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Cycle through the region

An adventurous bike tour from city to city

Experience the diversity of South Tyrol up close and personal while biking. Seven South Tyrolean cities and towns, each with its own unique charm, are connected by a cycle path. Five stages lead from the northernmost city in the province, Sterzing, to the smallest town in South Tyrol, Glurns (or vice versa). Along this mostly paved trail, pass the bishop's seat of Brixen/Bressanone explore the bustling Bruneck/Brunico in the east, the artist’s city of Klausen/Chiusa and the provincial capital of Bolzano/Bozen. You'll travel through some idyllic countryside with farms, small hamlets and flowering meadows, cycle along South Tyrol's most important rivers, the Etsch, Eisack and Rienz, and catch glimpses of majestic castles and fortresses such as the Reifenstein castle near Sterzing or the Trostburg castle near Waidbruck/Ponte Gardena.

The Südtirol Rad Cycle Path also allows you to take a detour to the province’s south by turning onto the South Tyrolean Wine Road. Vineyards and apple trees line the way as you travel all the way to Kalterer See lake or even further into the Mediterranean south, if you’d prefer. Alternatively, continue your journey on the Südtirol Rad Cycle Path and head west. Here, shortly before your final destination in Glurns in the Vinschgau valley, you’ll be treated to the city of thermal spas of Meran/Merano.

Explore with a rental bike

Are you in for a discovery journey on two wheels? There couldn't be anything easier! In the towns near the respective train stations, South Tyrol's bike rentals offer the bets bike for you. Road bike, touring bicycle or E-MTB for adults and children. Expert advice will help you make the right choice.

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On your bike you're closer to nature

From the vibrant, lively cities with their historical buildings and architectural sights to breathtaking natural sites and panoramic hotspots in the Dolomites, cycling is a great way to experience the very best that our province has to offer.

Cycling safely and fairly

Whether you are road biking or riding with an e-MTB - you'll find some basic rules for how to reach your destination.

Good planning is at the start of all bike tours. Are the basic requirements for the tour met? Your health and bicycle conditions must be in top shape. Do you have your equipment in mind? You'd better double-check! Pack sufficiently warm, waterproof, windproof clothing, a repair kit, your phone - EU emergency number is 112 - lights and food. Take your sunglasses and gloves with you and wear them. Maps or GPS navigation apps will help you find directions. Check the route and the weatehr forecast before your ride, put your helmet on and you're all set!

Once you hop in the saddle, pedal on the designated trails and follow any detours or barriers to always respect the bicyle laws. Yield to pedestrians: slow down and announce that you're coming up behind them; if you meet hikers, it's common courtesy to greet. Above all, you should always stay alert in order to be able to react to unexpected situations. Don't brake too quickly. If you lose traction of you wheels and apply both brakes firmly, the path can be damaged. Sometimes a route can take you onto a busy road: keep a safe distance from vehicles and the roadside. Don't ride side by side. Moreover, riding a bike benefits animals and the environment. During daylight hours you won't disturb shy forest dwellers; but if you must cross a cow pasture, approach the animals slowly and close the pasture fence's gate after passing. Avoid noise and take your trash bag with you. Be yourself the cyclist you would like to meet!

In critical situations, the SOS EU ALP app gives you assistance. It locates where you are and your position is then transmitted to the responsible control center, which can provide notifications to the medical services, mountain rescue, ground or air rescue units. This safety service is available in South Tyrol’s regions and Bavaria.