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Festkogel 2,898m

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
Altitude difference: 1,009m
Distance: 7km
August 2015

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


View down


Some very steep slopes


Mountain station of Plattachbahn


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