Schloss Annenberg uphill (Annenberg Castle uphill)
This uphill is a great challenge for even obstinate uphill bikers due to steep, loose gravel ramps.
This extremely challenging uphill tour starts in Laces. Go westwards towards Tiss passing by Val Venosta’s typical apple orchards and the St. Luzius church and continue to Vezzano where you take the forest road with a pleasant gradient that takes you to Annenberg Castle (1040 m, km 8.3; arrival of the GPS Bike CUP stage). Enjoy the beautiful view of Val Martello before you start the demanding, exhausting part of the trail on partially rough, loose gravel as well as on partially very steep ramps towards San Martino in Monte. The most difficult section is done after app. 10.7 km. Continue on the flatter gravel path and on the asphalt road to reach San Martino in Monte.
Good to know: Mostly in the forest; possible access to the Tschilli and Montesole trails. Gradient of up to 24%, some parts with loose gravel where you have to push your bike!
GPS Bike CUP Laces stage until Annenberg Castle
Descent and connection variants: San Martino asphalt road, Annenberg easy trail (S1), Tschilli trail (S2), Montesole trail (S2), panoramic trail (S3).
Trail access: app. 1 or 1.7 km after Annenberg Castle for the Tschilli trail (S2) or Montesole trail (S2).
Duration 2:30 h
Altitude uphill 1110 hm
Altitude downhill 0 hm
Length 14.5 km