Starting alongside the Isel River on a bike path to warm up the legs for the upcoming very tough climb to the Hochsteinkreuz (2057m). The first half of the climb is on the "Pustertaler Höhenstrasse" which is quite often part of the Tour of Austria, Giro d Italia or Tour of the Alps. The last kilometre is on very rough gravel... But you'll be rewarded with a small loop around a real summit and with stunning 360 degree views. The downhill gives more scenic views to you and ends at Bannberg with an impressive look to the "Lienzer Dolomiten".
If you're ever in the area - make a visit to the Hochstein-Hütte with the very best Kaiserschmarrn all over the world!