The South Tyrol area, known to the native German as Sud-Tirol, is one of the most popular region among cyclists. Not surprisingly every year there are many cyclists and cycling tourists looking for scenic views and safe cycling routes.
South Tyrol is characterized by the presence of high alpine mountains, but this should not frighten the less trained cyclists or the beginners. In the valley basin, there are many bike paths that have no difficulty or difficult climb.
These cycle tracks run along the route of local rivers or streams; cross green meadows, pastures and small alpine villages.
The region is at the forefront for welcoming cyclists and has many services for them. Among these, it is particularly appreciated the possibility of carrying the bike on trains and buses in order to easily reach the starting point of the cycling routes.
The best time to ride in South Tyrol is surely spring or summer, when the snow on the slopes is gone and the temperatures allow you to go outdoors again. It should be noted that in the summer, South Tyrol is chosen by many tourists as a vacation spot and cycling route can be crowded.
The main cycling routes of the region, as we have already said, are developing in the bottom valley. An example is the Cycle Track of the Val Pusteria and the Dolomite Cycle Track.
There are, however some real challenges for the enthusiasts of the ascent. If you are planning try to go on the Sella Ronda route and the legendary Stelvio climb.
Mountain bikers and dirt lovers can choose among different single tracks, which often start from the valley bottom and climb up the mountains.