What do you need for a good mtb holiday? Good rides, great friends, the best food—and like-minded people on site who know what you like! South Tyrol delivers all of this and more with an incredibly diverse landscape spread over a relatively small area, home to everything an avid mountain biker needs. Whether easy or difficult, forest paths or trails: the sunny side of the Alps is unbeatable in terms of variety, panorama and culinary delights.
BikeHotels Südtirol has selected seven of the most beautiful mountain bike rides as inspiration for your spring bike trip to South Tyrol. They've been sure to detail everything you need to know while you ride and will ensure you enjoy a carefree biking holiday once you arrive on site.
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Markus Rubatscher is a mountain biker and racing cyclist through and through. He and his family run the Hotel Pider (pider.info) in Wengen, one of the top destinations for bike tourists in the Dolomites. Here he recommends us his highlight tour to Holy Cross Church."The Heiligkreuz tour is incomparable: beautiful, beautiful, most beautiful. Starting at the hotel, we will walk to the Holy Cross Church below the gigantic massif of Saint Cross, the landmark of Alta Badia. Here follows a technically demanding singletrack direction St. Kassian, which requires full concentration. On side roads one then returns to Wengen to the starting point. "
Agnes Innerhofer leads with her twin sister Edith the Hotel Innerhofer in Gais (hotel-innerhofer.com). Already more than 20 years ago, the two of them have specialized in mountain biking and since then have been the undisputed number one in the Val Pusteria and in the Kronplatz area when it comes to biking holidays. Here, Agnes makes us want to tour the Glittner Lakes."This tour is like a small alpine cross. Breathtaking 360-degree panorama, some really steep ramps in the uphill and a sliding passage to the 'Munt de Lech'. Then it goes over a high plateau and the Glittner lakes on flowing and easy to drive trails. A stopover is worthwhile at the small Wieser hut before going up to the Campill Joch and then over the Rodeneck Alm to the Rastner hut. From here it goes 1000 depth meters on the trail down. Part flowig with rooty passages and partly also washed out the trail goes to the valley to Ehrenburg. Then on the Via Crucis via Montal back to Gais. "
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Peter Eisenkeil is the head of the Vitalpina Hotel Waldhof in Rabland (hotelwaldhof.com). The hotel is a great base camp for outdoor enthusiasts and many MTB tours start right from the hotel. Like this one on the Merano Bikehighline."The Merano Bikehighline connects some of the most beautiful mountain pastures in the Meraner Land at an altitude of almost 2000 m from east to west. And up there you can easily reach the cable car Aschbach. Once at the top, it goes on forest roads and narrower trails to the Tablander Alm. Dine is a must! And down to the valley is either on the easy Lupo Trail or demanding on the Fontanta Trail. "The customer review has been automatically translated from German.
Boris Frei is an avid mountain biker and hotelier. With passion he operates his "Design Hotel Tyrol" (tyrol-hotel.it/de/design-hotel-rabland/1-0.html) in Rabland. But after work, he enjoys the end of work in the saddle of his mountain bike. He knows every tour in Vinschgau and Meran and is one of the best in terms of personal tour advice. One of his absolute favorite tours he introduces us here."It does not always have to be technically difficult and unbelievably demanding: Mountain biking should be a pleasure, especially on vacation. The tour to the Stoanernen Mandln and the Haflinger Alm is such a pleasure trip and can also be driven by Vöran since this year. And you can reach Vöran comfortably with the new cable car and the previous journey to Hafling is completely eliminated. No question: The Stoanernen Mandln are South Tyrol's most beautiful vantage point and just a magical piece of earth. "
The Hotel Erica in Deutschnofen (erica.it) is BikeHotel the first hour. Luis, the host, knows his homeland Eggental well and recommends us here the tour from Obereggen to Jochgrimm, a tour with fantastic views and varied character."Such a fantastic view of Latemar, Catinaccio and Sciliar is not every day. The three landmarks of South Tyrol and the Eggental can be seen in this splendor only from the Jochgrimm. And the tour to the yoke - it is located between Schwarzhorn and Weißhorn - is also not bad. Trails alternate with forest roads and these in turn with hardly busy side roads. And as always with us in South Tyrol, the stop in a rustic alpine hut must not be missed! "
Toni Überbacher from Hotel Jonathan in Natz-Schabs (hotel-jonathan.com) owe this tour tip to us. He runs the recently renovated hotel with his family and is on the bike whenever possible."The tour to the Ronerhütte is a highlight in our area. Magnificent panoramic views of the Dolomites alternate with fine forest passages and on the way from Natz-Schabs through the wild and romantic Rienzschlucht to Niedristhof and on to Rodenecker Alm there are several refreshment stops. A must is a visit to the Ronerhütte with Miriam and Alex: The Bikerpfanne is a poem! What you should expect during the tour as a whole, are some sliding passages as well as a slightly earlier start, in order to exhibit at lunchtime the many hikers and not to get into afternoon storms. "
Klaus Pichler is the host of the Ganischgerhof (ganischger.com), bike guide and a very sociable person. Mountain bike tours with him mean less a drag, but rather enjoyment and nature experience. The Latemarumrundung with the eBike is one of his favorite tours."After the first few meters on paved paths with wonderful panoramic views at the foot of the Latemar, it goes through the Karerwald with great views of Sciliar and rose garden. From the Karerpass waiting to Moena great trails on you. After an espresso in one of the cafés on the 'Piazza' in the middle of the town center, you will cycle along the cycle path to the valley station of the gondola lift. If you still have enough 'reserves', take the 600 meters to 'Baita-Gardone' without the gondola. After a lunch break with culinary highlights on the Baita, the chair lift takes you to the 'Fits Feudo' at 2,200 meters. And then almost exclusively over flowing trails back to Ganischgerhof. "