homeMalsitter/Masitter Jöchl
Malsitter/Masitter Jöchl Height Climbing height - length
1534m 873m - 10.7 km (Bressanone/Brixen)
997m - 10.4 km (Tschötsch/Scezze)
1073m - 15.2 km (Vilmöss/Funes)
Difficulty Beauty
3-4 (5) 3-4 (5)
How to get there

This is a hard climb from Bressanone/Brixen (562m) (close to the railway station). Above Tils/Tiles it becomes quite steep, but it eases off as you gain altitude and the road even dips slightly as it contours the mountainside to Masitter Hof, from here there is a narrow little forest road that does not look like asphalted, but is indeed asphalted all the way to the top of the road (the little pass), where asphalt ends for good. The asphalt is broken on this last stretch and there are two nasty drainage gullies early on here and it is plain gambling to try and cross them with a road bike.

You can also start the climb south of Bressanone/Brixen and climb via Tschötsch/Scezze (558m). This is the shortest and thus the steepest variant on asphalt. Finally you could for a nice and longer climb start where the Vilnösstal/Val di Funes (537m) starts (on the opposite side) and climb via Feldthurns/Velturno. This road has some small ups and downs from Feldthurns to Tils (therefore some metres more of climbing making it into a +1000m climb).

Other comments It is quite nice up at Masitter Hof, but the pass is in the woods with no real views between the trees down the other side, where there is only a very long gravel road down, that does not come across as being worthwhile to try with a road bike. Some people I talked with on the mountain across Bressanone corrected me when I called the pass Masitter Jöchl, and said it is Malsitter Jöchl, just like stated on some maps, while it also appears as Masitter and the very old maps says Masitter also, as well as the sign for the Masitter Hof, so we better list both names.