Discover the region by train and bicycle - board the Vinschgerbahn train in Merano, and travel all the way to the village of Malles, 60 km away. Once there, you can rent a bicycle right there at the train station and cycle back along the ancient Roman road Via Claudia Augusta at a slight downward slope back to Merano.
There are two fabulous stretches to choose from for cycle racing: one leads uphill to the Passo del Rombo peak at 2,509 meters, the other crosses the mountains at the Passo delle Palade at 1,512 meters above sea level. Both stretches are true challenges for dedicated cycle racers, and are legs of the legendary race Giro d'Italia.
The large network of bicycle tracks and mountain biking routes in the Val d’Adige/Etschtal Valley are ideal for cycling. In Lana and Environs, they range from leisurely rides for beginners to more challenging trips for more seasoned cyclists, with rest stops along the way.
The flat Talradwege valley cycling tracks start from the center of Lana, running along easy paths through scenic apple orchards. In recent years, electric cycles have gained in popularity, and can be ridden on flat ground as well as higher altitudes. Guided mountain biking tours lead along forest roads, mountain trails and ascents up to Mount Vigiljoch or the Val d’Ultimo/Ultental Valley.
Racing cycle enthusiasts can test themselves on more challenging mountain rides. One of the most popular ascents is from Lana to Caprile/Gfrill, from where the climb up the Gampenpass mountain pass begins. Crossing into the neighboring province of Trentino, the route re-enters South Tyrol over the Mendelpass mountain pass.
Lana and Environs has everything you might need for a rewarding and leisurely holiday on two wheels, including route suggestions, the bikemobilcard and cycle rental options.