutes, 46 seconds
Vertical up: 2031.2 m
Vertical down: 2024.5 m
Average Speed: 7.3 km/h
Video by Bike Hotels Sud Tirol, Ride your Dream!