South Tyrol... just so
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8 days | difficulty level

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South Tyrol… just like that

On the cycle paths through South Tyrol

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Duration: 8 days
Distance: 280 - 300 km
Landscape:

South Tyrol would like to tempt you on a two wheel trip! You will get to know all about this little country, its flair and specialities. The unspoilt nature with its roaring rivers, the mountains and lakes with their legends, customs, and a culture of a country influenced by history, and the South Tyrolean hospitality with its specialities and excellent wines.

This bike tour takes you along the cycle paths from eastern Pustertal and the Dolomites to the capital town of Bolzano; to lake Kalterer See, the spa town of Merano and into the Vinschgau Valley. A transfer takes you over the Jaufen Pass and from there you cycle to the town of Vipiteno where you get back and cycle to the Bishop’s town of Bressanone, official seat of the Bishop and provincial Diocese kekw of the Catholic Church.
An easy tour for everyone! In the last few years, the bike paths in the valleys have been reconstructed and in some cases, newly built. Although South Tyrol is better known for its mountains, you can also find easy bike paths in the valleys without great differences of altitude.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Bruneck/Brunico
Bruneck Castle
Bruneck/Brunico
Bruneck Castle is a castle enthroned on a hill (the Schlossberg) overlooking the town of Bruneck in the Puster Valley (South Tyrol).
Klausen/Chiusa
Säben Monastery
Klausen/Chiusa
Worth a walk! Säben Monastery is located on the Holy Mountain above Klausen and is known for its unique art treasures.
Kaltern/Caldaro
South Tyrolean Wine Museum
Kaltern/Caldaro
The South Tyrolean Wine Museum is located in the oldest wine-growing region of the German-speaking world and is one of the oldest wine museums in Italy (opened in 1955). Today it is located in the centre of the wine village of Kaltern in the former Di Pauli winery.
Meran/Merano
Trauttmansdorff Castle
Meran/Merano
On the eastern edge of Merano, embedded in the Botanical Garden opened in 2001. It is home to the Touriseum (short for Tourism Museum), where the history of tourism in South Tyrol from 1765 to 2000 is described in various rooms and illustrated by countless exhibits.
Bruneck/Brunico
Pure South Tyrol Delight Market
Bruneck/Brunico
PUR Südtirol is an overall concept that puts South Tyrolean products on display.
Brixen/Bressanone
Neustift Monastery
Brixen/Bressanone
Augustinian canonry just outside Brixen. Today popular because of the monastery cellars with their own white wines.
Meran/Merano
Castle Tyrol
Meran/Merano
The trail covers Tyrolean regional history from its beginnings to the castle's heyday in the Middle Ages, legal and regulatory systems, decay and restoration, everyday life in the Middle Ages, contemporary history and a section for temporary exhibitions.
Schluderns/Sluderno
Chur Castle
Schluderns/Sluderno
High above Schluderns in the Vinschgau Valley stands the high medieval castle, which is still privately owned and managed by the family that owns it, the Counts Trapp. The armoury is one of the largest collections of its kind: 50 custom-made armours with very valuable artistic design are on display.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1: Brixen/Bressanone

Individual arrival at the hotel in Brixen/Bressanone.

Day 2: Brixen/Bressanone – Hochpustertal – Brixen/Bressanone

(approx. 65 km)

In the morning transfer from Bressanone to Dobbiaco. Bike delivery in Dobbiaco. Today’s tour takes you along the cycle path past the well-known valley Pragsertal, which stretches to the south. Following the river Rienz, the bike path goes past the Olang dam and onto the Michael Pacher town of Brunico. Continue on through the Pustertal Valley, pass the Mühlbacher Klause ruins and enter into the Eisacktal Valley. Shortly before Bressanone, you can visit the Neustift Abbey, and the historical centre in Bressanone is well worth a visit too.

Day 3: Brixen/Bressanone – Bozen/Bolzano

(approx. 40 km)

Starting in Bressanone, you follow the Eisacktal Valley bike path alongside the river Eisack and cycle through the many vineyards which mainly produce white wine, past the picturesque town of Chiusa which is worth stopping to look at, and onto the capital town of Bozen/Bolzano. Bolzano itself has much to offer, the arcades, the lawns by the river, a visit to the Ice Man in the Archaeological Museum or sitting and drinking a coffee in one of the many cafes in the town.

