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Bike between palm trees and glaciers in South Tyrol – Merano and Vinschgau

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Bike between palm trees and glaciers in South Tyrol – Merano and Vinschgau

Mountain Biking Collection by Bikehotels Südtirol

6

Tours

17:54 h

116 mi

15,975 ft

The Meraner Land and Vinschgau regions in the west of South Tyrol are a true outdoor paradise: fantastic peaks, green rivers, rustic alpine pastures and vast mountain forests offer variety and show off this incredible landscape. The Vinschgau wind usually ensures sunny weather here and the Merano even has a Mediterranean climate. Around Merano and in the Vinschgau Valley you can bike at all altitudes – between an altitude of 325 metres (1,066 ft) (Merano) and almost 3,000 metres (9,840 ft) (Madritschjoch), you can expect everything your biker's heart desires, from cosy forest paths to stony mountain trails. Here, you really ride between palm trees and glaciers.

In this Collection, we present six Tours that wonderfully reflect the diversity of this region and serve as inspiration. Bike guide and host Boris from the Design Hotel Tyrol has put together four of the Tours for us, and two others come from our BikeHotels South Tyrol feed. Staying in one of our bike hotels in one of the best things and your bike will be happy and safe too. Thanks to the very good connection of this region to the railway network, you can also arrive quite relaxed by train. Pack your mountain bike and enough sunscreen – the Mediterranean Merano and the gorgeous Vinschgau await!

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    Madritschjoch to Morter S3 – MTB trails in the Merano and Vinschgau regions

    Difficult
    01:35
    17.8 mi
    11.2 mph
    225 ft
    7,950 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The demanding tour from the Madritschjoch down into the Martelltal and into the Vinschgau is a real high alpine highlight for experienced mountain bikers. The ascent to the yoke takes place via Sulden and with the cable car to the Schaubachhütte. From there it's kicking, pushing and carrying over scree

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  • Difficult
    02:56
    20.0 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour is a perfect mix of relaxed cycling on the Adige and flowing trails on the mountain. You start in Rabland and follow the flat bike path on the Adige to warm up. Leave Naturns on the right and continue cycling to Kastelbell. The name already gives it away - a magnificent castle awaits you here

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  • Difficult
    04:22
    22.6 mi
    5.2 mph
    5,350 ft
    5,325 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Steaming dumplings, tender bacon and a fresh piece of strudel - these delicacies are waiting for you in several huts, but you have to earn them first. Starting from Rabland you cross the Etsch and pass sunny vineyards, and then climb up to the dreamlike Naturnser Alm on winding forest paths. After more

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  • Difficult
    03:12
    21.6 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,825 ft
    5,525 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour is a varied round that takes you on exciting trails through forests, wine-growing areas and quaint South Tyrolean towns. It starts high up in Aschbach, which you can reach by bike, car or cable car. At first you drive at almost the same height to the Tablander Alm, where you can take a first

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  • Difficult
    03:06
    16.1 mi
    5.2 mph
    3,025 ft
    3,025 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Unbelievable views, cozy alpine huts and a few meters of altitude await you on this summit tour. From the starting point at the Meran 2000 mountain station, you first follow the Waidmannweg to the Kirchsteiger Alm and then on to the Kreuzjoch. There are also hikers on this route, so please be careful

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  • Difficult
    02:42
    18.0 mi
    6.7 mph
    1,700 ft
    7,700 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Goldseetrail is a real classic that should not be missing in any tour book. The ancient and partly quite exposed path connects the Vinschgau with Bormio and is also heavily frequented by hikers. For this reason, bikers have to make room for hikers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and should therefore be at

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    116 mi
  • Duration
    17:54 h
  • Elevation
    15,975 ft

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