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    Experience South Tyrol - it's unforgettable!

    Don't miss the diverse range of experiences of South Tyrol! Enjoy sporting activities, discover the rich culture and visit diverse events in Alpine and Mediterranean locations. Whether young or old, everyone will find something suitable. To help you decide, we present our suggestions for an unforgettable holiday in South Tyrol. Experience the diversity!

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    Cycling
    Kaltern Bike MTB-Tour: Steintal large
    Kaltern an der Weinstraße/Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    It's hard to believe that the Mitterberg / Monte di Mezzo – this oblong, heavily forested mountain situated between the Etsch / Adige Valley and lake Caldaro – is crisscrossed by more than 600 km of trails, but it's true! The network of bike trails here is so complicated that you'll have to take care to maintain your bearings. The expansive Stein Valley is actually only a shallow depression near the highest point of the Mitterberg – which has an altitude of about 650 meters, and at the summit of which there is a large antenna station. You begin the ascent by first cycling downhill from Kaltern / Caldaro on the bicycle path towards Lake Caldaro, but after a few meters, you'll have to take a sharp left turn into a forest trail which is asphalted at the bottom. At the beginning, there is an only slight uphill grade. But starting at the Montiggl Plateau, it becomes much steeper. When you've gotten a little farther, a gravel trail starts. This gravel trail is only slightly uphill, and will take you to the entrance to the expansive Stein Valley. The route through the Stein Valley is virtually level, so you'll encounter nothing requiring any significant technical skill. The big, moss-covered boulders in the forest will catch your eye; they are found on both sides of the forest trail, and give the valley its name. Once you've gotten to the other side of the Stein Valley, you'll have two options to pedal downhill: The following description applies to the easy asphalt trail (which is nonetheless off limits for motor vehicles). Once you've descended, you can pedal along the level road to the west of the Montiggl Lakes towards Eppan. From there, you should take the bicycle trail along the former railroad line and bike back to Kaltern. In the summertime, the Montiggl Lakes are a popular destination for outdoor swimming, and you can enjoy a slice of delicious, home-made pie and cake in any one of the beach cafes. But please note the large number of pedestrians and hikers you'll encounter along the way to the lakes when the weather is nice. All in all, the Stein Valley is an easy mountainbike tour and, because it will take you mostly through shadowy forest, is to be preferred on hot days.

    Variants: This tour can also be combined with the "Girlan / Cornaiano" tour.

    Mustn't be missed: The Montiggl Lakes.

    Difficulty: medium
    389 altitude up
    18.0 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    390 Eisacktal Valley-Dolomites region Seiser Alm link trail
    Völs am Schlern/Fiè allo Sciliar, Dolomites Region Seiser Alm

    The „Eisacktal Valley-Dolomites region Seiser Alm link trail“ connects the valley cycle path with the Seiser Alm/Val Gardena biking region and its villages Kastelruth, Seis am Schlern, Völs am Schlern, Tiers am Rosengarten and Seiser Alm.

