Two grandiose motorcycle worlds

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Two grandiose motorcycle worlds

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Staller Sattel

Is there a perfect location for a motorcycle hotel? Our partner hotel Hotel Condor in San Vigilio di Marebbe undoubtedly has it, as it combines the best of two worlds, so to speak: the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites in the south and the mystical Hohe Tauern directly to the north.

The Staller Sattel is one of the passes that lead us directly into the Hohe Tauern.

DATA AND ROUTE
Length: 37 km
Highest point: 2.052 m
Difficulty: medium
Toll: no
Winter closure: November till May

From Hotel Condor to the highest point:
Kurviger Route ›››››

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Würzjoch

Starting from the hotel, we quickly reach the sometimes almost challenging southern ramp of the border pass between South and East Tyrol. The winding, hairpin bends and quite narrow slope with its steep gradients is significantly eased by a time-controlled one-way system, so that we can concentrate fully on the ideal uphill route. The top of the pass leads into a magnificent high valley, whose well-developed slope invites us to take a detour into the idyllic Defereggen Valley, one of the most famous valleys in East Tyrol. 

The Würzjoch, just west of our partner hotel, is, so to speak, the "house pass" of the hotel manager Konrad, in particular his recommendation when it comes to visiting Brixen. 

DATA AND ROUTE
Length: 48 km
Highest point: 1.982 m
Difficulty: medium
Toll: no
Winter closure: November till April

From Hotel Condor to the highest point:
Kurviger route ›››››

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Grödner Joch

Please note: the slope over the Würzjoch has narrow sections that we should tackle with a steady hand on the gas. The eastern ramp has more bends and hairpin bends than the western ramp and the Ütia de Börz mountain hut at the top of the pass is one of the most popular bikers' hangouts in South Tyrol. Brixen at the very end of the western ramp is well worth seeing and the way back to the hotel shows us the Würzjoch from a completely different perspective. Our tip: Take half a day for Brixen and enjoy a sundowner on the Würzjoch on the way back before ending this wonderful day of touring with Konrad at the Hotel Condor. 

The Gardena Pass is also one of the best-known passes in the Dolomites. 

DATA AND ROUTE
Length: 21 km
Highest point: 2.121 m
Difficulty: easy to medium
Toll: no
Winter closure: no

The route from Corvara via the Gardena Pass to the Sella Pass also follows ancient, dangerous mule tracks, but is now perfectly developed. And in summer it is often extremely busy. The best thing for us bikers is that we can complete the attractiveness contest of the most important Dolomite passes in one round trip - the legendary Sella Ronda via Passo Gardena and Passo Sella as well as Passo Pordoi and Campolongo. This 50-kilometre "half-day challenge" awaits you just to the south of our partner hotel Condor - the Sella Ronda should not be tackled in July and August due to the high volume of traffic.

From Hotel Condor to the highest point:
Kurviger route ›››››