Are you an adventure enthusiast looking for the perfect holiday by e-bike? Come and discover 5 breathtaking itineraries among the beautiful Alpine Pearls.

The Alpine Pearls offer special car-free adventures while simultaneously guaranteeing full mobility at your holiday destination. A slow holiday by e-bike is the ideal choice for a sustainable experience in these corners of paradise, far away from the city routine. The electric bicycle has revolutionized the world of sustainable mobility. It is perfect to discover the suggestive beauty of the Alpine Pearls while pedaling effortlessly, even when the differences in height can be quite challenging. Saddle up for the adventure and discover 5 unmissable bike itineraries among some of the most beautiful Alpine Pearls.

1. The Dolomites by e-bike, in the Alpine Pearl of Moena

Moena, cycle path. Alpine Pearls
Dolomites cycle path, photo of S. Ombellini

If you are looking for a family-friendly experience, Moena is the perfect place for you! The “Fairy of the Dolomites” is one of the most spectacular Alpine Pearls and the ideal destination for bike lovers. Here there is the Dolomites cycle path, which leads to Canazei crossing historical places and breathtaking landscapes. The Dolomites cycle path offers a total distance of 48 km with a total height difference of 650 meters. This is the perfect itinerary for those who dream of living an authentic experience in contact with nature, surrounded by the suggestive beauty of the Dolomites.

Where to stay

For a well-deserved rest after a day of cycling, you can stay at the Hotel Central Moena, which offers a wellness center and breakfast with km zero products, and at the Hotel Alle Alpi Beauty & Relax, in a comfortably central but quiet location.

Hotel Central Moena
Hotel Central Moena


Lake San Pellegrino, at the foot of Costabella massif, is a must-see. You can easily reach it from Moena by e-bike. It is an alpine lake of glacial origin, surrounded by an unspoiled nature rich in biodiversity.

It is the perfect experience

To cycle between woods and pastures with the whole family admiring the suggestive profiles of the Dolomites.

2. In the Alpine Pearl of Carinzia, Lake Weissensee by e-bike

Lake Weissensee, E-Bike itinerary, photo via
E-Bike itinerary on Lake Weissensee, photo of Martin Steinthaler | via

Lake Weissensee is the real MTB lovers’ paradise. In fact, there are 11 signposted routes exclusively tracked for bikers and over 150 km of cycling itineraries surrounded by unspoiled landscapes.

The water of Lake Weissensee is one of the purest of all Austria. The beauty of the surrounding nature mirrors in the crystal-clear water, creating different shades in an idyllic atmosphere.

Shades of Lake Weissensee, Alpine Pearls
Hundreds of shades of Lake Weissensee, ©, photo via

Itineraries for all

In half an hour you can complete the circular itinerary on the west side of the lake, which is ideal for families. Instead, if you are looking for a more struggling and engaging path, you can choose among different itineraries on the mountains. Among these, there is the itinerary around the entire lake, which gives you the chance to admire the wonderful panorama from above.

Where to stay

Lake Weissensee, Biohotel Gralhof
Biohotel Gralhof, Lake Weissensee

In the heart of an enchanted landscape, two sustainable structures will welcome you in a warm and familiar environment. Biohotel Gralhof is surrounded by stunning mountains and woods of the National Park. Hotel Kolbitsch, located on a small hill, has been rewarded with the Austrian Ecolabel.


0-km breakfast on the lake. Every Sunday morning from April to October it is possible to enjoy an itinerant breakfast on the water on board of a wooden raft (“the Taste Raft”). Here local producers will explain to you how every ingredient gets to the table, together with the story of local short-chain productions.

Lake Weissensee, zero km breakfast
Zero km breakfast, Lake Weissensee

It is the perfect experience

For those who want to spend a green weekend with the family and for the more sporty looking for many bike itineraries (you can see the itineraries on the mountains on this map).

3. MTB in Switzerland, from the Pearl of Disentis to St. Moritz

Alpine Pearls, Disentis
Disentis, photo via

Exploring Switzerland by MTB is an unmissable experience. The route is undoubtedly demanding in terms of technique and training, but the surrounding nature offers breathtaking scenery. You will travel through valleys, lakes, rivers, villages, and churches. Sometimes you will face difficult paths and sometimes wide and less demanding roads.

