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Landhaus Fux
Residence | Schlanders in the Vinschgau
from 96 €
Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Sonnenparadies
Wellness hotel | Terenten at Mt. Kronplatz
from 144 €
Hotel Sand
Hiking - biking hotel | Kastelbell-Tschars
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Alpwellhotel Burggräfler
Wellness hotel | Tisens near Meran
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Hotel Fameli
Family & spa resort | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
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Hotel Vilpianerhof
Active hotel | Terlan in Southern South Tyrol
from 289 €
Wellness Refugium Alpin Royal
Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
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WINKLER Sport & Spa Resort
Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz

Crossing the Alps on two wheels

For Hannibal of Carthage and its elephants it was a dangerous forced march. Today for (in the truest sense of the word) saddle-fast mountain bikers it is rather a thrilling challenge: the fascination of crossing the Alps.

It is a unique experience to overcome the mightiest mountain tops of Europe on two wheels, a modern adventure combining sporting peak performance and special moments in the great outdoors. Provided that the biker has not only a good bike and equipment, but also the necessary strength, persistence and cycling technique

Normally an MTB transalp takes four to six days and the daily program includes about 90 km and many meters of difference in altitude. Why do people accept this exertion? Maybe because it is an experience that is mostly shared with chummy cyclist. Probably because it is a relatively cheap way to spend a holiday, because bikers spend the night in ordinary inns and guest houses along the wayside.

But first and foremost the efforts are recompensed with scenic and technical variety that wows every biker. You can cross the Alps trough lonely, historical and legendary trails, through gravel paths, old military roads and narrow tracks, straight through impressing landscapes, on high mountain passes and deep valleys, from classical to extreme variations.

Suggestions for crossing the Alps

In and around South Tyrol there are many possibilities for crossing the Alps by bike. Most tours start in the north, in Austria or Southern Germany, and lead across several mountain passes to South Tyrol respectively Northern Italy, where Lake Garda is one of the most popular destinations. Known transalp tours begin for instance in Zillertal or on the Brenner Pass and in Riva del Garda or lead from Kitzbühel across the Bienlücke Pass to Tauferer Ahrntal and Pustertal. Not to forget the tours crossing the Alps in Vinschgau.

The best season for crossing the Alps are the summer month July, August and September, when there is no or only little snow on the mountain tops. Of course, accurate planning is necessary for every transalp tour, as well as appropriate physical preparation and a perfectly maintained mountain bike with a comfortable saddle.

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AMONTI & LUNARIS Wellnessresort - Steinhaus in Tauferer Ahrntal
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Steinhaus in Tauferer Ahrntal
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St. Martin in Passeier in Passeiertal
4.8 Excellent

A fascinating present reflecting a long history… your hotel Saltauserhof in Passeier near Meran / Merano South Tyrol A hearty welcome to the Hotel Saltauserhof, one of the most beautiful aristocratic

from 90 € per day
Lake Spa Hotel SEELEITEN - Kaltern an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
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Kaltern an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
5 Excellent

A place to dive into. To blossom. Right in the middle of the sweet south. Between vineyards and the lake. Nature. Experiences. Spa. Gourmet. Lake Lifestyle

from 182 € per day
Hotel Alpen Tesitin Panorama Wellness Resort - Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
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Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
4.9 Excellent

South Tyrolean friendliness, modern feel-good ambience, magnificent view of the Dolomites, outdoor sun infinity pool with wow effect and 180° dream panorama.

from 199 € per day