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Innsbruck to Lake Garda

Innsbruck - Lake Garda

Fruit orchards and Vineyards in South Tyrol and Trentino.

As pearls on a string the well known cities Innsbruck in Tyrol, Merano and Trento in South Tyrol line on this tour. Connected by the rivers Inn and Adige and like emeralds the lakes Reschensee, Kalterersee and Lake Garda complete this string of jewels. Adding to the pleasance of this tour are fruit orchards and vineyards along the path, from flushing to harvesting always in season on the sunny south of the Alps.
Italy
Austria
Easy to Moderate
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Anke Tammen
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Anke Tammen

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.

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.

The route

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Saturday and Wednesday
Season 2
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Saturday and Wednesday
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Saturday and Wednesday
Innsbruck - Lake Garda 8 days, AT-ETRIG-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
799.00
205.00
839.00
205.00
875.00
205.00
Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Innsbruck
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (on request)
Extra night sgl/bb
Torbole/Riva
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (on request)
Extra night sgl/bb
69.00
98.00
69.00
98.00
69.00
98.00
69.00
98.00
69.00
98.00
69.00
98.00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
80,00
80,00
180,00
Price
Transfer
75.00

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, French with route maps, route description,local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Bus transfer from Landeck - Nauders, incl. your bike
  • 1 x Pistachio ice-cream on the way to Lake Garda
  • E-signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Innsbruck every Saturday morning, costs € 75 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/ 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
 

You stay overnight in selected hotels of the 3-star category, partly 4-star category. All rooms are equipped with shower/WC or bath/WC.

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Werner Nienhaus DE | 06.09.2018
Ein gelungener Urlaub
Bereits die Planung der Anreise per Bahn (Baustellen waren berücksichtigt) war gut. Uns hat die Fahrt entlang des Reschensees sehr gut gefallen, da waren teilweise anstrengende Anstiege aber immer wieder tolle Aussicht und tolle Abfahrten.
5 stars
Helmut Schulenberg DE | 19.06.2016
Radreise Innsbruck- Gardasee
Die Reise war sehr gut geplant. Die Touren waren nicht zu lang. Es waren suoer ausgebaute Fahrradwege.Der Gepäcktransfer und die Hotels waren sehr gut.
Rückenwind Reisen GmbH answered:
Anke Tammen
Danke, Herr Schulenberg. Außerhalb Deutschlands zählen unsere Italien-Touren (oder endend am Gardasee) zu den besten und schönsten Radreisen.
5 stars
Harald Friedl BW | 20.07.2015
Sehr schöne Tour mit tollen Radwegen
Hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht, toll angelegte Radwege, mit viel Sehenswertem. Gepäcktransport hat wunderbar geklappt - Unterkünfte waren in Ordnung. Eine Unterkunft in Imst, Gasthof Auderer war muffelig. Rücktransport hat auch wunderbar funktioniert. Wir hatten Glück und mussten nicht mit Hunden zurückfahren. Ansonsten alles super, würden es gerne mal wieder machen.
Rückenwind Reisen GmbH answered:
Anke Tammen
Moin Herr Friedl,herzlichen Dank, dass Sie sich die Mühe gemacht haben, uns Ihre Eindrücke zu schildern. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass Ihnen die Route so gut gefallen hat. So soll es sein: herrliche Landschaften, ausgesuchte Hotels, lecker essen und sonniges Wetter! Wir freuen uns, wenn wir Sie im nächsten Jahr wieder bei der Organisa-tion Ihrer Reise unterstützen dürfen.

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