MTB tours in the Dolomites

Riding your MTB in the Dolomites in one word?  Entrhalling. Narrow trails winding through sweeping expanses of green and ever-changing landscapes provide the perfect challenges for a connoisseur’s summer holiday in the Alps. And the Hotel Alpen Tesitin is right there, perfectly located in the middle of this land of plenty. North of our hotel, you find the the Riesenferner and the Val di Casies/Gsieser mountains; while the Dolomites beckon from south, with the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park and the Three Peaks Nature Park. All there for you, with an array of one-of-a-kind adventures. A MTB tour in the Dolomites and in the Alps cannot be but an unforgettable experience!

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Discovering the Dolomites on a MTB

If you are a MTB fan, one of the main advantages you can enjoy as a guest of our hotel at Plan de Corones/Kronplatz is the close proximity to the Dolomites and the green pastures of Val di Casies/Gsieser Tal. If you had rather not bring your own bike, you can loan our MTBs for free. Our e-bikes are also for rent (extra charges apply).

 

A word of caution: exploring the Dolomites on a MTB might give your heart rate a healthy jolt, and not just because of its steep trails. The view of the Pale Mountains alone iss taggering enough to have your pulse race. Besides, there’s plenty of routes in all levels of difficulty – tackling the Dolomites on a MTB is a pleasurable challenge you can always sink your teeth – or tires – into.  
Every now and then you will probably want to stop and soak in the view: Emerald pastures, towering peaks… it was definitely worth the effort! And if mountain biking in the Dolomites gave you sore muscles, do not fret – a visit to our spa oasis is just the thing!

A tour for everyone

The Hotel Alpen Tesitin is a perfect choice not just for MTB pros, but also for families and beginners. In fact, the surroundings also offer a wealth of leisurely, unchallenging routes that are no less rewarding! The Val Pusteria/Pustertal cycle path, aka Drava/Drau cycle path to name one, crosses the Val Pusteria/Pustertal and leads all the way up to Lienz in Austria (remember to bring your ID!). The path is mostly paved and negotiates past meadows and through sparse woodlands. After a town tour in Lienz, you can catch a train and get back comfortably to Monguelfo/Welsberg and then Tesido/Taisten. And this is but one of the many routes you can choose to discover the surroundings on a MTB saddle.

No MTB fan? Explore the Dolomites on an e-bike!

So you hear the mountain tops calling, but your legs don’t fancy a MTB feat up to the Dolomites. Then how about a e-bike tour of the Dolomites? For a small fee, you can rent our private e-bikes and explore the fantastic landscapes around our hotel and leave the sweating for the sauna!

Tour tips for a perfect MTB holiday in the Dolomites & Co.

Here are some tips to help you choose from the many routes in all levels of difficulty that stretch in our area – more info is available at reception.

 

In the tracks of the Giro d’Italia: challenge the Dolomites’ passes on your MTB and follow in the tracks of the great champions! Alta Badia, the Plan de Corones/Kronplatz and South Tyrol have already hosted a number of stages of the Giro.

 

Plan de Corones/Kronplatz Downhill: for adrenaline junkies only! The lift takes you to the starting point, and from there it all goes (literally) downhill on a fantastic trail.  

 

MTB tour to the Aschtalm alp in Val di Casies/Gsies: medium tour, ca. 4 hours, 45 km through the quaint valley.

 

MTB tour of the Dolomites: difficult tour leading past the Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee to the Jud les Cacagnares/Grünwaldjoch and Kreuzjoch, ca. 65 km, 7 hours, 1,600 m of altitude.

 

Val Pusteria/Pustertal cycle path/Drava/Draura cycle path: easy tour, starts in Monguelfo/Welsberg, ca. 60 km, 4 hours, 60 m of altitude.

 

MTB tour in the Dolomites incl. Three Peaks: medium tour starting in Dobbiaco/Toblach (ca. 10 km away from Hotel Alpen Tesitin) and leading through impressive landscapes, ca. 3.5 hours, 25 km, 190 m of altitude.

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