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Austrian Festkogel in Oetz Valley provides for a very demanding challenge: An unpaved rough runway up to mountain station of Plattachbahn overcomes some 1,000 meters of altitude gain on short distance.Start: Obergurgl 1,909m
Very tough outline with a smooth beginning and a 16% grade finish
Departure in Obergurgl
Signposted mountain bike route 653 commences at this barrier gate.
Ambitious first kilometers...
...with an rapid altitude gain.
The runway is properly cyclable but partly very steeply rising.
Nice view at Oetz Valley Glaciers
Mountain station of Plattachbahn at the very top (The correct way proceeds left hand side of the image)
Very ambitious steep passages
Road works block the way at an altitude of 2,750 meters (in summer 2015).
However, you can push the bike some meters up to an upper part of the regular way.
Best road conditions beyond the construction site
Some very steep slopes
Mountain station of Plattachbahn