Mountain Biking in the Italian Alps
In summer the many ski runs in the Italian Alps magically become a paradise for passionate mountain bikers. Thousands of kilometers of trails, plus a number of specially designed bike parks surrounded by the most beautiful national parks in Europe await you.
MTB experts and beginners alike will find suitable challenges to keep them entertained for days, whether they are into endurance, cross-country, downhill or country flow.
From June to September you can even take part in the many races open to enthusiasts from around the world: DolomitiSuperbike, Alta Valtellina Bike Marathon to name just two.
And at the end of your day up and down the many trails you can relax in one of the many excellent hotels perfectly equipped and organised to welcome riders with their secure bike storage and maintainance areas and the many services tailored at cyclists. You can also take advantage of the many attractions the Alpine villages offer their guests in summer.
Alta Valtellina is becoming the Alpine capital of mountain biking, thanks to its numerous first class trails with panoramic views, breathtaking flow trails, technically challenging bike parks - some of the best in Europe - and thousands of GPS mapped routes.
You will find yourself surrounded by the beauty of the Stelvio National Park, the biggest in Europe, with its mighty glaciers, golden larch forests and mirror like alpine lakes.
Stay in one location and explore the areas around it or join one of the guided MTB tours which span from the Engadine region in Switzerland to othe Alta Valtellina and South Tyrol areas.
Ride your way up the mountains or take advantage of the gondolas running during the summer period specifically to cater for mountain biking enthusiasts.
After an intense day of riding the most beautiful mountains relax in one of the thermal centres in the area or sit back and enjoy the exquisite local cuisine back at your hotel or in one fo the wonderful local restaurant.
Mountain Biking in Alta Valtellina
Mountain Biking in the Dolomites
Mountain biking is certainly one of the best way to experience the Dolomites in summer. The many trails which crisscross these majestic mountains offer something for every level of mountain biker.
Experience the Sellaronda circuit, a 58km loop of single trails and unsealed roads, through the famous Sella, Gardena, Pordoi and Campolongo passes surrounded by forests and meadows and some of the most beautiful mountains in the world.
Or challenge yourself with the best of the Dolomites Alta Via N. 1 riding through challenging terrain starting and finishing in a different location every day.
You can base yourself in one of the many "bike friendly" hotels and go out and explore a different itinerary every day, or opt for multi day hut-to-hut bike safari. Anything is possible in the Dolomites.