Mountain-bike holidays in the Dolomites
If you want to discover the Dolomites on your mountain bike, a world of possibilities is open to you as this region is one of the largest and most beautiful mountain biking areas in Italy! For guests staying at our hotel in the Puster Valley, South Tyrol is a big hit with its exciting trails and breathtaking backdrop… sheer heaven for mountain bike enthusiasts. In the Dolomites and on Plan de Corones there is a range of easy to challenging tours, exhilarating freeride tracks and beautiful panoramic paths – regardless of the kind of tour you choose, discovering the Dolomites by mountain bike is always a good idea!
If you don’t want to bring your own mountain bike on holiday with you, the bike rental shop in Brunico will hire one to you. They also have e-bikes available for hire. We will be delighted to provide more information at the Green Lake Hotel Weiher. If you decide to bring your own bike with you, you can rest assured it will be kept safe in our bike garage.
Mountain-bike holidays in the Dolomites: our biking tip
If you do decide to discover the Dolomites by mountain bike, we’re always there to help you if you need assistance planning your personalised mountain bike route through the Dolomites or on Plan de Corones.
Clockwise around the Sella Ronda – the ski classic on your mountain bike
You can get to Selva di Val Gardena quite easily by car or with public transport, then it’s just a matter of hopping on your mountain bike and taking off into the Dolomites! Ride to the entrance of the Vallunga, where the cable car will take you up to the Dantercëpies mountain station. On the gravel path, ride towards Passo Gardena, from where you can take an exciting descent towards Colfosco on a 300m high single track. When you reach Corvara, the second cable car will take you to the Col Alto. After another quick descent, a further chair lift will take you to the Bioch hut. The trail continues around the Sella mountain range, over meadows and trails. While enjoying this thrilling ride, try not to forget to enjoy the beautiful views of the Dolomites!
The second part of the Sella Ronda leads across a beautiful Alpine ridgeway to the Campolongo pass, from where you begin your dream descent on a narrow path towards Arabba. Another cable car will take you back up to the Portavescovo foothill ridge, from where you cycle back down towards Passo Pordoi – mountain biking in the Dolomites certainly does boast a beautiful view of the Sella plateau! After concentrating on another 850m descent, the route takes you at a leisurely pace over meadows to Campitello di Fassa.
The third and last part of the Sella Ronda is just as exciting! A cable car will take you to an altitude of 1,000m ready for another quick descent. The path leads through the stone city (the peaks of giant rocks, giving the appearance of a town with tall buildings), past the Sassolungo and then back to Selva.
If you attempt this mountain bike tour in the Dolomites, be aware that good physical conditioning and nice weather are requirements. You’ll be rewarded with magnificent mountain views which will stay with you for a long time to come.
Leisurely bike tours in the valley
It’s wonderful to ride a mountain bike in the Dolomites! Those who prefer to cycle at a more leisurely pace, however, can take their mountain bikes on the cycle path which isn’t far from the hotel. The network of cycle paths in South Tyrol is approximately 400km in length and links both north with south and east with west. A particular highlight is that – regardless of how far you’ve travelled on your bike, towards the Dolomites or away from the valley towards Bressanone – you can always come back to Falzes on the public transport. Thanks to the Mobilcard, which we will give you when you arrive and which you can use for the entire duration of your holiday in the Puster Valley [LINK Sommer], you can use all buses and trains completely free of charge.