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SANKT JAKOB TOUR
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  CHARACTERISTICS AND VARIATIONS
Characteristics
Alternative to the Gardena valley tour with a visit to the Sankt Jakob church, the oldest church in the valley. It dates from the 17th century and features frescoes on the south façade well worth seeing. The second part of the tour takes place on gloriously secluded secondary roads and woodland trails with surprisingly funny trails between Insom and Annatal (Anna valley). There the guest house Annatal, an idyllic stop for refreshments in a stunning location, is waiting for thirsty bikers.
It starts at the tourism association in St. Ulrich. You now ride uphill for just under ten kilometres on a steady moderate even climb. The route follows the course of the Gardena valley tour via St. Christina as far as Wolkenstein and where it is allowed it uses the former railway line that is very pleasant to cycle along.
From the centre of Wolkenstein it gets momentarily a little steeper until you reach the mouth of the Langental that is already in the Puez-Geisler nature park. Whoever wants to can extend the tour with a detour into the upper Langental (s. variations). At the car park in the Langental the tour takes a south-westerly turn. Still above the main road the tour leads via La Pozza to the valley station of the Col Raiser cable car.
The most beautiful part of the tour begins here. Via the secluded hamlet of Insom you go in the direction of Sankt Jakob, still somewhat above and away from the hustle and bustle of the valley. The trail becomes ever narrower and gives a lot of pleasure well before reaching the church.
The small church of Sankt Jakob with its distinctive tower, its contemplative cemetery and its lovely frescoes is located in a stunning spot overlooking the valley. Bikers enjoy this on the spacious sunbathing lawn next to the church with a view that stretches as far as the Plattkofel, Langkofel and the Sella mountain range. There then follow three kilometres of sheer riding fun on the narrow woodland trail leading to the Annatal. Still in woodland handkerchief-wide trails alternate with wide woodland trails, switchbacks and small wooden bridges and make you wish it would stay like this forever.
Unfortunately, the trails end at the Pauli mountain cabin. It is only a few metres still to the well-tended Annatal mountain cabin, the ideal stop for refreshments on this tour. Tables in the shade or sun loungers in the sun invite you to relax to the full. Or you can cool your heated feet in the stream behind the sunbathing lawn.
After refreshments you roll along, almost only downhill, past the valley station of the Seceda cable car back to the centre of St. Ulrich.

 
 
Variations
1. Extension into the Langental: waymarker 41 is the ideal place to extend the tour into the upper Langental. Simply continue straight ahead and keep following the cross-country ski run as far as Pra da Ri mountain pasture. In this way, you add 7.2 km and 230 m in altitude difference to the tour.

2. Leaving out Wolkenstein and Langental: if you do not turn right onto the former railway line at waymarker 26, but bear left up to the road, you save 6.6 km and 175 m in altitude difference. You continue the tour at waymarker 51.

3. On the other side of the valley from St. Ulrich to Wolkenstein: In St. Ulrich take the pedestrian bridge to the valley station of the Seiser Alm cable car. Go left uphill before the valley station and along the promenade of rio Gardena. Now continue to follow the course of the Gardena valley tour in the opposite direction. In this way, you arrive at the starting point at the tourism association in Wolkenstein. A few metres further straight ahead on the main road, you join the tour described here at waymarker 34.
 
 
  TOUR INFORMATION
Tour information
% of distance
Total distance
24,22 km
100 %
Height variation uphill
786 Hm
Height variation downhill
786 Hm
Maximum altitude
1639 m
Tarmac
1,63 km
6,8 %
Tarmac cycle path
12,28 km
50,7 %
Gravel
5,46 km
22,6 %
Hiking trail
2,83 km
11,7 %
Single track
2,00 km
8,3 %
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
2 hrs 25 min
Riding time at 12 km/h
2 hrs 01 min
Riding time at 14 km/h
1 hr 44 min
Riding time at 16 km/h
1 hr 31 min
Riding time at 18 km/h
1 hr 21 min
Riding time at 20 km/h
1 hr 13 min
   
