In South Tyrol, rail and bike can be combined almost seamlessly - at many train stations bicycles may be rented out and can be returned at different rental points. We decided to test these connections by taking a relaxing tour through the Val Pusteria valley.
The roughness of the Dolomites and the sweetness of the green meadows, plenty of chances to relax and to be active - this and much more is what the summer in South Tyrol means. We have collected some highlights from this long expected season.
Days are longer, it has become warmer and you can even smell it - spring has arrived! Where else could you spend spring better than in South Tyrol? We have mingled with the crowds and asked people: “What does spring in South Tyrol mean to you?” As a result we gathered many ideas where and how to enjoy this beautiful season.
An entertaining and diverse cycling experience in the Val Pusteria valley: we cycle from Valdaora to Lake Braies where we enjoy the beauty of the eastern part of South Tyrol with its picturesque villages, high mountains, dense forests and maybe the most beautiful lake found in the Dolomites.
The Fanes-Senes round tour is a scenic but challenging mountain bike tour through the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park. The ascent, as well as the descent, requires some technical expertise. We start in San Vigilio di Marebbe and cycle via the Passo Limo mountain pass and Lake Limo up to the Rif. Sennes mountain hut (2,116 m a.s.l.), before finally cruising downhill, back to our starting point.
The combination of bike and train is an optimal way to discover South Tyrol. An excellent network of well-maintained bike trails that seamlessly connect to public transportation systems along with many bike rental stations, makes South Tyrol a paradise for cyclists. An example of this is a relaxing biking adventure through the Val Pusteria valley, more precisely from Valdaora to San Candido.
The Valle Aurina valley makes hearts leap for joy by mountain bikers. Whether pros or families - numerous cycle tours with different levels of difficulties are available. Idyllic places want to be discovered! Also the Klausberg hiking area can be perfectly experienced by mountain or e-bike, a fantastic destination at 2,500 m a.s.l. with a breathtaking view on the alpine world of the Valle Aurina valley.
Mt. Plan de Corones is the leisure mountain no. 1 in the Val Pusteria valley, and not only in winter! We accompany Michaela, Macke and Hans, who enjoy Mt. Plan de Corones with their mountain bikes as a real MTB paradise - with bike suitable cable cars, demanding cycle tracks and gorgeous downhill trails.
Cycling in the Val Pusteria is a particular experience, and is possible or along the paths in the valley - such as the Pusterbike cycle path - or on difficult mountain trails high above the valley basin. Moreover two important cycling events are taking place in the Val Pusteria: the Dolomiti Superbike and the Maratona dles Dolomites.