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Adige Cycle Path Meran - Lake Garda

From Spa Town to the "Lago"

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Tour profile / Level 1-2

An easy cycling tour, mainly on cycle paths. Only towards lake Kaltern and lake Garda you will experience minor ascents.

5-day tour

Day 1: Meran
Route instructions, tour information and rental bike (if booked) await you at the hotel.

Day 2: Meran  Bolzano, approx. 45 km
Via Lana (Schnatterpeck altar) and through numerous orchards and vineyards in the area of the South Tyrolian wine route, passing several well-fortified castles, palaces and ruins onwards to Eppan and along the base of Sigmundskron castle (Messner-Mountain museum) to Bolzano (pergolas, ‚Ötzi’ museum).

Day 3: Bolzano  Trento, approx. 70km
Along the river Eisack out of Bolzano until you reach the Adige where the beautiful cycle path leads you through fruitgardens until Salurn, where the german-speaking part of southern Tyrol ends. Now the vines of the strong redvine "Teroldego" accompany you until the nice old town of Trento.

Day 4: Trento  Lake Garda North (Torbole/Riva), approx. 45 km
Shortly after the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto our cycling tour leaves the Adige valley. After the only ascent worth mentioning (approx. 150 m) near Mori, the path leads downhill along the Lake towards Torbole. End of the cycling tour either in Riva or Torbole.

Day 5: Lake Garda North (Torbole/Riva)
Individual departure or extension.

7-day tour

Day 1: Meran
Route instructions, tour information and rental bike (if booked) await you at the hotel.

Day 2: Day trip Vinschgau/Meran, up to approx. 70 km + train ride
Via the train line ‚Vinschgaubahn’ towards ‚Reschenpass’. From the town of Mals onwards to Glurns (perfectly preserved Medieval city wall). Via the Montani ruins past Schlanders and heading south to Meran. Castles and palaces dot your way or tower high above (i.e. Juval castle owned by the Austrian mountaineer Reinhold Messners). While cycling enjoy marvellous views onto the impressive Ortler massif and the ‚Stilfserjoch’. This stage can be shortened if you wish.

Day 3: Meran  Bolzano, approx. 45 km
Via Lana (Schnatterpeck altar) and through numerous orchards and vineyards in the area of the South Tyrolian wine route, passing several well-fortified castles, palaces and ruins onwards to Eppan and along the base of Sigmundskron castle (Messner-Mountain museum) to Bolzano (pergolas, ‚Ötzi’ museum).

Day 4: Bolzano  Auer, approx. 30 km
There are two ways to get to lake Kaltern: slightly hilly on the new cycling path via Eppan OR on the flat cycling pah along the Etsch dam until the charming wine village Auer.

Day 5: Auer  Trento, approx. 45km
From Auer onwards on the cycle path along the Adige dam. The ‚Salurner Klause’ is the end of the German speaking part of South Tyrol. Your cycling path leads you through famous Trentino wine regions into the ancient diocesan town Trento (lovely old part of town, cathedral, Buonconsiglio palace).

Day 6: Trento  Lake Garda North (Torbole/Riva), approx. 45 km
Shortly after the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto our cycling tour leaves the Adige valley. After the only ascent worth mentioning (approx. 150 m) near Mori, the path leads downhill along the Lake towards Torbole. End of the cycling tour either in Riva or Torbole.

Day 7: Lake Garda North (Torbole/Riva)
Individual departure or extension.

Services

  • Overnight stays as indicated 

  • Daily breakfast buffet

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel 

  • Best worked out route guidance

  • Ride on the Vinschgau Railway to Mals incl. bike (only included in the 7-day variant)

  • 1x pistachio ice cream or 1x freshly squeezed fruit juice on the way to Lake Garda 

  • Detailed travel documents per room 

  • GPS data and bike travel app

  • Service hotline

  • Bike insurance for bike rental

  • For the environment’s benefit: If you choose the digital version of our route book, you will receive a discount of € 20,- per room as a thank you!

