Bike holiday in the DolomitesCycling and mountain biking

Action and relaxation in the mountains

For some time, the Dolomites were a well-hidden gem for mountain bikers. However, in the time being, they have attracted a growing number of holiday-goers with a passion for cycling who now flock to Dolomites Val Gardena. Ever since, hotels and guesthouses have focused on guests that would like to be out and about on mountain bikes during their summer in the mountains. Safe bike sheds, repair workshops and bike rentals are available and a granted service in many locations. During the summer, many mountain biking events take place in Dolomites Val Gardena, from guided MTB tours to races with a star line-up.

Discover challenging and relaxing cycling tours around the valley, enjoy breathtaking views as well as hair raising descents, and make the most of the specially developed infrastructure for racing cyclists. Downhill pros or amateur mountain bikers: cyclists are always welcome to Dolomites Val Gardena.

Val Gardena is “Approved Bike Area”

The best quality and service on your mountain bike holiday

Val Gardena is an “Approved Bike Area” mountain bike region. That’s the conclusion of “Mountain Bike Holidays” which offers bike and cycling holidays in Austria, Italy and Switzerland. To ensure holidaymakers the best quality and service on a mountain bike holiday, regions be assessed in the categories Tour & Trail, Easy & Family and Enduro & Parks. Val Gardena has 296 out of 300 points therefore achieving 5 stars and making Val Gardena the only Approved Bike Area in South Tyrol.

In Val Gardena bikers can expect:

  • A wide range of tours with all levels of difficulty
  • Transport of bikes on public transport or lifts
  • Excellent advisory expertise in the area of mountain biking

The highlights for your MTB holiday

  • Countless trails in the bike region Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi
  • Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi is the only "Approved Bike Area" in South Tyrol
  • Sellaronda MTB Tour: for experienced mountain bikers
  • Val Gardena Panorama E-Bike Tour powered by Bosch
  • Breathtaking downhill paths: particular flowtrails, bike- and skillparks
  • World-famous bike events: HERO Südtirol Dolomites and Sellaronda Bike Day
  • You are in good hands: guided MTB tours with the professionals

Mountainbiking on e-bikes

If up to now you were convinced that cycling was beautiful but at the same time incredibly demanding, then you should absolutely give e-bikes a try! In Dolomites Val Gardena there are various bike rental stations where you can hire an e-bike easily for the full day or your whole holiday. You’ll be a true believer as soon as you go on one of the guided tours and see the advantages of an e-bike by cycling on cycle paths you never dreamt of before. E-bikes give you a completely new way to approach mobility; on top of that, it’s the ideal mode of transport for your holiday in the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: green, quiet and just great all around.

E-Bike Val Gardena

Freeride & Bikeparks

Freeride Ciampinoi

The Freeride Ciampinoi mountain bike trail is just what you’re looking for when you want the thrills and spills of cycling. The route has received a facelift and offers a good 568 m elevation gain over 3 km: talk about adrenaline rush!

Start the tour at the Ciampinoi chairlift mountain station, which you can reach via a dirt road from the Selva Val Gardena-Ciampinoi cable car mountain station, and continue to the Pra Valentini hut. You can purchase tickets at the Tourism Office in Selva Val Gardena and at the cable car station.

Bikepark & Flowtrails Dantercepies

Two flow trails which will warm the cockles of every biker’s heart. Both trails offer 1.6 km easy lines, an absolute flow treat for adults and kids. Thanks to the circular cable car of the Dantercepies and the Cir chairlift, both trails can be easily reached and repeated as many times as you wish! This trail features a perfect training ground for beginners and becomes the perfect flow trail for experienced bikers.

Bike Park Piz Seteur

An easy trail for the whole family: enjoy the ride from 3,600 m on the cutting-edge Piz Seteur circular cable car to Plan de Gralba.

Skillpark Palmer for children and families

Beginners learn the right cycling technique on the course and advanced cyclists perfect their course and jumping technique.

The top bike events in Val Gardena

There’s a staggering number of bike events that attract cycling fans from all over the world to Dolomites Val Gardena during the summer. Take the HERO Südtirol Dolomites, for example, for all those would like to test their cycling skills: an incredibly demanding cycling competition which allows ambitious amateur cyclists and professional athletes to test the limits.

Switch to a lower gear during the Sellaronda Bike Day in June: an ideal event for families, groups, and interested bikers, as they can cycle on a traffic-free road for a whole day.