Vinschgau - Kalterer See

MTB pause bike holidays Südtirol

Mountain biking in South Tyrol (Vinschgau District – Tramin)
Mild climate, fantastic bike tours and culinary delicacies: South Tyrol has always been popular with bikers and that in any season.

New in the region:

  • MTB pilot project Vinschgau District: end-to-end network of tracks between Naturns and Latsch with classified and signposted tracks
  • New trails at the Nörderberg: 22 km alpine trail “Eule - Owl“: the new mountain railway to the Weiler Aschbach
Bike tours in sunny South Tyrol

Whether leisurely or sporty, bikers will find an attractive biking region between the Vinschgau District to the west and the Dolomites in the east. And the best thing is: 315 days of sunshine and a XL bike season from March until November provide bikers with plenty of time to discover the wide range of bike routes. Mild climate, great bike tours and culinary delights; South Tyrol has always been popular with bikers and that in every season.

Experienced bikers who are not scared of heights will feel especially at home in the Vinschgau District where tours in more than 1.000 metres of altitude are the norm and not the exception. A hot tip for all kinds of bikers is the Latsch Sonnenberg. Apart from the really narrow tracks, there are also great trails for less experienced bikers. In addition, there is also a cable car that provides transport for bikes.

Bike Events - Vinschgau - Kalterer See

mbh
  • Vinschgau - Kalterer See © Eisele-Hein

    Tour & Trail

    “Tour & Trail“ means more outdoor fun with experts during ”Mountain Bike Holidays“. Guided tours provide more adventure, more safety and more competence and are the forte of “Mountain Bike Holidays“.

    Bike tours in the region

    Route highlights:

    • Queen’s stage to the Roen
    • Natural phenomenon Ice Holes
    • Naturns Nörderberg
    • Göflan Marble Quarry
    • Bike Highline Merano (High Route from Merano to Latsch)
       

    Highlight in Naturns: Early Bird Ride
    Sunrise tour with the Ötzi Bike Academy

    Mountain railways & bike transport services

    Bike & Cable Car (Nörderberg)
    Bikers who prefer to give the ascent of up to 1.500 metres in altitude a miss best take the Aschbach cable car and float in comfort to the bike paradise Aschbach-Vigil Pass.

    Tariffs:

    Single journey € 7,00
    Single journey with the Guest Card € 6,00
    Children (aged 6 to 14) € 2,50
    Transport of bikes € 4,00

    Transport of bikes in the valley:
    The Tourist Association Naturns offers fixed shuttle services to various car parks (Kreuzbrünnl + Schartegg + Freiberge Säge).

    Bikeguiding

    You can find out all about bike guiding and guided tours directly at the two hotels Hotel Traminer Hof, das Paradies and Style & Sport Resort Lindenhof.
    The Ötzi Bike Academy in Naturns also provides professional services:

    • 16 guided biking activities / week (guided tours and biking technique courses)
    • Own technique training parcourse in Naturns
    • 2-day technique seminars
    • Enduro Days
    • Highlight weeks with pros
    • Test weeks with models from various brands
    • Private guiding, individual group supervision
    • Official FOCUS and BERGAMONT Test Centre

    SPECIAL TRAIL WEEK from 04 - 09 July 2016 
    » The programme can be found here

    Highlight: Early Bird Ride - Rauher Bühel 2016
    Sunrise tour with the Ötzi Bike Academy

    Saturday, 18 June 2016, Start 3:30 am (summer solstice tour)
    Saturday, 16 July 2016, Start 4:00 am
    Saturday, 06 August 2016, Start 4:15 am


    We start by bike shuttle which takes us to the Kreuzbrünnl forest car park approx.  1.500 m above sea level when it is still dark. From there, we take the forest path to the Naturns Alm (1.920 m) in the light of the full moon and we continue to the highest point of the tour, the “Rauhen Bühel“ – a woodless plateau in 2.000 m above sea level. After we have arrived, we will wait for an unforgettable sunrise; enjoy the calming tranquillity and the view across the mountain world of the Vinschgau District and the Merano Region to the Dolomites. Feel the warming rays of sunshine on your skin and experience how the peaks of the surrounding mountains radiate in the light of dawn.
    This is followed by quite a challenging downhill ride. It leads us across flowy trails down to the Monte San Vigilio and then to the Bärenbad Alm (1.700m). Here awaits a hearty South Tyrolean breakfast with fresh bread, jam, cheese and bacon. Refreshed and revitalised, we take beautiful, deserted forest trails leading us 1.500 m downhill into the Vinschgau District. Back at the hotel you can already tell about your summit experience at a time when others haven’t even started their day.

