BIKE ADVENTURES IN THE DOLOMITES

Cycling in the heart of South Tyrol
Your bike is calling and your legs can't wait to get moving?
Welcome to the Hotel Gassenwirt, your bike hotel for fantastic tours in the Plan de Corones holiday region, in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites and in the Ahrntal Alps. We are located directly on the Val Pusteria cycle track and are also your perfect stopover on the Munich-Venice cycling route.
How about an exciting freeride or downhill ride on the Plan de Corones or a tour along rustic alpine pastures with breathtaking views? From our BikeHotel in South Tyrol
you can jump right in the saddle and explore the most beautiful places in the region, surrounded by picturesque natural landscapes.

And after an adventurous day in the lush green nature, a refreshing "Gassensatzer" and our cosy pine wood wellness area with feel-good saunas will restore even the most tired calves!
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Adrenaline-pumping descents, a tasty snack on a lush green mountain meadow, rushing mountain streams, unforgettable Dolomite views.
Would you like to know my favourite bike tour?
Andreas, certified bike guide & Gassenwirt host

Bike competence

· Member of the BikeHotels group
· Located in the immediate vicinity of various cycle paths
· Andreas, our Gassenwirt host, will be your certified bike guide
· Weekly guided tours
· Bike info corner, cycle maps and personal tour tips from Andreas (tours available as gpx files)
· GPS device and tours to download
· E-bike rental at the hotel (for a fee and on advance booking) & bike rental via a professional rental shop with next-generation bikes
· Cooperation with specialized shops and certified bike schools

Services for our cyclists

· Lockable bike garage with repair corner
· Bike wash station
· Bicycle parking in front of the hotel
· Drying room for wet cycle clothing
· Laundry service for cycle clothing
· Snacks for your bike tour (sports drink and energy bar) for a fee
· Breakfast with South Tyrolean products
· Seasonal, regional and healthy cuisine for conscious & active holidaymakers
· Special offers & packages for bikers
· Bike & train - with the Holidaypass you can travel for free on all public transport in South Tyrol! (bike transport is subject to a charge)
3, 2, 1... go! Oh no, you don't have an e-bike?

Don’t worry: WE have one for YOU!

With our "Cube" e-bikes, no destination is too far or too ambitious –
so you can experience the nature of South Tyrol in an even easier and more relaxed way. If you book in advance, you can rent one of our high-quality bikes on site - lock and helmet included.
Ready for your next cycling adventure in the mountains?
READY... STEADY... GOOOOOOOOO!

Seasonal, regional & authentic

At the Gassenwirt, every day starts with a yummy breakfast with first-class South Tyrolean products, such as home-made bread from the local bakery or baked in the wood-fired oven by our host Andreas, South Tyrolean speck and cold cuts from our own smokehouse, alpine butter from the farm Winterwegerhof, freshly squeezed juices with seasonal fruit and vegetables, homemade jams, crispy muesli and creamy yoghurt. In the evening we serve fresh salads and dishes with selected local products from the surrounding farms - for an extra portion of freshness on your plate!

We are THE EXPERTS for your cycling holidays!

Why? ‘Cause when it comes to bike holidays in South Tyrol we are the first point of contact.
As active hosts, passionate bikers and members of the hotel group BikeHotels Südtirol, we, Petra and Andreas, know how to inspire bikers during their active and relaxing holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal!
Can’t wait any longer? Take a look at our bike tours and cosy rooms.
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Tour 1: The cosy one Pusterbike Cycle Path

Along flowering meadows, lush green meadows and picturesque mountain villages
The Pusterbike Cycle Path leads from Chienes to Lienz in Austria. With an 83 km route and an altitude of only 500 m, it is particularly suitable for beginners and families with children. The route leads along the river bank, through meadows and forests, with plenty of places to rest and several train stations to shorten the way.
TIP: Plan some time for sightseeing and visit the charming villages and small towns along the route.

The most popular routes:
San Candido – Lienz cycle route:
This route takes you slightly uphill along the rushing Drau river from San Candido across the state border into East Tyrol and on to the Dolomite town of Lienz, a very popular shopping town.
Route length: 44 km

San Candido - Brunico cycle path:
Through flowering meadows, green fields and past rustic farms, the route leads from San Candido via Dobbiaco, Villabassa, Monguelfo Tesido and Valdaora to Brunico.
Route length: 33.5 km

Tour 2: The cultural one Circular tour of Brunico

A comfortable bike tour
for shopping and culture enthusiasts
From Hotel Gassenwirt we cycle east along the Pusterbike trail past San Lorenzo di Sebato to Brunico. Brunico’s historic city alley with its colourful facades and small shops invites you to take a pleasant stroll. Numerous cafés will tempt you to enjoy homemade treats and small bistros will serve you delicious appetizers. Culture enthusiasts will be blown away by the MMM Ripa at Bruneck Castle that reflects on cultures, religions and tourism activities of the global mountain civilisations in the lower courtyard of the 13th century castle.
The route continues along the cycle path to the Folklore Museum in Dietenheim, where history is revived showing the environment of the everyday life of the rural population of the past.
Via Villa S. Caterina, San Giorgio, Grimaldo, we reach Falzes and Issengo, home of the mountain pine oil distillery and the Bergila herb garden. A unique experience before returning to the Gassenwirt!

