South Tyrol - Lake Garda
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8 days | difficulty level

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South Tyrol – Lake Garda
Bike tour for connoisseurs along the rivers Rienz, Eisack and Etsch

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 260 - 270 km
Landscape:

From the north east of the Dolomites the bike path takes you through the valley Pustertal to Brunico and then on to the bishop’s town of Bressanone. From here you cycle to the capital town of South Tyrol, Bolzano, to visit the oldest Tyrolean, the Ice Man. After a short visit to the spa town of Merano with its mediterranean flair you cycle along the river Etsch through orchards and fields to Lake Garda, the most popular lake in Italy.

Easy tour for connoisseurs; you cycle alongside rivers on a slight descent – mostly on cycling paths. Between the valley Etschtal and Lake Garda there is only one long ascent. There is plenty of time to look at cultural places of interest or relax along the way.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

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.
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.
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.
Trento
Buonconsiglio Castle
Trento
The castle is one of the most important buildings in Trentino. It was built as an imperial residence and later became the residence of the Prince-Bishops of Trento.
Bruneck/Brunico
Bruneck Castle & Messner Mountain Museum RIPA
Bruneck/Brunico
Today it is home to the Messner Mountain Museum RIPA, which is dedicated to mountain people from all over the world.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1

Individual arrival at the hotel in Bressanone.

Day 2

(approx. 30 km)

In the morning transfer from Bressanone to Dobbiaco. Personal tour information and bike delivery. The bike path takes you past the famous Pragser valley, which extends towards south. Once you have passed the barrier lake Olanger Stausee, always along the river Rienz, you reach the Michael-Pacher-city Brunico.

Day 3

(approx. 50-55 km)

Today you cycle through the Unterpustertal and the ruin of Mühlbacher Klause into the Eisacktal Valley. Just shortly before reaching Bressanone, you can visit the monastery Neustift. The old town centre of Bressanone is well worth visiting with its arcades, alleys and Cathedral. The cycling path leads you along the river Eisack to Chiusa.

Day 4

(approx. 30 km)

The tour continues along the Eisacktal valley past the city of Ponte Gardena with a view of the castle Trostburg. From here the valley gets narrower and narrower, in the Bolzano basin it opens again. The town 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 5

(train + approx. 40 km)

Transfer by train from Bolzano to the spa town Merano with its Mediterranean flair. Merano is well worth seeing: from middle aged buildings in the Old Town, museums and the botanical gardens, to the Kurhaus of Merano, with the gorgeously decorated promenades, the city has a lot to offer. From Merano you cycle through the orchards along the Etsch Valley to Bolzano. Enjoy your afternoon in Bolzano and wander through the arcades, visit the fruit market or just enjoy the flair of a town immersed in two cultures.

Day 6

(approx. 65 - 70 km)

From Bolzano there are two ways to get to Salorno. Either along the old railway track to Überetsch and then on further to Caldaro and lake Kalterer See, or through the wide Etsch Valley along the bike path. At Salorno you heave the German speaking province of South Tyrol and enter the famous Trento wine growing region and the Diocese town of Trento.

Day 7

(approx. 45 km)

After passing the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto you leave the Etschtal valley and go over the San Giovanni Pass rising to 287 m in altitude above sea level on the route to Lake Garda.

Day 8

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Price in double room with breakfast From 25/04/2021 to 26/09/2021 679 €
Price in double room with breakfast Arrivals on 18/04/2021 and 03/10/2021 579 €
High season supplement From 20/06/2021 to 12/09/2021 69 €
Single room supplement 169 €

Il 18/04/21, from 19/04/21 to 19/06/21, from 20/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 02/10/21, il 03/10/21 arrival is always possible on Sunday.

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 69 €
Single room supplement per night Brixen 15 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Riva del Garda 79 €
Single room supplement per night Riva del Garda 19 €

Il 18/04/21, from 19/04/21 to 19/06/21, from 20/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 02/10/21, il 03/10/21 arrival is always possible on Sunday.

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

21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle 79 €
E-bike 169 €
Rental bike TOP 119 €
Return transfer 59 €

Il 18/04/21, from 19/04/21 to 19/06/21, from 20/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 02/10/21, il 03/10/21 arrival is always possible on Sunday.

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

General information

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By car: On the Brenner/Brennero motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone. Drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the Pustertal/Valle Pusteria.
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).

Hotels 3*** and 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. € 55.00/week; € 10.50/day,
parking place Residence Gasser: approx. € 35.00/week;
Reservation not possible; to be paid directly in the hotel.

Transfer by shuttle-bus every Sunday from Riva del Garda to Brixen/Bressanone at the cost of € 59.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).

Alternatively you can return by train. Take the bus from Riva del Garda to the train station of Rovereto and the train to Brixen/Bressanone at the cost of approx. € 15.00 - € 25.00 per person. (Timetable on www.oebb.at or www.trenitalia.com).

• 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 3*** and 4**** category

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• Personal tour information

• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

• All transfers according to the programme: Bressanone – Hochpustertal, Bolzano – Merano (bicycle included)

• Well planned routes

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

• Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

• Arrival to the starting point of the tour

• Departure at the end of the tour

• Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

• Lunch, Dinner

• Not mentioned entries

• Rental bikes and travel insurance

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

FAQ

Questions and answers

In the morning of the second day there will be a transfer to Alta Pusteria. The distribution of the rental bikes takes place in Dobbiaco.

Transfer by shuttle-bus every Sunday from Riva del Garda to Brixen/Bressanone at the cost of € 59.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).
Alternative: Alternatively you can return by train. Take the bus from Riva del Garda to the train station of Rovereto and the train to Brixen/Bressanone at the cost of approx. € 15.00 - € 25.00 per person. (Timetable on www.oebb.at or www.trenitalia.com).

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