Mountain biking at Laion: Active holiday on two wheels
Riding through the ever-sunny woods and valleys of Laion
Laion/Lajen is a veritable paradise for cycling enthusiasts. Whether it’s on road bikes, MTB bikes or e-bikes, the rolling vineyards, sprawling orchards interspersed with woods and meadows in this Dolomitic landscape is an unforgettable experience.
Laion enjoys almost all year round cycling, thanks to its mild local climate. The Laion Bike Tour is a family-friendly excursion on two wheels running through magnificent woods as far as the mountain huts of Laion.
Cycling at your own pace - the mountain world of Laion makes it possible.Explore the valley with the whole family, take on the challenges of sweating mountain bike tours, or simply take an e-bike and drive without efforts
Your bike holiday in Laion is guaranteed a round thing.
Extremely diverse tour, which really offers everything that makes an eventful MTB route. Different grounds, the change between woods and meadows, views and pleasant shade, and not least the interesting profile with several ascents and descents of different gradients, as well as short flat sections lend this circular tour a unique character. After not quite 12km, there is also the opportunity to tackle a further ascent to one of the two managed cabins, or to choose the descent straight back to Laion/Lajen.
The Unterpulghütte mountain hut is not quite 5km away at an altitude of 460m. The route runs continuously through the forest at different gradients – depending on condition, you may have to push your bike for a short stretch. It is only when reaching the hut that you can experience a unique panoramic view over to the Sciliar/Schlern mountain and across the upper Val Gardena/Grödnertal Valley. After refreshments with typical South Tyrolean delicacies in the mountain hut, one can enjoy the view and tranquillity to the full in the available loungers.
Anyone looking for a bigger challenge, does not turn towards the Unterpulghütte mountain hut after 4.4km, but continues his route at the same gradient to the Ramitzler Schwaige Alpine pasture. As a reward and compensation for all efforts, excellent food and sensational views are also waiting here. For the sportily ambitious, there is also the opportunity to continue the route without bicycle and to climb the Rasciesa di Fuori/Außerraschötz mountain with its extraordinary summit cross and incredible 360° panoramic view (walking time of approx. 1.5 hours from the Ramitzler Schwaige).