“Pedalling, breathing, keeping your balance. At the top you can finally gaze into the distance and feast your eyes on the summit: the panorama gives you a feeling of freedom when biking in the mountains.”
The scenic potpourri of meadows, forests, trails, forest roads, gentle byways and plenty of sunshine all make the difference here! The biking opportunities around Hafling are also hugely varied. The next day’s route could go in any direction: into the Sarntal Alps, via the Kratzberger lake into the Passeier Valley, down the valley of the River Etsch or all the way up to Meran 2000. Or perhaps even south over the high plateau to Jenesien, high above Bozen?
Here the mountain biking season begins earlier and ends later than in many other parts of the land, meaning that early starters and late returners can take full advantage of a day out in the saddle! Hafling nearly always enjoys the right kind of weather and sometimes, if winter permits, biking can even be enjoyed in the cold season (fatbikes welcome!).
The Hotel Mesnerwirt is a member of the Bikehotels South Tyrol group and offers professional advice and top quality service for those on two wheels. Available are a shuttle service, guided tours, insider tips and courses for beginners, as well as special skills courses to learn to ride like a pro. Simply ask us!
More power to you: we will show you the new way of exploring the mountains with battery assistance! For beginners and devotees alike. New – now also for children! Rent an e-bike and sample a different experience!
An easy tour with some 700 metres of ascent makes for an ideal half-day out – provided you can resist the tantalising aromas coming from the numerous mountain huts. Make sure you don’t miss at least one opportunity to indulge, however. This tour is not about breaking records; the climbing is steady with no extremely steep sections, while the descent presents no technical challenges. The flow is there nevertheless and the overall tour will leave you wanting more!
This tour takes you high above the Etsch Valley, up along the ridge and into the midst of the Sarntal Alps and the mythical, mystical place of worship known as the “Stoanerne Mandln”. This is where disputes about the use of the Alpine pastures are supposedly decided by good and evil spirits. The way the numerous stones are arranged is somehow reminiscent of a natural chess board. But who might have won? With a climb of over 1,000 metres and some technically tricky sections, this tour has also made an international name for itself.