    Difficulty: easy
    689 altitude up
    19.9 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Laion - Restaurant Stern
    Lajen/Laion
    Start in Laion - Restaurant zur Sonne down to the right and at the crossroads keep left along the road. Pass the Tantscherhof on the left and follow the trail to the intersection of the main road Chiusa- Pontives. After crossing the main road, continue along the forest road in the direction of Restaurant Stern.
    Difficulty: easy
    17 altitude up
    3.8 Km distance
    Cycling
    Kaltern Bike MTB-Tour: "Penegal"
    Kaltern an der Weinstraße/Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    On the western side of the Etsch / Adige Valley, the glaciers from the last Ice Age left an almost vertical cliff up to 600 meters in height demarcated in the north by the Gantkofel / Monte Macaion and in the south by the Monte Roen. In the middle, there's the Penegal, with its transmission station visible from afar. The only suitable trail for cyclists from Kaltern / Caldaro to this summit takes about an hour, and is via the Mendel Pass Road. This route displays an average grade of only six to eight percent, thus allowing cyclists to adopt a nice, regular rhythm. However, if you want, you have the choice of instead taking the convenient Mendel / Mendola funicular. Once you've gotten to the pass, you'll still have to overcome the narrow, low-traffic road up to the summit – that'll take about half an hour. But then you're in for a handsome reward: A terrific panorama of Lake Caldaro and the entire "South of South Tyrol!" Now comes the challenging descent to Bait del Prinz. Some stretches of Trail No. 500 are bumpy, rocky, with roots growing across it; the trail leads mostly downhill, but there are also several short, exciting ascents. Once you've reached the Prinz Hut, you'll turn into a gravel trail veering downhill to the left and taking you to the Regole di Malosco – an alpine hut with a bill of fare boasting a variety of delicious Trentino specialties. Then proceed uphill for a bit along the gravel trail and then downhill to the Hotel Paradiso. From there, you should then take the road uphill to the Mendel Pass. After a short descent to the road, you'll turn into the New Mendel Ascent which has been especially established for cyclists. This trail is a relatively broad gravel forest path suitable for cyclists of all levels. It includes a couple of winding segments that will take you to the Boos Forest Road. At the bottom of the Forest Road, you can take the Hohl Trail (which has now been widened somewhat) which will lead you downhill to the edge of Kaltern / Caldaro – another highlight for bikers wishing to test their technical mettle. At this point, you can decide if you want to take the very beautiful trails and gravel paths of the detour via the Kaltern sports grounds and the Kardatsch Hiking Trail, all the way down to Lake Caldaro. From here, you will still have to manage another 180 meters of altitude differential back to the starting-point, but this descent is still quite rewarding. The trails down to the lake have a perfect "flow" and are not difficult to manage. All in all, the tour to the summit of the mighty Penegal represents a real highlight for cyclists with a good level of fitness, and boasts a heavenly panorama. The comfortable flow trail does not require a high technical level.

     

    Variants: The tour can be combined with the Malga Romeno tour.

    Mustn't be missed: The transmission station on the Penegal, the "Regole di Malosco" alpine hut, the fabulous panorama of Kaltern and Lake Caldaro, the "Unterland" district of South Tyrol, the Dolomites, and the mountains of the Non Valley.

     

    Difficulty: difficult
    1906 altitude up
    55.6 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Trodena-Connection Cycle Route Adige
    Neumarkt/Egna, Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    Starting in the centre of Trodena on an asphalted street we drive down to Fontanefredde (1005m). Then we drive past the farm "Pausa" until we reach Montagna (672m). The track leads past Castelfeder (377m), between Ora and Egna we reach the connection to the Adige Cycle Route.

     

     

    Difficulty: easy
    56 altitude up
    20.3 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Trudner Horn Nature Park: Circular Mountain Bike Route
    Truden/Trodena, Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    The tour starts in the centre of Trodena/Truden and goes along the European long distance path E5 to the col "Ziss-Sattel" (1,448 m). Continuing uphill to the Alpine cabin "Hornalm"  (1,710 m) where you can enjoy an awesome view of the mountain chain "Lagoraikette", the Pale di San Martino and the moutains "Weißhorn" and "Schwarzhorn". From here we go donwhill again towards the Ziss-Sattel and to the Alpine cabin "Krabes Alm" . The return leads to a biotope, via side roads to Solaiolo and along the old railway line via San Lugano and Fontanefredde/Kaltenbrunn back to Trodena.

    Possible refreshment stops: Horn Alm and Krabes Alm Alpine farms, Hotel Restaurant Schönwies and Hotel Restaurant Trudnerhof at Trodena

    Difficulty: easy
    928 altitude up
    24.2 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Circumnavigation of Anterivo
    Altrei/Anterivo, Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    The easy itinerary starts in the centre of Anterivo. First, it goes downhill following the village road to the sawmill. A slight incline brings us near the Passo Cisa and continues until it reaches the Masi Pausa and the Malghette. A pleasant descent followed by a short climb to the Ebner Rast concludes the itinerary to the starting Point in the centre of Anterivo.

