The climb to Kurzras (Maso Corto in Italian)
Schnalstal (Val Senales)
presents quite a task because of the almost 1500 elevation meters.
The profile of the ascent is mostly determined by
the profile of the valley
and because the later is not a straight line upwards,
the slope of the road varies significantly.
There are some sections where you can really relax.
The 2.5 kilometers
along the Vernagt reservoir are more or less horizontal and the easiest.
However, there are four parts
where the slope measures at least 10%.
The ride begins with two steep kilometers,
of which the first one lies in a tunnel.
The steepest part (11%) of this secion is found immediately after the tunnel.
The second and the steepest among the at-least-ten-percent section
is encountered after eight kilometers ride,
before and after the turnoff into the Pfossental.
This passage includes the steepest kilometer (11.7%) of the trip.
Also in the hairpin turns leading up to the reservoir
and shortly before the finish the gradient reaches some 10%.
High up in the Schanlstal, near the Hauslabjoch
Ötzi was found.