Mountain biking in the Villnoess Valley can be enjoyed on existing trails that were originally designed for agriculture and forestry purposes. In this way, it is almost impossible to do any damage to the natural environment. The variety that the landscape has to offer means that there is something to suit everyone: from relatively gentle, climbing trails in good condition to steep trails that are extremely challenging to ride. In addition to the sporting aspect, with mountain biking the natural experience is also equally important, in spite of the higher speeds at which they travel, mountain bikers can also enjoy the natural treasures on the route.
The Gampen Alp is a member of the Eisack-Bike marketing group and serves dishes tailored to bikers as well as reserving secure bike parking racks for riders stopping for a lunchtime break or snack. For alpine crossings, the Gampen Alp is the ideal place to spend the night (see route below).
Suggested mountain bike route: Ranui – Zanser Alp – Gampen Alp
From Ranui / St. Johann’s Chapel via the Ranuierboden to the fence – at the crossing turn left along the Zanser brook to the car park in Zans (1677 m) - turn right along the forest trail to the Gampen Alp (trail nos. 36, 35A, 35).
Outward journey: 8 km
Altitude difference: 740 m
Return journey: same route
Transalp Route Section – Luesner Berg – Villnoess with the Gampen Alp – Val Gardena
When it comes to crossing the alps by mountain bike, the Gampen Alp is very popular as a place to stay overnight on route.
Luesner Berg – Wuerzjoch 8B – Peitlerscharte – Schlueter Hut to the Gampen Alp. From there descend towards the Zanser Alp and then ascend to the Brogles Hut towards Val Gardena.