Passeier Valley (ital. Val Passiria) was a historical long-distance trade route for Merano because of its north-south location. You can reach the Ötztal and Inntal valleys via the Timmelsjoch, and Sterzing and the Brenner Pass via the Jaufen Pass. Of course, these two mountain passes are racing bike highlights.
Four Alpine passes on a route of 227 km and 5,500 hm. The round tour leads over the Timmelsjoch, Kühtaisattel, Brennerpass and the Jaufenpass and offers climbs with up to 18 % gradients. This makes the Ötztahler Radmarathon one of the most challenging road bike routes in the Alps.
Original route: Start in Sölden, downhill to Ötz (800 m), up to Kühtai (2,020 m), downhill to Kematen and towards Innsbruck (600 m), up to the Brenner Pass (1,377 m) and to Sterzing (960 m), on to the Jaufen (2,090 m), downhill to St. Leonhard in the Passeier Valley (700 m) where it then goes up again to the Timmel (2,509 m) to the finish in Sölden (1,377 m).
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