Where to stay

Hotel La Furca offers natural and genuine hospitality, for a perfect getaway in the mountains.

Hotel Alpina, in the picturesque village square of Vals, is an eco-friendly small hotel designed by the local architect Gion Caminada.

Disentis, photo via


An unmissable attraction is the Disentis Monastery, founded in 720 and subject to hard battles during the Middle Ages, due to its strategical position at the foot of the Lukmanier Pass.

It is the perfect experience

For expert bikers who want to test themselves.

4. Lavarone and Alpe Cimbra by e-bike

Lavarone by e-bike, Trentino
Lake Lavarone by e-bike, © Codeluppi, via Alpe Cimbra

Lavarone and Alpe Cimbra are one of the most recent Alpine Pearls. This is the ideal place for bikers who want to live a green experience surrounded by mountains, woods, and military forts. “Il Respiro Degli Alberi” is a particularly suggestive slow itinerary in the woods. Here you can find art installations made with natural elements (trees, rocks, etc.), following the example of the open-air museum of ArteSella. At the end of the route, you can reach a vantage point overlooking Lake Caldonazzo.

View of Lake Caldonazzo from il Respiro degli Alberi
Panoramic view of Lake Caldonazzo from the route Il Respiro degli Alberi, © Codeluppi, via Alpe Cimbra

Where to stay

Panoramic view of Hotel du lac
Hotel du Lac

Hotel Du LAc is immersed in green beech forests overlooking the magnificent Lavarone Lake. The hotel has been managed by the Gabrielli family since 1901 and it has often hosted the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud.


Belvedere Fort is one of the largest Austro-Hungarian mountain fortresses of the First World War in Trentino. It is perfectly preserved and entirely accessible. It was a strong defensive structure against the Italian army.

Lavarone, Fort Belvedere
Belvedere Fort, © Matteo Ianeselli, via Wikimedia Commons

The museum of Belvedere Fort is open all year round (on the official website you can find information about the opening hours, days, and prices). Thanks to its multi-media tools and an interactive path, the fort emphasize the topics of the conflict and both adults and children can be aware of what these territories experienced in the past.

Lavarone, Belvedere Fort
Belvedere Fort, photo of Codeluppi, via Alpe Cimbra

It is the perfect experience

For those who want a healthy adventure in unspoiled nature, among important historical and cultural testimonies.

5. Via del Sale, from Limone Piemonte to Liguria by e-bike

Bike itinerary, Via del Sale
Photo of Giacomo Bellone via

Via del Sale is a high-altitude pathway from the Alps to the sea, through the Italian regions of Piemonte and Liguria, and France. It is a dense network of different trails that date back to the Middle Ages when tradesmen used to carry salt from the coast to the hinterland.

Via del Sale is about 48 km long and extends between 1800 and 2000 meters above the sea level. The surrounding environment is beautiful and rich in flora and fauna. It is a medium difficulty route, which can be explored by mountain bike or e-bike.

Via del Sale, Alpine Pearls
Via del Sale, photo via

Where to stay

Arrucador is a small family-run hotel in Limonetto. Other structures where you can relax are L’Artisin and Bragard Hotel.


Every Summer, Via del Sale offers unmissable events and initiatives. This Summer you cannot miss:

  • Via del Sale, MTB race, 27-28th June 2020
  • E-Bike Festival & Transalp Experiences, Cycling from Limone to the sea of Sanremo, 10-11-12th July 2020
  • Stralimone, an eco-friendly walk in the mountains (start of August)
  • On the same day, Via dei Lupi, a footrace in the mountains

It is the perfect experience

To combine a holiday between the beauty of the mountains and a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Ligurian Sea.

Do not miss the chance to spend a weekend cycling in close contact with the nature of the Alpine Pearls.

Book your stay with Ecobnb and choose the perfect itinerary for you to cycle in the Alpine Pearls!

Cover Image: Weissensee, photo via Martin Steinthaler |

Author: Giada De Bernardis

Hi! My name is Giada and I'm 24 years old. I was born and raised in Genoa, but I currently live in Trento. Thanks to my passion for travel I started to lead a more sustainable and respectful lifestyle towards the environment around us. I think it is essential to create awareness of the importance of holidays in harmony with nature, and I would like to be able to share my ideas with as many people as possible!
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