The diversity of bike tours in Schenna

The countryside in South Tyrol offers the perfect environment for leisurely as well as more strenuous bike tours. Whether going along the river on a tarmac cycle path, or going up into the mountains around Schenna by mountain bike. Hotel Tyrol makes the ideal base for adventurous bike tours!

Hotel Tyrol – Schloss Goyen – Schloss Labers – Fragsburg – Greiterhof – retour

At the entrance of the village we turn into the path “Goyenweg” which leads us through beautiful orchards to the Castle Goyen. Before proceeding downhill we cross a small forest, the so-called “Himmelreich”. After a short ride downhill, passing the Gasthof “Kiendl”, we cross the street to Hafling and we reach a wooden bridge underneath the Gasthof “Einsiedler”. We continue our way on the forest path until we reach Castle Labers. There we turn left into the path “Idaweg” which leads us to the street “Laberser Straße”. That road – including a few demanding stretches - brings us to the Castle Fragsburg. We follow our route upwards to the “Unterweiher” and the “Oberweiher” till we finally reach the “Greiterhof” at a height of nearly 1000 m.

Length

20 km

Difference in altitude

500 m

Time required

2 hours

Specials

Private brewery, panoramic view

Rest Stop

Kiendl, Einsiedler, Castel Labers, Fragsburg, Unterweiher, Greiter

From the village square, the asphalted path “Riffianerweg” leads us down to the “Waalerhaus” at the “Labboden”. First, the itinerary follows a field path and then it takes us along the river Passer to Saltaus with the valley station of the Hirzer’s funicular railway. The beautiful path “Dammweg” leads us across the Passeier golf course to St. Martin and passing the farm “Sandwirt” to St. Leonhard, the main village of the Passeier Valley. For the return trip we follow the same route back.

Length

36 km

Difference in altitude

200 m

Time required

2 - 2½ hours

Rest Stop

in Saltaus, St. Martin and St. Leonhard

We follow the road that leads to the “Schennaberg”, we pass the Gasthof “Hasenegg” and we arrive to the farm “Hoferhof”. We take the forest path in the curve behind the farm which rises in a gentle gradient to the alpine pasture “Streitweideralm”. A bit underneath we keep left, then we cross the stream “Röthbach” and after a short gradient we reach the small village Videgg. On the access road we ride to Oberkirn, passing the funicular railway’s mountain station until the “main village” Prenn at Obertall. We proceed on the road for another 500 metres in the direction of Saltaus, then we turn left into the path nr. 20 which brings us first to Untertall and then across various farms to Verdins.

Length

32 km

Difference in altitude

1000 m

Time required

4 – 4,5 hours

Rest Stop

Untermeinlechner, in Prenn, Oberkirn, Videgg, Streitweideralm

With the train and the bike across South Tyrol, Italy

Val Venosta train

From 2005 the Valvenosta train takes you from Merano to Malles and back. First the Valvenosta train has been inaugurated on July 01, 1906 and after its maiden voyage and an interruption of service, this railroad line has been reopened. In 1990, for the time being, there was the last train running throughout the valley, until the track changed hands and was public ownership from 1999. It was redeveloped and on May 5, 2005 the new train made its maiden voyage to Malles, ushering in a new era. The track runs along the Adige river across the Val Venosta. The stations along the track date back to the period of time between 1900 and 1906 and are consequently part of the cultural artifact of South Tyrol. The restaurations of the stations have been performed in cooperation with the Provincial Antiquities and Monuments Office, striving for preserving their original flair. However, of course also modern techniques were implemented. The track features a length of 59.8 km and the train reaches a maximum speed of 100 km/h. By the way: the accessibility of the train for handicapped people has been referred to as “exemplary in Europe”, as 14 of 18 stations along the track are “accessible” and the remaining 4 stations “accessible with help”. Another great offer is called “Train and bike” (Bahn und Bike), six train stations along the track offer a bike rental: Merano, Naturno, Laces, Spondigna, Silandro and Malles. At these rental stations you can rent and return bikes. A total of 1300 bikes (mountain bikes, trekking buses, city bikes, tandems and bikes for children) are available.

Our recommendation: The so called “bikemobil Card” includes a daily ticket as well as a bike rental.