Book presentation Biking in South Tyrol – Dolomites
As you know, mountain biking is one of my great passions. I am therefore all the more pleased to be able to present a new publication by Athesia Tappeiner Verlag. Unfortunately, the book is currently only available in English, but we have translated one tour for you.
Biking South Tyrol – Dolomites: The 40 favourite tours of certified South Tyrolean mountain bike guides
Mountain biking is one of the most popular leisure activities in South Tyrol. The landscape of South Tyrol is almost picture-perfect for exploring alpine pastures, lakes, passes, saddles and hills by bike. This extraordinary book presents the favourite tours of 40 selected, certified bike guides in South Tyrol. These are tours of easy to moderate difficulty, doable for anyone with basic biking experience. In addition to the technical data, each tour contains a detailed route description, a technical altitude profile and a topographical map section for better orientation. In addition, almost all tours are suitable for e-bikes, so that even less trained cyclists can ride the routes without any problems. The tours run neither on very narrow, designated hiking trails nor on private property. The book presents 40 bike tours, divided into regions in South Tyrol: Vinschgau, Meraner Land, Bolzano and surroundings, Eisacktal and Wipptal, Pustertal and Dolomites. All tours can be used offline via APP.
We are allowed to give you an exclusive insight into the book and present a tour. I have chosen the “VILLNÖSSER PANORAMATOUR” (tour 26 in the book).
The Villnöss Panorama Tour
Start+Finish: Albeins in the Eisack Valley, 585 m
Highest point Russis Cross, 1748 m
Hm uphill1403 m
Hm downhill 1403 m
Time MTB approx. 4 hrs.
Time E-MTB approx. 2 hrs.
The Villnöss Panorama Tour is a day tour with a long, unspectacular ascent through the narrow and cool Aferertal valley. The panorama is all the more breathtaking as soon as you cross into the Villnößtal valley at the Russis cross and cycle out of the valley via this. Villnöß is known for its unforgettable Dolomite panorama with postcard idyll … and not least for its most famous son, the Yeti hunter Reinhold Messner.
Tour description of the Villnöss Panorama Tour
SStart in Albeins (1), follow the mountain stream past the Schmiedhof farm (2) to the Hintersägerhof farm (3). Cross the stream here and cycle up the smooth trail to Fistilboden (4). Cycle around trail 11B and relax on the asphalt road for 2 bends up to the Russis cross (5). After changing to the Villnößtal valley, the trail and gravel path no. 11 begins, which leads to the Putzerhof farm. There, 200 m down on the asphalt road to the left to the Neu-Jonis-Hof (6). Immediately behind it, the trail turns sharply left. After about 300 very steep metres there is an extreme hairpin bend to the right into the Panoramaweg (7), which you must not miss! Stay on this smooth trail until about kilometre 18, where you turn steeply right up to the football pitch (8). Cross the road and first take the 5er trail and then continue on the Sunnseitenweg no. 3 to St. Jakob (9). Here the route continues slightly uphill on asphalt until you reach the Jochhöfe (10) for a well-deserved break. Now the descent begins and you have to be careful, because these forests are full of marked and unmarked trails and paths… a veritable labyrinth! In any case, the author’s favourite trail leads first on the 5 trail to Hoaderer Hof (11). Here, continue on trail 7A to the right, leaving the markings or heading towards Evangelstein on a rustic forest trail. After 300 m, keep your eyes open and you will see a fun, steep trail on your left. This leads to a forest road and then directly back to Albeins (1).
I can wholeheartedly recommend the book “Biken Südtirol – Dolomiten: The 40 favourite tours of certified South Tyrolean mountain bike guides” without reservation. There is something for every requirement and every fitness level. No matter whether mountain bike or e-bike.
Have fun browsing!