    Possible restaurant stops: Le Malghette

     

    Difficulty: easy
    455 altitude up
    13.9 Km distance
    Cycling
    Kaltern Bike Tour: Wine route Middle from Caldaro
    Kaltern an der Weinstraße/Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    With a length of about 23 km, this is the shortest of the three wine village tours. It will take you through some of the best-known and most-scenic historic wine villages along the South Tyrolean Wine Route, including Girlan / Cornaiano, Eppan / Appiano, and Kaltern / Caldaro – renowned for their Pinot Blanc and the local Lake Caldaro wine.

    This roundtrip tour begins in Kaltern, at the square in front of the large winery cooperatives (Kellerei Kaltern and Erste + Neue). From here, the route stretches through a patch of forest to the two Montiggl lakes. It continues to Girlan / Cornaiano, an historic wine village with underground wine cellars actually occupying more area than the village itself. The following segments include St. Pauls / San Paolo as well as St. Michael /San Michele – the actual center of Eppan, renowned for its fortress. You might consider taking a side-trip to the mountain fortress of Hocheppan (managed), which dates back to the 12th century. From there, you can admire a fabulous view of the Etsch / Adige Valley and the Dolomites. The wine route will now take you back to Kaltern by the Lake – which enjoys a great reputation not only for the Lake Caldaro wine named after it. Once you've completed the tour, we recommend going to the market square and visiting the "Punkt" wine house – which has been modernized in appearance – or the South Tyrolean Wine Museum.

    General information about these three wine village tours:

    Cycling along the South Tyrolean Wine Route is always a unique experience. Mild temperatures and approx. 300 days of sunshine per year make this, the oldest Wine Route of Italy, an ideal place for active vacationers and pleasure-seekers wishing to explore the vicinity by bike. The three pleasure cycling routes of the low-traffic South Tyrolean Wine Route offer plenty of options to experience the vineyards, visit the wine cellars, and explore the castles. The three wine routes (North, Middle, and South) display almost no significant inclines – and they can be cycled throughout the year, both individually and in combination.

    Complete service

    1. We pay attention to your safety: First water to quench your thirst, and then wine for enjoyment.
    2. When you come to us, you can rest assured that your bicycle is in good hands: Reliable onsite parking is guaranteed.
    3. We care about your comfort: Upon request, we will deliver your purchases from some of our member wineries to your hotel (surcharge).
    Difficulty: easy
    565 altitude up
    23.3 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    258 Eisacktal I link trail
    Völs am Schlern/Fiè allo Sciliar, Dolomites Region Seiser Alm

    This tour, the Valle Isarco route I, links the biking region of the Seiser Alm/Val Gardena with the bottom of the Eisacktal Valley, where a number of tours lead in the direction of Brixen and Bozen. These well-maintained bike paths guarantee great routes for mountain bikers and road cyclists alike.

    Difficulty: easy
    467 altitude up
    4.9 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Circuit Klobenstein - Lengmoos
    Ritten/Renon, Bolzano/Bozen and environs
    A mtb route runs as a ring route between the railstation Klobenstein to Lengmoos and from there to the Ritten Arena or the nearby starting point of the tour.
    Difficulty: easy
    68 altitude up
    2.4 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Trodena-Anterivo-Trodena
    Truden/Trodena, Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    The classic itinerary of the region starts in Trodena. It leads downhill to the old sawmill and goes along a forest road with a pleasant incline through the "Kaltwassertal" up to the col Passo Cisa (1448m). We keep walking on this altitude and follow the way towards the Malghette, the highest point of the tour. In an easy descent, we reach Anterivo and San Lugano. We follow the old railroad track to Fontanefredde. The last gradient brings us back to Trodena.

    Advice: This tour can also be started from the town hall square in Anterivo

    Possible restaurant stops: Le Malghette - Krabes Alm, Hotel Restaurant Schönwies andHotel Restaurant Trudnerhof at Truden

     

    Difficulty: easy
    759 altitude up
    23.6 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    291 Völser Aicha - Tiers link trail
    Völs am Schlern/Fiè allo Sciliar, Dolomites Region Seiser Alm

    This route runs along the main road for the most part and links Völser Aicha with Tiers am Rosengarten, where the Wuhnleger loop-route with its numerous beauty spots begins: The wild, romantic Tschamin Valley and the Wuhnleger Weiher lake are absolute must-sees in the Dolomites region Seiser Alm.

