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Bike hotel near Merano, South Tyrol

For lovers of mtb, racing bike, e-bike and more...

The Merano area is a mecca for bike enthusiasts in South Tyrol. Here, the cycling season lasts from March to November, with 300 days of sunshine a year. Our bike hotel is right in the heart of this paradise...

Get your bike! We'll take care of the rest...

Guided tours by bike

Routes for every type of bike and difficulty level with our Stefan Hütter or in the company of qualified guides of the Lana Bike Academy: from relaxing routes, to routes suitable for mountain bikes or electric MTB, to racing bike tours and trekking.

Advice

Our expert biker Stefan Hütter is ready to assist you in the selection and planning of the itineraries. In addition, we will be happy to provide you with printed material, GPS routes, tour suggestions and all the information you need at the reception desk.

Bike room

Locked and accessible only with the key card. Here you can park your bike in complete safety whenever you want. Air compressor, tools for small repairs and an e-bike charging station are also available.

Repairs

To purchase spare parts and for major repairs, you will find a bike shop right by our Bio Vitalhotel. The reception staff will be happy to provide you with more detailed information.

Bike rental

City bikes, e-bikes and MTBs (including e-MTBs) are available for rent.

Laundry service

City bikes, e-bikes and MTBs (including e-MTBs) are available for rent.

Bike wash

Your bike can be clean as a whistle every day. The washing area is here for you!

Biking until the last second

Take advantage of every second of your holiday and enjoy a last tour on the day of departure, stopping at our wellness area and showers before saying goodbye.

All adventure with the Lana Bike Academy

The qualified guides of the Lana Bike Academy know every corner of the territory and will take you to discover the destination and its inhabitants. They will accompany you during the tours, but they will also tell you the best places to stop, the most exciting trails and most enchanting viewpoints. In addition, they plan each route, offering a varied weekly programme for every type of bike and degree of difficulty as well as various riding technique classes.

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On your MTB between palms and glaciers

On one side, impressive mountain sceneries; on the other, thrilling trails through thick forests woods with an exceptional variety of flora, from Alpine to Mediterranean varieties: only the Merano area offers this striking combination! In addition, every mountain around Merano has different geomorphological characteristics. This makes each of them a unique attraction. In short, wonderful alternatives await you for your tours, to fulfil all your dreams within a few kilometres.

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On a racing bike...

Typical valleys and challenging alpine passes are a magnet for amateur and professional cyclists. Among the itineraries offered by the territory, a special mention goes to the "classic" Mendola-Palade tour, a path that every racing bike lover should complete at least once during a holiday at theiner's garten. We also highly recommend a visit to Val d'Ultimo, an idyllic place with fairy-tale landscapes, charming farmhouses and picturesque villages. Equally deserving is Val Passiria, which offers a completely different setting. Finally, highly trained cyclists can choose to go on a day trip to Lake Garda and to the Dolomites.

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New opportunities with e-bikes

Sports enthusiasts, beginners, leisure seekers and young-at-heart cyclists can fulfil a dream with e-bikes. This type of cycle is a gateway to new perspectives. Passes, alpine routes and longer tours that seem insurmountable become attainable. Don’t hesitate, hop on and set off to conquer South Tyrol!

The most beautiful tours start at theiner's garten!

From our Bio Vitalhotel, take your racing bike to conquer Rombo, Monte Giovo and Palade or the Dolomite passes, enjoy a tour to Lake Garda, either by yourself or with our Stefan Hütter, who has a passion for cycling, or with a guide of the Lana Bike Academy, partner of theiner's garten. Mountain bikers and electric MTB fans are can revel in excitement and adrenaline in the nearby Val d'Ultimo, in Merano2000, on Monzoccolo, in Val Venosta or on Monte San Vigilio. To combine the passion for cycling and relaxing in nature, there is nothing better than a ride through the orchards in Valle Isarco. Whatever your type of bike, we are always ready to assist you and provide you with all the necessary material, accompanying you in your adventures on the road whenever you prefer.

