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Biking & cycling
Whether you use a mountain or touring bike, there is always a route along the Passer river, through meadows and forests or from mountain hut to mountain hut, which will be good for your soul!
Schenna’s huge hiking region consists of around 200 kilometres of marked paths. 180 of these are also passable on a mountain bike. From the sub-tropical gardens in the valleys to an altitude of 2,400 metres in the Alpine territory, this is how far the network of routes stretches into the countryside. In Schenna and the surrounding area, you’ll find the perfect route for every cyclist.
As always, you need to be in good condition if you want to complete any tour from start to finish! The more comfortable option to gain altitude is to use one of the three lift facilities at the Hirzer, Taser and into the Meran 200 hiking region. Nonetheless, riding a bike, keeping your balance and braking are skills which need to be acquired. If you are not that experienced on a mountain bike yet, you might want to think about taking part in a beginners course. An ideal route has been designed for this purpose at the mountain terminal of the Meran 2000 lift facility.
In addition, the Meraner Land offers an excellent network of paths in the midst of incredible nature and cultural landscape. From the Etsch valley to the high-Alpine region, constant temperatures can be enjoyed while you make your way through a shady forest, blooming meadows and quite Alpine pastures. Cyclists can especially enjoy the Vigiljoch, a traffic-free mountain with demanding downhill runs through forests and a fantastic panoramic view towards the Dolomites. Don’t worry when you feel like your batteries are getting low! The beautiful natural landscape, which surrounds you from all sides, will help you to get back to strength in no time at all!
Train and bike
From mid April 2013, the combination of bus, train and hire bikes will be on offer again. The magnetic card enables you to use all the public transport within the South Tyrolean traffic association, as well as the one-time use of a hire bike.
Further information and prices
Bike hire Vinschgerrad
There are six stations along the train line from Meran – Mals ...and all of these avail of a bike hire facility: Meran (Areal freight depot), Naturns, Latsch, Spondinig, Schlanders, Mals, Reschen and Bozen Sud. You can hire and return your bike at any of these facilities.
Information on bike hire:
+39 0473 201500