South Tyrol Cycle Trail
More than just kilometers
7 cities | 5 stages | 2 tires

The South Tyrol Cycle Trail combines the South Tyrolean towns in an eventful cycle tour. The mixture of Alpine and Mediterranean scenery makes every kilometre diverse and as a visitor you will be impressed by the variety of culture and the vibrant lively atmosphere in the principal towns in South Tyrol with their history and traditions

The South Tyrol Cycle Trail is ideal…
  • for the trekking-bikers, who do not mind to make a couple of metres of height difference,
  • for the lovers of the electrical bike; there are short ascents and the stages are ideal for the duration of the electrical bike’s battery,
  • for the roadbikers who want to get in shape in the beginning of the season or who want to finish the cycling season comfortably,
  • For the mountainbikers who are looking for variety and who know that the kilometres in the plain make the difference in the mountains.

Nearly 60 kilometres divide the old merchant town of Sterzing and the main town of Pustertal valley, Bruneck. The route winds first southwards, then east towards Kronplatz along the banks of the Eisack and Rienz rivers past farmsteads, Franzenfeste fortress and through historical town centres before reaching the eastern half of South Tyrol.

The cycle path makes its way straight through fields and runs past sunny villages. The high apple-growing plateau of Natz-Schabs forms a contrast to rural-Alpine farming scenes and the creative wine-growing business. This leg connects lively Bruneck with historical Brixen.

In South Tyrol the fascinating topography of the Eisack river valley marks the most important route between north and south. Towns rich in culture and varied countryside alternate along the way. 'Amazing' is the most fitting adjective to describe the stretch between BozenKlausen and Brixen, which involves some bends en-route to guarantee a fun cycling experience.

Before carrying on towards Meran from Bozen, the cultural and economic centre of South Tyrol, a trip around the Mitterberg to see the vineyards and wine villages of the South of South Tyrol is well recommended. Running between Bozen and Meran, the traditional South Tyrolean town featuring thermal baths, the route along the Etschtal valley leads right through the fruit-growing villages of Nals, Lana, Tscherms and Marling.

The route between Meran and Glurns is full of contrasts making up the character of the Vinschgau valley: the highest mountains in South Tyrol and mineral-rich wine, irrigation channels and aridity, departure and retreat, quiet and joie de vivre, creativity and reflection give rise to an attitude towards life that is typically 'vinschgerisch', Vinschgau-like.