The 2,509 meter high Timmelsjoch connects North Tyrol at the end of the Ötztal and South Tyrol. Its passage is a true classic for motorsport fans and ambitious racing cyclists. The idyllic vineyards of the Passeier Valley open up on the South Tyrolean side of the mountain after the pass has encountered many turns, eventually releasing you in Meran.
A journey over the Timmelsjoch to Meran has always radiated a sense of freedom, of travel and adventure. These days motorists and motorbike fans alike appreciate the exceptional driving experience away from the main traffic routes. The close proximity to the glacier and rugged mountain landscapes generate the appeal along this route. The truly promising charm of South Tyrol awaits you at the end almost like a dream.
Perhaps your tour over the Timmelsjoch will become part of your very own personal life journey, an adventure on two wheels, for example, which you have always dreamed of. With wind through your hair and the power of your machine under you, a unique experience for every speed enthusiast and those who just want to break away from everyday life.
The Hotel Ritzlerhof is situated on the route up to the Timmelsjoch, at the foot of the Ötztal and is the perfect stopover point.
The Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, which you shall use on your way into the valley from the Selfness Hotel Ritzlerhof, is open daily from 7 AM to 8 PM from approx. beginning of June until approx. end of October – perfect timing for relaxing in the hotel's wellness area after returning from your impressive trip of the main Alpine ridge.