Racing cycling holidays in Tramin
Around 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 in Tramin
Tramin´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 village 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 in Tramin
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 in Tramin
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.