Day 4: Bozen/Bolzano – Eppan/Appiano – Lake Kalterer See – Bozen/Bolzano

(approx. 45 km)

Tour in the famous wine growing areas around lake Kalterer See. Passing by Castle Sigmundskron, you first cycle to Appiano, the largest wine growing area in South Tyrol. Appiano has a superb compilation of innumerable castles, manor houses, churches and farms. After Appiano you carry on towards Caldaro. Those who want can take a detour at San Michele to the idyllic Montiggler lakes and have a swim. The village of Caldaro is worth visiting, as well as the Wine Growing Museum. Just past Caldaro you arrive at the lake before turning into the Etsch cycle path back to Bolzano.

Day 5: Bozen/Bolzano – Meran/Merano

(approx. 35 - 40 km)

You leave Bolzano via Sigmundskron Castle and then follow the Wine Road through the orchards. The famous South Tyrolean apples come from this area. The oldest winery in South Tyrol which is situated in Andriano lies on the way. From here you carry on to Terlano, Nalles and then to Lana, which is worth visiting, before arriving in the spa town of Merano. While in Merano, don’t forget to visit the Botanical Gardens at Schloss Trauttmansdorff.

Day 6: Meran/Merano – Mals/Malles - Meran/Merano

(approx. 60 km)

The train takes you from Merano to Malles in the Vinschgau Valley. From here you can cycle through the whole valley towards Merano. The first stop is in Glorenza, the smallest town in South Tyrol, and you carry on through the orchards to Prato allo Stelvio, Lasa, Silandro, Naturno and then back to Merano.

Day 7: Meran/Merano – Jaufenpass – Sterzing/Vipiteno – Brixen/Bressanone

(approx. 35 - 50 km)

Transfer from Merano to the Jaufenpass (2,092 m) and then on to Vipiteno. You may cycle also downhill from the top of the Jaufenpass through the countryside and enjoy the wonderful scenery! From Vipiteno you cycle southwards along the cycle path through the Eisacktal Valley to the former customs checkpoint at Fortezza and then heading back to the bishop town Bressanone.

Day 8: Brixen/Bressanone

Individual departure from Brixen/Bressanone or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

Standard
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Half board supplement 189 €
charme
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It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Price per night in double room with breakfast Brixen 109 €
Single room supplement per night Brixen 30 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

rental bike 21-gear (women) 89 €
rental bike 21-gear (men) 89 €
rental electric bike 189 €
rental bicycle TOP (men) 129 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

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General information

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By car: On the Brenner/Brennero motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone or over the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then on further through the valley Pustertal/Val Pusteria on the SS49 to Brixen/Bressanone.
By train: Take a train from Innsbruck to Brixen/Bressanone. Arriving from the south over Verona and Bozen/Bolzano to Brixen/Bressanone. Arriving from east over Lienz to Brixen/Bressanone. Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Nearest airports are Innsbruck airport (approx. 83 km), Verona Villafranca airport (approx. 191 km),Treviso airport (approx. 228 km), Venice Marco Polo airport (approx. 313 km).

Standard: hotels 3*** and 4**** category;
Charme: chosen hotels of the higher 4**** category

Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

Parking facilities at Brixen/Bressanone at the hotel of your arrival:
hotel garage: approx. € 60.00/week; € 10.50/day;
parking place Residence Gasser: approx. € 40.00/week;
reservation not possible; to be paid directly at the hotel.

• 21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
• Rental bike TOP
• E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery; range up to 100 km)

• Accommodation in hotels of the chosen category

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• If you have booked half board, minimum of 3 course evening meal (the Charme variant does not allow the booking of half board)

• Personal tour information

• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

• All transfers according to the programme: Bressanone – Alta Pusteria, Merano – Malles, Merano – Jaufenpass – Vipiteno

• Well planned routes

• Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

• Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

• Navigation app, GPS data

• Arrival to the starting point of the tour

• Departure at the end of the tour

• Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

• Lunch, Dinner (if not booked halfboard)

• Not mentioned entries

• Rental bikes and travel insurance

• All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

FAQ

Questions and answers

Parking facilities at Brixen/Bressanone at the hotel of your arrival: Hotel garage: approx. € 55.00/week; € 10.50/day; Parking place Residence Gasser: approx. € 35.00/week;
Reservation not possible; to be paid directly at the hotel.

In the morning of the second day there will be a transfer to Dobbiaco, where the rental bikes will be delivered.

These are indicated in your travel documents or will be communicated to you at the hotel reception.

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