    Kilometres in total: 29 km
    Altitude metres:
    600 altitude metres uphill, 1.500 altitude metres downhill
    Technique level:S2

    Equipment: Bike, helmet and warm cycling wear (headlamp if possible)


    Price: € 50.00 incl. guiding, bike shuttle and breakfast
    Please note: limited amount of participants, max. 16 persons

    » More details

    Hire & service

    • Free of charge hire of hard tails and city bikes at the Hotel das Paradies
    • Hire of fullies and racing cycles for a fee at the Hotel das Paradies
    • Mountain bike, racing cycle and E-MTB hire at the Style Sport Resort Lindenhof
    • Bike hire at the Hotel Traminer Hof
    • Official FOCUS and BERGAMONT Test Centre at the Ötzi Bike Academy

    Events & Camps

    Whether you are well trained and take part yourself or you prefer to be a spectator along the route and cheer on your favourite, here you will find all details about MTB events in the region.

  • Freeride & Bikeparks Südtirol, Italien

    Freeride & Parks

    “Freeride & Parks“ is THE meeting point of the scene on ”Mountain Bike Holidays“. This is where freeriders, downhillers and dirt freaks get together.

    Trails

    NEW: 80 kilometres of trails and panorama tracks at the Nörderberg!

    • The bike El Dorado for beginners and clever trail scouts
    • Single trails with various levels of difficulties
    • Highlight: single trail of 1000 metres in altitude downhill with time controlling (from 3:00 pm)

    Enduro Days by Ötzi Bike Academy – trail biking without end!

    Are you looking for the perfect bike and trail weekend where you can enjoy beautiful trails away from the masses and experience a real mountain bike adventure together with a group of like-minded people? Then are the Enduro Days by the Ötzi Bike Academy just perfect for you. Professional guides, technique tips from pros, flowy trails and stunning views into the mountain world of the Vinschgau District and the Merano Region create the perfect offer for the ALL MOUNTAIN/ ENDURO BIKER.

    Date: 21 – 22  May 2016

    Costs: € 189.00 (incl. guiding, shuttle and mountain railways), without accommodation.

    Booking: Directly with the Ötzi Bike Academy by contacting info@oetzi-bike-academy.com
    Min. number of participants: 4 persons
    Max. number of participants: 8 persons

    The Ötzi Bike Academy is happy to answer any of your questions.
    Phone: +39 347 1300926 or info@oetzi-bike-academy.com

    About the programme: 
    The famous trails of the Vinschgau District, like the Holy Hansen, the Monte Sole Trail, the der Steinbruch Trail as well as the Ötzi Trail are firm part of the programme these days. However, the secret and hidden trails only known to the bike guides are also a must during this programme. Approx. 2.500 metres downhill and between 300 – 600 altitude metres uphill are managed per day. The guide matches the downhill runs to the ability of the group. 

    Requirements: Safe riding on trails of grade S1 and S2. There are also passages with level of difficulty S3. 

    Bike recommendation: All mountain bikes with min. 130 mm suspension travel at the front and the back, max. Enduro bike with 160 mm suspension travel. 

    Equipment: We do not recommend the use of clipless pedals unless you have extensive experiences, requirement to wear a helmet. We recommend knee and elbow pads, rucksack with drinking bottle, multi-tool, inner tube, maybe a derailleur hanger and muesli bar.

    Mountain railways & bike transport services

    Bike & Cable Car (Nörderberg)
    Bikers who prefer to give the ascent of up to 1.500 metres in altitude a miss best take the Aschbach cable car and float in comfort to the bike paradise Aschbach-Vigil Pass.

    Tariffs:

    Single journey € 7,00
    Single journey with the Guest Card € 6,00
    Children (aged 6 to 14) € 2,50
    Transport of bikes € 4,00

    Transport of bikes in the valley:
    The Tourist Association Naturns offers fixed shuttle services to various car parks (Kreuzbrünnl + Schartegg + Freiberge Säge).

