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  CHARACTERISTICS AND VARIATIONS
Characteristics
Fantastic panorama, a treat for riding technique fans, more than 1,000m in altitude difference, varied descent and really good stops for refreshment and all that with hardly having to climb a metre in altitude!
The Alpe di Siusi aerial cableway makes this possible. It takes over the bulk of the altitude difference for this tour. This makes the tour via the Marinzen hut perfectly suitable for less physically fit bikers or for a quick half-day excursion.
At the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi cable car you can push your bike easily into the spacious cabins of the aerial cableway that came into service in 2005. A short time later you get out at Compaccio, the highest point of the tour. Now it is almost only downhill! A short distance below Compaccio you turn onto a hiking trail at Gasthaus Zorzi in the direction of the car park at Spitzbühl. After Jaggl Hut this hiking trail becomes a fun trail that disgorges the now wide-awake biker onto the car park of the chair lift at Spitzbühel.
Now you follow the Alpe di Siusi road downhill for a few metres before the route runs into the gravel road that runs parallel on the right in the direction of Gstatsch. At waymarker 13 you have to decide. The following section of trail is a pleasure for riding technique fans. Bikers who are not so strong on riding technique should take the Alpe di Siusi road and roll down the three hairpin bends as far as Gstatsch.
At the Gasthaus Gstatsch the varied mountain trail to the Marinzen hut begins. After a short section of woodland you come to a mountain pasture. You should definitely stop here and look around. The view of the Sciliar/Schlern with its characteristic Santner Peak is impressive.
After a lot of uphill and downhill you will reach the stunningly located Marinzen hut . It is unlikely that you will be on your own very often here. An old chair lift brings day-trippers up from Castelrotto. The beautiful mountain pastures with horses, goats and an idyllic small lake is a popular destination for excursions. You can have a fantastic rest on the sun terrace with its view of the Sciliar/Schlern.
Alternatively a kilometre further on you can stop for a bite in the much quieter Schafstall, a mountain hut in a remote location in rather shady woodland. From there a steep gravel road leads downhill Wasserebene. Finally, with a stunning view of Castelrotto you cruise along on a small tarmac road to the control point at San Valentino and back to Siusi to the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi aerial cableway.

 
 
Variations
1. Climb by bike: Whoever wants to do the 1,070m of difference in altitude by bike can do this easiest by taking the Alpe di Siusi road to Compaccio. The road is closed to normal traffic from 9am. Only buses and residents can use it then. A short distance before the Gasthaus Zorzi you join the tour described here at waymarker 4.

2. Extended tour via Alpe di Siusi: If you use the Alpe di Siusi aerial cableway for the ascent, you can use the energy saved for the beautiful alternative via the Alpenhotel Panorama, Laurin Hut and Spitzbühel. To this end, do not turn right at waymarker 3, but left in the direction of Saltria. After a kilometre bear right for Hotel Steger Dellai and follow the signs for Sciliar. Go downhill from the Spitzbühel to the car park at the valley station of the chair lift of the same name. At waymarker 10 join the tour described here again.

3. Alternative way back: At waymarker 29 do not go straight ahead, but right steeply downhill.
Then via Wasserebene, Tiosels and the hiking trail 7 to San Costantino and Siusi.
 
 
  TOUR INFORMATION
Tour information
% of distance
Total distance
18,98 km
100 %
Height variation uphill
227 Hm
Height variation downhill
1070 Hm
Maximum altitude
1855 m
Tarmac
0,00 km
0,0 %
Tarmac cycle path
6,37 km
33,6 %
Gravel
5,67 km
29,9 %
Hiking trail
1,66 km
8,8 %
Single track
1,16 km
6,2 %
Carrying / pushing
0,00 km
0,0 %
Cable car / transfer
4,11 km
21,7 %
 
Riding times
Riding time without pauses
Riding time at 10 km/h
1 hr 54 min
Riding time at 12 km/h
1 hr 35 min
Riding time at 14 km/h
1 hr 21 min
Riding time at 16 km/h
1 hr 11 min
Riding time at 18 km/h
1 hr 03 min
Riding time at 20 km/h
57 min
   
   
   
   
   
   
Physical condition
Overall condition
2,6
Total height variation
3,0
Total distance
2,0
Maximum altitude
3,0
Riding technique
Overall riding technique
3,6
Surface
2,5
Average climb gradient Ø
5,0
Average descent gradient Ø
4,0
   
Tour evaluation
Overall difficulty
3,2
Climb difficulty
3,0
Descent difficulty
3,5
Emotional experience
Panorama
5,0
Riding fun
4,0
     
   
  GETTING THERE AND STARTING POINT
Getting there
Coming from the north take the 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 the direction of Alpe di Siusi.

Starting point
There is a large bus and car park free of charge at the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi cable car station in Siusi.
The tour begins at the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi aerial cableway in Siusi.
 