   
   
   
   
   
Physical condition
Overall condition
3,0
Total height variation
3,0
Total distance
3,0
Maximum altitude
3,0
Riding technique
Overall riding technique
2,8
Surface
3,1
Average climb gradient Ø
2,0
Average descent gradient Ø
3,0
   
Tour evaluation
Overall difficulty
3,0
Climb difficulty
2,7
Descent difficulty
3,4
Emotional experience
Panorama
3,0
Riding fun
3,0
     
   
  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 tour begins at the tourism association in St. Ulrich.
There are parking facilities at the valley station of the Seceda cable car.
 
  ROADBOOK
No
km
Next
Hm
Sym
Location
Direction
Route
Time 22 km/h
Time 10 km/h
1
0,00
0,08
1231
Tourist information office in
St. Ulrich/Ortisei
Right to St. Jakob/San Giacomo
R 6%
00:00
00:00
2
0,08
0,04
1236
Church of St. Ulrich/Ortisei
Bear right after church
R 7%
00:00
00:00
3
0,13
0,60
1239
Pana car park
Straight on (left past the car park entrance)
R 6%
00:00
00:00
4
0,73
0,20
1273
Junction streda Paul Grohmann
Straight on downhill
R -10%
00:01
00:04
5
0,92
0,20
1253
Otco Sculptures
Bear left to S. Cristina
A 7%
00:02
00:05
6
1,12
1,15
1270
Zebra crossing
Bear right to S. Cristina
S 4%
00:03
00:06
7
2,27
0,22
1314
End of gravel path
Straight on
R 8%
00:06
00:13
8
2,48
0,22
1330
Intersection in front of Hotel Diamant
Bear right along zebra crossing
R -1%
00:06
00:14
9
2,71
0,57
1327
Crossing with main road
Bear left to S. Cristina
S 3%
00:07
00:16
10
3,28
0,21
1340
Haus Alba
Straight on over the zebra crossing
S 2%
00:08
00:19
11
3,49
0,28
1343
Spar
Bear left to S. Cristina
R 5%
00:09
00:20
12
3,77
0,26
1356
Crossing with main road
Straight on Str. Plan dala Sia
R -1%
00:10
00:22
13
4,03
0,06
1355
Hofer Group
Bear right downhill
R -10%
00:10
00:24
14
4,09
0,77
1349
Bridge over stream (towards waterfall)
Straight on (no through road)
S 5%
00:11
00:24
15
4,87
0,29
1389
Bottom of Monte Pana chairlift
Straight on along stream
R 3%
00:13
00:29
16
5,15
0,04
1399
Junction before subway under main road
Straight on through subway
S 0%
00:14
00:30
17
5,19
0,13
1399
Bridge (towards Val Gardena Marketing in S. Cristina)
Straight on
R 4%
00:14
00:31
18
5,33
0,13
1405
Intersection
Bear right to bottom of lift
S 3%
00:14
00:31
19
5,45
0,29
1409
Junction with bottom of Sasslong lift
Bear right towards subway
S 8%
00:14
00:32
20
5,75
0,08
1432
Intersection
Bear right along stream
S -1%
00:15
00:34
21
5,83
0,11
1430
Wooden bridge
Bear right over bridge (residents access)
R 8%
00:15
00:34
22
5,94
0,43
1438
Crossroads
Straight on along stream
W 8%
00:16
00:35
23
6,36
0,35
1471
Junction with hiking trail
Straight on to Wolkenstein/Selva
W 3%
00:17
00:38
24
6,71
0,12
1487
Haus Paladina
Left towards main road
R 2%
00:18
00:40
25
6,83
0,15
1489
Bar Adelaide, Crossing with main road
Straight on Strada La Poza
R 7%
00:18
00:40
26
6,98
0,15
1500
Crossing with course of old railway
Right
R 4%
00:19
00:41
27