    Difficulty: easy
    301 altitude up
    7.9 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Giro di Naturno
    Naturns/Naturno, Meran/Merano and environs

    Circuito di Naturno (Naturno – Plon – Kreuzbrünnl lungo la Bike Highline Meran/o fino a Ötzi trail – Platzgumm – Ötzi Flow Trai - Naturno)

    Difficulty: easy
    1250 altitude up
    23.9 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    288 Eisacktal Valley II link trail
    Kastelruth/Castelrotto, Dolomites Region Seiser Alm

    The Eisacktal Valley II link trail connects the valley basin and the Bozen – Brixen cycle path with the Seiser Alm/Val Gardena biking region and its 600 kilometres of trails. The link route ties in with the St. Oswald loop route back to Seis am Schlern or Kastelruth.

    Difficulty: easy
    176 altitude up
    1.8 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Trodena-Lago di Stramentizzo-Trodena
    Truden/Trodena, Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    Starting in the centre of Trodena we follow the main road until we reach Fontanefredde and San Lugano, passing the old railroad. After a nice climb-down we arrive at Molina. With a panoramic view over the lake "Lago di Stramentizzo" we go uphill until Guggal, Anterivo and to the Passo Cisa (1448m). The tour continues with an uphill to the highest Point, the Malga Monte Corno. Then we follow the European long distance path E5 until we reach Trodena.

    Possible restaurant stops: Malga Monte Corno, Hotel Restaurant Schönwies and Hotel Retaurant Trudnerhof at Trodena

     

    Difficulty: easy
    1155 altitude up
    31.5 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Fontana Trail
    Kastelbell-Tschars/Castelbello-Ciardes, Vinschgau/Val Venosta
    The Fontana Trail starts just below the Schartegg parking lot. The first section is a wooded trail and isn't technically demanding (S1), following the same route as the Wolf Trail. However, as from the Wolf Trail/Fountain Trail intersection the path becomes more challenging (S2). Closer to the valley the trail gradually increases in difficulty (S3). The trail has various points of access.
    Difficulty: easy
    0 altitude up
    5.0 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Altavia di Appiano & Forcolana
    Eppan an der Weinstaße/Appiano sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road
    Intensive Mountainbike-Tour auf dem Eppaner Höhenweg. Erfahrene Biker kommen dank fantastischer Aussicht, aber auch spannender Trails voll auf ihre Kosten.
    Difficulty: easy
    736 altitude up
    15.7 Km distance
    Cycling
    Kaltern Bike Tour: Termeno and Egna
    Kaltern an der Weinstraße/Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    This bicycle tour – connecting two of Kaltern's prettiest neighboring communities – offers a cornucopia of cultural impressions. This tour will first take you past Lake Caldaro to Tramin / Termeno, the home of the Gewürztraminer variety of grape. This charming wine village with its crooked lanes, historic buildings, and authentic wine cellars is nestled on the side of the Etsch / Adige Valley. The village square rises approx. 50 meters above the river flowing just three kilometers to the west, towards the Po Valley. Visitors to Tramin who want to get more than just a superficial impression of the regional culture should consider going to the Hoamet Museum at the village square, where they can embark on a mental journey backwards in time. In any event, you're sure to become a lot more familiar with South Tyrolean history in the course of this tour. Below on the Etsch River, you'll find Neumarkt / Egna, one of the most-beautiful places in South Tyrol and rich in history.

