ÖTZI Bike – Academy, shop, riding technique, tours
By MTB in Naturno in Val Venosta/South Tyrol
If you like to spend your holidays on a MTB, don’t miss the touring area and scenic beauty of the Val Venosta and Merano regions. Our Bike Academy is not only one of the oldest in South Tyrol. Our bike centre in Naturno offers a comprehensive range of MTB riding techniques, bike training, camps, guided tours and mountain bike courses for women and children. It goes without saying you will also find the right Bike Hotel amongst our more than 20 partners.
Our Academy team consists of 14 certified tour bike guides. All of them have completed bike guide training through the professional association.
Courses and offers for MTB riding technique & bike training
|Arrive safely and dismount your bike as little as possible – you can only do this with a solid MTB riding technique. Whether beginner or more advanced, the Bike Academy’s weekly programme has the right course for you.
We also offer a technique training only for E-MTB.
Courses, dates & contact to riding technique for MTB>
The Bike Academy’s MTB riding technique course
|Our Academy also has a specially designed area for the MTB riding technique courses. It is a small bike park on a hillside on the outskirts of Naturno. Beginners can train their balance, start riding their first hairpin bends and ascend small uphill sections.
More about the bike riding technique course >
Our partner accommodation: find the right Bike Hotel to book
|Our Academy partners include over 20 Bike Hotels in the Val Venosta and Merano regions. We offer a wide range of accommodation in all price categories. Our many years of experience in selecting partners guarantee a high level of service for bikers & bikes and make booking easier.
Partner accommodation & contact >
Guided bike tours with guides
|Whether mountain bike, e-bike, trekking bike or road bike – our team of guides not only knows the best trails for tours, the loveliest mountain passes and cycle paths. The guides cover everything from competitive athletes to those who like to cycle for pleasure as well as the guests’ desired performance. Nothing stands in the way of training to prepare for competitions or just to get to know the region.
Needless to say, our guides also give tips on how to improve your MTB riding technique during the tours.
Our tour recommendations >
|A battery on a MTB? Not so long ago, such a break in style would have been laughed at. Never ridden one before? Give it a try! Unrideable slopes suddenly become achievable and MTB tours with too many altitude metres practically non-existent. The Bike Academy has the latest e-bike models from our partner manufacturers.
E-bike test >
Cycling for pleasure with an e-trekking bike
|It couldn’t be any easier. No need to be afraid of long bike rides and hills. Cycling for pleasure is definitely more fun with an e-trekking bike. You can hire them from us and test them on tour.
Bike hire >
Bike Shop and Academy Bikes
|Supply increases with demand. Our Bike Academy has its own bike shop thanks to this principle. Our rental service offers the latest bikes from Focus, Kalkhoff and Bergamont for your tours.
To the Bike Shop >
Things to see in Val Venosta for the bike-free time
|What do you do if one of your family members is on a bike tour and the others aren’t? Even the toughest of bikers needs a day to recuperate. What to do in your spare time? Our recommendations
Val Senales Monte San Vigilio
A few years ago, Val Venosta was still regarded as THE insider tip for the next MTB holiday. Those times have long gone because the valley has evolved into one of the outstanding bike destinations in the Alps. It’s mere location between a Mediterranean climate with over 300 days of sunshine a year and numerous 3,000 m peaks makes it unique and leaves nothing to be desired. The touring area offers all levels of difficulty depending on the level of riding technique and MTB type.
There is an extensive infrastructure available for cycling holidaymakers: Bike Academy, specialised Bike Hotels as partners for overnight stays, a team of qualified guides, cable cars with MTB transport, signposted trails, bike shop, Academy rental bikes and much more.
A highlight in the MTB network is without question the Merano Bike Highline on the Monte Tramontana above Naturno. The Bike Academy team was actively involved when several trails and route variants were set up and signposted in 2014. Since then, the Merano Bike Highline has also been featured in major trade magazines and is one of the obligatory tours in the Val Venosta region.