South Tyrolean Wine Route - Tramin / Lake Kalter

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Hotels in the region

Hotel Teutschhaus

Hotel Teutschhaus ***s

South Tyrol, Italy

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Bikehotel Arndt

Bikehotel Arndt ***

South Tyrol, Italy

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Roadbike highlights

  • Long biking season from March until November
  • 300 days of sunshine per year
  • Crisp mountain pass roads versus flat cycling tracks

Roadbike holidays in South Tyrolean Wine Route - Tramin / Lake Kalter

Bike season

March - November

The mild climate with above average days of sunshine per year is the guarantor for a long biking season. 

Racing cycling holidays at the South Tyrolean Wine Route - Tramin / Lake Kalter
Around the South Tyrolean Wine Route, Tramin and Lake Kalter grow palm trees, cypresses and lemon trees, not to forget the grapevines and apple orchards. Just as diverse and varied is the region´s range of racing cycle tours. Flat tours with only a few metres in altitude are just as much available on the cycling tracks of, for example, Lake Garda (180 kilometres, 300 metres in altitude) or the tour to Merano (100 kilometres) as are routes across the Mendel and Gampen Pass.

Racing cycling at the South Tyrolean Wine Route - Tramin / Lake Kalter
The region's central location provides good access to the Dolomites Passes like the Sella, Pordoi or Grödner Pass. Given that these challenging tours may boast up to 2000 metres in altitude, the valley location of the villages along the South Tyrolean Wine Route is especially appreciated by road bikers. Situated less than 300 metres above sea level, the often troublesome metres in altitude on the way back to the starting are cut out.

Tour tips for racing cyclists at the South Tyrolean Wine Route - Tramin / Lake Kalter
One of the most popular tours starting from Tramin is surely the route across the Mendel and Gampen Pass. The tour initially starts very leisurely towards Lake Kalter. From there, the tour continues on a slightly ascending route to Kaltern and Eppan. The 15 kilometres long ascent to the Mendel Pass starts here. Anyone who masters this challenge in less than an hour can be rightly proud of themselves. The tour then continues to Fondo where the descent to the Gampen Pass starts. The route downhill leads through Tisens and Prissian on a road with good surface. The journey back leads via St. Pauls to Tramin.

Best time for racing cycling at the South Tyrolean Wine Route - Tramin / Lake Kalter
The best time for racing cycling in South Tyrol is from Easter and from mid-June to the beginning of July this year. There are no school holidays at that time and the tourist regions in the Dolomites are closed. Little traffic even on the main roads is guaranteed! There is plenty of time for tours around Tramin during the long biking season from March until November. The Giro d’Italia and the Giro del Trentino also pass through Tramin every year.

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Contact

Tourismusverein Tramin

Mindelheimerstraße 10A
39040 - Tramin
T: +39 0471 860131
info@tramin.com
http://www.tramin.com/bike

Tourismusverein Südtiroler Unterland

Hauptmann Schweiggl Platz 8
39040 - Kurtatsch
T: +39 0471 880100
info@suedtiroler-unterland.it
http://www.suedtiroler-unterland.it/de/radurlaub/bikegebiet-sudtiroler-unterland

Roadbike Expert

Werner Weis, guide<br />
Tramin, Italien

Racing cycling is actually possible throughout the year here but the best time for it begins in South Tyrol’s south at the end of February and continues right through to the beginning of July, starting again at the beginning of September and only finishing at the end of October.

Werner Weis, guide
Tramin, Italien
Andreas Pomella, <br />
bike pro and guide from the region

A racing cycle holiday in South Tyrol´s south has a lot to offer and that not only in respect of sporty activities. This region´s special feature is the climate. More than 300 days of sunshine per year provide the ideal condition for a top-class racing cycle holiday. Surrounded by mountains, situated on an almost 280 metres hillside is Tramin the ideal starting point for racing cycle tours across crisp mountain pass roads like the Mendel or the Gampen Pass. Anyone who prefers more moderate tours cycles easily kilometre by kilometre without many metres in altitude. The flat cycling tracks along the River Adige and the River Eisack invite to get to know the winegrowing region.

Andreas Pomella,
bike pro and guide from the region