Heavy tours

Our selected GPX bike tours:

High altitude tour of St. Leonhard

Day tour with amazing views of Brixen and the Eisack Valley

  • Type: Cross Country
  • Duration: 4 hrs
  • Altitude difference: 2,400 m
  • Distance: 25 km
  • Panorama: 3/5
  • Max. difficulty: S3
  • Effort: 3/5
  • Start: Bacher’stay
  • Destination: Bacher’stay

From the Bacher’stay we pedal our way up on the asphalt road to the start of the toboggan slope. We follow the forest road until Ochsenalm hut, where we take a break. There, our high altitude tour above Brixen begins. Reaching the mountain station of the gondola lift Plose, we can look forward to three thrilling downhill trails back to the starting point. The first one is trail no. 4, the most difficult one. It is part of the famous CAIDOM downhill race. Furthermore, there is the demanding Sky Line and trail no. 17. Attention: here, you need to be capable of handling sharp bends! All three trails end at the valley station of the gondola lift Plose, from there we ride back to the starting point. In high seasons (and in the evenings too) you should avoid this tour, since there are many hikers on the path.

Peitlerkofel circle tour

Day tour to burn off energy

  • Type: Cross Country
  • Duration: 7 hrs
  • Altitude difference: 2,600 m (1,000 m by cable car)
  • Distance: ca. 55 km
  • Panorama: 5/5
  • Max. difficulty: S3
  • Effort: 4/5
  • Start: Bacher’stay
  • Destination: Bacher’stay

We start at the Bacher’stay and cycle to the valley station of the gondola lift Plose. If you like, you can already master the first 1,000 vertical metres on your bike, just follow the toboggan run. The others can take the gondola lift. At the valley station we bike to Rossallm hut, past Skihütte, Schatzerhütte huts further on to the Enzianhütte hut. There, we take trail no. 9 which ends in a stream. We search for a spot where to cross it and follow trail no. 8 until we reach an asphalt road. From there we pedal up to the Würzjoch Saddle, where we turn right to the the Peitlerkofel circular path. Across the Gömajoch and Kreuzkofeljoch we bike until Schlüterhütte hut. At the Gampenalm and Zanseralm huts, an exciting downhill to St. Magdalena is waiting for us. We proceed on a demanding uphill on trail no. 32 to Russis Kreuz. There, we take trail no. 11 until we reach our last downhill along the Aferer Bach stream. At Müllerhof farm we turn right on an asphalt road and cycle back to the gondola lift Plose, respectively to St. Leonhard.

Plose “ride” round

Demanding day tour across Mount Plose up to the Lüsen Alp

  • Type: Cross Country
  • Duration: 7 hrs
  • Altitude difference: 2,700 m (1,000 m by cable car)
  • Distance: ca. 50 km
  • Panorama: 5/5
  • Max. difficulty: S3
  • Effort: 4/5
  • Start: Bacher’stay
  • Destination: Bacher’stay

We start early in the morning at the Bacher’stay heading towards the valley station of the gondola lift Plose. Attention: first ascent at 9 am. Reaching the valley station, we proceed on trail no. 17c towards Skihütte and Schatzerhütte. Shortly after that, we keep to the right and pedal past Peitlerknappenhütte hut and reach a forest road (no. 15). Afterwards, we turn to hiking trail no. 8, until we have to cross a stream and pedal up to Würzjoch mountain hut. Leaving the hut behind, we take trail no. 8 until reaching trail no. 1 and proceed up to Maurerberghütte hut. Arriving there, we have earned us some delicious refreshment. Afterwards, we head towards Lüsen Saddle and the Glittensee Lake. At the lake, we keep to the right and take trail no. 10, where we shortly before the Astjoch Saddle turn to track no. 12 towards Kreuzwiesenhütte hut.
Arriving there, we can take a break and proceed on a relatively easy downhill until Flitt. From there, we pedal on the comfortable, but long asphalt road back to St. Andrä and St. Leonhard.

Our guests s(t)ay

Awesome, peaceful & excellent service!
If you'll be around Brixen and want a truly beautiful experience with a great host and a clean and modern apartment with awesome views do not hesitate to book with Pension Residence Bacherhof. The apartment's name we got was "Plose" &amp; the free wifi is always nice<br /><br />15 min drive by car from the town of Bressanone
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Paul C, England

Amazing view
"This pension is clean, roomy, and has the most amazing views of the surrounding region. It is accessible by car from Bressanone, and is great value for money if you plan to stay a while and discover the area."
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Sakumar, England

Our stay was beyond positive and something to remember!
The apartment had extremely comfortable bedding and all of the basic/necessary kitchen items we could have needed. The view was absolutely spectacular and very special!
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Laura, United States of America