Castel Driving Days – driving pleasure & enjoyment among like-minded people
Procedure and participation
The Castel Driving Days 2024 will take place in autumn
Driving day 1
The riding days begin with a beautiful tour over the Timmelsjoch Pass and on the Ötztal Glacier Road. Guests who are already at the hotel set off from Merano at 9.30 a.m. together with host Daniel Dobitsch and first visit the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum in Hochgurgl. The journey then continues along the Ötztal Glacier Road.
A lunch stop is planned at Annemarie's Hühnersteign and, if desired, a meeting point with participants travelling from there. Afterwards we will return to the Castel via the Timmelsjoch until 4 p.m.
161 km | 3:30 hours
Driving day 2
Flying high twice
We set off along beautiful mountain roads from Merano to Bolzano. There the direction changes to north and the journey continues through the alpine Sarntal valley. At the end, the imposing Penser Joch must be conquered.
You will be rewarded with a marvellous mountain landscape and a good lunch at the Pretzhof. Strengthened, you then set off on the last stage, heading south again over the Jaufen Pass and through the Passeier Valley back to Castel.
208 km | 4:15 hours
Driving day 3
Over hill and vineyards
From the rocky Eggental valley via the beautiful high plateau of Petersberg to Aldein, famous for the Bletterbach gorge, the route leads through vineyards to Sigmundskron. There you can visit the Messner Mountain Museum.
Afterwards, a relaxed lunch awaits you at Lake Kaltern, before the last 80 kilometres lead first along the steep walls of the Mendel Pass and later over the Gampen Pass back to Castel.
182 km | 3:40 hours
Driving day 4
8x high up in the Dolomites
The big final tour of the 2024 riding days leads over eight fantastic Dolomite passes. The landscape looks surreally beautiful in the contrasting autumn light. Because tourism in the Dolomites is at a standstill in October, the roads are relatively empty.
The grin widens curve by curve. Day 4 is all about riding, so two short breaks and a stop for lunch near Cortina d'Ampezzo are enough. Back at the Castel, there is still enough time to reflect on the great impressions.
297 km | 5:50 hours