South Tyrol is a paradise for road cyclists. So much variety in the smallest space and so many possibilities for road cyclists cannot be found everywhere.
Tours up to an altitude of 1,600 metres are already possible from mid to late March, and in the valley you can coil miles and miles in order to train the necessary stamina for the passes. Depending on the current snow conditions, these are also on the tour schedule from the middle to the end of May. Especially in June the Dolomite passes are a dream and much less busy than during the high season in July and August. But don't worry: many BikeHoteliers are even passionate road cyclists know exactly when and where you can be safe and relaxed and still get your money's worth.
Cycling isn't everything. And certainly not in South Tyrol, where sport and pleasure simply cannot be separated. In the BikeHotels Südtirol, racing cyclists not only expect tailor-made tour suggestions, but also the best regional cuisine and harmonious refreshment tips for the road.
The BikeHotels Südtirol have collected some tour tips to inspire you.
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Campolongo Pass, Pordoi, Sella and Val Gardena are the names of the four famous passes that make racing fans not only beat their hearts high with their climbs. The Sellaronda is one of the most beautiful roundtrips in the Dolomites. Whether you start in Selva Val Gardena or in Corvara in Alta Badia, is no matter, but it is recommended to drive the Sellaronda clockwise. The longest ascent is the one on the Pordoijoch with an average gradient of eight percent to 33 bends, the steepest passages, however, the Sellajoch has to offer with eleven percent. As a racing cyclist, you can enjoy the Sellaronda at the Sellaronda Bike Day on June 23, 2018. You can find more information here: sellarondabikeday.com/de/news.html
What should one say to the classic race bike par excellence? The Stelvio is a must for every racing cyclist. And those who want to experience it without motorized traffic, should mark the Stilfserjoch cycling day bold in the calendar. It will take place on 1 September 2018: stelviopark.bz.it/radtag
This tour is recommended starting in the direction of Schluderns, as the drive from Laas to Alitz would otherwise strain the forces too much. The first part of the tour you drive over the Vinschgauer cycle path to Schluderns. After that, a steep section takes you to Tanas. From Gschneier the slope is lower again and you can enjoy the fantastic view over the Vinschgau.
One of the most recommendable road bike tours in the Puster Valley is the one on the Stallersattel, which lies on the border between South Tyrol and East Tyrol. The landscape is absolutely unique and the tour in itself quite a challenge with just under 2,000 meters altitude and 148 kilometers in length. But who is in a good mood, will love this tour!
Softly wavy vineyards on the one hand and huge dolomite towers on the other hand are the constant companions on the road bike tour starting from the south of South Tyrol into the Cembratal and back. The 95-kilometer road bike circuit begins in Kurtatsch on the Wine Route. On the Etsch cycle path it goes to Grumo, there you change over the Adige to S. Michele / Adige where you drive on the SP 58 to the cross with Faedo (about two kilometers). From here continue south following the signs to Cembra / Ville di Giovo.From Ville di Giovo in a fast descent to Verla where you meet the SS 621 from Lavis. Now slightly uphill over Cembra, Valda, Grumes, past Lago di Stramentizzo to Molina di Fiemme. There you have to push hard again to reach the Dolomitenstraße SS 48 via two hairpin bends. This climbing insert is necessary because the bypass tunnel of Castello di Fiemme is closed to bicycles. Once on the S 48, the Passo San Lugano is reached after a few kilometers and via Montan and Neumarkt it goes back to the starting point Kurtatsch.