    Bikeguiding

    You can find out all about bike guiding and guided tours directly at the two hotels Hotel Traminer Hof, das Paradies and Style & Sport Resort Lindenhof.
    The Ötzi Bike Academy in Naturns also provides professional services:

    • 16 guided biking activities / week (guided tours and biking technique courses)
    • Own technique training parcourse in Naturns
    • 2-day technique seminars
    • Enduro Days
    • Highlight weeks with pros
    • Test weeks with models from various brands
    • Private guiding, individual group supervision
    • Official FOCUS and BERGAMONT Test Centre

    SPECIAL TRAIL WEEK from 04 - 09 July 2016 
    » The programme can be found here

    Highlight: Early Bird Ride - Rauher Bühel 2016
    Sunrise tour with the Ötzi Bike Academy

    Saturday, 18 June 2016, Start 3:30 am (summer solstice tour)
    Saturday, 16 July 2016, Start 4:00 am
    Saturday, 06 August 2016, Start 4:15 am


    We start by bike shuttle which takes us to the Kreuzbrünnl forest car park approx.  1.500 m above sea level when it is still dark. From there, we take the forest path to the Naturns Alm (1.920 m) in the light of the full moon and we continue to the highest point of the tour, the “Rauhen Bühel“ – a woodless plateau in 2.000 m above sea level. After we have arrived, we will wait for an unforgettable sunrise; enjoy the calming tranquillity and the view across the mountain world of the Vinschgau District and the Merano Region to the Dolomites. Feel the warming rays of sunshine on your skin and experience how the peaks of the surrounding mountains radiate in the light of dawn.
    This is followed by quite a challenging downhill ride. It leads us across flowy trails down to the Monte San Vigilio and then to the Bärenbad Alm (1.700m). Here awaits a hearty South Tyrolean breakfast with fresh bread, jam, cheese and bacon. Refreshed and revitalised, we take beautiful, deserted forest trails leading us 1.500 m downhill into the Vinschgau District. Back at the hotel you can already tell about your summit experience at a time when others haven’t even started their day.

    Kilometres in total: 29 km
    Altitude metres:
    600 altitude metres uphill, 1.500 altitude metres downhill
    Technique level:S2

    Equipment: Bike, helmet and warm cycling wear (headlamp if possible)


    Price: € 50.00 incl. guiding, bike shuttle and breakfast
    Please note: limited amount of participants, max. 16 persons

    » More details

    Events & Camps

    Whether you are well trained and take part yourself or you prefer to be a spectator along the route and cheer on your favourite, here you will find all details about MTB events in the region.

  • Easy & eBike Südtirol

    Easy & e-MTB

    Panoramas instead of metres in altitude, nature’s delight instead of aching muscles, Brettljause (lunch with cold meats, sausages, cheese) instead of energy drinks; “Easy & E-Bike“ is the ”Mountain Bike Holidays“ offer for MTB-beginners, leisure bikers, E-bikers and the entire family.

    Easy bike tours in the region

    Route highlights:

    • Tour to the two Montiggl lakes (579 metres in altitude)
    • Schwarzplatz Tour (320 metres in altitude)
    • Gsinboden-Tabland Tour (450 metres in altitude)
    • Vigil Pass Tour light (450 metres in altitude)
    • Via Claudia Augusta

    e-MTB

    Biking between mountains and lakes – fortresses and castles – on discovery tour by E-mountain bike in South Tyrol.

    Do you want pure nature, stunning viewpoints, quaint alpine huts, tranquil mountain lakes and all that without many kilometres of training? Then we can offer you the best programme for the 2016 season! 

    E-mountain bike tours in the Merano Region and the Vinschgau District. The official FOCUS Test Centre offers you the opportunity to test-ride the latest models and to experience the advantages of the new bikes. On guided tours, the guides of the Ötzi Bike Academy show you the most beautiful sites in the region. They also explain the best way to handle and ride an E-mountain bike – for a safe experience!

    Highlight Weeks
    E-mountain bike test week sponsored by FOCUS 
    (21. - 25.03., 11.04. - 15.04. and 06.06. - 10.06.2016)

    • 3-hour E-mountain bike technique course for getting to know and safely riding the bike
    • 2 guided tours to the most beautiful sites and alpine pastures in the Merano Region and the Vinschgau District
    • Various test bikes (E-mountain bikes) by FOCUS and Bergamont are available to the participants during the 3 days

    Programme:

    Monday: 3-hour technique course with tips for adjustments and instructions for safely riding on gravel and off-road.

