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THE EASY LANGENTAL TOUR
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  CHARACTERISTICS AND VARIATIONS
Characteristics
The Langental, to the north-east of Wolkenstein, is part of the Puez-Geisler nature park and impresses with its steeply towering rock faces on both sides and the beautiful head of the valley with the Pra da Ri mountain pasture. The toned-down version of the tour into the Langental is the ideal introductory tour for first-time mountain bikers or for families. It is toned-down because the tour does not go into the upper Langental, but only just as far as the mouth of the valley. The route follows side roads with little traffic and easy gravel and woodland trails.
From the start at the tourism association in Wolkenstein you go first of all to the valley station of Dantercepies. The route leads from there in a northerly direction, more downhill than uphill, until, at the mouth of the valley, you reach the car park with refreshment facilities.
The route suggested here only takes you about one kilometre and a good 50m in altitude difference into the Langental. Bikers, who find that this is not enough, can extend the tour as desired by following the cross-country ski route further uphill. It does not finish until the beginning of Pra da Ri mountain pasture. You cannot go further by bike (s. Variations). The way back takes you first of all to the car park again and then on the narrow access road down to the Langental and the cycle path west of Wolkenstein.
On this cycle path, once the railway line into the Gardena valley, you cycle gently uphill back to the starting point of the tour at the tourism association.

 
 
Variations
1. Extension as far as Pra da Ri: Whoever would like to go further and higher, does not go back at the turning point of the tour in the lower Langental (waymarker 14), but follows the cross-country ski run further uphill as far as the Pra da Ri mountain pasture. There you can have a good rest. Return the same way, then continue the tour at waymarker 14 (+ 9.4km, +280m difference in altitude).

2. Combining with the Gardena valley tour: The tour into the Langental can be combined perfectly with the Gardena valley tour. The best way is to take the Gardena valley tour first of all as far as waymarker 61. Bear left there and follow the road for a short distance. At the next traffic roundabout go left and from there follow the road into the Langental. Join the tour described here at waymarker 23 and follow it in the opposite direction as far as waymarker 1 at the tourism association in Wolkenstein.
 
 
  TOUR INFORMATION
Tour information
% of distance
Total distance
7,43 km
100 %
Height variation uphill
207 Hm
Height variation downhill
207 Hm
Maximum altitude
1670 m
Tarmac
1,16 km
15,6 %
Tarmac cycle path
3,97 km
53,4 %
Gravel
1,92 km
25,9 %
Hiking trail
0,37 km
5,0 %
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
45 min
Riding time at 12 km/h
37 min
Riding time at 14 km/h
32 min
Riding time at 16 km/h
28 min
Riding time at 18 km/h
25 min
Riding time at 20 km/h
22 min
   
   
   
   
   
   
Physical condition
Overall condition
1,7
Total height variation
2,0
Total distance
1,0
Maximum altitude
3,0
Riding technique
Overall riding technique
2,2
Surface
2,4
Average climb gradient Ø
2,0
Average descent gradient Ø
2,0
   
Tour evaluation
Overall difficulty
1,9
Climb difficulty
1,8
Descent difficulty
2,1
Emotional experience
Panorama
3,0
Riding fun
2,0
     
   
  GETTING THERE AND STARTING POINT
Getting there
Take Brenner motorway A22, coming from the north via Innsbruck-Brenner, or from the south via Verona-Bozen.
The best motorway exit is Klausen/Gröden. From there in about 20 minutes you can reach St Ulrich and a few kilometres further on St. Christina and Wolkenstein on a clearly signposted mountain road.

Starting point
The tourism association is located on the left about 500 m after you enter the village of Wolkenstein.
Parking is available at the the beginning of the village centre of Wolkenstein. Turn left before Nives Platz and then immediately left again into the Nives car park.
The tour begins at the tourism association Wolkenstein.
 
