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Bicycle transport
Bicycle transport
The holiday period is a good opportunity to give up the car and explore the country by bus or train. Anyone wishing to carry their bicycle on public transport must take certain aspects into consideration.

Please note: rental bicycles are not transported by public transport!
By train

Local trains can transport approx. 16 - 20 bicycles in the special compartments or designated train areas. In principle, transporting bicycles on public transport is only possible if there is enough space available and if security is completely guaranteed. It is not possible to make reservations.

Separate bicycles transport along the Val Venosta railway line Merano - Malles

From the end of April to the end of October it is not allowed, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 3 and 5.30 p.m., to take bikes on the train. You have to take the shuttle service of the "Vinschger Bahn" (only bicycle transport).
Departures from the railway station in Merano at 9.16, 10.16 and 11.16 a.m. and at 3.16, 4.16 and 5.16 p.m.

By Bus

Bicycles are not transported by bus, except for bus lines 273 (Malles-Martina) and 245 (Merano-Val d'Ultimo), which have special bike rack with space for about 5-6 bicycles (from spring to autumn).

Please note: E-bikes are not transported on buses.

The bike all-day ticket for € 7 can be purchased at authorized ticket offices and ticket machines and has to be validated at every journey.
By private Shuttle service

If you have your own bike from Merano you can reach the Venosta Valley with the following private taxi shuttle services (they carry persons and bikes):

"Taxi Iris" offers from May to October, every Wednesday, a bike shuttle service from Merano to Malles or to the lake Resia (Price: € 20,00 per person, bicycle transport included). Booking required. For further information:

"Südtirolbike" departs daily in Merano at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Malles and Resia. If the shuttle transports minimum 7 people, the price is € 20,00 (Malles) or € 25,00 (Resia) per person including the bike. If the shuttle transports from 1 to 6 people, the price for the shuttle is € 120,00 (Malles) or € 150,00 (Resia) - this price will be divided by the number of passengers. Booking required. For further information: