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The Goldsee Lake Trail (Goldseetrail)

The mountainbike-tour on the Goldsee Lake Trail doesn't only offer a wonderful view on the Ortler mountain, it gives you also information about the region through theme boards.

General description

The Goldsee Lake Trail from the Stilfserjoch ridge at 2,757 m to the Furkelhütte mountain hut (2,153 m, possible refreshment stop) is the classic mountain bike tour in the Val Venosta/Vinschgau valley. The trail, originally constructed as part of the glacier front in the First World War, is open daily for bikers until 9am and after 4pm. In order to spare bikers the ascent via 48 hair-pin bends, a shuttle service is offered up to the Stilfserjoch ridge.

Route description

From the Passo dello Stelvio/Stilfser Joch at 2,754 m, the 3.5-hour route (path no. 20) leads to the cima Garibaldi and then over the Goldsee lake, to the rif. Forcola. After a stop for refreshments, you can take the chair lift or drive through the forest (path no. 17) down to Trafoi.

description to arrive at destination

From Spondigna/Spondinig via the street to the Stelvio Pass SS 38 to Prato allo Stelvio/Prad am Stilfserjoch or Trafoi. From there you can take the bus to the Passo dello Stelvio. The Passo dello Stelvio ridge can be reached by public transport from the end of June to the beginning of October.

The tour is only available during a certain time window. The start must be no later than 9:00 am at the Stelvio Pass.


In order to get to the starting point of the Goldsee Lake Trail, the parking area next to the Hotel Bella Vista is the most suitable. The bus stop is directly next to the hotel.

Public transport

If you do not want to travel to Trafoi by private car, you can use the pubblic transport. With the bus line 271 you get from Prato allo Stelvio/Spondigna to Trafoi in about half an hour. From there you can take the bus to the Passo dello Stelvio.

Safety instructions

All the informations about the tour is without guarantee. Mountainbiker should look at the weather forecast and plan the tour as best as possible.

The tour is only available during a certain time window. The start must be no later than 9:00 am at the Stelvio Pass.

State closed
Length 69.733 km
Difficulty medium
Difference in height uphill 2958 hm
Difference in height downhill 2958 hm
Difference in height 2858 m
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Venosta Valley MTB map set
The three-part Venosta Valley MTB map set includes more than 100 tours, including ground conditions from Resia/Reschen to Tel/Töll, and from Ofenpass mountain pass into the Tiroler Oberland area in Austria and the Stelvio region.
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With the period from March to late November offering ideal conditions for bike trips and excursions, the Vinschgau valley boasts the longest bike season in the Alpine region.
Dedicated bike points also provide specialised cycling services, including bike shuttles across the entire valley, guided tours and professional advice. The Vinschgau also
features a wonderfully effective bike hire network, with combined tickets enabling visitors to use public transport, hike bikes and even return them to different locations at no
extra charge. And of course, dedicated bike hotels provide ideal accommodation for cycling enthusiasts.