  ROADBOOK
No
km
Next
Hm
Sym
Location
Direction
Route
Time 22 km/h
Time 10 km/h
1
0,00
0,17
1557
Tourist information office in Wolkenstein/Selva
Straight on uphill
A 5%
00:00
00:00
2
0,17
0,09
1566
Bottom of Ciampinoi lift
Straight on
A -0%
00:00
00:01
3
0,25
0,04
1566
Hotel Krone
Bear right onto main road
A 3%
00:00
00:01
4
0,29
0,09
1567
Junction with Str. Dantercepies
Sharp left Langental/Vallunga
R 12%
00:00
00:01
5
0,38
0,16
1577
Hotel Sun Valley
Straight on
R 11%
00:01
00:02
6
0,54
0,37
1593
Junction towards Langental/Vallunga
Straight on to Dantercepies
R 11%
00:01
00:03
7
0,91
0,31
1635
Junction towards bottom of Dantercepies lift
Bear left to Langental/Vallunga
R -8%
00:02
00:05
8
1,22
0,42
1610
Junction
Bear right to Langental/Vallunga, cross-country ski trail
R 1%
00:03
00:07
9
1,65
0,37
1611
Ciampec Hut
Right straight on to Langental/Vallunga
W 1%
00:04
00:09
10
2,02
0,02
1618
Imbiss La Ciajota snack-bar, car park
Bear right (St. Silvester chapel)
S 0%
00:05
00:12
11
2,04
0,25
1618
Fork
Bear left to Langental/Vallunga
S 7%
00:05
00:12
12
2,29
0,09
1629
Crossroads
Straight on steep uphill
S 17%
00:06
00:13
13
2,38
0,60
1645
Crossroads straight on to fixed rope route
Right to Langental/Vallunga, Puez Hut
S 2%
00:06
00:14
14
2,98
0,60
1661
Junction (large meadow)
Turn back
S -2%
00:08
00:17
15
3,58
0,09
1645
Crossroads right to fixed rope route
Left steep downhill
S -17%
00:09
00:21
16
3,67
0,25
1629
Crossroads
Straight on downhill
S -7%
00:10
00:22
17
3,92
0,02
1618
Junction to St. Silvester chapel
Bear right towards car park
S -0%
00:10
00:23
18
3,94
0,62
1618
Imbiss La Ciajota snack-bar, car park
Bear right over car park (direction Wolkenstein/Selva)
R -3%
00:10
00:23
19
4,57
0,19
1602
Junction to café, snack-bar, VAL
Bear right to Wolkenstein/Selva
R -2%
00:12
00:27
20
4,76
0,71
1597
Junction towards bottom of Dantercepies lift
Straight on S. Cristina
R -4%
00:12
00:28
21
5,48
0,40
1572
Junction to Str. Larciunei
Bear right to Str. Col da Lech
R -3%
00:14
00:32
22
5,87
0,02
1559
Haus Templa
Straight on
R -10%
00:16
00:35
23
5,89
0,11
1557
Near Haus Templa
Left
R -9%
00:16
00:35
24
6,00
0,12
1547
Intersection Strada Rainel
Bear left
A -5%
00:16
00:35
25
6,12
0,48
1542
Hotel Sporting
Bear left onto cycle path
R 4%
00:16
00:36
26
6,60
0,08
1561
End of cycle path
Straight on
R 1%
00:17
00:39
27
6,68
0,10
1562
Villa Gran Baita
Straight on
A -1%
00:18
00:40
28
6,79
0,29
1561
Wolkenstein/Selva primary school
Straight on strada Nives
A 3%
00:18
00:40
29
7,07
0,11
1569
Pizzaealtro
Bear right onto main road
A -3%
00:19
00:42
30
7,18
0,09
1566
Hotel Krone
Sharp right
A 0%
00:19
00:43
31
7,27
0,17
1566
Bottom of Ciampinoi lift
Straight on
A -5%
00:19
00:43
32
7,43
0,00
1557
Tourist information office in Wolkenstein/Selva
End of tour
A 0%
00:20
00:44

  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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