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Cycling

Cycling at the Foot of the Ortles

Along the “King Stage” of the Giro d’Italia

The 80km long "Etschradweg" cycling trail along the old Roman road Via Claudia Augusta is particularly popular among moderate cyclists. The way runs from Lake Resia in the North to the spa town of Meran/Merano. It runs through Burgusio/Burgeis with a view of the Monte Maria Abbey, through Malles/Mals with its seven Romanesque churches, through the medieval town of Glorenza/Glurns and also past the ancient St. Proculus church in Naturno/Naturns with its pre-Carolingian frescos.

With more than 48 hairpin bends on the South Tyrol side alone, the Stelvio Pass Road is among the most challenging – and beautiful – mountain courses in the whole world. The winding pass road is as impressive in terms of its scenery as it is challenging to ride. Every year, aspiring racing cyclists from all corners of the globe take on its many twists and turns.

One of the most popular stretches crosses over Trafoi on the Stelvio Pass before taking the Umbrail Pass to head in the direction of Santa Maria and Müstair in Switzerland. Also popular among racing cyclists is the ​Monte Sole scenic route and the stretch that crosses the Ofen Pass. Recommended tours for recreational cyclists and families lead to the Mazia Valley, the Martello Valley or the ​Resia Lake with its half-sunken church tower.
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Welcome to the Ortles holiday region
Hiking in the Stelvio National Park, partake of winter sports on glacial areas beneath impressive Alpine peaks or ride your bike along the Roman trade route Via Claudia Augusta. Relax in small villages and peaceful valleys with amiable hosts. Discover numerous cultural sites and the unique culinary delights of Venosta Valley.