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Sport in the summer

motorbike holidays in South Tyrol (click)

If you plan a motorbike tour over Jaufenpass, you should stop at our restaurant, it's definitely worth it! The Jaufenpass Road is one of the highlights amongst the mountain passes in South Tyrol. Along this road you can reach all the renowned motorbike routes. We are known for the fast and excellent preparation of the meals and our friendly service, and we would be pleased to welcome you amongst our satisfied guests.

Sporthotel Kalcherhof at Jaufenpass
Narrow turns, wild-romantic surroundings and deep blue skies: the great weather drives the pulse of all bikers. What could be better than a tour over the 2094 m high Jaufenpass? The number one biker paradise in the motorbike hotel in Tyrol!
Kalcherhof is located directly along the Jaufenpass Road at 1400 m of altitude. The perfect place for a motorbike stop!

Surroundings – Jaufenpass is amongst the top ten Alpine mountain passes
Jaufenpass is the most northerly inner-Italian Alpine pass in the heart of South Tyrol. The 35 km long and from a landscape point of view very varied route over Jaufenpass connects the Passeirtal Valley and the Eisacktal Valley. This is the shortest connection route between the South Tyrolean tourist destinations Sterzing (948 m) and Meran (325 m). The many beautiful twists and 11 hairpin turns from Sterzing up to the pass provide a highlight for any biker. When driving through the forest you'll enjoy a wonderful view of the Ridnauntal Valley and of Stubai Glacier with its highest summit, Zuckerhütl Mountain (3505 m). Shortly after Jaufenpass (2094 m) you'll enjoy a breath-taking view of the Passeiertal Valley. The view of the Ötztal Alps, the Texel Mountain Group and Stubai Glacier is unbeatable.

To the north you can admire the imposing Stubai Alps, to the south the vast Sarntal Alps. Jaufenpass is surrounded by the summits Jaufenspitz (2483 m) and Saxner (2359 m), and the wide Ratschings Valley. When crossing the pass you can also see Hohe Wilde Mountain, Seelenkogel Mountain in the Ötztal Alps with its glaciers to the south, and the Tuxer Alps to the north.

Motorbike tours in South Tyrol -
with Sporthotel Kalcherhof as your starting point


  Jaufenpass or simply Jaufen (in Italian Passo di Monte Giovo) is a mountain pass in South Tyrol, Italy. At an altitude of 2094m it connects the Passeiertal Valley near St. Leonhard in Passeier with the Wipptal Valley near Sterzing (Brenner Road). The road features many turns with 20 sharp turns and a length of 39 km. Jaufenpass is the most northerly inner-Italian Alpine pass and the shortest connection route between Meran and Sterzing. The pass connects the Sarntaler Alps to the south and the Stubai Alps to the north.

Jaufenpass tour description:
Coming from the old Brenner road to the medieval town of Sterzing in the direction of Meran you'll enjoy 14 km of pure driving fun with wonderful turns and 11 hairpin turns on the route from Sterzing up to the pass... a pleasure for all motorbikers. Once you reach the 2094 m high Jaufenpass, the alpine guesthouse Jaufenhaus and Edelweißhütte Hut directly on the pass await you for a tasty break with a wonderful view of the Texel Mountain Group, the Stubai Alps, and the Sarntal Alps. Jaufenpass is surrounded by the summits Jaufenspitz (2483 m) and Saxner (2359 m), and the wide Ratschings Valley. Afterwards you'll enjoy an exciting, 25 km long downhill road with 9 tight turns all the way to St. Leonhard in Passeier.
Thanks to the splendid landscape, the comfortable inclines and the varied roads, the pass is amongst the most popular mountain passes for bikers in South Tyrol.
Jaufenpass opening hours: Jaufenpass is accessible all year. Sometimes in winter there can be limitations.


Timmelsjoch (Italian: Passo del Rombo) is located at 2474 m. Since 1919 this has been the border between Austria (region of Tyrol) and Italy (Province of South Tyrol). The pass is the highest unglaciated transient between Reschen Pass and Brenner Pass; the pass connects the Ötztal Valley (Sölden) with Passeier (St. Leonhard in Passeier and on to Meran). Furthermore, Timmelsjoch divides the Ötztal Alps from the Stubai Alps.

Timmelsjoch tour description:
From St. Leonhard in Passeier in the direction of Moos in Passeier (approx. 7 km) the Timmelsjoch road starts directly at the entry of the village. Afterwards you drive along the 29 km long southern ramp to the pass with a difference in altitude of 1800 m.
A motorbiker's dream... tight turns and rather narrow asphalt bands await you. The route is 48.5 km long, the pass, which at the same time is the national border, is at 2474 m of altitude and offers a unique view of the South Tyrolean and North Tyrolean Alps.
Tip: On the Austrian side of the pass you have to pay a toll!
Timmelsjoch opening times: The pass is not accessible in winter (middle of October – start of June). During the summer months the road is closed at night time from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m..


Penser Joch (ital. Passo di Pennes) is a mountain pass in the north of Italy. At 2211 m of altitude the pass connects the Sarntal Valley near Bozen with the Wipptal Valley near Sterzing. The pass is also the direct beeline connection between Innsbruck and Bozen.

Penserjoch tour description:
Coming from the north you leave the motorway in Sterzing/Vipiteno and continue on the Penser-Joch-Straße road (SS-508). Driving along the road with four turns you continue to gain in altitude. The width of the road is between four and five metres with an inclination of maximum 13 %. When you reach the highest point of the road you are at 2211 metres. Continue in a southerly direction, cross the entire Sarntal Valley and you get closer to Bozen. The last part before Bozen is characterised by many tunnels leading through a narrow gorge. This pass road features an inclination of 13% and is popular amongst bikers, because it has many turns and is very dynamic.

Penserjoch opening times: Depending on the snow conditions the pass is closed in winter from approx. 1600 m of altitude from the middle of December to the end of March.

Rafting in South Tyrol – a spectacular adventure (click)

Since the middle of the 80's rafting has become very popular. A dinghy on the river is a simple description for this water sports.
The season in the Rafting Club Sterzing lasts from the beginning of May to October.
You enjoy a tour on rivers ranging from easy to difficult.
Prerequisites to participate at the wild water rafting: you should be of average body constitution and be able to swim. No paddling knowledge required.

Further information and tour descriptions with prices can be found on the following website: www.raftingsterzing.it
Registration for rafting is possible at Hotel Kalcherhof.

Tandem parachute (click)

Tandem is a great possibility for those who have no parachute training or simply don't want to jump on their own, to experience a jump together with an experienced jumper.
Everywhere in South Tyrol you can make the dream of flying come true.
The season lasts from March to November.
Registration and further information are available at the reception.

Golf (click)

The golf course in Sterzing (7 holes with practice course) is only 7 km from the hotel.
In the immediate vicinity of Kalcherhof you'll also find the Passeiertal golf course. Thanks to the mild climate in the Burggrafenamt region, the 18-hole golf course in Passeier is open from February to December.
Further information available at the reception.

Volleyball and table tennis (click)

We have 2 table tennis tables for our big and small guests; one of them outdoors and one in the playroom. The equipment is available at the reception.
Our volleyball sand court is located in the vicinity of the hotel. The ball can be rented at the reception for free.

Nordic Walking (click)

Nordic Walking is a simple, effective and natural activity, and it is a fun, sociable.... Nordic Walking is becoming more and more popular.
It consists of walking using specially designed poles that facilitate muscle work including the upper body. No experience necessary!

Free rental of poles!

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