7,14
0,28
1505
Crossing at Haus Lambolt
Straight on over the zebra crossing
R 5%
00:19
00:42
28
7,42
0,58
1518
Crossing at Hotel Welponer
Straight on to Wolkenstein/Selva
R 4%
00:20
00:44
29
8,00
0,48
1542
Hotel Sporting
Straight on over road and follow cycle path
R 4%
00:21
00:47
30
8,48
0,08
1561
End of cycle path
Straight on
R 1%
00:23
00:50
31
8,56
0,10
1562
Villa Gran Baita
Straight on
A -1%
00:23
00:51
32
8,67
0,29
1561
Wolkenstein/Selva primary school
Straight on strada Nives
A 3%
00:23
00:51
33
8,95
0,11
1569
Pizzaealtro
Bear right onto main road
A -3%
00:24
00:53
34
9,06
0,04
1566
Hotel Krone in Wolkenstein/Selva
Straight on main road
A 3%
00:24
00:54
35
9,10
0,09
1567
Junction with Str. Dantercepies
Sharp left Langental/Vallunga
R 12%
00:24
00:54
36
9,18
0,16
1577
Hotel Sun Valley
Straight on
R 11%
00:25
00:55
37
9,34
0,37
1593
Junction towards Langental/Vallunga
Straight on to Dantercepies
R 11%
00:25
00:56
38
9,72
0,31
1635
Junction towards bottom of Dantercepies lift
Bear left to Langental/Vallunga
R -8%
00:26
00:58
39
10,03
0,42
1610
Junction
Bear right to Vallunga, cross-country ski trail
R 1%
00:27
01:00
40
10,45
0,37
1611
Ciampec Hut
Right straight on to Langental/Vallunga
W 1%
00:28
01:02
41
10,82
0,62
1618
Imbiss La Ciajota snack-bar, car park
Bear right (St. Silvester chapel)
S -3%
00:29
01:04
42
11,45
0,19
1602
Junction to café, snack-bar, VAL
Bear right to Wolkenstein/Selva
R -2%
00:31
01:08
43
11,64
0,71
1597
Junction towards bottom of Dantercepies lift
Straight on S. Cristina
R -4%
00:31
01:09
44
12,35
0,40
1572
Junction Str. Larciunei
Bear right to Str. Col da Lech
R -3%
00:33
01:14
45
12,75
0,02
1559
Haus Templa
Straight on
R -10%
00:34
01:16
46
12,77
0,17
1557
Near Haus Templa
Straight on str. Rainel
R -9%
00:34
01:16
47
12,94
0,24
1541
Roundabout
Right to S. Cristina
A-10%
00:35
01:17
48
13,18
0,28
1518
Crossing at Hotel Welponer
Bear right on cycle path
R -5%
00:35
01:19
49
13,46
0,15
1505
Crossing at Haus Lambolt
Straight on over the zebra crossing
R -4%
00:36
01:20
50
13,62
0,03
1500
Crossroads
Bear right up to main road
R 18%
00:37
01:21
51
13,64
0,53
1505
Intersection with main road, Mick Carpentry shop
Bear left
A 2%
00:37
01:21
52
14,17
0,14
1516
Small chapel, zebra crossing
Bear right 83-85
A -8%
00:38
01:25
53
14,31
0,38
1505
Garni Pramaura
Bear right uphill to Col Raiser
R 11%
00:39
01:25
54
14,68
0,44
1546
Bottom of Col Raiser lift
Straight on uphill
R 13%
00:40
01:28
55
15,13
0,08
1605
Subway
Straight on Str. Insom (through subway)
R 0%
00:41
01:30
56
15,21
0,02
1605
Crossing (towards Pramulin Hut)
Straight on over bridge
R 6%
00:41
01:31
57
15,23
0,66
1606
Intersection after bridge
Left downhill
R -8%
00:41
01:31
58
15,89
0,15
1558
Insom
Straight on to S. Cristina
S -2%
00:43
01:35
59
16,04
0,21
1556
Junction towards the centre of
S. Cristina
Straight on to church in
S. Cristina
R 2%
00:43
01:36
60
16,25
0,13
1561
