Your bike hotel in South Tyrol – arrive & head out!
The mountains are calling! Choose our hotel in Valles/Vals as your bike hotel in South Tyrol and experience the diversity of South Tyrol on two wheels. It’s quite simple: hop on your bike, ride off, enjoy. Thanks to e-bikes, bikers of all fitness levels can now conquer the unique Fundres/Pfunders mountains. Why should you choose our bike hotel in South Tyrol? Nutritious and delicious cuisine, cool ambience, and bi-weekly guided tours offered by the local tourism association in the warm seasons.
Bike & wine – a highlight of your bike hotel in South Tyrol
At 9:30 a.m., we will meet in front of our bike hotel in South Tyrol and... Continue reading
At 9:30 a.m., we will meet in front of our bike hotel in South Tyrol and drive together to Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach, where we will meet our bike guide, Robert. After a brief introduction to the use of e-bikes, we’re off: via Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach to Aica/Aicha to a bunker from the First World War, on to Sciaves/Schabs and then through the apple meadows over Raier Moos to Elvas and down towards the Novacella/Neustift Abbey in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal. Above the old bishop’s town Bressanone/Brixen, we will stop at a winery. In a wonderful panoramic location, we can enjoy a small wine tasting of Valle Isarco/Eisacktal wines – some which you will certainly find on the wine list of our wine hotel in South Tyrol. This is where our e-bike tour ends. We take the shuttle back to the bike hotel in South Tyrol, where you can spend a few relaxing hours in our wellness centre.
Number of participants: 4 to 8 people
Price: €79.00 per person
Bike rental: in Valles/Vals (e-mountain bikes) and in Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach (directly at the South Tyrolean Bicycle Path)
Tour suggestions for a phenomenal bike holiday in South Tyrol
For experts: Giogo d'Asta/Astjoch
From Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach near our bike hotel in South Tyrol, head to Vandoies/Vintl via Mantana/Montal and Elle/Ellen to Giogo d'Asta/Astjoch and over the Rodenecker Alm back to Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach. Riding time is approx. 4.5 to 5 hours. A total distance of 50 kilometres is covered. The altitude difference is 1,440 metres.
Level of difficulty: difficult
Combine a beautiful hiking tour with biking pleasure. On foot from Maranza/Meransen uphill to the Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg lower terminus, then further uphill to the Monte Cuzzo/Gitschberg and the Rifugio Gitsch/Gitschhütte hut, across the Ochsenboden, the way leads then downhill to the Rifugio Prantner Stadl/Pranter Stadlhütte hut. A stop here is very rewarding. Take the hired bikes and return to your hotel – our bike service collects the bikes from your doorstep. Duration: between 3 and 5 hours depending on the length of your breaks.
Level of difficulty: intermediate
Travel through time in South Tyrol
Experience time travel in South Tyrol on a 4-hour bike ride totalling 38 kilometres and an altitude difference of 900 metres. The day tour starts at the train station in Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach. In Aica/Aicha, the route leads through the forest to a bunker from the First World War. Ride through the wonderful apple orchards in Sciaves/Schabs and then carry on to Naz/Natz: across the Reiter Moss, Elvas, and Kranebitt. The trail leads then to Bressanone/Brixen. Here, bike through the historic old town, visit the Novacella/Neustift Abbey – the largest monastery in Tyrol – and enjoy a dip in the refreshing water of lake Varna/Vahrn afterwards. The view of the Fortezza/Franzensfeste fortress complements the tour programme.
Level of difficulty: easy
This tour is ideal for groups of children or seniors who don’t want to push themselves too hard. It begins with a leisurely train ride to Dobbiaco/Toblach. From here, the way leads you through Val Pusteria/Pustertal back to Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach and from there to the bike hotel in Valles/Vals in South Tyrol. The nice thing about it – the trail is always slightly downhill.
Level of difficulty: easy
Experience a fascinating mix of biking adventure and Alpine hut culture with three gondola passages, various stops, and plenty of time to enjoy. The tour leads from the bike hotel in South Tyrol to Maranza/Meransen and continues through the village to the Monte Cuzzo/Gitschberg cable car and then uphill to the Rifugio Gitsch/Gitschhütte hut. The Rifugio Zassler/Zasslerhütte hut, Moseralm, and Großberghütte hut are all located along the way and further to Stoanermandl, then via Rifugio Anratter/Anratter Hütte hut, Spinga/Spinges, and Sciaves/Schabs to Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach and from there back to Valles/Vals, your bike hotel in South Tyrol.
Level of difficulty: intermediate
About 20 kilometres long, with half of the route going downhill. It goes to the 2,118-meter-high Stoanermandl, with a riding time of approximately 2 hours. After 45 minutes, you get on the cable car Jochtal in Valles/Vals. It goes uphill and then further towards Stoanermandl. Once there, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Valle Isarco/Eisacktal, the Three Peaks, and the Sass de Putia/Peitlerkofel. After a pleasant break, descend to the Rifugio Anratter/Anratterhütte hut, where you can enjoy the culinary specialities of South Tyrol. Via Spinga/Spinges and through the forest, the ride leads back to Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach and from there back to your bike hotel in South Tyrol.
Level of difficulty: medium
Bici Alto Adige/Südtirol-Rad – tips from the bike hotel in South Tyrol
Cycling and public transport are free of charge thanks to the Almencard PLUS: From Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach via Bolzano/Bozen and Merano/Meran to Resia/Reschen, from Bressanone/Brixen past Vipiteno/Sterzing to Brennero/Brenner, from Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach via Brunico/Bruneck and Dobbiaco/Toblach to Lienz. 7,000 bicycles and 800 e-bikes are available at the 20 rental stations that have joined together to form Bici Alto Adige/Südtirol Rad. More than 50 prepared tours are waiting for you! Bad weather or out of energy? No problem: thanks to the drop-off service, you can simply return your bike to the station and take the train back to Rio di Pusteria/Mühlbach and from there to the bike hotel in South Tyrol.