The heart of Dolomiti Superbike is Villabassa/Niederdorf. All the accommodation there is consequently highly coveted and quickly fully booked during the race weekend. Anyone who books early clearly has an advantage. But even without the racing scene, Villabassa/Niederdorf (1,154 m) is a recommended destination for activity and biking holidays in South Tyrol!
Not far away from Villabassa/Niederdorf is the tranquil Valle di Braies/Pragsertal and Prato Piazza/Plätzwiese (2,000 m), which participants in the bike race know only too well. The high plateau offers an unbeatable panorama and is an extremely popular day trip destination for locals and guests.
Dobbiaco/Toblach (1,256 m) is known as the gateway to the Dolomites. Its most well-known day trip destinations include Lago di Dobbiaco/Toblacher See and Lago di Landro/Landro See. Cornetto di Confine/Markinkele on the other hand is a term mountain bikers are familiar with: the mountain peak and steep gravel road are part of the Stoneman Trail by Roland Stauder.
Just a few kilometres further east are San Candido/Innichen (1,170 m) and the Sesto/Sexten valley, the heart of the Dolomites Three Peaks region. From here you can walk to the Three Peaks, which the region is named after and everyone has to have seen once on their bike holiday in South Tyrol. Good to know: the trails around the Three Peaks are taboo for mountain bikers!
Magnificent views, picturesque villages, breathtaking squares, untouched nature, fresh air, crystal clear water, majestic mountains and quiet paths: Val Casies/Gsieser Tal, which runs northwards from Monguelfo-Tesido/Welsberg-Taisten, is a little gem and definitely worth a visit.
Valdaora/Olang is situated at 1,053 m above sea level between the Braises/Prags Dolomites in the south and the Gruppo delle Vedrette di Ries/Rieserfernergruppe in the north. The village is the ideal starting point for wonderful activity adventures at the foot of the local mountain Plan de Corones/Kronplatz where there is no less than four official mountain bike freeride trials.
The holiday region of Valle di Anterselva/Antholzertal with the villages Rasen and Anterselva/Antholz is popular with all ages. It offers relaxing circular hikes around the picturesque Lago di Anterselva/Antholzer See or challenging tours in the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina/Rieserferner-Ahrn nature park. In winter the Valle di Anterselva/Antholzertal is a Mecca for cross-country skiers: a biathlon World Cup takes place here every year.
Sillian in East Tyrol: Sillian is situated at 1,100 m altitude on the River Drava, just behind the Austrian border. The main town in East Tyrol’s highlands is bordered by the Carnic Alps and makes an excellent starting point of long hikes on the Carnic high-alpine trail.