That was quick!
We love hearing this said over and over again. Why?
Well, because it is simply quicker to pedal up and down the mountain by e-bike – especially the up part!
But actually what it’s really all about is not speed, but enjoyment,
which is much more likely to happen if we don’t have to constantly think about whether or not we will run out of breath from all of our exertions.
Has it happened to you? Well, then you know what I’m talking about and will be happy to hear that trips on an e-bike are much more relaxing
and the best routes are finally doable for non-professionals too.
But what happens if you want to put in a little bit of effort still, for fitness or outward appearances and so on?
Then simply switch off the motor and drop down a gear. Your muscles are sure to notice the difference.
Radfahren Südtirol

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
Pragser Wildsee

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
Sommer in den Dolomiten

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
Gassenwirt E-Bike
3,2,1... mine! Oh no! You haven't got an e-bike?

No problem! We have one for you!

Our hire shop has the right bike for everyone!
You can keep it for the rest of your holiday or just borrow it whenever you go on a ride, just as you want (advance booking required).
And to keep your head safe, logically we also have the requisite helmets too.
So, since there’s nothing more standing in the way of your next biking adventure,

Biker Benefits

· E-MTBike Front rental (against payment, advance booking required)
· Garage, repaircorner and cleaning area
· Drying room for cycling clothes
· The hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of cycle paths and trails
· Infocorner, personally recommended tours
· Breakfast with South Tyrolean products
· Seasonal, regional and healthy food
· Energy bars and sports drinks available (against payment)

Start cycling with our best bike offers!

We are the experts for your bike holiday!

As sporty hosts and enthusiastic bikers we, Petra und Andreas, know the best secret tours and exciting trails.
And after your adventure in the beautiful South Tyrolean landscape, enjoy moments of relax in our swimming pool,
perspire yourself healthy in the sauna or just sipp a delicious cocktail in our garden.
Don't you get itchy feets? Have a look at our bike tours and cosy rooms.
We look forward to your request!
Südtiroler Knödel