    During the Renaissance Era, the market experienced an economic boom as draymen transporting their goods along the heavily-trafficked Brenner trade route needed a relay station for their horses every 30 km or so. After more and more goods were shifted to the increasingly important railroad, the village diminished in importance. Away from the rail line between the provincial capitals of Bozen / Bolzano and Trento, this commercial center no longer served that purpose. The village became impoverished, young people emigrated, and renovations slowed. But the alleged poverty of Neumarkt was simultaneously its selling point. In the 1980s, a cultural curator recognized the value of the place, with its neglected but unchanged and historically valuable center, and suggested that the center be completely restored in its original style. The restoration work was arduous and time-consuming – but done with care and attention to detail. Consequently, today's Neumarkt with its handsome houses and historic arcades is a true jewel. In some of the inner courtyards, you may still stumble upon original Renaissance frescos. All these aspects make Neumarkt an especially worthwhile destination in the beautiful "South of South Tyrol." The easy bike tour from Kaltern / Caldaro to Neumarkt will take you through the fruit orchards of the "Unterland" district of South Tyrol to the no-traffic zone of central Neumarkt. You can escape the hectic activity of the modern era and immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere, with its charming old manors, charming lanes, and ancient monuments. There is an abundance of cute little boutiques and shops, and when it comes to dining, you can choose from many different little restaurants. We recommend that you stop by the little Andreas Hofer Museum or in the Museum for Everyday Culture. Andreas Hofer was a hero of Tyrolean history; after he was sentenced to death, he was transported to Mantua and, in doing so, spent a night in Neumarkt. He was kept in a house basement and, according to the story, told his guards: "Keep a good eye on me! Because if I run away, you'll be executed in my place." With a backpack full of pleasant memories and impressions, you can now continue your journey on the Etsch Bicycle Route towards Auer / Ora and finally undertake the 180 meters of altitude differential back to Kaltern – it'll get your heart pumping and so help you develop a little appetite for dinner in one of Kaltern's many nice restaurants.

    Variants: This tour can be combined with, e.g., the "Mitterberg / Monte di Mezzo" tour.

    Mustn't be missed: Tramin / Termeno with the Hoamet Museum. Neumarkt / Egna with its historic center and the Andreas Hofer Museum and the Museum for Everyday Culture in Neumarkt.

    Difficulty: easy
    332 altitude up
    32.4 Km distance
    Cycling
    Kaltern Bike Tour: Entiklar
    Kaltern an der Weinstraße/Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    This tour will take you through picturesque South Tyrolean vineyards all the way to Entiklar and is one of the most-challenging of the novice tours around Kaltern. You'll have to contend with more than 700 meters of altitude differential. But on the other hand, it does not require a high level of technical cycling skills – that's because the trail is almost entirely over asphalt paths. Especially in the springtime, when the fruit trees blossom beneath the snow-capped mountains of the Dolomites, this tour boasts a great deal of scenic beauty. From Kaltern, you'll first cycle up the low-traffic road uphill to Altenburg – just to get your blood flowing at the beginning. Then you'll glide over the small, level plateau until you come to a steep asphalt path downhill to Söll / Sella and further downhill to Tramin / Termeno. If that's enough for you, you can also cycle down into the fruit orchards on the floor of the Etsch / Adige Valley and glide back to Lake Caldaro. But we recommend that you continue along the defined route – that's because the especially appealing segment will take you through hilly terrain and through the fruit orchards and vineyards to Kurtatsch / Cortaccia and finally to the small village of Entiklar high above the Etsch / Adige Valley. On the valley floor, you'll find the little town of Margreid / Magrè. You've now already completed the difficult part of the tour – the return trip is over level side roads and through fruit orchards back to Tramin and from there to nearby Lake Caldaro. Once you've arrived there, you might want to stop for refreshments at one of the many dining establishments there – or maybe go for a dip in the lake. Afterwards, you can attack the remaining 180 meters of altitude differential on the way back to Kaltern.

    Variants: At the roundabout, you can take a right turn and go on a side-trip to Neumarkt / Egna.

    Mustn't be missed: The St. Vigilius Church in Kurtatsch / Cortaccia, the numerous fruit orchards and vineyards along the route, and the charming little village of Entiklar / Niclara.

     

    Difficulty: easy
    753 altitude up
    36.8 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    292 Völs am Schlern - Seis am Schlern link trail
    Kastelruth/Castelrotto, Dolomites Region Seiser Alm

    This route links Völs am Schlern with Seis am Schlern and leads through variety-packed meadow and forest land at the foot of the Schlern, along well-surfaced bike paths through the Völs hamlets of St. Anton and St. Konstantin, past the idyllic St. Konstantin chapel and the St. Vigil golf course to Seis am Schlern.

