South Tyrol awaits mountain bike enthusiasts with some specially realised bike parks as well as several spectacular downhill trails
Image gallery: Bike Parks in South Tyrol
Mountain biker feel at ease in the mountains of South Tyrol! A unique network of MTB trails stretch between the high mountain peaks and the idyllic villages in the valleys. The South Tyrolean bike parks and bike courses offer unforgettable mountain bike adventures.
- Val Pusteria valley - Downhill-Trail Plan de Corones:
Starting the journey from the east to the west, and therefore from the Val Pusteria to the Val Venosta, the first trail can be found on the famous Plan de Corones above Riscone. The demanding Herrnsteig became the first designated downhill trail in South Tyrol in 2010.
In the course of the years, several other tracks have been realised on the 2,275 m high Mt. Plan de Corones (Kronpltatz) near Riscone (Reischach). They are open from June to October, accessible by funicular and closed for hikers. The popular, yet demanding Plan de Corones King Trail Tour includes all 4 freeride trails (to overcome within a day).
- Alta Badia - Bike Beats:
Also the Alta Badia offers recently several mountain bike trails for bike enthusiasts, the "Bike Beats - Movimënt Alta Badia Trails". The trails start at the Piz Sorega high plateau and lead downhill to the valley station of the Piz Sorega Cable Car by managing several steep turns and jumps.
- Val Gardena valley - Ciampinoi Downhill Track:
Another bike trail is situated in the Val Gardena valley: the 3 km long downhill track of the Freeride Ciampinoi high above the village of Santa Cristina. It starts at the mountain station of the Ciampinoi Cable Car and leads to the Baita Valentini mountain hut at approx. 1,500 m a.s.l.
The entire valley includes several other trails in its MTB Trail Arena, which are connected by the lift facilities Ciampinoi, Dantercepies, Cir, Piz Seteur, Gran Paradiso and by several connection trails.
- Valle Isarco valley - Bressanone Bike Park:
On Mt. Plose high above Bressanone, however, the new Bressanone Bike Park (in the picture) was opened in summer 2018, realised by the experts of Gravity Logic from Canada. The area offers four lines - between easy and challenging - which can easily be reached by the Plose Cable Car.
- Val d'Ega valley - Nova Ponente Trail & Bike Park:
Not far away from the capital of South Tyrol, Bolzano, there is the Nova Ponente Trail & Bike Park in the beautiful Val d'Ega valley, a training bike park for beginners and pros near the ski lift.
In addition there's the 4.4 km long Carezza Trail which overcomes more than 45 banked curves and turns, a MTB experience of a special kind in the Dolomite world of the Frommer Mountain Hut, which can be reached by the Nova Levante Cable Car.
- Merano and surroundings - Bike School Merano:
The A.S. Merano Bike Team has realized a bike park in the spa town of merano. The club offers also mountain bike courses.
- Val Venosta valley - Bike Park Laces:
The journey finally ends in the Val Venosta with its Laces Bike Park, which unites the training park with the downhill trails of the area in the breathtaking Stelvio National Park. Furthermore there are the trails in the border region Italy-Switzerland-Austria and the ones of the surrounding alpine pastures in the Val Venosta, such as Belpiano (Schöneben) and Malga San Valentino (Haideralm).