Bergkastel Trail, © Nauders Tourismus
Bergkastel Trail, © Nauders Tourismus

Singletrack
Bergkastel Trail

Unlike many other parts of Tirol, the region around the Reschen Pass connecting Austria. Italy and Switzerland has decided to focus mainly on enduro mountainbiking. The many natural trails wind their way through beautiful shady forests and lush meadows. Some of the sections of singletrack are relatively challenging and require good bike-handling skills. The opening of the Bergkastel Trail, which starts at the Stieralm hut next to the Bergkastelbahn lift, has created a new beginner-friendly trail comprising 640 vertical metres of descending with lots of natural obstacles and jumps. The trail is rated S1 (easy) from start to finish, making it ideal for those new to downhill mountainbiking.

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Starting point

Stieralm

Finishing point

Einmündung Radweg (Talstation Bergkastelbahn)

Mountain chain

Sesvenna Alps

Length

5.5 km

Riding time

0 h 30 min

Features

  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station

Difficulty rating

Singletrack easy

Altitude

2,054m 1,426m

Elevation uphill 6m
Vertical metres downhill 629m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Parking

Parking at the bottom of the Bergkastelbahn cable car

Trail description

Approaching from Nauders towards Italy, riders cannot miss the eye-catching new bottom station of the Bergkastelbahn cable car on the left-hand side of the road. This state-of-the-art cable car transports riders and their bikes up to 2,172 metres above sea level. 

The large information board showing details of the 3 Countries Enduro Trails is immediately visible. Follow the signs for the Alm Trail to reach the Stieralm hut.

Before embarking on the spectacular descent, take the time to enjoy a snack and a drink at the recently renovated hut. Situated at the end of the Alm Trail, it has become a favourite with mountainbikers in recent years and offers traditional local food served on a sunny terrace.

The Bergkastel Trail starts directly below the hut. This largely natural trail winds its way along the mountainside through a section of forest. After around 2km and 130 vertical metres comes a second section with a series of jumps and Northshore elements which are great fun to ride.

It is here that things become a little steeper. Sweeping their way through berms, rollers, jumps and Northshore elements, riders will appreciate the solid terrain as the trail plunges down towards the valley floor.

The final, fast section passes through open forest and meadows, including a number of jumps which can also be ridden around.

After 5.5 kilometres and around 640 vertical metres of pure flow you will reach the cycle path marking the end of the trail. Follow the path back to the bottom station of the Bergkastelbahn cable car and get ready to do it all again!

The Bergkastel Trail is part of the 3 Countries Enduro Trails, a cross-border network of trails at the Reschen Pass comprising four lifts and 22 trails. For more information about the 3 Countries Enduro Trails visit www.nauders.com.

Tipp: Die 3-Länder Bike-Card bietet allen Mountainbikern im Dreiländereck einen unschlagbaren Bonus. Als Eintrittskarte in das grenzenlose Bikevergnügen am Reschenpass ist sie in allen Tourismusbüros der Region erhältlich.

 

 

 

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