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   30.03. - 12.04.24
    5 days
    S2   13.04. - 10.05.24
    5 days
    S3   11.05. - 06.09.24
    5 days
    S2   07.09. - 27.09.24
    5 days
    S1   28.09. - 12.10.24
    5 days
    S1   30.03. - 12.04.24
    7 days
    S2   13.04. - 10.05.24
    7 days
    S3   11.05. - 06.09.24
    7 days
    S2   07.09. - 27.09.24
    7 days
    S1   28.09. - 12.10.24
    7 days

    Extras

    Discount extra bed (in double room with 2 full paying adults)
    Children 12-14,99 years -25%
    15-99 years  -10%
          This tour is only recommended for children over 12 years
     
    Bicycle & equipment
    7-/21--speed bike (5 days / 7 days) 89/99
    27-speed bike (5 days / 7 days) 155/169
    E-Bike (5 days / 7 days) 239/259
       
    Additional nights
    Merano S1+2 (dbl/sgl) 95/120
    Merano S3 (dbl/sgl) 109/134
    Torbole/Riva S1+2 (dbl/sgl) 89/134
    Torbole/Riva S3 (dbl/sgl) 99/144
    other destinations along the route on request
       
    Transfer
    Lake Garda - Meran 79
    Transport of private bike 39

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    You will stay in selected 3 and 4 star hotels.


    Meran: Villa Laurus
    Bozen: Mondschein
    Auer: Hotel Villa Groff
    Trient: Grand Hotel Trento
    Riva: Hotel Corallo


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    Our solid, smooth-running and travel-suitable wheels with reliable V-brakes, aluminum hollow chamber rims as well as top tires are well equipped for every path. The bikes are equipped with lights, luggage racks, mudguards and a comfortable saddle.

    The following rental bikes are available:

    • 21-gear unisex trekking bike with freewheel
    • 21-speed men’s bike with freewheel
    • Rental bike PLUS
    • E-bikes

    E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! 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 ... Acclivity can be handled easily.

     


    Private bicycles

    You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Bozen
    Take the train to Merano that goes via Bolzano. Hotel Flora is about 600 m away from the station. Hotel Siegler in Thurm is about 2 km away from the station. A taxi costs about € 8,-.


    Arrival by car

    Parking garages for approx. € 50 to 80,- a week. 

    Please keep in mind that toll stickers are compulsory on Austrian
    motorways! A 10-day toll sti cker costs €10,- and a 2-month sticker costs € 29,-. An extra toll is levied for cars on the Austrian Brenner motorway, costing € 11,-. A further toll on the Italian motorway from Brennero to Bolzano costs approx. €5,80.


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Merano
    Hotel Flora is about 600 m away from the station. Hotel Siegler in Thurm is about 2 km away from the stati on. A taxi costs about €8.


    Transfer

    Return transfer by mini bus to Merano every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, € 79,-/person , own bike on transfer € 39,-,  reservation necessary and payable on site.


    Additional information

    Visitor´s taxes not included in the tour price.

    This tour is not recommended for children under 12 years

    Videos

    Travel stories

    4,9 of 6 Stars | 6
    Perfect holiday. accomodation v good. luggage transfers and organisation perfect, beautiful route,amazing places to stay. brilliant family cycling. v good equipment...M.F. 09/17
    5.0 08.06.2019 | Mairead W. Adige Cycle Path Meran - Lake Garda

    Meran-Lake Garda 2019

    We travelled in Germany the first year and the book we received with travel details and directions to the hotels was very good. Last year on the Lake Konstanz trip the travel details were good but the maps directing us to the hotels were useless. Twice ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 3
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 3
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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    6 11.09.2017 | Mark F. Adige Cycle Path Meran - Lake Garda / 5 - 7 days
    perfect holiday. accomodation v good. luggage transfers and organisation perfect, beautiful route,amazing places to stay. brilliant family cycling. v good equipment,
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    3.5 06.09.2017 | Jeff S. Adige Cycle Path Meran - Lake Garda / 5 - 7 days

    Report

    The route on the ground did not follow either the map provided or the route description in the booklet. The hotels were generally not very good and not geared up well enough to bikes. Better facilities need to be provided for cars being left at the ...
    • Overall satisfaction 4
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 3
    • Per-Tour information 3
    • Accomodation 3
    • Board 3
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 2
    • On-site assistance 3
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 3
    • Price-performance ratio 3
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