Mountain biking vacations in Naturno
Mountain Biking on the Nörderberg and Sonnenberg Mountains
Mountain biking vacations in Naturno

Mountain biking vacations in Naturno

Mountain Biking on the Nörderberg and Sonnenberg Mountains

The Venosta Valley has been one of the top destinations for mountain bikers for some years now: downhillers, freeriders, enduro and all-mountain riders will find an excellently developed trail network here.

Although Naturno is one of the younger mountain bike destinations in South Tyrol, it was able to position itself right at the front with its diverse range of offers. From the bottom of the valley up to over 3,000 metres: Mountain biking in Naturno means kilometres of single trails on 315 sunny days a year. Numerous mountain bike tours lead to the alpine pastures and mountain inns in the area, on the trail of the famous BIKE Transalp mountain bike stage race.

A classic among the mountain bike tours in Naturno is the tour to the mountain pasture Naturnser Alm. After a total distance of 40 km and 1,500 metres of altitude covered, you are rewarded by the panoramic view of the Venosta Valley, the Texelgruppe Nature Park, the Ötztal Alps, the Dolomites and the Ortler Group. An absolute highlight - among countless other tours - is, for example, the Early Bird Ride at sunrise on the Monte Tramontana / Naturnser Nörderberg. Less trained mountain bikers simply resort to the support of an e-mountain bike.

ÖTZI BIKE ACADEMY
Over the last few years, new signposted trails have been added on both sides of the valley to form a varied network of routes for pleasure bikers and trail enthusiasts, which are connected to cable cars or can be reached by special bike shuttle services. Bikepoints such as the Ötzi Bike Academy in Naturno, the largest bike school in South Tyrol, organises guided tours for all ability levels as well as theme weeks, has a technical training area and a bike rental service, and expands the service for guests in cooperation with hotels and guesthouses.

ENJOYMENT ON THE MOUNTAIN
Alpine huts and snack stations serve homemade South Tyrolean specialities when you stop for a break. Selected local establishments tailor their culinary offer to the needs of bikers and also guarantee a special bike service. And as if that were not enough highlights, the Bike Highline Merano closes the bracket around this wide range of tours. The MTB high trail connects the alpine pastures of the Nörderberg over a length of 19 kilometres.

No matter which route you choose, the bike and mountain bike map offers useful additional information and tour tips for successful mountain biking in Naturno.
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Shuttle Naturno - parking lot Kreuzbrünnl (outward journey)
Monday 27 May
Naturno
10:00 - 10:45
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Shuttle Naturno - parking lot Kreuzbrünnl (outward journey)
Shuttle to the Nörderberg mountain – parking lot Kreuzbrünnl: Not in the mood for the narrow and steep mountain roads in South Tyrol? Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday a shuttle bus will take you ...
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Shuttle parking lot Kreuzbrünnl - Naturno (return journey)
Monday 27 May
Naturno
16:00 - 16:45
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Shuttle parking lot Kreuzbrünnl - Naturno (return journey)
After a wonderful hike on the Naturnser Nörderberg mountain, a shuttle minibus will bring you back to Naturno. The return journey must be booked separately. Limited booster seats for children are ...
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Bikeshuttle S. Martino/Val Passiria - Naturno
Monday 27 May
S. Martino Val Passiria
16:30 - 17:30
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Bikeshuttle S. Martino/Val Passiria - Naturno
From Naturno you cycle comfortably along the Adige cycle path to Merano. From the Thermenplatz square, head eastwards through the Elisabeth Park into the Passeier Valley. Mostly flat, with a slight ...
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Bikeshuttle from the Lake Caldaro to Naturno
Monday 27 May
Caldaro
16:30 - 17:30
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Bikeshuttle from the Lake Caldaro to Naturno
Do you already know the South Tyrolean lowlands? The wine region around the caldaro Lake? Ride your bike from Naturno to Merano, through the beautiful Adige Valley to Caldaro lake, past flowering ...
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Bikeshuttle to Glorenza or Curon/Lake of Resia
Tuesday 28 May
Naturno
09:30 - 10:30
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Bikeshuttle to Glorenza or Curon/Lake of Resia
A bus will take you and your bike to Glorenza or Curon at the Lake Reschen. Cycle along the "Val Venosta bycicle path" back to Naturno and enjoy a unique view over the surrounding mountains. You can ...
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Shuttle Naturno - Schartegg/Monte Tramontana (outward journay)
Tuesday 28 May
Naturno
10:00 - 11:00
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Shuttle Naturno - Schartegg/Monte Tramontana (outward journay)
Every Tuesday a shuttle takes you to the Schartegg car park on the Kastelbeller Nörderberg mountain. There is the starting point for wonderful hikes to the different alpine pastures. Mountain bikers ...
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Shuttle Schartegg/Monte Tramontana - Naturno (return journey)
Tuesday 28 May
Naturno
16:00 - 17:00
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Shuttle Schartegg/Monte Tramontana - Naturno (return journey)
After a wonderful hike on the Nörderberg mountain, a shuttle bus will take you back to Naturno in comfort. Limited booster seats are available for children. Dogs are only transported on request and ...
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Bikeshuttle from Merano to Naturno
Friday 31 May
Merano
16:00 - 16:30
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Bikeshuttle from Merano to Naturno
Cycle from Naturno along the Adige cycle route through the beautiful Merano region: visit the famous market on the Place Prader in Merano or discover the surrounding villages with all their sights: ...
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Mountainbike tours in Naturno
Ötzi-Trail
Tour and trails
Ötzi-Trail
Startpunkt des Ötzi Trails ist unterhalb der Mauslochalm. Flowiger Waldboden-Trail (S2) abwechselnd mit einigen steilen, verblockten Stellen (S3) ...
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Uphill Naturnser Alm
Tour and trails
Uphill Naturnser Alm
From the Etschbrücke bridge in Naturns, this classic Transalpine route leads along a pleasant slope with a moderate climb. The first 7.3 km are set ...
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Bike Highline Meran/o
Tour and trails
Bike Highline Meran/o
The Bike Highline Meran/o links up with the pastures on the Nörderberg mountain, permitting cyclists to cross it at an altitude of 1,450 – 1,900 m, ...
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Uphill Tablander Alm
Routes (also with e-bike), Tour and trails
Uphill Tablander Alm
From the Etschbrücke bridge in Tschars (Winkler Inn) the trail leads along a slight climb past various farms up to Tomberg and from there to the ...
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Mausloch Panorama Flow Trail
Tour and trails
Mausloch Panorama Flow Trail
The Mausloch Panorama Flow Trail is ideal for beginners and starts at the rustic Mausloch Alm. It winds its way 900 metres down the Merano Highline ...
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Tour Monte Tramontana Naturno
Tour and trails
Tour Monte Tramontana Naturno
Con la navetta bike-shuttle al parcheggio Kreuzbrünnl – uphill malga Naturno fino al crocevia per la discesa Brand trail – maso Brand – Plon – ...
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Ötzi Flow Trail
Tour and trails
Ötzi Flow Trail
The Ötzi Flow Trail is the final stretch of the Ötzi Trail. While the Ötzi Trail is a constantly steep descent (S2-S3) from the Bike Highline ...
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Giro di Naturno
Routes (also with e-bike), Tour and trails
Giro di Naturno
Circuito di Naturno (Naturno – Plon – Kreuzbrünnl lungo la Bike Highline Meran/o fino a Ötzi trail – Platzgumm – Ötzi Flow Trai - Naturno) Questo ...
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Bike Highline Merano

Discover the Monte Tramontana of Naturno


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.
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