This bike tour in South Tyrol along the Adige River leads to Lake Garda and to Verona. Mountain sceneries, green landscapes and quietly flowing rivers. This beautiful tour offers you all this. From the Austrian border through the Italian South Tyrol you will cycle along quiet and beautiful routes, past peaceful villages and picturesque little castles and cloisters. Highlight of the tour is a boat excursion on Lake Garda, where you will enjoy this impressive expanse of water from a really particular perspective.
Day 1: Bolzano
Individual arrival. If you arrive early in the morning you can already take a stroll around the old market city of Bolzano. You will have time to explore it accurately.
Day 2: Reschen Pass - Silandro, ~50 km
We will bring you to Resia up to 1500 m of height, where your cycling tour starts. The majestic cycle lane will take you past the pretty Lake Resia and the cloister of Montemaria through the villages of Clusio and Glorenza, as far as Siladro.
Day 3: Silandro - Merano, ~40 km
The tour continues through a gently rolling countryside along the Etsch, passing through orchards and nice landmarks like the imposing Castle Dornsberg. You arrive in Merano, the second biggest city in South Tyrol, which lies in the center of a valley with stunning mountain chains in the background.
Day 4: Merano - Bolzano, ~35 km
Today you will cycle along tranquil sideroads and bike paths as far as the Adige and the Isarco confluence. On your way you ride past sleepy little towns like Nalles and Andriano. Still cycling along the cycle lane you reach your destination, Bolzano. Take your time for a walk around this friendly and beautiful bilingual city, capital of South Tyrol.
Day 5: Bolzano - Trento, ~70 km
Cycling along the lane you follow the Adige beside apple orchards, vineyards and through the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. Along the river banks you ride towards Trento. This city hides itself in front of the hasty tourist, so take your time to have a look behind the splendid walls of its painted buildings. You will discover something really worth seeing.
Day 6: Trento - Desenzano/Peschiera, ~50 km + boat ride
Still cycling along the Adige you reach Rovereto and Mori. From here you continue up on a gently rising slope westwards in direction of Lake Garda. Before leaving for Riva you must absolutely enjoy the sight of the lake from above! On the boat you travel as far as Peschiera del Garda along the southern shore of the lake. The boat excursion alone is worth the whole trip.
Day 7: Desenzano/Peschiera - Verona, ~35-60 km
Today you head to Verona. Crossed by the Adige, Verona is one of the most important and beautiful cities of Italy. Worth visiting are: the Roman Arena, the Church of San Zeno and Julia’s House.
Day 8: Verona
Individual departure or extra nights.
7 nights in selected 3*** and 4**** hotels
7x buffet breakfast
transfer from Bolzano to Reschen Pass on day 2
boat excursion on the Lake Garda on day 6
app with maps, GPS tracks
digital travel documents
self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
arrival every Sunday
arrival every Wednesday
season I (760 €/person in double)
season II (+80 €/person)
season III (+120 €/person)
'arrival any day'
minimum 6 persons
route (2):~280-310 km/168-193 miles
This tour is not very demanding since it takes place mainly along flat roads with only a few rolling parts. The region of South Tyrol is provided with an excellently built cycle-lanes system. You can ride almost exclusively on well-planned, traffic free cycle lanes, part of which run along the Adige banks. Towards Lake Garda there is a bit more challenging climb to face. Parts of the tour between the biggest cities can be covered by train
how to get there
by car: motorway to Bolzano
by train: station Bolzano
by plane: airport Venice or Verona
can be booked on request
the visitor's tax ist not included in the tour price and has to be paid locally (10-15 €)
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