Nearly 32,000m of elevation gain and slightly more than 1000 kilometers – and all that in 21 days with only two well deserved days of rest. We started in Luttach, relatively far East in South Tyrol, and rode across the beautiful Dolomites towards the lowlands enjoying a great mix of alpine trails and paved roads. Getting closer to the Vinschgau region, the stages were more trail heavy and longer. After 21 days, via the detour over the Reschenpass mountain and the Stilfser Joch, we reached my home village of Naturns.
We planned the tour with Komoot, the stages of our tour can be downloaded. www.komoot.de/collection/1022008/-huamspiel
Most of the time we stayed in BikeHotels. The service is simply the best, starting with the bike garage to the multi-course meals. Everything a biker heart needs!
In order to enjoy the sunrise at the Kronplatz, and to gain some distance on the approaching thunderstorm, we got a shuttle from Makke, who is one of the best trail builders of South Tyrol. Definitely worth it!
A very special recommendation: Alex of the Hotel Krone in Brixen introduced a new meal on his menu in his restaurant: pizza Napoletana. Not a thin crust as you would expect, but nice and thick and fluffy. Just like the original. An absolute must
Tips for riders who want to duplicate the tour
Mount as much as possible onto the bicycle, and rather bring a little more detergent than one pair of pants too many. Birkenstocks are so worth it and being fit is as well. Take the tours as inspiration to get to know the region better, every corner of South Tyrol has its own charm. And don’t hesitate to go beyond what you know well. Push your boundaries. It is worth it. Everything happens for a reason.