Arrival in Innsbruck
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.
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.
On the sixth day, you will cycle mostly along the river Adige, and partly through orchards to Salurn, where the German speaking South Tyrol ends. The famous Trentino vineyards are located next to the dam ways. These ways lead you to Trento with its lovely old town, cathedral, and castle Buonconsiglio.
Today, you will cycle on bike paths along the river Adige via the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto to Mori. From here, the route leads westward to Lake Garda. After a short climb onto Passo S. Giovanni (150 metres) you will head down to the lake and Torbole, Riva, or Arco.
You are cycling on cycle paths in the river valleys of Inn and Adige. There are also many country lanes between fruit orchards and vineyards. Transfer from Inn valley onto Reschen Pass, then 1200 m downhill. You have to manage some short climbs in between.
- Welcome briefing on spot
- 7 overnights in 3***- and 4****-hotels
- Breakfast buffet
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- Bus transfer Landeck – Nauders incl. bicycle
- Well elaborated route
- Detailed documentation (maps, route description, points of interest, important phone num-bers)
- rental bike - insurace
- GPS-files available
- 7-day-service hotline
Arrival/ departure and parking information
Hotel garage approx. 55,- €, no reservation possible, payable on spot
Public garage approx. 40,- €, no reservation possible, payable on spot
Transfer by bus from Riva to Innsbruck every saturday, costs per person 75,- €, reservation required