Cycling holidays in Italy? Pack up your mountain bike and head off to Stelvio Pass! Follow in the footsteps of the aces at Giro d’Italia during your cycling holidays in Italy and master this most praised (and feared) of all routes: the supreme route to Stelvio mountain pass! If you prefer a leisurely tour to an alpine cottage or a biking excursion along the valley basin during your cycling holidays in Italy, you are spot-on at Hotel Sonne.
Cycling holidays in Italy at Hotel Sonne in Stelvio
Cycling holidays in Italy: off to Stelvio Pass!
Hop on your racing or mountain bike, aim towards our Hotel Sonne in Stelvio/Stilfs and embark on the ultimate cycling holidays in Italy! Do it like the pros and conquer the highest mountain pass in Italy – Stelvio Mountain Pass. Can you already guess the spectacular views on the curvy pass road or on the highest peak at 2,757 metres above sea level? NB: Stelvio Pass remains closed from November until June. Once per year, in August or September, Stelvio Pass Cycling Day takes place. That day the road is reserved for bikers only, all pedalling toward one and the same destination: Stelvio Mountain Pass. If you happen to come across this bike event of the year during your cycling holidays in Italy, give it a fair go! You won’t be disappointed.
Stelvio National Park offers a total of 150 km of marked trails, leading from the valley basin high up to the summits – the sky is the limit during your Stelvio-inspired cycling holidays in Italy. Follow one of the many exhilarating trails, across sheer infinite alpine meadows; hit the pedals on easy or tricky routes and find that Stelvio National Park is a great destination for your cycling holidays in Italy, no matter freerider or mountain biker!
MTB holidays in the Alps: off to Venosta
Venosta/Vinschgau is highly popular among mountain bikers and cyclists alike. The great diversity of this South Tyrolean region with adrenalin-thriving Stelvio mountain pass road and leisure-cyclers’ paradise Via Claudia Augusta simply makes for unforgettable cycling holidays in Italy. The bicycle trail meanders through the Venosta/Vinschgau region; the best thing about it that you can buy a ticket for you and your bike and so hop on the train anytime if you feel your legs tire. Another argument for cycling holidays in Italy’s Venosta/Vinschgau is the local bike shuttle which takes you and your bike to the starting point of all major bicycle tours.
Tips from our bike hotel in Venosta
MTB tours in Venosta/Vinschgau
Get the Venosta MTB Set; it contains all mountain bike tours between Resia/Reschen Pass and Castelbello/Kastelbell and makes for the ideal companion for your individual tours at Stelvio Pass during your cycling holidays in Italy.
Via Claudia Augusta
In ancient Rome the Via Claudia Augusta was one of the major traffic routes; today it is a renowned bicycle trail offering interesting insights into local history and culture: a must during your cycling holidays in Italy. The Via Claudia Augusta leads from Italy to Germany and was once regarded one of the major Alpine crossings. The route leads across Venosta/Vinschgau and is perfectly fitted for your cycling holidays in Italy with your family.
Cycling holidays in Italy’s Stelvio National Park
The best routes for cycling holidays in Italy’s Stelvio National Park lead directly through the nature park with fantastic views of Ortler mountain and are a bliss for experienced mountain bikers as well as cyclists. Our tip: take the tour from Stelvio/Stilfs past the ruins of Lichtenberg castle and the Pinethof farms, continue past the Fragges game preserve and Furkel cottage and back to Stilves/Stilfs via Trafoi.
Mountain bikes for hire during your cycling holidays in Italy
There is no need to bring your own MTB with you for a cycling holiday in Italy. Thanks to SüdtirolBike there are plenty of places where you get to hire a bike. From April to October you find all sorts of bikes for hire: city bikes, racing cycles, mountain bikes or freeride bikes. So what is it going to be? Take your time and let the fantastic scenery inspire you. If you need our advice, do not hesitate to get in touch; we at Hotel Sonne at Stelvio Pass are happy to be of help to offer you the ultimate mountain-biking holidays in the Alps!