Route length: 22,5 km
Cycling time: 1,5 hours
Altitude: 300 m
Level of difficulty: easy

Tour 3: The scenic route Rodengo Alpine Pasture trail

A panoramic trail
along the Rodengo high plateau
Starting from the Gassenwirt we head towards Mantana/Montal and follow the directions to Ellen. Up to the "Kreuzner" parking area, the road leads quite steeply past several farms... not for the faint-hearted! Now we follow the "Rastnerhütte" markings along the forest path until we reach the sunny high plateau. We stop for lunch at one of the many rustic alpine huts and enjoy the magnificent view over the Odle Peaks, Sass de Putia and the impressive Val Pusteria mountain scenery. We cycle across the lush green alpine meadows of the high plateau to Rodengo and follow the cycle path from Rio di Pusteria back to Hotel Gassenwirt. What could be nicer than relaxing in the Gassenwirt wellness area after an eventful bike day? For soothing wellness moments, you can pamper yourself in the various saunas and even the most tired calves will feel more relaxed than ever before!

Route length: 45 km
Cycling time: approx. 4.5 hours
Altitude: 1,440 m
Level of difficulty: difficult

Tour 4: The pleasure cycle route Ahrntal Valley tour

Pure biking pleasure!
The tour leads us from the Gassenwirt to Brunico, right into the Ahrntal Valley. On the way we stop at the Thara pond and enjoy an aperitif on the sunny lake terrace. Before we reach Campo Tures, we pass the unusual "Goasroscht", a goat cheese dairy with farm shop and small bistro. After a hearty snack and a frozen yoghurt, of course 100% made of goat milk, it is worth taking a detour to Taufers Castle with its small castle café. Adrenalin junkies can swing down into the valley on the fly-line along the Riva/Reinbach waterfalls. Still not enough biking pleasure? Then continue biking to Kasern/Casere, to the end of the valley… it’s well worth it!

Route length: 56 km
Cycling time: 3 hours
Altitude: 380 m
Level of difficulty: medium
Lake Braies

Tour 5: The demanding one Dolomites Tour

Braies Valley and the pearl of the Dolomite Lakes
From Hotel Gassenwirt we drive to the herb garden Bergila. From there a challenging trail leads us through the forests to Brunico, following the Pusterbike Cycle Path along the Rienz river to Monguelfo-Tesido. We enter right into the heart of the idyllic Braies Valley, till we reach the pearl of the Dolomites, Lake Braies, where the Croda del Becco peak reflects in the shimmering emerald-green water. Let your soul dangle while taking a small rowboat tour on the lake. The brave ones even dare to jump into the ice-cold and crystal-clear water! We cycle back taking the same route to the Gassenwirt, where we end our exciting day with a refreshing "Boscofresco".

Route length: 79 km
Cycling time: 6,5 hours
Altitude: 689 m
Level of difficulty: difficult
summer in the Dolomites

Tour 6: The Challenging route Fanes Circuit

Spectacular tour into the legendary realm of Fanes
The tour takes us through Casteldarne and Montana, Maria Saalen, to San Vigilio di Marebbe. The charming mountain village is situated in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park with a breath-taking view of the surrounding mountains. Through the dreamlike landscape along the St. Vigil stream, we reach the Pederü mountain inn and along a winding gravel road we get to the Fanes Hut, where delicious Ladin specialities await you on the sun terrace! Brave adventurers have the possibility to continue the trail over the Passo Limo, with a magnificent and rewarding view over the Fanes-Senes-Braies Nature Park. After a rest on the banks of the shimmering and green Limo Lake, we cycle back to the Fanes Hut and return along the same path to the Gassenwirt.

Route length: 82,5 km
Cycling time: approx. 7 hours
Altitude: 1,300 m
Level of difficulty: difficult

Our best bike offers in Val Pusteria!

Bike events in South Tyrol – always something going on!

Do you prefer riding your bike or cheering on your idols? From May to September, cycling fans in South Tyrol have plenty of opportunity to do both.
Test your fitness at the MARATONA DLES DOLOMITES, the biggest racing bike event in the Dolomites, conquer four Dolomite passes in one day at the SELLARONDA BIKE DAY or compete against cycling pros at the HERO Südtirol Dolomites race.
Passionate freeriders can race for the title of "King of the Fanes Empire" - the king/queen of Plan the Corones.
Do you fancy a race with the pros? Then the adrenaline-filled South Tyrolean stages of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour of the Alps are just the right place for you! In the meantime, cycling enthusiasts can experience the lifestyle of the times gone at the vintage bike event Eroica Dolomiti, surrounded by the extraordinary landscape of the Three Peaks.

BikeHotel Der Gassenwirt – right in the heart of the cycling paradise of the Pustertal Valley!

South Tyrolean dumplings
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