We start in style. Ernst Lorenzi, Sölden's all-rounder of the local event scene, chose his vintage car for the trip over Timmelsjoch Pass, a VW Beetle built in 1973. It's just an estimate, but it's close: hardly any Ötztal local has crossed the "Timmel" more often than Ernst - almost from the beginning he was responsible for the organization of the most challenging road bike race in the Alps, the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon. One thing is for sure: there is no more knowledgeable companion for the road that connects Ötztal to South Tirol’s Passeiertal.
At the beginning of October, under the bright blue sky, even the barren mountain flanks along the roadside blaze in all shades of rusty red, ocher and orange. "Timmelsjoch Drive" is the name of the architectural project with six stations spread along the roadside, which are eye-catchers here in Ötztal and also over there in Passeiertal, vantage spots and information points about the eventful fortunes of the pass region.