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Your bike hotel in South Tyrol for unforgettable holidays

Hotel Spitaler near Appiano is the ideal hotel for your biking holiday in South Tyrol. You can get on your bike directly at the hotel – whether it is the mountain bike, racing bike or e-bike – and start your exploration tour. The landscape surrounding Frangarto and Appiano is shaped by copious apple orchards and vineyards and it is a true pleasure to get to know South Tyrol at its very best during your biking holiday. 

Discover South Tyrol by bike during your biking holiday

Your biking holiday in South Tyrol will become a multifaceted experience all around Hotel Spitaler, your hotel near Appiano. Different cycling tracks are in striking distance from the hotel, just get on your bike and ride! The Val d’Adige cycling track is especially beautiful and ideally suited for families, while connecting the two charming cities of Bolzano and Merano. It is a section of the famous Via Claudia Augusta and very popular among everyone who spends their biking holiday in southern South Tyrol.

If you decide to ride your mountain bike from Appiano to Merano, you can combine your tour with a visit of some attractive sights in the Mediterranean spa city. The botanical Gardens of the Castle Trauttmansdorff, which are opened from April to November, will put you under their spell, especially if you are a nature and garden lover. Other places worth visiting are the Kurhaus of Merano, the Passeggiata Tappeiner over the rooftops of Merano and the Portici. More seasoned bikers can expand their tour to their will and follow the Vinschger cycling track – from Merano to the Reschen Pass, if you want.

„Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.“

Danish proverb

On the road in southern South Tyrol

Another popular route for your biking holiday in South Tyrol is the Oltradige cycling track, which connects Bolzano with Appiano and Caldaro. Highly recommendable is a trip to the lake of Caldaro. There you can sunbath, take a swim or use a pedal boat, eat some tasty ice cream and return to Hotel Spitaler in the evening. The lakes of Monticolo are also easy to reach during your biking holiday in South Tyrol: A new cycling track leads you directly to them. Bathing fun and pure relaxation are sure to follow.

Also a trip to Bolzano is always worth it. The route is easy for children, too, because there are barely any ascents. Why don’t you combine your trip with a visit to the South Tyrolean archaeology museum, a walk on the Piazza Walther and the visit of the cathedral of Bolzano? Particularly ambitious bikers can continue their tour in the direction of Trento or ride on to the Val d’Isarco cycling track, which leads you from Bolzano to Chiusa and to Bressanone – two worth-seeing medieval cities with a special charm. Your biking holiday in South Tyrol could not be richer in variety!

Biking holiday in South Tyrol for racing cyclists

Appiano and surroundings is not just a dream come true for mountain bikers. Lots of racing cyclists choose a biking holiday in South Tyrol, especially because of the many mountain passes. Tours with a stunning panorama like the ones to the Passo Mendola above Caldaro or to the Passo delle Palade near Lana, but also tours to the Dolomites or into the Val Venosta are very popular. It does not matter what you are choosing during your biking holiday in South Tyrol – whether it is the mountain bike, the racing bike or the e-bike -, you will have around 400 kilometres at your disposal.

Service during your biking holiday in South Tyrol

To make sure that your biking holiday in South Tyrol is going to be a total success and you will not have to worry about anything, the family Spitaler of your holiday near Appiano offers following services to bikers:

  • free rental of city bikes and mountain bikes for children and adults
  • rental of e-bikes of the brand Cube (for a fee)
  • charging point for your e-bike
  • free use of the bike garage with electronic access control, washing area, workstand and tools
  • bike corner with magazines and lots of information on your biking holiday in South Tyrol
  • free washing service for biking clothes
  • regular maintenance of the bikes of the hotel by an expert
  • discount on the rental of Fullys and Hardtails at the bike shop Sanvit
  • quick repair of your bikes at Sanvit