Rudi's Motorradtouren

Highlights of the Alps - Würzjoch

The Würzjoch is the way between Bressanone and Val Badia and lies between Val Pusteria in the north and Val Gardena in the south.

For motorcyclists the most beautiful place to start is Bressanone.

At first the road leads broadly developed, with a centre line and crash barriers up to St. Andrä. Not only the routing is a delicacy - wonderfully curved and well visible bends (simply ideal for motorcycling) - but also the view down into the Eisack valley and onto Brixen is just great.

Behind St. Andrä the road becomes gradually narrower - but no less beautiful. Always following the signposting "Würzjoch" the road continues to climb. Later the road becomes so narrow that two cars pass each other. The road is not very busy, but behind every bend you can meet a car and you have to watch out!

It follows to the right the turnoff down into the Villnösstal. The road to the Würzjoch continues to the left there and leads first over the Kofeljoch (1863 m), then a little downhill and soon further up.

A few kilometres before the top of the pass (2002 m), two inns (the first is the Edelweißhütte) on the left invite you to take a break. There is also an inn at the top of the pass itself.

After the top of the pass, the route initially becomes narrower, but later wider again, with breathtaking scenery and wonderful bends down into the valley to St. Martin in Thurn and into Val Badia.

The total distance from Brixen is about 47 km.

The route can also be taken from the Villnöss valley (track length here approx. 41 km). The route is not quite as spectacular as the one from Brixen, but it is also very beautiful. At first the track is wide and easy to drive on. From St. Peter on this changes and it gets very narrow at times - two cars have problems passing each other.

No matter which variant you choose, the Würzjoch is simply a dream!

Italien: Hotel Cristallo (Levico Terme)