Innsbruck-Bolzano

Innsbruck-Bolzano

The classic on Adige Cycle Path.

Whether spring, summer, or autumn: South Tyrol is always worth a visit by bike. The glittering ice worlds, huge mountains, fertile orchards and vineyards make your journey an unforgettable sensual experience. You will start your tour in Innsbruck with a stopover in Imst, also called “Merano of North Tyrol”. From Landeck, you will take a bus to Nauders am Reschenpass. And from there, you will cycle mostly downhill. This way, also less athletic cyclists can master the route easily. Join the river Adige flowing into the valley, past the sunken village in Lake Reschenstausee, until you reach Bolzano. Take a rest, drink a bottle of the widely praised Kalterer wine, and enjoy the view of the Rose Garden: for some a beautiful mountain backdrop, for others the kingdom of the dwarf king Laurin, in which the roses start to glow in the sunset. This will be the perfect culmination of an amazing trip.
Italy
Austria
Easy to Moderate
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Welcome briefing and bike fitting. For the rest of the day, we recommend visiting Innsbruck’s famous old town with its City Tower and its “Golden Roof”.

You will pedal on the former towpath along the river Inn, at the foot of Martinswand (mountain face) and through little villages and market towns to Stams (baroque Cistercian convent). Then, you will continue your tour via Haiming to Imst, the so-called “Merano of North Tyrol”.

Today, you will cycle along the river Inn, past the monastery Zams to Landeck. A bus will take you to Nauders from where you will cycle less than 100 metres in altitude uphill to the mountain pass Reschenpass. From there, you will cycle downhill to Lake Reschensee and continue on minor roads to Mals (many towers in the centre) or to Burgeis at the foot of the castle Marienburg.

Your day starts with a trip to Glurns (perfectly preserved medieval city walls). Then, you will cycle via the Montani ruins, through Schlanders, down to Merano. On your way, you will come across some pretty castles (mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s castle Juval) and you will get marvellous views of the impressive mountain massif Ortlermassiv and the mountain pass Stilfserjoch. Since 2004, the Venosta train (Vinschgaubahn) has been operating again between Mals and Merano. You can almost always take this train to travel a part of your journey.

On the fifth day, you will have the opportunity to ride your bike into the Passeiertal valley to the Sandwirt inn (birthplace of the Tyrolean freedom fighter Andreas Hofer). Alternatively, you can hike on the famous Tappeiner trail or go shopping at the famous arcades of Merano.

Today’s stage will take you via Lana (Schnatterpeck Altar) and through numerous orchards and vineyards in the area of the South Tyrolean Wine Road, past many fortresses, castles, and ruins such as Hocheppan (famous frescos), as well as the “Cathedral in the Country” in St Pauls, to Lake Kalterersee. You will spend your night in one of the cosy wine towns of Kaltern, Tramin, or Auer.

Leaving the charming wine towns behind you, you will cycle on flat routes through the Adige valley or via the Montiggler lakes (scenic, but more demanding route), past Sigmundskron to Bolzano (arcades, “Ötzi” museum).

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to add a couple of days to your holidays? You have the possibility to combine this tour with another one to Venice or Verona.

The route

You will cycle on bike paths in the river valleys of the Inn and Adige rivers. A bus will take you from Landeck to Nauders. From there you will cycle uphill 70 metres in altitude until you reach Reschenpass (mountain pass). Afterwards, you can enjoy cycling downhill for more than 1,200 metres in altitude to Bolzano. In order to stay on calm roads, cycling some small climbs will be necessary.
 

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Saturday and Wednesday
Season 2
May 9, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Saturday and Wednesday
Season 3
Jun 20, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
Saturday and Wednesday
Innsbruck - Bolzano, AT-ETRIB-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
799.00
199.00
199.00
859.00
199.00
199.00
879.00
199.00
199.00
Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
May 9, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Season 3
Jun 20, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
Innsbruck
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Bolzano
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69.00
98.00
75.00
120.00
69.00
98.00
75.00
120.00
69.00
98.00
75.00
120.00
Price
7-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
bike+
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
85.00
85.00
85.00
85.00
129.00
189.00
Price
Transfer
65.00

Services & Extras

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Bus transfer from Landeck - Nauders, incl. your bike
  • E-signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Innsbruck every Saturday morning, costs € 60 per person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary


Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • parking fees
  • spa and local taxes as far as due
  • transfers
  • optional surveys
  • travel insurance
  • Expenditure on personal needs

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Parking spaces are available in the hotel garage in Innsbruck for approx. € 55,-/week, a public parking garage is located close to the hotel for approx. € 45,-/week, no reservations taken, payable locally
  • Return transfer by minibus to Innsbruck every Saturday, € 60,- per person incl. bike, reservation required, payable locally.
 

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