Hydrant
Left downhill
R -8%
00:44
01:37
61
16,38
0,06
1551
Intersection
Straight on to Prauletta
R 13%
00:44
01:38
62
16,44
0,60
1558
Junction with Str. Col da Messa
Straight on uphill to St. Jakob/San Giacomo
R 5%
00:44
01:38
63
17,04
0,31
1591
Junction to Seceda
Straight on to St. Jakob/San Giacomo
R 2%
00:46
01:42
64
17,36
0,46
1591
Junction to Uleta
Bear right to church of St. Jakob/San Giacomo 32
R 10%
00:47
01:44
65
17,82
0,34
1639
Chapel
Left to church of St. Jakob/San Giacomo
P -4%
00:48
01:46
66
18,16
0,14
1629
Junction 20m after wayside cross
Straight on to St. Jakob/San Giacomo
W 5%
00:49
01:48
67
18,30
0,17
1635
Crossing (towards Seceda)
Straight on to St. Jakob/San Giacomo
W -7%
00:49
01:49
68
18,48
0,44
1635
Intersection with gravel road
Bear left towards St. Jakob/San Giacomo
S -2%
00:50
01:50
69
18,92
0,14
1627
Junction to Seurasas
Straight on to St. Jakob/San Giacomo
S-16%
00:51
01:53
70
19,06
0,21
1604
Junction towards St. Ulrich/Ortisei
Straight on to church of St. Jakob/San Giacomo
W -9%
00:51
01:54
71
19,27
0,22
1590
Intersection with gravel road
Bear right to church of St. Jakob/San Giacomo
S -1%
00:52
01:55
72
19,49
0,47
1589
End of gravel road
Straight on
W -4%
00:53
01:56
73
19,96
0,02
1565
Fountain in front of church
Straight on
S 9%
00:54
01:59
74
19,98
0,03
1567
Church of St. Jakob/San Giacomo
Straight on
W-10%
00:54
01:59
75
20,01
0,30
1564
Junction to Sacun
Straight on to Col de Flam
P -2%
00:54
02:00
76
20,31
0,69
1557
Crossroads
Straight on to St. Ulrich/Ortisei
P-14%
00:55
02:01
77
20,99
0,66
1463
Junction with track
Sharp right downhill
W-15%
00:57
02:05
78
21,65
0,08
1359
Junction
Sharp right St. Ulrich/Ortisei 6
S-15%
00:59
02:09
79
21,73
0,68
1347
Water source
Straight on between benches to Val d’Anna
P -5%
00:59
02:10
80
22,41
0,01
1317
Pauli Hut
Left downhill
R-16%
01:01
02:14
81
22,43
0,19
1315
Tree with wayside cross
Sharp right
R 6%
01:01
02:14
82
22,62
0,05
1324
Bridge
Straight on
S 15%
01:01
02:15
83
22,67
0,12
1332
Junction
Bear right towards guesthouse
S 11%
01:01
02:16
84
22,79
0,12
1346
Annatal Hut
Turn back
S-11%
01:02
02:16
85
22,91
0,05
1332
Junction
Bear left towards bridge
S-15%
01:02
02:17
86
22,97
0,19
1324
Bridge
Straight on
R -6%
01:02
02:17
87
23,16
0,21
1315
Tree with wayside cross (towards Pauli Hut)
Bear right downhill
R -8%
01:03
02:18
88
23,37
0,52
1298
Playground
Straight on downhill
R -9%
01:03
02:20
89
23,89
0,18
1251
Bottom of Seceda lift
Straight on downhill
S -3%
01:05
02:23
90
24,07
0,07
1243
Intersection with tarmac road (stone)
Bear right downhill towards church
R -3%
01:05
02:24
91
24,14
0,08
1236
Church of St. Ulrich/Ortisei
Straight on to tourist information office
R -6%
01:05
02:24
92
24,22
0,00
1231
Tourist information office in
St. Ulrich/Ortisei
End of tour
R 0%
01:06
02:25
  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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