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.
Mostly paved cycle paths and rural roads 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.
Day 1: Innsbruck
Day 2: Innsbruck – Imst, approx. 65 km
Inn Cycle Path measures some 500 kilometres from St. Moritz in Switzerland to Passau in Germany. Some of those kilometres you’ll ride through the Inn Valley, surrounded by imposing mountain chains. The more or less flat bicycle path leads the way to the famous Cistercian monastery of Stams and then on to the Rafting and Canyoning centre of Haiming. A romantic and slightly hilly ride through a beautiful pine forest will lead you to Imst. Just before Imst, by Roppen you reach a Kneipp water-treading basin Römerbad, where you can cool off your legs on hot days.
Day 3: Imst – Burgusio/Malles/Glorenza, approx. 55 km + 50 km by bus
After a hearty breakfast you cycle from Imst to Landeck. From there you take the shuttle up to Nauders. Soon afterwards you cross the border to Italy at Reschenpass and with it the main Alpine ridge. You cycle downhill towards Malles past Reschenstausee reservoir with the sunken church tower of Altgraun, one of the most famous photo motifs of Italy. Enjoy the first evening on South Tyrolean soil and enjoy strolling through the old alleyways of the town.
Day 4: Burgusio/Malles/Glorenza – Merano, approx. 60 km
Today you cross the entire Val Venosta. The route leads from an altitude of more than 1,000 m down to the town of Merano which is located at an altitude of 350 m. Most of the route follows the course of River Adige. From your starting place this pleasant cycling stretch leads down to the smallest town of the Alps, the town of Glorenza. Past the marble town of Laas you get to Naturns and eventually – past the impressive Kastellbell castle – to the spa town Merano. Enjoy an evening walk through town along the “Passer” promenade surrounded by subtropical flora.
Day 5: Day of rest in Merano
It’s time to relax – Merano has a lot of options to offer: A nice walk in the “Rosegarden”, a panorama walk through “Dorf Tirol” or maybe a visit at the spa resort of Merano. If you cannot let go of your bike on your “day off”, then you can enjoy a cycling tour along Passeiertal cycle way. On it you cycle past the charming villages to St. Leonhard in Passeiertal to the birth house of Andreas Hofer, the Tyrolean freedom fighter of 1809.
Day 6: Merano – Lake Caldaro Region/Ora, approx. 50 km
There is plenty to see along this route: Niederlana’s famous Schnatterpeckaltar, the largest Gothic wing altar in the Alpine area, the highest church tower of South Tyrol in Terlan and a great number of fortresses and ruins on both valley slopes. And - after the optional visit of Bolzano you’ll have the wonderful opportunity to refresh your legs at Lake Caldaro.
Day 7: Lake Caldaro Region/Ora – Bolzano, approx. 30 km
Yesterday you have already passed by Bolzano. Today you either ride on direct way along River Adige or over the more interesting track passing by the lakes Montiggler right towards the centre of Bolzano. Enjoy to stroll on the footsteps of Ötzi or to relax at Walther Square …
Day 8: BolzanoIndividual departure or extension.
ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE
ARRIVAL BY PLANE
Airport: Innsbruck (INN), Cost of a taxi from Innsbruck airport to the hotels will be approx. EUR 20,-.
- Take bus line F to Innsbruck main station, from there follow the description to your hotel (see below)
ARRIVAL BY CAR
- Austria Trend Hotel Congress has an underground car park, which is available to you if pre-registered in advance for
approx. EUR 60,00 per week.
- Even if you are staying in another hotel, you can park your car in the underground car park of Austria Trend Hotel
Congress or in another underground car park nearby to your hotel. Price according to notice or information at your
Please keep in mind that Austrian highways are toll roads
- Motorway exit (A 12) Innsbruck East coming from Kufstein or exit Innsbruck West coming from Landeck or Seefeld.
- Drive towards the city center and follow the hotel guidance system resp. your navigation system to the hotel
- In case you travel without a navigation system, we’ll be happy to send you further instructions.
ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
Train station: Innsbruck, Cost of a taxi to the hotels will be between approx. EUR 10,- to EUR 16,-
To Austria Trend Hotel Congress:
- Take bus line H to stop Haus der Begegnung.- The hotel is located approx. 150 m from the bus stop following the course of the road
To Hotels Central and Zach:
- Foot walk from main train station to the hotels: approx. 10 minutes walking distance
- Cross Südtirolerplatz/square and follow Brixnerstraße/street to the right of Grand Hotel Europa, then follow Boznerplatz/square
- Turn right into Wilhelm-Greil-Straße/street
- Hotel Zach: the hotel is on your right hand side
- Hotel Central: turn left into the Gilmstraße/street (next to the underground car park entrance), the hotel is on your left hand side
To Hotel Engl:
- Take bus line 501 (direction Kurhaus) to Innstraße stop
- The hotel is located about 100m from the bus stop following the course of the road
To Hotel Grauer Bär:
- Take bus line R to stop Polizeidirektion
- Follow the course of the road backwards to crossing of Kaiserjägerstraße/Universitätsstraße
- Follow Universitätsstraße/street for approx. 200 m
- The hotel is located on your right hand side
Return transfer from Bolzano to Innsbruck (incl. bike) every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
€ 65,- per person. (reservation required)
Vehicle transfer from Innsbruck to Bolzano on request.
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- 7 nights incl. breakfast
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- Bus transfer from Landeck – Nauders incl. bike
- Visitor’s tax at all stopovers
- GPS-tracks available upon request
- Maps and information material per room
Discounts extra bed: (in double room with 2 full paying adults) Children 0-13,99 years -25% Bicycles & equipment 21-speed rental bike/7-speed rental bike 75 E-bike 160 Children bike, children seat, children trailer, tagalong on request Transfer (reservation necessary) Transfer back from Bolzano - Innsbruck incl. bike 65 Additional nights Innsbruck (dbl/sgl) 69/99 Bolzano (dbl/sgl) 78/112
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Bicycle incl. pannier:
You have the possiblity to chose between the following bike types:
(men- or womenframe)7-speed-touringbike with back pedal brake (up on request)
(men- or womenframe)
All bikes are equipped with a Shimo Alvia - derailleur gear, Shimano-V-brake, 28 zoll rim and a comfortable touringsaddle.
The electrobike is equipped with a Shimano 8-speed system. You will use a 10 ampere battery for total enjoyment.
With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.
Innsbruck to Bolzano - Inn River and Adige River cycle pathsThis is an excellent and very scenic tour and I highly recommend it. You need a good level of fitness, however. Not for beginners. The bikes, accommodation and meals were first class. TIP: If you have to stay in Nauders because there is no accommodation ...more