On a route of fabulous 19 kilometres
, the Bike Highline Merano
connects the alpine pastures on the Monte Tramontana from the mountain pasture Marzoner Alm above Castelbello in the west to the Monte San Vigilio high above Merano.
Always at an altitude of between 1,450 and 1,900 metres
, the Bike Highline runs from west to east, crossing a multitude of uphills
as well as four brand new single trails
ENTRANCES BIKE HIGHLINE MERANO
There are several entrances to the highline: For pleasure bikers, simply take the panoramic cable car
from Rablà to the picturesque mountain hamlet of Rio Lagundo
and save yourself the 800 metres of ascent. On the other hand, those who want to pedal hard in the valley can tackle one of the four uphills
that lead from the villages of Tel, Naturno, Ciardes and Castelbello directly to the Bike Highline Merano. Alternatively, a shuttle service
conserves energy and takes bikers at regular intervals to the Kreuzbrünnl and Freiberger Säge car parks - with access to the highline.
PAST ALPINE PASTURES
It took three years to implement the Bike Highline Merano project. Since 2014, connecting routes between the old forest roads
and the new single trails
now form a varied network of a total of 25 officially rideable trails
. The Bike Highline Merano climbs about 600 metres
in an easterly direction and 700 metres
in a westerly direction. The high trail on the Monte Tramontana, for example, leads in not very steep and scenically unique sections past farmed alpine pastures again and again. From the Marzoner Alm to the Tablander Alm and on the way to the Mauslochalm, the route is technically more demanding
in places; it continues on forest paths to the Zetn Alm, the Naturnser Alm and the Monte San Vigilio high plateau.
TRAILS OF THE BIKE HIGHLINE
You can return to the valley on the forest paths of the Uphills
, in a relaxed way on the Family Tour
starting in Rio Lagundo or with more speed and adrenaline kicks on the four single trails
. Bikers can choose between the Lupo Trail (S1, short sections S2), the Fontana Trail (S3), the Ötzi Trail (S3) and the Stuanbruch Trail (S3). These highlights on the Monte Tramontana can be accessed at various points along the Bike Highline Merano. In this way, uphills, visits to alpine pastures and crisp trail descents can be combined again and again to create the perfect bike tour.