Are you seeking to spend a MTB holiday on the marvellous trails of South Tyrol? Then come visit us at the Zirmerhof Hotel & Residence, near Merano. Our estate is surrounded by a wealth of routes and trails that are perfect for a leisurely cycling jaunt, an E-bike ride or an exciting MTB adventure. Moreover, the Zirmerhof offers you a range of dedicated services, including a professional mountain bike guide on site.
With its Mediterranean climate and diverse mountain landscape, the area of Merano is a real El Dorado for cyclists. From amateurs to pro mountain bikers, everyone here can find the experience they are looking for. So why not take advantage of this staggering variety and treat yourself to a cycling holiday in South Tyrol? The best seasons are spring and early to mid-autumn.
Günther, our resident MTB guide, recommends his favourite tours:
This tour starts in Rifiano/Riffian, right in front of our hotel. Leaving the town of Rifiano, turn left towards Merano onto the Merano-Passeiertal cycle path. Continue towards Merano and from there to Lagundo/Algund. Follow the Adige/Etsch cycle path towards Sinigo/Sinich and then back onto the Merano-Passeiertal cycle path to Rifiano.
From Saltusio/Saltaus, ca. 3 km from our hotel, turn right past Schweinsteg and climb the first 500 metres of elevation gain by car or cable car. The tour starts by the intermediate terminal of the Hirzer cable car, from where a forest trail takes to the beautiful Gompm Alm alpine pasture.
Castle Fragsburg is 11 km away from the Zirmerhof, where the tour starts. Take the Passeiertal-Meran cycle path to reach Maia Alta/Obermais. From there, follow the signs to Castle Trauttmansdorff. When you reach castle Rametz, take towards Labers and continue to the Hecherhof restaurant. Take the same way back to Rifiano.
Cycling allows one to fully experience South Tyrol’s nature and an elating sense of freedom.
Our MTB guide Günther Oberhofer is always on hand to offer you competent advice for your MTB pursuits and he will be accompanying you on our weekly guided tours. He is a transalpine mountain biker and knows the area like the back of his hand, so he will share with you some useful tips and tricks.
Download our App to display the many MTB routes around our hotel with GPS data.
Would you rather leave your own MTB at home? No problem! You can hire one directly at Hotel Zirmerhof and keep it for the duration of your holiday in Merano and Environs. We have recently enriched our bike fleet with E-MTBs of the Swiss brand Flyer, also available for hire at a small fee.
If you are travelling with your bike, you can keep it safe in our bike depot at no charge.
We work at full speed to organise everything for your holiday. If you have any questions, our reception is at your disposal every day by phone or e-mail.
The Ortner family and team