Varied bike tour to magnificent Pollestal, a high Alpine side valley of Ötztal.
Distance 10.9 km
The starting point for this varied tour is the Längenfeld sports center. From there you drive in the direction of Camping Platz and follow the Ötztal Cycle Path (No. 11) into the valley to Huben. At the soccer field, turn right and follow the signs to Feuerstein. Right from the start, things get really steep. After some time of exertion, you come to a crossroads. Here you can follow the path to the left to make a detour to the Alpengasthof Feuerstein. However, to get to the Polles Alm, follow the forest road that leads away from the small chapel on the left. The fresh, chilled beer is already waiting for you at the front Polles Alm. But the refreshment has to wait until departure. Whoever stays on the saddle for the next 3.5 km has conquered one of the steepest climbs in the region.
Update: December 06, 2021
Safety informationThe sometimes fairly stepps climbs and difficult downhill stretches require both sporty biking skills and defensive cycling. Good stamina and intermediate biking rechniques are an absolute must. Sporty and active (pleasure) cycling ist he main priority.
Tips and hintsMore details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
Getting thereThe car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Längenfeld:
- sports ground Längenfeld, free of charge
32T 649342 5215119
EquipmentApproproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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