ACTIVITIES //FOURTH HIGH-ALTITUDE MOUNTAIN MINI TOUR
Two - Countries - Drive: Tyrol, South Tyrol
- Brenner Pass (1.370 m)
- Sellajoch (2.218 m)
- Karerpass (1.752 m)
||Saturday 23rd June 2018 – from 7.30 am|
|Meeting place||Wörgl Bahnhofstrasse, line-up for the convoy from 8.00 am|
|Costs in Brief||
10 day vignette for Austria: €9,--
(please affix the vignette in the upper left corner of the windscreen!)
Brenner motorway (A13) toll at Schoenberg €9,-- per trip (€18,-- including return)
Tolls in Italy: per 100km - €5,-- (about €10,-- plan total tolls)
Short coffee break/toilet break in the morning in Sterzing / Vipiteno
Various parking fees (possibly in Vipiteno)
Lunch in Ortisei / St. Ulrich in Val Gardena
Our route takes us from the Wörgler Bahnhofstraße on the motorway towards Innsbruck (A12) through the beautiful Inn Valley. We pass Innsbruck and continue on the A13 towards Brenner Pass and then we continue towards Bolzano (A22). At about 10.30 am we reach Vipiteno. There we park our MINIs in the parking lot at the entrance of the old town (possibly with costs). Now everyone can enjoy a cup of coffee until 11.30 am or shop in the idyllic old town in the small Italian boutiques (over 70 shops). At 11.30 am we continue on the A22 direction Bolzano.
In the vicinity of Klausen begins the ride through the well-known Val Gardena (SS242) with the famous resorts Ortisei,/St. Ulrich, S. Cristina and Selva/Wolkenstein direction Sella Pass (2,218 m).
At 12.30 we reach Ortisei/St. Ulrich, where we will enjoy our lunch. Located at 1.237 m altitude, the municipality of Ortisei/St. Ulrich with about 4,700 inhabitants forms the center of Val Gardena with its art carving, the world famous has reached. Also the mountain film pioneer and actor Luis Trenker, pop music pope George Moroder comes from Ortisei/St. Ulrich. But the real highlights are the local mountains: the Raschötz and the Seceda in the east or south the well-known and popular Seiseralm. The mountains on both sides of the valley are protected and belong to the nature parks Puez-Geisler and Schlern-Rosengarten.
At 1.30 pm we continue towards Sellapass/Sellajoch (SS242) with many turns and breathtaking alpine panorama.
Val Gardena Valley:
The Val Gardena (SS242), which is about 30 kilometers long, stretches out from the Isarco Valley east into the fantastic world of the Dolomites. Somewhat repellent at the beginning, narrow and wooded, it opens like so many Dolomite valleys only in its rear part and shows all its splendor with green meadows, a band of dark forests and above all the incomparably beautiful, bizarre and well-known dolomitic pinnacles. At the end of the valley stands the mighty, banded wall of the Sella canyon with guaranteed indescribable, picturesque views of the mountain panorama of the Dolomites.
350 years ago, a branch of craftsmanship emerged, the world famous Val Gardena should do: the wood carving. Still, this craft represents one important economic factor, but the valley lives predominantly today from tourism.
Sella Pass/Sellajoch (2.218m):
Continue towards Sellapass/Sellajoch (SS242) with several turns and guaranteed indescribable, picturesque views of the mountain panorama of the Dolomites - high feelings are guaranteed! The Sella Pass is perhaps the most famous Dolomite Pass and represents the heart of the Dolomites and connect Val Gardena/Grödnertal with the Val di Fassa. Small photo stops at the driveway and on the Sellajoch itself are of course mandatory! At about 2 pm we reach the Sella Pass.
After the passage of the Sella Pass, which connects Val Gardena near Selva/Wolkenstein in South Tyrol with the Fassa Valley in Trentino, our tour continues through Canazei (SS 48) and the Fassa Valley to the Karer Pass (1.752 m) and the region around Latemar and the famous rose garden.
Rose Garden - Latemar:
The mountain group Rosengarten and Latemar are located in the heart of the central dolomites. The rough and rugged cliffs of the Latemar come best on a ride over the Karerpass (1.752 m) to which we also drive. Rugged and majestic comes the rose garden massif, which we capture during a short photo stop.
Karer Pass (1.752m):
The Karer Pass is the pass between the rose garden and the Latemar in the Italian Dolomites. It connects the Eggental with the Fassa Valley and thus South Tyrol with the Trentino and promises us some great nature experiences. Here at about 3.15 pm we take a coffee break on the inviting sun terrace, before we strengthened at 4.00 pm the departure to the Karersee in the idyllic Eggental venture. (Just below the pass in Eggental is the Karersee).
We leave the Karerpass and drive down direction Eggental to Karersee (SS241). The Karersee is of course a must for a photo stop. When the weather is fine, you can admire the reflections of the massif and this lake is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in the Dolomites, fed by under-explored underground springs from the Latemar Mountains.
The Eggental we only drive to the turnoff to Steinegg, but we have to highlight it: The road (SS241 direction Welschnofen, then continue on the SP132) winds its way impressively through the narrow gorge of red porphyry. We cross several times the roaring Eggentaler river and leads us through several tunnels.
Steinegg lies on a sunny high plateau. The Dolomites in the back (SP132) needs a lot of attention when driving down to Blumau in the Eisacktal (SS12). No fewer than 13 turns make us compare with the Dolomite passes. At about 5.00 pm we reach Blumau/Eisacktal (SS12) from where it goes back on the A22 direction Tirol/Brenner/Innsbruck. Here our big tour stops and everyone can determine their own motorway speed (from Blumau to Wörgl return about 2 hours to plan).
BE STYLISH. BE MINI. GO NATURE.
Mini Style Events // MINI BOWL
|When||Saturday 23rd June 2018 – from 21.00 pm|
|Where||CHECK IN at PLUS Wörgl|
|Costs||None – will be paid from the Austrian MINI Weekend Organization|
During the MINI Party, you can put your skills to the test with a top class bowling contest from 21.00 pm. All MINI lover celebrate the 7th Austrian MINI Weekend bowling in CHECK IN in PLUS and compete in a bowling tournament of the highest order! Rental shoes are of course included.
BE SPORTY. GO STRIKE. BE THERE!