Crazy Germans Riding a Fixed Rope Climbing Route

VIA FERRATA is a short film about the first descent of a fixed-rope climbing-route on a Mountainbike.

Christoph Thoresen filmed My Bike Ride in the amazing Brenta Dolomites with a drone. Bocchette Alte was not ridden.

At Via Ferrata Benini, Vidi and Sentiero Orsi I rode >90% of all the downhill-sections. It was one of the best rides I ever had, especially the run down into the valley when the Via Ferrata was done and the filming was finished.

But I honestly don’t want to do this ride again. It’s stupidly dangerous, feels triple as exposed as it looks and there is a lot more uphill-climbing and ladders involved than the video shows. You think about doing this tour as well? I really recommend to walk these fantastic route without a bicycle. And only if you then see a trail too…

Video: Got Anything Steeper?

Johannes Pistrol rides the Steinerne Rinne from Goinger Halt, July 2014.

The upper section from the summit down to the upper rinne is relatively straight forward, albeit slightly exposed.

The lower section contains the hardest and the most futuristic riding. Johannes didn’t clear all sections but this attempt is the most I have seen ridden so far.