The Vinschger railway as well as the trains of the Bozen-Meran line, are ideal for enhancing your cycling experience in South Tyrol. Due to the new Vinschger railway, the Vinschgau region can also now be discovered by a combination of train and bike. The railway connects the spa town of Meran with the village of Mals. There are six railway stations along the line that offer a bike hire service (mid April to beginning of November): Meran, Naturns, Latsch, Spondinig, Schlanders and Mals. In addition, there is a bike hire service at the Messe railway station Bozen Sud and at the Reschen Pass, both being available from mid June to mid September.
Bikes can be hired and returned at different stations. The hire service includes a cycling helmet. For our little guests, who are still too small to cycle by themselves, there are children’s seats available. In addition, there are special tandems and multi-purpose trailers (also for dogs). The very sporty among you can return their bike to the Messe railway station Bozen Sud.
During the summer of 2009, due to the incredible success of bike admittance on trains, there was not sufficient space on the trains for passengers and bikes. For this reason, restrictions had to be applied at that time. This restriction is still valid at the railways stations of Meran and Algund if you enter with your bike for the journey going towards the Vinschgau region. If this applies to you at some stage, you can use an alternative service: the bike shuttle. This bus runs six times daily from Meran to Mals, i.e. at 9.16 am / 9.46 a.m. / 10.16 a.m. / 11.16 a.m. / 3.15 p.m./ 4.16 p.m. and 5.16 p.m. Afterwards, your bike can be picked up at one of the bike hire services of your choice, which are at the following stations: Naturns, Latsch, Schlanders, Spondinig or Mals.
The price of transporting a bike & a person is the same as the price per person, which is EURO 7. A day ticket can be bought at the ticket office. Bikemobil Card
This combi ticket can be used for all public transport (bus, train, lift facilities) in all of South Tyrol. In addition, on one day of your choice, you can also hire a bike at one of the numerous bike hire stations with the ‘Südtirol Rad’ symbol (Bike South Tyrol). Hire bikes can be returned at any of the ‘Südtirol Rad’ hire stations. A fabulous way to discover South Tyrol!
- 7 day ticket Bikemobilcard: Adults/€ 34 - Junior (6 to 14 yrs.) € 17
- 3 day ticket Bikemobilcard: Adults/€ 30 - Junior (6 to 14 yrs.) € 15
- 1 day ticket Bikemobilcard: Adults/€ 24 - Junior (6 to 14 yrs.) € 12