Holiday Resort Schlosshof  |  Luxury Camping & Charming Hotel -  Lana near Merano - South Tyrol - Italy

Bike & mountain bike tours

Multi-faceted Meraner land

Merano and environs offer a wide network of cycling paths, clearly marked and surrounded by a natural landscape rich in culture. From the Adige Valley to the mountains, visitors can cycle with constant temperatures through shady forests and flowering meadows, far away from the hustle and bustle of traffic. Particularly beautiful paths for nature lovers are offered by the car-free mountain area of Vigiljoch/Monte San Vigilio  with challenging downhill paths through the forest and a stunning view of the Dolomites.

Biking in Lana & surroundings:

Cycling is a fantastic past-time in South Tyrol - particularly in and around Lana. Perfect tracks run along the Falschauerdamm, between Merano and Bolzano  as well as along the Wine Road through the orchards of the Adige Valley. South Tyrol is a real paradise for bike lovers. 

The most beautiful tracks around Lana are: 

  • The track Vinschgau, from Reschen/Resia to Merano
  • The track Etschtal/Vald D'Adige, from Merano to Bolzano and further to the Garda Sea
  • The track from Merano to St. Leonhard in Passeier/San Leonardi di Passiria along the river Passer/Passirio

Racing cyclists will appreciate the well-developed street network in and around Lana: the mountain pass roads in the evirons such as those of the Gampenpass/Passo Palade, Jaufenpass/Passo Giovo, Timmelsjoch/Passo del Rombo und Stilfser Joch/Passo dello Stelvio offer challenging tracks for racing cyclists. 

A wide range of mountain-biking trails of different difficulty makes South Tyrol a paradise for those who love this sport.

Also those loving slow and easy cycling tours will enjoy Lana and its environs. Very easy-to-climb hills, stunning views and many sights worth seeing on the road, such as the around 40 churches, chapels and monasteries or the Lana Museum of Fruit Growing and the and the Völlan Farming Museum.

Trendy and easy: e-bikes. Who would like to try something new, should try e-bikes. Cycling becomes a pleasure also for those who don't like physical effort. If you don't have your own bike you can rent it in one of the many spots in Lana and environs: city bikes, mountain bikes and of course e-bikes.

Discover the region by train and bicycle: trains in South Tyrol are very suitable for the transport of bikes. The bikemobil Card combines the free use of public transport with a bike rent (available at Tourist Office Board in Lana).

Train & bicycle

The new Val Venosta railway line, running from Merano to Malles 60 km away, is also connected to an extensive bicycle and hiking network. In fact, there is a wonderful cycling path that leads all the way from Malles to Merano winding slowly downhill through fruit orchards and meadows. The newly combined bicycle rental and train bikemobil Card enables visitors to discover the beautiful Val Venosta traveling by train or bicycle. If the 60 km prove too long, visitors can return their bike to any of the six train stations along the way and then return by train, all on one ticket.

Mountain-biking in Lana & environs

Mountain-biking is a fantastic past-time in South Tyrol - particularly in and around Lana, which is situated in the foothills of the great mountain range. Idyllic tracks across forests and green fields and demanding tours up to the mountain pastures and peaks will put a glint into the eye of any dedicated mountain-biker.

The biggest attractions for the many cycling enthusiasts in South Tyrol are the tracks and trails denoted for transport, forest and pasture. Here you can cycle to your heart's desire in cross-country style - and nobody can actually keep track of how many kilometers you can cycle before crossing your own path again! However, every mountain-biker can offer insights on his or her own favourite routes. The multitude of options includes everything from gently sloping forest trails in the valley to challenging single trails at an altitude of 3,000 meters.

Out tip: The Bikeacademy Lana offers every day guided tours for different levels. www.bikeacademy-lana.it (in German)

Mountain-biking only has one strict rule: Respect hikers and the nature around you to ensure that Lana and its surroundings will continue to be a paradise for cyclists in the future.

Schlosshof Resort
Camping & Charming Hotel

Jaufenstraße / Via Giovo 10
(access Via Feldgatter)
39011 Lana near Merano
South Tyrol - Italy
Tel:  (+39) 0473 56 14 69
Fax: (+39) 0473 56 35 08
info@schlosshof.it