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Alpwellhotel Burggräfler
Wellness hotel | Tisens near Meran
from 96 €
Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Sonnenparadies
Wellness hotel | Terenten at Mt. Kronplatz
from 110 €
Hotel Fameli
Family & spa resort | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
from 144 €
Hotel Sand
Hiking - biking hotel | Kastelbell-Tschars
from 190 €
WINKLER Sport & Spa Resort
Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
from 289 €
Wellness Refugium Alpin Royal
Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
from 65 €
Landhaus Fux
Residence | Schlanders in the Vinschgau
from 135,50 €
Hotel Vilpianerhof
Active hotel | Terlan in Southern South Tyrol

Fat bike in South Tyrol

Who says that biking is only possible in summer? New technologies and a special equipment allow passionate bikers to practice their sport in all kinds of weather and on unstable soils too. With the thick tyres of a fat bike you can cycle through the snow easily.

In summer as well, there are several bikers in South Tyrol cycling on particularly large and thick tyres. Fat bikes are ideal for moving on difficult soils and unstable surfaces, such as sand, gravel, mud or snow. In summer, fat bikes are frequently used for particularly difficult trails or for downhill biking.

Fat bikes do not only have thick tyres and bigger forks, but more robust frames as well. The large and thick tyres do not require a high tyre pressure and therefore have a particularly good ground contact. Obstacles and uneven surfaces can be mastered better this way.

Mountain biking in winter

Frequently, fat bikes are also called winter mountain bikes, although they are perfect for soils such as sand too. In South Tyrol, they are used most of the times in winter in order to cycle on slopes and snow-covered trails.

The fat bike was developed for the first time in the 1980s in Alaska and at the same time in the desert of New Mexico. The first modern fat bike was created in 1980 by French cyclists Jean Naud.

The name “fat bike” was coined by Gronewald in 2001 and has since then been used for bikes with particularly big and thick tyres. The invention of the special SnowCat tyres has revolutionised winter mountain biking, as they can be installed on each bike. This way, this sport can also be practised without special bikes.

Some sportsmen have achieved extraordinary undertakings on a fat bike! In 2013, extreme sports athlete Maria Leijerstam achieved the South Pole by bike as the first human. For her record ride, she used recumbent tricycle with special fat bike tyres. In 2014, Juan Menéndez Granados reached the South Pole with a fat bike. Daniel P. Burton, as well, crossed the Antarctic on a fat bike in 2014 reaching the South Pole.

Fat biking in South Tyrol

In South Tyrol there are several trails where you can try fat biking. In Gröden, for instance, fat bike tours by night are offered as well as rental bikes. At the ned of the tour, you can enjoy a delicious dinner in a mountain hut.

Furthermore, at Lake Reschen, on Ritten, on Seiser Alm, in Passeiertal, in Hochpustertal and in numerous other villages, there are exciting fat bike tours. Fat bikes are available for rent on site. Several hotels provide them for their guests even for free, in order that they can practise the exciting sport during their holidays. Electric fat bikes facilitate cycling and allow less practised bikers to reach lofty heights too.

Further information is provided by the bike guided in your holiday destination. They will give you tips and will accompany you on the most beautiful tours in South Tyrol.

BikeHotels South Tyrol
BikeHotels South Tyrol
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Hotel Saltauserhof

A warm welcome to the historic Hotel Saltauserhof in Passeiertal. Perfect transport connections and proximity to the spa town of Meran.

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from 73 €
Hotel & Resort Schlosshof

Charm, style & the best of the Dolce Vita in a dream location!

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from 141 €
Vitalpina Hotel Schulerhof

A dream holiday - for active guests who enjoy relaxation, culinary delights, and friendly interactions.

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from 125 €
Hotel Waldhof

Come to our hotel in Venosta Valley to enjoy moments of tranquility, relaxation and well-being surrounded by nature!

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Fat bike in South Tyrol
Fat bike in South Tyrol

Bike fans can also explore the South Tyrolean landscape in winter cycling with fat bikes.

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Selected accommodations in South Tyrol

Hotel Saltauserhof - St. Martin in Passeier in Passeiertal
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Hotel Saltauserhof
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
Hotel Alpen Tesitin Panorama Wellness Resort - Welsberg-Taisten at Mt. Kronplatz
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Hotel Alpen Tesitin Panorama Wellness Resort
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
Lake Spa Hotel SEELEITEN - Kaltern an der Weinstraße in Southern South Tyrol
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Lake Spa Hotel SEELEITEN
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
AMONTI & LUNARIS Wellnessresort - Steinhaus in Tauferer Ahrntal
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AMONTI & LUNARIS Wellnessresort
Steinhaus in Tauferer Ahrntal
4.7 Excellent

Your NEW AMONTI & LUNARIS WELLNESSRESORT in the Aurina valley with 6.000m² spa area and large Sky Garden.

from 197 € per day