|Subject: Biking the Alps|
Two notes on Pustertaal :
The name Pustertaal actually pertain to T valleys, the higher part of the
Drau AND the Rienza .
Even if you go by bike you will have and hard way to recognize the
pass since the top is very flat .
Actually the trail begin at Toblach, about 10 km w of Innichen, where you
started, altought in this part, between meadows, is very flat.
>From Toblach, that is on the very top of the valley, http://freedom.dicea.unifi.it/~leo/toscana/taa/1822se.jpg there are other two options: One is going to Cortina and further to S.Vito on cycle trail 208, it is on the railbed of a dismantled railway. http://freedom.dicea.unifi.it/~leo/toscana/taa/trecime.jpg (it could be an option for you to come home, getting train in Calalzo) I did and come back via Falsarego, [view on Marmolada] S.Cassiano and Bruneck. This is a picture of it: http://freedom.dicea.unifi.it/~leo/toscana/taa/dobbiaco.jpg The other option is doing by cycle the entire West-Pustertaal and Isarco valley to Bolzano.
It is not as the former ones a cycle trail [there is one, but it climbs continuously on the left flank of the valley] but the Route is completely downgrade , so in 4 hour you can be down ... (you can get a train to come up again, from Bressanone start a bicycle lane the so called Ciclopista del sole that follow the Adige river until near Verona, althought doing in in one day is not easy, since from Bolzano is only a litlee gradient, so you have to pedal (no climbing , anyway) Two other images of Pustertaal: Riva falls, near CampoTures http://freedom.dicea.unifi.it/~leo/toscana/taa/criva.jpg
Leonardo Boselli Firenze Toscana