Gravel biking pushes boundaries

Road biking rediscovered: gravel biking

Much more than just a trend: gravel biking is becoming a genuine alternative to traditional road biking. It doesn’t really matter whether you’re in Germany, Austria, Italy or Slovenia – with a gravel bike you can travel (almost) anywhere!

A genuine gravel bike experience awaits in the selected destinations! For example in the gravel insider tip of Slovenia: discover our neighbours on new trails – through former railway tunnels and tracks or underground through former mines and narrow rock passages.

Adriatic coast

The quaint villages that lie between rocks and hilly vineyards are the counterpart to the romantic coastline in many...

Alta Badia

The most beautiful passes in the Dolomites can be found in the Alta Badia region in South Tyrol. You’ll receive a...

Bregenz Forest

The Bregenz Forest may not immediately spring to the mind of every road biker when they think about a road biking...

Bucklige Welt

The scenery in the land of a thousand hills in the Vienna Alps is beautiful. The region is also referred to as the...

Three Peaks Dolomites

The Three Peaks of Lavaredo are probably one of the most photographed motifs of the Dolomites and a spectacular...


You can travel from the symbol of Innsbruck – the Golden Roof in the heart of the city - to the wild glacier landscape...

Roadbike region Salzburger Land - Salzkammergut

The SalzburgerLand – Salzkammergut road bike region is a combination of six different regions. You can explore the...

San Vigilio Dolomites / Kronplatz

Anyone who really wants to feel the burn in their calves has come to exactly the right place. You’ll find countless...

Southern Styria

Travel with momentum through Styria. Explore the endless roads in one of Austria’s most beautiful regions. Discover...


Urbino, a city with an impressive historical heritage, is the ideal starting point for a road bike tour. The choice is...

Bereit für das ultimative Gravel-Abenteuer?

Gravelpioniere gesucht! Bei der neuen VWR GRAVELBIKE EXPERIENCE – Die Alpenüberquerung für Abenteurer und Genussbiker geht’s von 29. September bis 2. Oktober 2021 mit Guide querfeldein bis ins Herz der Dolomiten.

3 Tage - 3 Etappen - 3 Länder: von Garmisch-Partenkirchen bis nach St. Vigilio am Kronplatz.
Bist du bereit fürs Gravel-Abenteuer der Extraklasse?


Hotels for off-road heroes

The natural experience is at the forefront of gravel biking, as you generally travel on dirt roads. Perhaps you’re a mountain biker but don’t want to travel on the roads with your road bike? Or are you a road biker who prefers the isolation of forest paths to asphalt? Then gravel biking – the link between road biking and mountain biking - is perfect for you! So try out something new – get dusty and start your off-road biking adventure. You’ll find the best hotels for your gravel biking adventure here.

Hotel Bären & Cafe Deli

Hotel Bären & Cafe Deli  Austria / Vorarlberg / Mellau

Hotel Melodia del Bosco

Hotel Melodia del Bosco S Italy / South Tyrol / Badia

Rennrad & Triathlon Hotel Mohrenwirt

Rennrad & Triathlon Hotel Mohrenwirt  Austria / Salzburg / Fuschl am See

Hotel Union

Hotel Union S Italy / South Tyrol / Toblach (BZ)

Hotel Wirtshaus zum Gämsle

Hotel Wirtshaus zum Gämsle  Austria / Vorarlberg / Schoppernau

Landgasthof Krumbacherhof

Landgasthof Krumbacherhof  Austria / Lower Austria / Krumbach

Hotel Seppl

Hotel Seppl  Austria / Tyrol / Mutters

Lungomare Bike Hotel

Lungomare Bike Hotel  Italy / Emilia Romagna / Cesenatico

What about gravel biking in the Dolomites?

Let yourself be inspired by our online magazine on this issue and maybe your next gravel biking holiday will take you into the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the foot of the epic, pale mountains are countless off-road routes that are waiting to be discovered. Loose ground, gravel, forest paths, forest floors and meadows will become your new favourite territory. Let your gravel bike take you cross-country over rough and smooth terrains!

There’s definitely something behind the hype about the specialised generalists – the wide profile studs open up many new possibilities. Gravel biking means pure biking freedom – without limitations and barriers! Discover new paths away from asphalted roads and expand your horizons. Rediscover your new favourite biking region – or set off onto completely new terrain.

Be as wonderfully versatile as your gravel bike!

The versatile gravel bikes – which could casually be described as an “all-in-one piece of equipment” – are well on the way to overtaking traditional mountain bikes when it comes to bikepacking. The “new ones” are definitely worth considering as an alternative to bigger road biking adventures.

Do you also want to try something new? Pack a spare shirt and shorts in your bags and set off on a long-lasting natural experience: every day a new region, every evening another road bike holtel, every morning putting on a freshly washed shirt before heading off to a healthy athletes’ breakfast – the laundry service in all Roadbike Holidays hotels makes this possible!

Your guide for more gravel biking fun

When (re)-exploring off-piste, it’s important to have cycling experience on the terrain. The geometry of the gravel and the rough, slightly loose surface are waiting to be conquered. A cycling technique course where one of the Roadbike Holidays guides teaches you a few tricks is a good decision for both pleasure gravel bikers and gravel racers. And the courses and professional guides are also a lot of fun!

Select your gravel bike hotel

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