Road bike holidays in South Tyrol
In South Tyrol, road bikers will feel like in paradise: The mild climate allows a relatively early start into the bike season in the environs of Bozen, Meran and Southern South Tyrol. As well, the popular mountain passes in the Dolomites and in Vinschgau entice road bikers on wonderful summer days.
The range of road bike tours is as varied as the landscape of South Tyrol. What remains the same in all cases is the perfect infrastructure for road bikers. In fact, the BikeHotels Südtirol offer hotels specialised for road bikers and the Bikemobil Card allows you to use all means of public transport in South Tyrol for free, whereby the use of a rental bike is included in the price for one day.
South Tyrol’s high Alpine passes are dream destinations for road bikers. The tours in the Dolomites are particularly popular. A highlight is Sellaronda, including four mountain passes of the Dolomites – UNESCO World Natural Heritage: Sella Pass, Gröden pass, Pordoi Pass and Campolongo Pass. Once a year, the road is closed for cars due to Sellaronda Bike Day, reserving it only for cyclists. Be it in the environs of Mt. Kronplatz or Three Peaks – there are many unique road bike routes with dreamlike panoramic views. As well, the popular track to Mendel Pass is free of cars once a year.
Each ambitious road biker should master once in his life, is Stilfserjoch in Vinschgau with 48 bends only on the South Tyrolean side. “Stilfserjoch Radtag” event in late summer allows cyclists to enjoy the magnificent mountain pass without any traffic. The valley of Martell and Ulten offer steep serpentines too.
Road bike tours for connoisseurs
The surroundings of Bozen and Meran as well as Southern South Tyrol are the perfect destination for road bikers, who also love tasting local products and enjoying the Mediterranean flair. In the middle of vineyards and fruit orchards, passing along picturesque villages such as Tramin or Terlan, along refreshing bathing lakes such as Lake Kaltern and romantic castles – these highlights characterise the three different wine routes along the South Tyrolean Wine Route. After physical activities, experience in nature and cultural discoveries you will also have the possibility to make a wine tasting in one of the many vineries.