Great fun: Biking at Plan de Corones/Kronplatz & in the Dolomites
Biking in the Plan de Corones/Kronlatz region – is varied fun. Up and down, past picturesque meadows, along gentle alpine pastures, right into the middle of the fabulously beautiful world of the Dolomites. The bizarre rock formations tower high up into the deep blue sky. In between, numerous dream trails wind their way through a fairytale landscape without equals. Against this unique backdrop, you will find everything your heart desired on an active holiday in South Tyrol around our hotel in Olang: leisurely cycle paths in unspoilt mountain valleys and up to luxurious ski resorts, demanding trails in the middle of nature parks and rapid downhill stretches. What are you waiting for? Hop onto the saddle and join us in biker's paradise.
MTBing at Plan de Corones/Kronplatz and in the Dolomites: pure freedom
Experience the ultimate feeling of freedom when biking at Plan de Corones/Kronplatz. A legendary ski mountain in winter and a meeting place for enthusiastic free riders and downhillers in summer – we’re talking about Plan de Corones/Kronplatz, of course. Six speedy descents lead from the top of our local mountain down to the valley: the easy Gassl route to Olang, the two medium-difficulty trails from Piz de Plaies to St. Vigil and from the summit of the Plan de Corones/Kronplatz to Passo Furcia/Furkelpass, the difficult Herrnsteig as well as the Korer Trail and the Andreas Trail to Reischach. If you want to work on your technique beforehand, you can do so in the Skills Park Cir. By the way: mountain bikes and bicycles can be rented free of charge at our partner Rent and Go. We also take you on a tour through Val Pusteria/Pustertal as part of our varied activity programme.
Get up to speed! Our best tips for you
Whether leisurely hobby cyclist, passionate mountain biker, avid e-biker, or daring downhill fan – biking in the Plan de Corones/Kronplatz area offers something for everyone. Take a look at our tips and choose favourite trail!
Val Pusteria/Pustertal cycle path
The leisurely Val Pusteria/Pustertal cycle path runs between Mühlbach in the west and Lienz (Austria) in the east, and along the Rienza/Rienz and Drau rivers through the green Val Pusteria/Pustertal. It can be reached quickly from our hotel in Olang and can be tackled in both directions. You can return comfortably by train.
Following the cycle path into Valle Aurina/Ahrntal
49km | Difficulty: medium
The further you cycle into the valley from Bruneck, the more impressive the landscape of the Rieserferner Ahrn Nature Park becomes. From Bruneck to Kasern you pass the villages of Mühlen, Sand in Taufers, Luttach, Steinhaus, St. Peter, and Prettau without any significant ascents and challenges. The valley ends at Kasern. If you haven't had enough of biking, you can still pedal up the forest path to the Kehrer Alm pasture (1,842m).
From Olang to Val di Casies/Gsieser Tal
50km | Difficulty: medium
From Oberolang you first follow the Val Pusteria/Pustertal cycle path to Welsberg. Here begins the well signposted cycle path to St. Magdalena in Val Casies/Gsieser Tal. Beautiful cycle route with an easy ascent.
From Olang to Lake Antholz
44km | Difficulty: medium
From Niederolang, follow the cycle path into the Anterselva/Antholz valley, which takes you past the tranquil villages of Niederrasen, Oberrasen, and Antholz Niedertal. Continue along the asphalt road via Antholz Mittertal and Antholz Obertal to Lake Antholz, a true natural jewel that will enchant you.
From Toblach to Cortina d’Ampezzo
60km | Difficulty: medium
The starting point of this beautiful cycle tour is the Toblach railway station. This is where the marked path begins, which leads along the upper reaches of the Rienza/Rienz to Cortina. First you ride along an asphalted municipal road and then along a well-maintained forest path into Val di Landro/Höhlensteinstal to the worthwhile Lake Toblach, continuing on to Lake Dürrensee and finally to Passo di Cimabanche. At the top you are in the middle of the nature park triangle Three Peaks, Fanes Sennes Prags, and Ampezzo Dolomites. Now you descend slightly to Cortina, the world-famous ski resort and venue of the Winter Olympics. You should not miss a stroll along Corso Italia.
Herzlalm Tour at Plan de Corones/Kronplatz
42km | Difficulty: medium
Starting point for this tour is our hotel in Val Pusteria/Pustertal. At first you bike along the cycle path to Bruneck and its parish church in the upper part of the town. Here the route takes you to new heights: Via the old Reischacher Straße you will reach Reischach. Pass the church and turn right at the end of the village. Keep to the right. Behind the two houses, the route first follows an asphalt road, then a wide but steep forest path to the alpine pasture. If you still have enough strength in your legs, you can cycle to the summit of Plan de Corones/Kronplatz. After a rest in the popular hut, the route continues downhill on the forest path to the Korerhof farm and on to Reischach.
Toblach – Höhlensteintal – Plätzwiese – Prags – Toblach
45km | Difficulty: medium
The route takes you from Toblach along the old railway line in the direction of Cortina into Val di Landro/Höhlensteintal. Schluderbach is where the ascent to Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese begins. At the top, the magnificent panorama will reward you for the long climb. Afterwards, the route takes you along asphalt roads down to Prags and via Niederdorf back to Toblach.
Fanes Sennes Tour
56km | Difficulty: very demanding
The tour starts at the Pederü hut in St. Vigil in Enneberg. On a gravel road with lots of hairpin bends and good traffic throughout, the route continues to the Fanes hut at 2,060m and then to the Limojoch at 2,170m above sea level. These 110 metres in altitude are truly special, but the unique landscape in the Fanes Sennes Prags Nature Park and the view of the surrounding peaks make it all the more worthwhile. The speedy tour through the Fanes valley begins directly behind Lake Limo. Once again, the tour takes you uphill in the direction of Ra Stüa and finally over a long descent back down into the valley to Pederü.