    Wednesday and Friday: Guided E-mountain bike tour, according to season, to the region’s most beautiful sites.

    Price: € 150.00 for the week‘s package at one of our partner companies, plus accommodation (E-mountain bike for the 3 days included) 
    Discounted hire rates for E-bikes for the remaining days of the week! (€ 20.00)

    Mountain railways & bike transport services

    Bike & Cable Car (Nörderberg)
    Bikers who prefer to give the ascent of up to 1.500 metres in altitude a miss best take the Aschbach cable car and float in comfort to the bike paradise Aschbach-Vigil Pass.

    Tariffs:

    Single journey € 7,00
    Single journey with the Guest Card € 6,00
    Children (aged 6 to 14) € 2,50
    Transport of bikes € 4,00

    Transport of bikes in the valley:
    The Tourist Association Naturns offers fixed shuttle services to various car parks (Kreuzbrünnl + Schartegg + Freiberge Säge).

    Bikeguiding

    You can find out all about bike guiding and guided tours directly at the two hotels Hotel Traminer Hof, das Paradies and Style & Sport Resort Lindenhof.
    The Ötzi Bike Academy in Naturns also provides professional services:

    • 16 guided biking activities / week (guided tours and biking technique courses)
    • Own technique training parcourse in Naturns
    • 2-day technique seminars
    • Enduro Days
    • Highlight weeks with pros
    • Test weeks with models from various brands
    • Private guiding, individual group supervision
    • Official FOCUS and BERGAMONT Test Centre

    SPECIAL TRAIL WEEK from 04 - 09 July 2016 
    » The programme can be found here

    Highlight: Early Bird Ride - Rauher Bühel 2016
    Sunrise tour with the Ötzi Bike Academy

    Saturday, 18 June 2016, Start 3:30 am (summer solstice tour)
    Saturday, 16 July 2016, Start 4:00 am
    Saturday, 06 August 2016, Start 4:15 am


    We start by bike shuttle which takes us to the Kreuzbrünnl forest car park approx.  1.500 m above sea level when it is still dark. From there, we take the forest path to the Naturns Alm (1.920 m) in the light of the full moon and we continue to the highest point of the tour, the “Rauhen Bühel“ – a woodless plateau in 2.000 m above sea level. After we have arrived, we will wait for an unforgettable sunrise; enjoy the calming tranquillity and the view across the mountain world of the Vinschgau District and the Merano Region to the Dolomites. Feel the warming rays of sunshine on your skin and experience how the peaks of the surrounding mountains radiate in the light of dawn.
    This is followed by quite a challenging downhill ride. It leads us across flowy trails down to the Monte San Vigilio and then to the Bärenbad Alm (1.700m). Here awaits a hearty South Tyrolean breakfast with fresh bread, jam, cheese and bacon. Refreshed and revitalised, we take beautiful, deserted forest trails leading us 1.500 m downhill into the Vinschgau District. Back at the hotel you can already tell about your summit experience at a time when others haven’t even started their day.

    Kilometres in total: 29 km
    Altitude metres:
    600 altitude metres uphill, 1.500 altitude metres downhill
    Technique level:S2

    Equipment: Bike, helmet and warm cycling wear (headlamp if possible)


    Price: € 50.00 incl. guiding, bike shuttle and breakfast
    Please note: limited amount of participants, max. 16 persons

    » More details

    Bike & Family

    Family tip: Vinschgau valley cycling track 
    A bus takes families to the Reschenpass twice a week. From there, they take the way back to Naturns by bike. The 65 kilometres long route is mainly downhill!

    Bikes with children’s trailers are available for hire from the Ötzi Bike Shop.

    Family tip: Tramin - Kalterer See
    The Etschtal Valley Cycling Trailfrom Reschen to Lake Garda along the River Etsch is ideal for family biking tours. Starting in Tramin, the route leads approx. 100 kilometres in both directions.

    There is also the cycling trail from Tramin to Neumarkt, the connection to the Etsch Cycling Path.

    Bicycle trailers for children can be hired from Roberto Mich in Neumarkt (4 km from Tramin).