Enchanting trail magic
Mountain biking in and around Laces
No other biking region in South Tyrol is as rich and varied as the Val Venosta region. And there is hardly a better base camp for a mountain bike holiday in Val Venosta than the DolceVita Hotel Jagdhof, one of the very first BikeHotels.
’Besides hiking, mountain biking is my favourite way of experiencing my home trails and getting high up to the alpine pastures and mountain peaks,’ says Martin ‘Piri’ Pirhofer and continues, ‘For me, the attraction of mountain biking isn’t the fast descent, it’s discovering nature and getting to know the trails and playing on them’.
‘The e-bike is the next big thing’ said nobody less than bike guru and MTB ‘inventor’ Gary Fisher and Jagdhof boss Martin ‘Piri’ Pirhofer also shares his opinion. ’With its high mountains and steep climbs, the Val Venosta is perfect for e-mountain biking. The exhausting climbs become easier, the trails become wonderfully manageable thanks to the modern e-MTB geometries. Personally, I’m more on the e-mountain bike today than on the muscle bike and I don’t regret a second. E-biking simply means more fun and less effort.’