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Racing bikes

Fontana Bianca Lake 

From Gargazzone, follow the cycling path up to Lana. After crossing the village, at the junction, take the road to the Val d'Ultimo. When you get to the first town, San Pancrazio, you have already conquered a formidable altitude gain. When you get to the artificial lakes, the journey becomes flatter. Shortly before the end of the valley, you encounter the Schwemmalm ski area, where Dominik Paris, twice-winner of the downhill race in Kitzbühel, started his career. When you reach Santa Gertrude, the last village in the valley, turn right and follow the road up to the Fontana Bianca Lake. On the way back, follow the same itinerary of the first leg or a longer one through Lauregno and the Passo della Palade towards Lana, returning to Gargazzone along the cycling path.

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Racing bikes

The classic: Mendola - Palade

From theiner's, pedal up to Caldaro to “warm up your engine”. From here, head towards the Passo della Mendola (1,363 m), passing its beautiful hairpin bends. Cross the road and continue until you reach Passo Palade (1,518 m), passing through the enchanting plateau of Val di Non. Finally, enjoy the thrilling descent towards Lana. From here, you reach the Postal station and take the cycling path towards Bolzano and return to the Bio Vitalhotel. This itinerary can also be completed in the opposite direction (a more demanding trail).

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Hiking / E-Trekking

San Leonardo in Passiria

Follow the cycling path up to Merano, crossing the historical Sissi’s Path and pass the first metres of altitude gain before entering the distinctive Val Passiria. Pedalling along the river, you come across several villages. After 30 km, you reach your destination: San Leonardo. This is where the valley divides: one path leads to the Rombo pass, while another takes you to the Monte Giovo pass, beloved by racing bike lovers. After a stop in the hometown of Andreas Hofer, a fighter for the freedom of Tyrol, return to Gargazzone.

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Hiking / E-Trekking

Vineyard tour in Nalles

From Gargazzone, pedal through the apple orchards up to Nalles (towards Bolzano). Here, a small climb begins leading to Andriano, a village with a high vocation for wine. On the return path, follow the same route. Alternatively, you can follow the Wine Route or the cycling path along the Adige river.

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MTB/eMTB

Sant'Ippolito

From Gargazzone, follow the cycling path up to Lana (towards Merano), before passing the first three hundred metres of altitude gain on an upward trail. At this point, the so-called "Vorbichl" becomes your playground. Easy, S1-difficulty trails offer extraordinary sensations. After a break in Tesimo, point toward the destination of this tour: Sant'Ippolito. In addition to the church, a perfect backdrop to numerous weddings, it is the incredible panorama that catches your eye. You can admire 20 locations and around 40 castles or ruins on the horizon. Return to Lana along varied trails. Finally, take the cycling path (toward Bolzano) and return to Gargazzone. Variation: through Via Moso towards Tesimo.

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MTB/eMTB

Völlaner Badl

Starting from Gargazzone, follow the "Moosweg" (No. 18) path to Tesimo. Pass the Sant'Ippolito hill and descend to the valley after the small lake of Narano. In the centre of Foiana, take the road to the Völlaner Badl. On the way back, cycle along the unpaved road or trail (S1-S2) to Lana and back to Gargazzone along the cycling path, passing through Postal.

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MTB/eMTB

Heacher

From theiner's garten, ride along a short stretch of the main road up to Postal. After passing the church, you will face the first 300 metres of altitude gain. The tour continues with ease: cycle along the slope on a hilly route, enjoying a magnificent view of Val d'Adige and the entrance of Val Venosta. Passing under Castel Trauttmansdorff Gardens, take the main road again and then the cycling path back to theiner's garten. Tip: it's worth stopping at the Fragsburg waterfall, adding another 100 metres in altitude gain.

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MTB/eMTB

Greiter

Starting from our bike hotel, follow the cycling path towards Merano up to the SInigo exit. Cycle to Castel Rametz, passing in front of the famous Castel Trauttmansdorff Gardens. Turn onto Via Labers and continue toward Castel Fragsburg. Following the directions, you reach the Greiter farm, at approximately 950 metres of altitude. On the way back, you can follow the same path or start an S1-difficulty trail leading to Sinigo.

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