Today’s ski is on one of the world’s most unique trails, from Cortina to Toblach. Known in Italian as the “Ferrovia” the trail translates into English as “the Railroad Track.” The 23km point-to-point trail goes through several former train tunnels and across high iron bridges to connect Cortina and Toblach. This stretch is one of the most popular sections in the Tour de Ski and is also part of the Cortina-Toblach ski marathon, taking place on February 2 & 3, 2019.
Toblach - Cortina Bus Schedule (bus 445)
The shuttle bus departs a short walk from the Hotel Cristallo and travels towards Cortina. We recommend taking the bus departing from Toblach at 9:05 am or 11:05 am. The bus fare is included in your transportation pass. Be sure to bring it with you to show the driver. The trip lasts a little over 30 minutes.
NOTE!! As of 1/16/19, the trail is only tracked from Lake Dürrensee (Lago di Landro) to Toblach. There is snow in the forecast and the trail will likely be open by the time the trip starts. Please check with the hotel this morning to confirm that the trail is open and which bus stops to take. (If the full trail is not open, good alternative would be to ski from Toblach to Lake Dürrensee and back, without taking a bus).
Get off the bus at the Fiames stop around 9:43 am or 11:43 am and walk across the street to the ski stadium. Restrooms are available in the ski stadium.
From the stadium, it is a little tricky to find the track to Toblach, because you have to go south before heading north. Once you are on the track, it is a long 10+km climb to Cimabanche, where you cross from the Italian state of Veneto back into South Tyrol. From there, it is a gradual downhill to Toblach. There are several side trail options that parallel the main trail and reconnect periodically on the way back to Toblach.
One highlight of the day is the Lago di Landro Restaurant, at about 20km into the ski. We highly recommend stopping there for lunch.
The trail continues from Lago di Landro to Toblach. When you arrive at the ski stadium in Toblach, you may choose to continue your skiing or walk back to Hotel Cristallo.
The hotel offers dinner in their restaurant. Arrive anytime between 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm for dinner.
Toblach Ski Trail map:
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