Philipp’s Recommended Route
From Oberwielenbach head to Bruneck (Brunico) in the direction of St. Martin in Thurn and continue to Badia up the Grödnerjoch. Passing the Sella Mountains, cross over the Sella Pass before reaching the Pordoi Pass. Follow the road down to Livinallongo and up again to the Falzarego Pass, and to Cortina d'Ampezzo. From there, head towards Castello Sant Uberto and down to Toblach, along the main Pustertal Valley road before returning to Oberwielenbach.
This trip might take somewhere between a half to a full day, over 4 – 7 passes. It’s fine for all types of motorcycles, and particularly suited to leisure riders who enjoy a comfortable cruise through diverse mountain terrain.
The Würzjoch & Grödnerjoch passes
From Oberwielenbach to Percha. Just before Bruneck (Brunico), take the exit to St. Lorenzen. Turn left and follow the signs to the Gadertal Valley as far as St. Martin in Thurn. Turn right onto the SP29 secondary road and continue towards Antermoi up to the Würzjoch mountain pass at an altitude of 2,300 m. The pass joins the spectacular Gadertal Valley with the Eisacktal Valley. Continue 40 km through the Villnösstal Valley down to the attractive little town of Klausen (Chiusa). Then follow the SS12 to Waidbruck, before turning off to Gröden (Gardena). At the last village, continue towards Grödnerjoch. Cross the bends that lead further into the Gadertal Valley as far as Corvara to the village of Stern. Returning to St. Lorenzen and finally Bruneck (Brunico).
To the Staller Sattel
This worthwhile half-day round trip leads you through the Antholzertal Valley to the Staller Sattel ridge in East Tyrol and back. Starting at the Hotel Rommisa head first to Percha, then take the main road towards Olang. Once you’ve reached the Rasen industrial zone, turn off to Niederrasen and continue to Oberrasen to the end of the scenic Antholztal Valley. At 1,642 m, the emerald-green Antholzersee Lake, is an ideal place for a rest stop. Continue up to the Staller Sattel and along the tight bends down to Erlsbach in the Defreggental Valley. Leave the valley and head to Lienz in Austria. Ride through the Hochpustertal valley then pass Sillian, re-entering Italy across the border, and back to Bruneck.