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Quellenhof Luxury Resort Passeier
Sport & wellness resort | St. Martin in Passeiertal
from 67 €
Ruster Resort
Place for relaxing | Algund in Meran and environs
from 110 €
Hotel & Spa Falkensteinerhof
Wellness hotel | Vals in Eisacktal
from 70 €
Alpwellhotel Burggräfler
Wellness hotel | Tisens near Meran
from 135,50 €
Hotel Vilpianerhof
Active hotel | Terlan in Southern South Tyrol
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from 144 €
Hotel Sand
Hiking - biking hotel | Kastelbell-Tschars
from 96 €
Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Sonnenparadies
Wellness hotel | Terenten at Mt. Kronplatz
from 190 €
WINKLER Sport & Spa Resort
Design hotel | St. Lorenzen at Mt. Kronplatz
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from 289 €
Wellness Refugium Alpin Royal
Charm & warmth | St. Johann in Tauferer Ahrntal
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from 110 €
Hotel Fameli
Family & spa resort | Olang at Mt. Kronplatz
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from 65 €
Landhaus Fux
Residence | Schlanders in the Vinschgau

Alpine passes for road bikers

South Tyrol offers many road bike tours with Alpine passes also beyond the famous Dolomites-. In the south, for instance, there are Mendel and Gampen pass, Stilfserjoch pass in the west and Timmelsjoch in the north. We recommend to start the tours early in the morning as there is less traffic.

Whereas tours to Mendel pass and Gampen pass are perfect to made also in spring and in autumn, the high-alpine passes Stilfserjoch, Timmelsjoch and Penser Joch are closed in winter. This period normally lasts from the middle of May until the end of October. Moreover, Jaufen pass is closed during the night from 6 pm until 8 am.

Road bike classics

  • The classic tour to Stilfserjoch pass (2,758 m) goes from Prad to the legendary top in 48 turns. The way back goes via Umbrail pass (2,503 m) in Switzerland. From there, the tour continues to Santa Maria and Münster. Afterwards, road bikers cross the border between Italy and Switzerland and return to Prad via Taufers im Münstertal and Glurns. The second variant has almost 63 km and more than 1,900 m of difference in altitude.
  • A highlight for road bikers is the following tour with 1,900 m of height difference and almost 89 km: Road bikers start in Bozen and reach Mendel pass (1,363 m), cycling along Frangart, Girlan and St. Michael/Eppan. Arrived at the top of the pass, you can enjoy a fantastic view of Lake Kaltern and the Dolomites. Cycling along Penegal, the next destination is Fondo in Nonstal Valley before arriving at Gampen pass (1,512 m). Afterwards, the tour goes back to Bozen via Lana, Burgstall and Gargazon.

Ultimate challenges for road bike cracks

  • Our 73 km long tour to Timmelsjoch Pass (2,474 m) starts in St. Leonhard in Passeier. Road bikers reach one of the most difficult passes in the Alps via Moos in Passeier. Arrived there, you can visit the Pass Museum and go back to Moos. From Moos, you can cycle back to St. Leonhard on a variant via Pfelders and Platt. This tour includes 2,650 m of difference in altitude.
  • This tour with 150 km and more than 3,650 m of altitude difference is only reserved for those who are extremely persevering: The route goes from Meran to St. Leonhard in Passeier to Jaufen Pass (2,094 m). The descent continues almost until Sterzing. From there, the track leads to Penser Joch Pass (2,211 m) via Egg, to Sarntal Valley, Bozen and back to Meran.

Our special tip

The Stelvio Bike Day allows road bikers to enjoy the famous pass road completely without cars and motorcycles from Trafoi to Santa Maria in Switzerland. Other car-free bike day are offered once a year on Mendel pass and on Penser Joch pass. During the Ötztal Bike Marathon, Timmelsjoch pass and Jaufen pass are closed to motorised vehicles too. However, participating requires not only a good stamina but also luck: Each year, there are 15,000 persons who would like to participate and only 4,000 of them are chosen by drawing.

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Timmelsjoch Pass
Timmelsjoch Pass

Road bike tour at Timmelsjoch Pass in South Tyrol

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Stilfserjoch Pass
Stilfserjoch Pass

Road bike tour at Stilfserjoch Pass in South Tyrol

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Stilfserjoch Pass
Stilfserjoch Pass

Road bike tour at Stilfserjoch Pass in South Tyrol

IDM Südtirol-Alto Adige/Harald Wisthaler
Roadbiking in South Tyrol
Roadbiking in South Tyrol

The winding pass roads are an eldorado for passionate road cyclists.

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Alpengasthof Tibethütte
Alpengasthof Tibethütte

The Alpengasthof Tibethütte at Stilfserjoch Pass offers a panoramic restaurant and unique guest rooms.

Ferienregion Ortlergebiet - Harald Wisthaler
Pass Museum Timmelsjoch
Pass Museum Timmelsjoch

The new Pass Museum at Timmelsjoch pass reflects the cross-border nature of Timmelsjoch Experience. Inside the museum, visitors will learn more about the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road.

Tourismusvereien Passeiertal - Benjamin Pfitscher
Stifserjoch Pass
Stifserjoch Pass

48 narrow bends take you up to the highest mountain pass of South Tyrol

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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
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
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
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
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