I love the South Tyrolean Dolomites
. And I love my E-bike
too. But I’m at my happiest when I have both. Just like each summer, when I check into the Hotel Granvara in Selva
and forget all my stress for a few days. It’s just me, my bike and my beloved mountains.
Allow me to take you on three exceptional tours. Allow me to inspire you with my passion for E biking in the Dolomites
. Just follow me. But beware: after reading you will likely feel an acute urge to travel and may find yourself booking an E-bike holiday in the Granvara
! 😊Day 1: Life is sweet on the Alpe di Siusi
To me, an E-bike holiday in the Dolomites
means: full steam ahead. Hop into the saddle on day one and ride up to my favourite place, the Alpe di Siusi
. It’s well-known as the most beautiful high alpine pasture in Europe and this is no exaggeration. A sea of alpine flowers borders mostly flat paths; dark fir trees meet pale green meadows and the ragged Dolomite rocks tower up on the horizon.
You can reach the Alpe di Siusi directly from the Granvara
. Follow the Val Gardena stream towards St Ulrich, and from there take the cable car up to 2,000 metres
. If you don’t have a Granvara lunch pack
in your rucksack, you can lunch in one of the alpine chalets. A cool beer and a delicious meals of Knödel-Tris (South Tyrolean dumplings) will help you forget the effort of getting there – which is minimal anyway. Life is sweet on the alps, so Kaiserschmarrn (sugared pancakes) may also be on the menu. Then it’s time to head back home, via a gravel path and asphalt road to Saltria
, and from there over the Monte Pana
to the hotel. Day 2: The clock strikes and it’s time to get on your bike
The area around Val Gardena, the Alpe di Siusi and the Sella Ronda
is famous for being the ultimate bike Eldorado
. There are many destinations and it’s not always easy to decide on one. Fortunately, the team at the Granvara is always available to give you tips.
On day two I take the recommended tour
to the Church of St Jacob
, enjoying the many kilometres on the flat. There’s just a short, easy climb before the final section to the church. Arriving at my picturesque destination, the clock tower strikes. It’s time for a well-earned break. I sit down in the grass, gaze across the Sasso Lungo, the Sasso Piatto
and the forests, and take an energetic swig from my bottle. Perfect. After I have replenished my energy and enjoyed the panoramic view, I ride back to the Granvara via St Ulrich and a final forest stretch. Day 3: Captivated by the Selva bike guides
Normally I prefer to go biking alone or with my wife. But on the third day of my cycling holiday in the Dolomites, I decide to take a guided E-bike tour
. A good idea, as it soon turns out. We cycle in a small group
to the Vallunga Valley
, where we enjoy the superb countryside of the Puez-Odle Nature Park
. Our guide was born-and-bed in Val Gardena and knows the place like the back of his hand. The tour soon becomes not just a sporting, but also a cultural experience, and I am elated when I return to the Granvara. What a day!
Finally I treat myself to a sports massage
in the Spa
, enjoy the evening gourmet evening meal
even more than usual and fall happily into bed. Once again, I am amazed at the excellent bike service
in the Granvara: E-bike hire
, tour tips, a washing jet and storeroom
, washing service
and sports massages... I can’t think of anything that they don’t offer. The exceptional service means I’ll be sure to return every summer and stay true to my bike hotel in the Dolomites
. Granvara, I’ll be back, and my E-bike will be coming along with me. Are you going to visit us too? If you too are a passionate E-biker, you can find the perfect offer here: a week of Granvara luxury with HIKE & BIKE SPECIAL, all bike services, gourmet cuisine, spa facilities and much more!