    Difficulty: easy
    246 altitude up
    7.4 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Tour to Alp Schlinig
    Mals/Malles, Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    Do not fall in love with the high valley of Schlinig - former stopping place of smugglers on the way to Switzerland.

    Difficulty: easy
    867 altitude up
    23.2 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    S.Pietro - Pontives
    Lajen/Laion
    Start is in San Pietro at the church. Follow the road to the next fork, turn left and at the next intersection keep right in the direction of Rabanser Hof. From here turn right and follow the forest road until you reach the "Plankl Höfe". From there on the asphalted road in the direction of the Pontives craft zone.
    Difficulty: easy
    95 altitude up
    3.8 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    MTB Area in Anterselva di Sotto / Antholz Niedertal
    Rasen-Antholz/Rasun Anterselva, Dolomites Region Kronplatz/Plan de Corones

    "Are you searching a change to cycling? The true bike adventure begins by mountain biking in the Anterselva Valley! "

    Both children and adults will enjoy the new MTB area behind the fish pond in Anterselva di Sotto. 3 downhill tracks with different degrees of difficulty and a pumptrack for children awaits you.

    Difficulty: easy
    48 altitude up
    1.5 Km distance
    Cycling
    Kaltern Bike MTB-Tour: Girlan
    Kaltern an der Weinstraße/Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    The tour to Girlan / Cornaiano is a relatively short and easy mountainbike tour for novices and bikers with less stamina. Yet it still has a lot to offer. Girlan is a little wine village belonging to the neighboring community of Eppan / Appiano, and is situated on the northern part of the Mitterberg / Monte di Mezzo. There are several lookout spots along this trail where you'll enjoy a beautiful view over the provincial capital of Bozen / Bolzano and the Etsch / Adige Valley. The bike tour to Girlan is characterized by the visual splendor of the "Unterland" district of South Tyrol, with its handsome vineyards and orchards. From Kaltern / Caldaro, you'll first roll along the asphalt bicycle path towards Eppan. This bicycle path takes you along the now-defunct railway line that used to connect Bozen with Kaltern. This fact guarantees you that the grade will remain gentle throughout (because the old locomotives weren't able to overcome grades of more than 6%). Today, the only vestige of that wonderful bygone era is the vintage steam engine standing on the tracks at the exit of Kaltern. Especially on weekends, when the weather is nice, you will encounter lots of foot traffic along the bike trail, including other cyclists, families, children, and dogs – so we recommend that you remain alert at all times. After about five kilometers, you'll reach Eppan. From here, you'll take the narrow asphalt trail at the right, and proceed uphill towards Girlan. Afterwards, you'll continue along technically easy and shady gravel trails and forest paths over the Mitterberg / Monte di Mezzo, past the crossroad at Purzelmoos and the Montiggl Lakes. In summer months, you might want to stop and take a refreshing dip before proceeding downhill via the village of Montiggl and the Montiggl Plateau towards Kaltern.

    Variants: You can follow the bicycle path straight towards Bozen and follow the "Mitterberg" tour in the opposite direction.

    Mustn't be missed: The bicycle path along the former Fleims / Fiemme Valley railroad line from Kaltern to Sigmundskron / Firmiano, the Montiggl Forest, as well as the Montiggl Lakes.

     

    Difficulty: easy
    264 altitude up
    16.4 Km distance
    Cycling
    Kaltern Bike Tour: Round Lake Caldaro
    Kaltern an der Weinstraße/Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    The Lake Caldaro circuit rout is not especially long. With a length of 17 km and about 300 meters of altitude differential, it's the ideal training tour for your day of arrival, a great way to familiarize yourself with the "lay of the land" around the lake, and an efficient method to obtain a quick overview of the countless further possibilities this region offers. The route is chiefly over asphalt biking paths so it's especially well-suited for novice cyclists and families with children. You'll first glide away from the Infopoint in the Kellereistrasse and down into the Lavason Valley. The trail then flattens out as you continue down towards Lake Caldaro and Auer / Ora. Now comes a single, short ascent before you apply the brakes and speed through the vineyards on your way to the lake. Once you've arrived at the lake in Klughammer, you'll continue on the eastern shores of the lake towards the south. Just south of the lake, you'll take a right turn from the Bozen-Auer Bicycle Trail and proceed over level ground around the lake, past the St. Joseph Church, until you come to the large parking lot at Lake Caldaro with its many lakeside restaurants, beaches, and swimming areas. In the summertime, you'll be tempted to go for a refreshing dip or treat yourself to an ice cream. After a rest-stop, you can continue along asphalt bicycle trails up to Kaltern / Caldaro – there are limestone-white ties embedded in the ground all along the Wine Route that indicate the various different wine-growing terrains. You'll now have to shift gears and overcome 180 meters of altitude differential – which is easier in the afternoon, with the south wind to your back. Once you're back in Kaltern, the lively atmosphere there might tempt you to enjoy a refreshing ice cream or a delicious cappuccino.

