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Timmelsjoch/ Passo del Rombo- 44b/186 greg Hot

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Written by greg     June 16, 2014    
 
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(Partial) toll road

Directions
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Via Moso, 34, 39015 St. Leonhard in Passeier, Bolzano, Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol

Ötztal Straße, 6430, Austria, Tyrol

Location

Address
Via Moso, 34, 39015 St. Leonhard in Passeier, Bolzano, Italy

General Route

Route Type
Mountains
Distance
87,303
Duration
5,721
(Partial) toll road
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This road may be seasonally closed
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The Timmelsjoch is a high Alpine pass that creates a link through the Ötztal Alps along the border between Austria and Italy. It's elevation is 2,474 m or 8,117 ft

In our view this is one of the must ride roads in the Alps. It is a toll road, €12 for Motorcycles (2014), but worth the money. If you are in Italy, and just want to ride the pass, you can ride down to the toll booth and back without the toll.

If you are starting on the Italian side, the road is quite narrow and provides for some very good practice for tight hairpins. Surface is generally good, but passing down in the forest is very limited.

Once you clear the tree line, things get a bit easier if for no other reason than you can see what’s coming at you.

A the top, there is a short tunnel over to the Austrian side of the world, but before you go through we would suggest a final Italian coffee at the buvette just at the tunnel entrance. Great coffee and even better views down the valley. Just stunning!

Once you clear the tunnel, you set off down a stunning ribbon of road along the top of the world. We were there in mid-June, and it still looked like Christmas. The Austrian side of the pass is a completely different experience; wider road with good surface for the majority of the road.

The further you go down the valley, the more the road opens up into fast sweepers all the way down the valley. But, once you pass Solden, traffic increases and you do find speed cameras in some of the villages.

We rate this a medium difficultly route as some of the hairpins on the south ramp are very tight.

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try to do it during the week- early morning or late afternoon- for maximum enjoyment.
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greg Reviewed by greg June 16, 2014
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Bucket list!

try to do it during the week- early morning or late afternoon- for maximum enjoyment.

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Great experience, the Austrian side is better surfaced and wider, there were still fairly tall snow banks towards the top when we passed through in Mid June. The Italian side is tighter and more challenging. We rode this twice, on the Thursday we rode it from the Austrian side and on the Sunday from Italy. Traffic was much heavier on the Sunday, but still acceptable and fairly easy to pass

I was just looking for a link to the road to show and chum and it gave me a shock when I realised Greg had posted this review, and that it features me on my Multistrada!
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Twin4me Reviewed by Twin4me June 18, 2014
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Fan bloody tactic!

Great experience, the Austrian side is better surfaced and wider, there were still fairly tall snow banks towards the top when we passed through in Mid June. The Italian side is tighter and more challenging. We rode this twice, on the Thursday we rode it from the Austrian side and on the Sunday from Italy. Traffic was much heavier on the Sunday, but still acceptable and fairly easy to pass

I was just looking for a link to the road to show and chum and it gave me a shock when I realised Greg had posted this review, and that it features me on my Multistrada!

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