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VALLE ISARCO TOUR
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  CHARACTERISTICS AND VARIATIONS
Characteristics
This route is not a separate tour, but a link from the region of Alpe di Siusi to the cycle path in the Valle Isarco, the principal axis from Brennero in the direction of Bolzano.
It starts at the tourism association in Fiè. You follow the gravel trail parallel to the main road leading to Siusi for a short distance. After a short time you branch off on a tarmac secondary road leading to Novale di Fiè. A good five kilometres further and five hundred metres lower in altitude an old covered wooden bridge over the Isarco leads to the cycle path through the Valle Isarco.

Variations
1. In the opposite direction this route serves as an climb to the Alpe di Siusi region.
2. All tours beginning in Fiè can also start in the Valle Isarco.

 
 
  TOUR INFORMATION
Tour information
% of distance
Total distance
5,94 km
100 %
Height variation uphill
8 Hm
Height variation downhill
494 Hm
Maximum altitude
859 m
Tarmac
0,04 km
0,8 %
Tarmac cycle path
5,39 km
90,6 %
Gravel
0,51 km
8,6 %
Hiking trail
0,00 km
0,0 %
Single track
0,00 km
0,0 %
Carrying / pushing
0,00 km
0,0 %
Cable car / transfer
0,00 km
0,0 %
 
Riding times
Riding time without pauses
Riding time at 10 km/h
36 min
Riding time at 12 km/h
30 min
Riding time at 14 km/h
25 min
Riding time at 16 km/h
22 min
Riding time at 18 km/h
20 min
Riding time at 20 km/h
18 min
   
   
   
   
   
   
Physical condition
Overall condition
1,0
Total height variation
1,0
Total distance
1,0
Maximum altitude
1,0
Riding technique
Overall riding technique
2,2
Surface
2,1
Average climb gradient Ø
2,0
Average descent gradient Ø
3,0
   
Tour evaluation
Overall difficulty
1,8
Climb difficulty
1,4
Descent difficulty
2,3
Emotional experience
Panorama
2,0
Riding fun
1,0
     
   
  GETTING THERE AND STARTING POINT
Getting there
Coming from the north take motorway (A22) exit for Chiusa – Alpe di Siusi/Sciliar, SS12 as far as Ponte Gardena, then in the direction of Alpe di Siusi.
Coming from the south take motorway (A22) exit for Bolzano Nord - Alpe di Siusi/Sciliar, SS12 as far as Prato all'Isarco, then in direction of Alpe di Siusi.

Starting point
There are several car parks and underground parking facilities in all villages. Parking spaces marked in blue are subject to charges. Tickets are available from the appropriate automatic machines. All other parking spaces are free of charge.
The tour begins at the tourism association in Fiè.
 
  ROADBOOK
No
km
Next
Hm
Sym
Location
Direction
Route
Time 22 km/h
Time 10 km/h
1
0,00
0,05
859
Tourism association in Fiè
Straight ahead towards end of village
A -4%
00:00
00:00
2
0,05
0,51
857
Junction on leaving Fiè
Bear left on cycle path
S -3%
00:00
00:00
3
0,56
0,02
844
Fountain
Left
R 7%
00:01
00:03
4
0,58
0,40
846
Junction
Bear left
R -4%
00:01
00:03
5
0,98
0,52
831
Novale di Fiè (hairpin bend)
Straight ahead downhill (Valle Isarco)
R -8%
00:02
00:05
6
1,51
0,37
791
Junction at Pardeller Hof
Bear left downhill
R -7%
00:04
00:09
7
1,87
0,62
766
Morterèl Novàl di Fiè
Left downhill Atzwang (Campodazzo) 3
R -9%
00:05
00:11
8
2,50
0,54
712
Junction 9 - 10
Right downhill
R -10%
00:06
00:14
9
3,04
1,75
660
Junction to Campodazzo
Straight ahead downhill
R -9%
00:08
00:18
10
4,79
1,16
501
Junction to Grottner
Straight ahead downhill
R -11%
00:13
00:28
11
5,95
0,00
373
Intersection with cycle path Valle dell'Isarco
End of tour
R -0%
00:16
00:35
  EXPLANATION OF EVALUATION FACTORS, SURFACE AND SLOPE
Explanation of evaluation factors
• Overall difficulty based on climb difficulty (60%) and descent difficulty (40%)
• Climb difficulty based on total distance uphill (30%), overall height variation uphill (30%), surface uphill (10%), average slope   uphill (25%), highest altitude reached (5%).
• Descent difficulty consists of total distance downhill (10%), overall height variation downhill (10%), surface downhill (50%),   average slope downhill (30%).
• Physical condition based on total distance (40%), with overall height variation (50%) and highest altitude reached (10%).
• Riding technique based on surface (50%), with average slope uphill (30%) and average slope downhill (20%).
• Writer’s subjective evaluation of panorama and riding fun.

Explanation of surface and slope
A = Tarmac road
steep uphill
from + 15%
R = Tarmac cycle path
uphill
up to + 14%
S = Gravel
level
ca. +/- 4%
W = Hiking trail
downhill
up to - 19%
P = Path, Single Trail
steep downhill
from - 20%
T = Carrying / pushing
X = Cable car / transfer

Route: the percentages indicate the average climb (+) or the average descent (-) to the next waymarker.
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