Whether by road- or mountain bike, − this tour is most rewarding. The Plan de Corones/Kronplatz has been a milestone of the Giro d'Italia on several occasion, and for good reason, as it requires both endurance and skill.
The tour starts at the valley terminal of the Plan de Corones/Kronplatz lift. From here, cycle back about 950 m to the crossroads, turn left to Santo Stefano/Stefansdorf and pass the village. At the intersection, turn right and continue on path no. 15 to Maria Saalen. At the farmstead, turn left and reach the crossroads in Moos. From there, continue for about 1 km, then tackle the moderately steep uphill trail (no. 15) until you reach a junction. Turn left and go uphill to Maria Saalen and continue on trail no. 12 until you reach Pieve di Marebbe/Enneberg Pfarre. From the centre of the village the path goes steeply uphill; follow the signs to Santo Stefano/Stefansdorf. Just before the hamlet of La Costa you will reach a fork; turn right onto path no. 2 and pass through the hamlet of Fordora. Continue to Frena; once there, break left into the forest. There is a prohibition sign for bikers, but that only applies to the descent, while ascent is permitted. When you reach the crossroads, turn left and continue uphill to the junction. Bear left again and follow path no. 2. Here you will have to push your bike against a 80 m altitude difference. At the Reischacher Köpfl you will find a short trail. Follow the signs towards the valley terminal in Riscone/Reischach and reach the forest road. Bear right and pedal uphill to the mountain terminal of the Plan de Corones/Kronplatz lift, where you can also stop for a break at the restaurant Corones.
The tour continues eastwards. Follow the signs to the Valdaora/Olang valley terminal to the Geiselberger hut. Bear left, continue towards the valley terminal and downhill to the Pracken hut. Break right onto path no. 5 B, reach the intersection and turn left onto route no. 3 towards Geiselsberg until you reach the junction with the Furkelpassstraße. Follow the road, pass Geiselsberg and continue to the Hotel Hubertus. Turn left, go up the hill towards Brunico/Bruneck (on the Prackenweg) until you reach another intersection. Here, turn right on path no. 14 to Brunico/Bruneck – Hexenplatzl, cycling partly on the Ried ski slope, partly on forest trails to the Pension Alpenblick. From there go left towards Riscone/Reischach and back to the valley terminal of the Plan de Corones/Kronplatz lift.
- Biking time: 4 h 30 min
- Distance: 45,9 km
- Ascent: 1,760 m
- Max. altitude: 2,275 m