    Variants: South of Lake Caldaro, you can proceed straight along the bicycle trail towards Auer / Ora and undertake a multitude of longer tours – e.g., the "Mitterberg / Monte di Mezzo" tour or the "Neumarkt / Egna" tour.

    Mustn't be missed: Beautiful Lake Caldaro with its biotope and bird-watching point. The famous Caldaro Wine Route.

    Difficulty: easy
    283 altitude up
    16.9 Km distance
    Cycling
    Kaltern Bike Racing bike tour Mendelpass-Gampenpass
    Kaltern an der Weinstraße/Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    You start in Kaltern / Caldaro. The tour will then take you over bicycle paths and forest trails between vineyards and fruit orchards until you come to the village of Lana, near Meran / Merano. You'll need a lot of stamina to master the 19-km-long ascent to the Gampen / Palade Pass (1,515 meters above sea-level). The road features almost now turns and curves as you proceed to the Gampen / Palade Pass, but you'll be treated to a wonderful panoramic view of the Etsch / Adige Valley. Once you've arrived at the top, you can take a rest-break before continuing on to Fondo and then taking the short ascent to the Mendel Pass. The Mendel is Kaltern's trademark mountain; its highest point is 1,363 meters above sea-level. You have now almost completed the 80-km-long tour. The last segment takes you along the pass road down to Kaltern. And what better way to conclude the day than by paying a visit to one of the many great restaurants here for a cool glass of Lake Caldaro wine.

    Travel time: 4 h; level of difficulty: medium to high

    Difficulty: medium
    0 altitude up
    89.1 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Uphill Tablander Alm
    Naturns/Naturno, Meran/Merano and environs

    From the Etschbrücke bridge in Tschars (Winkler Inn) the trail leads along a slight climb past various farms up to Tomberg and from there to the Schartegg parking lot (1,460m). The last stretch from the parking lot to the pasture requires a little stamina, as the trail becomes steeper. The first 8.3 km are on a paved road and the rest of the route on a gravel path. The trail to the Tablander Alm mountain pasture offers various opportunities to enter the Lupo and Fontana trails. After 6.7 km and 570m gain it is possible to take the crossing Fontana Trail, and after 4.3 km and 360m gain the crossing Lupo Trail.

    Difficulty: easy
    1208 altitude up
    12.8 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    Plamort Trail
    Graun im Vinschgau/Curon Venosta, Vinschgau/Val Venosta
    Far above, it leads across the picturesque and namesake Plamort plateau past the famous tank barrages. The Plamort Trail crosses the border between Austria and Italy and ends at the historic bunker complex.
    Difficulty: easy
    30 altitude up
    2.5 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    MTB tour to the Spitzen Alpine hut
    Ulten/Ultimo, Meran/Merano and environs
    The route starts at the Zoggler reservoir in St. Walburg (dam wall) and leads along a forest road to the Spitzen alpine hut (1.856 m), which is open from mid-June to early September.
    Difficulty: easy
    714 altitude up
    7.4 Km distance
    Mountain bike
    3 Länder Trail
    Graun im Vinschgau/Curon Venosta, Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    The 3 Country Trail is the classical of our 3 Country Enduro Trail. The starting point of this scenic delight is Italy. We continue through Austria, passing picturesque mountain lakes until we finally find ourselves in Switzerland. 

    Difficulty: easy
    246 altitude up
    3.4 Km distance
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