Who wants to enjoy the nature surrounding Mals in the Venosta Valley, can do it along the numerous hiking trails and cycle tracks that give you moments of rest with breathtaking views.
These place are ideal for mountain biking - numerous routes and well-marked paths will make your cycling vacation in South Tyrol unique and unforgettable..
The adventurous Watles mountain offers tours for all difficulty levels, with a fantastic view. There is a playground for children and an archery range, a pond and a 3D sports facility. All at the mountain station of the chairlift. On the ample terraces of various refuges, you can sunbathe and savor the local delicacies. Or choose one of the possibilities offered by the Stelvio National Park. Such as excursions to discover the flora and fauna of these areas..
Mountain bike routes
Period: from April to November
The route starts at the Mals railway station, where you can take the Vinschgau train to Schluderns. From here, head towards the center of the town, pass by Castel Coira and go up towards the Gschneier canal. Then take path 23, in the direction of San Pietro di Tanas, until you reach Allitz. At Gasthof Sonneck, you can stop for a break. From here, go in the direction of the Kortscher sports field and then along the canal to Schlanders. Return, by following the bike path, or by train up to Mals. Attention: the paths of this route are also attended by hikers, so please, ride with caution.
Period: from June to October
This route starts in Glorenza and goes along the Via Claudia Augusta street up to the town of Clusio. From here, continue up to Schlonig and pass by the waterfall, following the flow way, up to the Sesvennahütte. At this point, just a few meters are missing to climb to Schlinig and the Swiss-Italian boundary in Uina. Who feels like doing it, would rather push the bike while passing through the cleft. There is also a sign reminding you to get off the saddle, because the danger is not to be underestimated. Once you have crossed the cleft, go along a valley leading to Sur-En. On your arriving there, turn left onto the cycle track, up to just before Scuol, and then uphill along the Scharl Valley. From here, you go up, along the best routes, towards the Alpe di Astras and the Costainas Pass. Then, you go on a paved road, downhill towards the Münster valley, to cross the boundary again and go down to Glurns.
Period: from May to October
From Mals, head towards Laas, by train or along the bike path. Just before the town, turn left towards Tarnell, and take the Via del Marmo. The impressive outdoor museum that depicts the history of the marble mining, was opened in 2012. From here, go down to the alpine meadows and hiking trails leading to Alpe Covelano, where you can take a break. Go down the white marble road, up to the Kohlplätz refuge. Here is the beginning of the path leading to Haslhof, from where you can reach the Morter village via combination of trails (17 and 4). The last few meters up to Coldarno are a paved road. From there, return to Mals along the cycle trail or by train.