Biking in the Gitschberg Jochtal holiday area in South Tyrol

Cycling in and around Meransen

The Gitschberg Jochtal holiday area is a major attraction for cycling enthusiasts, with different route options to suit just about everyone. Starting with easy family trails to challenging treks for the fittest and most seasoned riders, the trail and bike path network enables riders to discover the most interesting corners of South Tyrol.

The mountain biking trails run through the woods leading from one mountain hut to another, such as the Wieserhütte hut or the Fane Alm pastures. And after a refreshment stop in one of numerous mountain shelters, there is the exciting descent along the downhill trail to Mühlbach.


For a more leisurely ride, head for one of the trails on the valley bottom such as the Pustertal Valley cycle route. This mostly flat route leads from Mühlbach to Lienz in East Tyrol. The first 25 km stretch to Bruneck joins the various urban settlements situated along the valley. The local train is a convenient alternative on the return trip.

Having trouble with your bicycle? No problem: in one of the rental cycles at Meransen is a useful backup option.




Cycling Tours in the Environs of the Hotel Ambet in Meransen

Discovering South Tyrol on two wheels

Meransen is situated near some of the best cycle paths in the region. Choose between the Pustertal Valley cycle route running from Mühlbach to Lienz, the Eisacktal Valley cycle route from the Brenner Pass to Bozen or the Drau cycle route from Toblach all the way to Slovenia. There are also numerous cycle trails and forest roads for mountain bikers.

The route leading from Meransen to the Moserhütte mountain hut at an altitude of 1,800 m a.s.l. is suited only to the fittest cyclists and from there up to the summit of the Kleine Gitsch. The return descends via the Pichler or Bacherhütte mountain huts. Other worthwhile routes lead to the famous Stoanamandl lookout loint at an altitude of 2,100 m a.s.l. or the Brixen Hütte mountain hut in the heart of the Pfunderer mountains.

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