I-39050 Tiers • Weißlahn 21 • South Tyrol
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Mountain biking in South Tyrol ...
Crossing the Dolomites - starting in Tiers, through the Karerpass, around the Rosengarten, the Duron Valley, the Sellajoch, the Seiseralm, Kastelruth, the Völser Weiher and then back to Tiers. Sensational!
In the lower areas the biking season starts as early as the beginning of April; in higher regions the biking trails can be used from the end of May. Forest trails lead from a height of 300 meters up to 2.200 meters. The demanding biker will find so many trails mixing exciting downhills with strenuous trials.
Off-road mountain biking in the Schlern areaThis tour is definitely not for the hobby cyclist. This is the trail for gritting your teeth and pedal, pedal, pedal. For downhill riders the reward is the Knüppelsteig descent, from the Tierser Alpl to Saltria in the Schlern area.
The four-hour tour starts at Kompatsch near Kastelruth. Following road no. 7, the tour first leads over a mountain pass and then continues up to the lodge Mahlknechthütte, where bikers may fortify themselves with a snack and a drink of water before starting the very steep climb up to the Tierser Alpl, at 2440 m above sea level.
From Tierser Alpl the trail leads along a very steep track to Saltria. The downhill trail requires good biking techniques and extreme concentration, especially if the trail is wet. It is advisable for bikers to take occasional breaks to enjoy the spectacular view and admire the bizarre Rosszähne mountains. From Saltria (1700 m above sea level) a 6 km track leads back to the starting point.
This tour is classified as a difficult bike track on which bikers surmount 641 metres in altitude difference.
From Tiers to Völser Weiher: Biking on the Seiser AlmThe objective of mountain biking has always been get off-road and cycle on the most beautiful mountains.
A similar biking tour leads from Tiers to Völser Weiher. This tour is also recommended for beginners and offers stunning panorama views. On hot summer days you can also take a dip in the Völser Weiher pond which is located at the foot of the Schlern. Starting in the eastern part of Tiers, the tour goes along the gravel road P6 to Völsegg. At the wayside cross, bikers will enter the steep track No. 0 to reach the Schönblick inn. From there, a winding forest track leads to Ums and then continues on tracks No. 4 and No. 2 to reach the picturesque Völser Weiher pond near Völs. After a short ride around the pond, the bikers continue via Tuffalm and Hofer Alpl back to Ums and the Schneiderlehof. Turning to the left, the trail continues to the Schönblick inn and to Völsegg and then descends steeply to Tiers.