  ROADBOOK
No
km
Next
Hm
Sym
Location
Direction
Route
Time 22 km/h
Time 10 km/h
1
0,00
4,11
1012
Valley station Alpe di Siusi aerial cableway
Take gondola lift
X 13%
00:00
00:00
2
4,11
0,25
1855
Mountain station Alpe di Siusi aerial cableway
Right take steps
R -7%
00:11
00:24
3
4,37
0,24
1841
Compaccio
Right downhill
R -6%
00:11
00:26
4
4,60
0,03
1827
Junction
Left Gasthof Zorzi
S -3%
00:12
00:27
5
4,63
0,12
1826
Gasthaus Zorzi
Right car park Spitzbühel
W-20%
00:12
00:27
6
4,76
0,13
1802
Start of tarmac road
Straight ahead
R -12%
00:12
00:28
7
4,89
0,22
1787
Jaggl Schwaige
Straight ahead downhill
S -12%
00:13
00:29
8
5,11
0,31
1761
Hotel Seelaus
Straight ahead car park Spitzbühel , Kastelruth 4
P -12%
00:13
00:30
9
5,42
0,11
1723
Above car park Spitzbühel
Straight ahead along fence
W-12%
00:14
00:32
10
5,53
0,20
1710
Hairpin bend car park Spitzbühel, bus stop
Straight ahead downhill Alpe di Siusi road
R -7%
00:15
00:33
11
5,72
0,46
1696
Junction at small car park
Bear right 12a Gstatsch, Marinzen refuge
S -4%
00:15
00:34
12
6,19
0,55
1675
Crossroads gravel road
Straight ahead 12a Gstatsch, Marinzen refuge
S -10%
00:16
00:37
13
6,74
0,53
1618
Junction at hairpin bend
Right 12a Gstatsch, Marinzen refuge
P -22%
00:18
00:40
14
7,27
0,13
1512
Crossroads Alpe di Siusi road
Straight ahead downhill
P -26%
00:19
00:43
15
7,39
1,10
1481
Junction cart track
Sharp right downhill
W-10%
00:20
00:44
16
7,49
0,04
1469
Gstatsch
Straight ahead cross Alpe di Siusi road
R -7%
00:20
00:44
17
7,53
0,20
1466
Bank/Seat
Bear right Marinzen
P 8%
00:20
00:45
18
7,74
0,18
1484
Junction hiking trail
Bear left level road
W -3%
00:21
00:46
19
7,92
1,47
1480
Junction footpath to Marinzen
Straight ahead Marinzen
S -1%
00:21
00:47
20
9,39
0,08
1466
Junction hiking trail 10
Straight ahead
S -12%
00:25
00:56
21
9,46
0,16
1457
Junction gravel road
Bear right Marinzen 10
S 6%
00:25
00:56
22
9,62
0,27
1467
Junction footpath 10 to Gstatsch
Straight ahead
S 7%
00:26
00:57
23
9,89
0,16
1480
Junction to Seis (Suisi) 11
Straight ahead Marinzen 11
S 0%
00:26
00:59
24
10,06
0,12
1482
Junction to Frommer, Alpe di Siusi
Left Marinzen
S -4%
00:27
01:00
25
10,18
1,06
1478
Vicinity of Marinzen refuge
Sharp right Schafstall
W 0%
00:27
01:01
26
11,24
0,31
1476
Schafstall
Sharp Left Castelrotto (Castelrotto) 8
S -18%
00:30
01:07
27
11,55
0,21
1424
Junction
Straight ahead downhill Kastelruth 8
S -20%
00:31
01:09
28
11,76
0,65
1382
Junction to Wasserebene
Straight ahead
S -14%
00:32
01:10
29
12,41
0,09
1292
Junction
Straight ahead Kastelruth
w -15%
00:33
01:14
30
12,50
1,42
1277
Junction tarmac road
Bear left
R 1%
00:34
01:15
31
13,92
0,60
1291
Feldheim
Straight ahead
R -1%
00:37
01:23
32
14,52
0,51
1288
Turn-off for Marinzen
Straight ahead Alpe di Siusi, Suisi
R 0%
00:39
01:27
33
15,03
0,57
1286
Control position San Valentino
Sharp right Seis (Siusi) 4
R -10%
00:40
01:30
34
15,60
1,10
1231
Haus Waldrand, bus stop
Sharp left Trotzstr.
R -10%
00:42
01:33
35
16,70
0,17
1121
Junction with Via Burgstall
Straight ahead downhill
R -10%
00:45
01:40
36
16,87
0,16
1105
Junction to Kastelruth (Castelrotto) 6
Bear Left Bagni di Razzes 6
R - 7%
00:46
01:41
37
17,03
0,54
1095
Crossroads
Straight ahead Bad Ratzes
R 0%
00:46
01:42
38
17,57
0,33
1097
Junction to Bad Ratzes 6
Bear right level road
R 1%
00:47
02:45
39
17,90
0,11
1102
Wooden bridge
Left Bad Ratzes
R 7%
00:48
01:47
40
18,01
0,14
1109
Junction
Sharp right Siusi cable car
S 6%
00:49
01:48
41
18,16
0,19
1117
Junction to ruins at Castel Vecchio (Siusi)
Bear right Seis (Siusi) 1
S -21%
00:49
01:48
42
18,34
0,39
1082
Junction hiking trail 8 to Siusi
Straight ahead downhill Siusi cable car
S -15%
00:50
01:50
43
18,73
0,26
1025
Car park Alpe di Siusi cable car
Left to cable car
S -6%
00:51
01:52
44
18,99
0,00
1012
Valley station Alpe di Siusi aerial cableway
End of tour
R 0%
00:51
01:53
  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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