Be active and see something of the country at the same time. Cycle along quietly rippling waterways - instead of noisy traffic arteries - and enjoy the kilometres you travel across. Cycling is both deeply meditative and horizon-expanding - pedalling continuously at your own pace and getting to know the country and its people, culture and cuisine. Crossing borders and finding yourself a little bit more. This is exactly how pleasure cycling feels, and it is not without reason that it is becoming increasingly popular. You set the pace yourself, stop wherever you like and take your time - that's freedom on two wheels!
360° Alps, 100% nature. Waterways, the Alpine-Mediterranean lifestyle, the worldwide unique Dolomite panorama and untouched nature - the Puster Valley offers an unbeatable combination.
Three popular long-distance cycle routes lead through the Puster Valley and directly through the alpine heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites. Set off from Olang into the distance:
Olang offers you the perfect nature home base on your cycling trips along one of the popular themed long-distance cycle routes. Take the time for a piece of South Tyrol - before you set off again by bike into the big wide world ...
In cycle touring, the journey is the destination. But if the journey is so unbelievably beautiful, as it is in the Puster Valley, you should plan a few extra days for this stopover on your cycling tour. Take time for a handful of unforgettable detours & adventures. After all, nowhere else in the whole of South Tyrol you’ll have the unique chance of a rally into 7 untouched alpine side valleys: in the Puster Valley, in addition to the three popular long-distance cycle routes, unique valley cycle routes into the alpine side valleys await you in every direction. Cycle along the Rienz or the Drau, along the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park or the Three Peaks Nature Park, along farmed alpine pastures and traditional South Tyrolean customs. Make a stop in the Puster Valley!
Take a few days off from long-distance cycling - don't worry, your wanderlust can rest, the wide world is guaranteed to be waiting for you - and explore the 7 different side valleys of the Puster Valley on the idyllic valley cycle paths - absolutely alpine & breathtakingly unique!
It is absolutely worthwhile to stop along the route in the Puster Valley for a few extra adventures,
The Pustertal Valley Cycle Route, follows the course of the Rienz river and connects Innichen via Olang with Bruneck and the Eisack Valley - in short: the whole green Puster Valley! The connections to other family-friendly cycle routes are diverse, as are the landscapes you cycle through here. And if you don't have enough energy for the way back, you can take your bike with you on the regional train of the Pustertal Bahn (limited seats) or use the amazing bike shuttle service. Discover the uncomplicated bike rental offers of our bike shops HERE!
For uncomplicated & authentic South Tyrolean valley biking, the Bed+Bike certified guesthouses offer you everything your pleasure biker heart desires. This also applies to the Bed+Bike Hotel Messnerwirt in Olang by the Kronplatz - the comfort option with certified top qualification for the somewhat more demanding cycling guests:
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