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 idyllic villages in the valleys and the majestic peaks of the Dolomites. The South Tyrolean bike parks offer unforgettable mountain bike adventures.
Starting the journey from the east to the west, and therefore from the Val Pusteria valley to the Val Venosta valley, the first trail can be found on the famous Plan de Corones mountain (Plan de Corones Downhill-Trail). 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 near Riscone. 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).
Also the Alta Badia offers recently three mountain bike trails for bike enthusiasts, the so-called “Bike Beats - Alta Badia Trails“. The trails start at the Piz Sorega high plateau and lead downhill to the valley station of the Piz Sorega Funicular by managing several steep turns and jumps.
On Mt. Plose in the Valle Isarco valley, however, the new Bressanone Bikepark (see pic) was opened in summer 2018, realised by the experts of Gravity Logic from Canada. The area offers three lines - between easy and challenging - which can easily be reached by the Plose Funicular.
Another bike park is situated in the Val Gardena valley: the 3 km long downhill track of the Bikepark Ciampinoi high above the village of Santa Cristina. It starts at the mountain station of the Ciampinoi Funicular and leads to the Baita Valentini mountain hut at approx. 1,500 m a.s.l.
Not far away from the capital of South Tyrol, Bolzano, there are two further MTB areas: one of them is located in the beautiful Val d’Ega valley and is called Carezza Training Bike Park. Its well-known 4.4 km long Carezza Trail overcomes more than 45 banked curves and turns as well as 20 jumps. A MTB experience of a special kind!
In the Val Sarentino valley, however, there’s the second bike park, known as Mike’s Bike Park. It has been realised on a 1.5 hectare meadow and offers a dirt track and a pump track.
The journey finally ends in the Val Venosta valley with its Laces Bike Park, a real eldorado for MTB enthusiasts. The downhill trails of the area overcome more than 1,200 m of altitude difference, whereas the uphill trails lead through the heart of the breathtaking Stelvio National Park.