22.06.2017 - Tschafon
Rewarding MTB tour, up close and personal with the Schlern district giants, Tschafon and Hammerwand, with a wonderful view of the Dolomite mountains in the Seiser Alm region. Difficulty S1.
The tour gets off to a nice relaxed start on the road from Völs am Schlern to Ums as it meanders past beautiful old farmyards. The mighty cliff walls of Hammerwand and Tschafon are never out of view. This is followed by two kilometres of light incline towards Moarmühle on a gravel road before rolling nicely on towards Ums with a view of the Tiesertal valley. Now comes the long ascent to the foot of Hammerwand until you reach the Tschafonleger. Here you will find welcome refreshment in the shape of a fountain. You can take a break in the cosy cabin. The descent that follows does not pose any technical challenges and offers both beautiful landscapes and fun in the saddle. The route continues through aromatic forest roads towards Tieser Tal, the gate to the Rosengarten in the Dolomites - UNESCO world heritage site - and onto the Schönblick guesthouse. As the name suggests, you can also expect a marvellous view of the valley. The onwards route continues at a slight incline to Schnaggenkreuz. This is another spot where it is nice to have a break and enjoy the 360 view of the entire cliff ensemble, from Schlern to Tschafon. You then ride uphill through the forest for a little while until reaching the Ums sawmill, before reaching the grand finale of the tour, the romantic old road from Ums to Völs: The mostly gravelled, idyllic road leads over rugged terrain past manicured old farmyards. This dream route looks incredible in the late afternoon sun.
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