• Travelcode: 160

    Dolomites - Lake Garda

    Along the rivers Rienz, Eisack und Etsch

    • Your target - Lake GardaFrom the north east of the Dolomites the bike path takes you to Bruneck and then on to the bishop’s town of Brixen. From here you cycle to the capital town of South Tyrol, Bozen, to visit the oldest Tyrolean, the Ice Man. After a short visit to the spa town of Meran with its Mediterranean flair you cycle along the side of the River Etsch through orchards and fields to the Lake Garda, the most popular lake in Italy.

       

       

       

       

      Tour profile / Level 2

      Average tour for connoisseurs; the week is planned for you - you cycle alongside the rivers on a slight descent mostly on cycling paths. Between the Etsch Valley and Lake Garda there is only one long ascent. There is plenty of time to have a look at cultural places of interest or relax along the way. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

      Day 1: Arrival in Brixen/Bressanone

      Individual arrival to Brixen or Bressanone.

      Day 2: Brixen/Bressanone – Brunico, approx. 30 km

      In the morning the transfer will bring you to the upper pusteria valley. The informtion meeting will be in Toblach. You will get there your bike as well. The bike path takes you past the famous Prags Valley, which extends towards south. Past the "Olanger Stausee", always along the river "Rienz", you reach the "Michael-Pacher"-city Brunico. Possibility of an excursion by bike to the outdoor museum in Dietenheim/Teodone (approx. 8 km) where you can gain one insight into the culture of "Tirol", about the traditions of the country and the rural daily routines.

      Day 3: Brunico – Chiusa, approx. 50 - 56 km

      The tour continues along the Valley Pusteria past the town of Klausen to Waidbruck with a view of the Trostburg. Before you reach Bressanone get a view on "Augustiner Chorherrenstift". In Bressanone do not miss to visit the dome before you go on along the river Eisack to Chiusa.

      Day 4: Chiusa - Bolzano, approx. 30 km

      From Bressanone you cycle through the orchards along the Etsch Valley to Bolzano. Here you can wander through the arcades visit the fruit market or just enjoy the flair of a town immersed in two cultures.

      Day 5: Merano – Bolzano, approx. 40 km

      Transfer by train from Bolzano to the old spa town of Merano with its mediteraneo flair. Visit the famous gardnes of Trauttmansdorff castle. Then you cycle further through wineyards back to Bolzano, the economical centre of South Tyrol.

      Day 6: Bolzano – Trento, approx. 65 - 71 km

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

      Day 7: Trento - Riva del Garda/Torbole, approx. 44 - 48 km

      After passing the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto you leave the Etsch Valley and go over the San Giovanni Pass rising to 387 m in altitude above sea level on the route to Lake Garda.

      Day 8: Riva del Garda/Torbole

      Individual departure or extended stay.
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Venice (VCE), Treviso (TSF), Innsbruck (INN)

      Low cost flights are available to "Sant’ Angelo - Antonio Canova" airport in Treviso and to the "Marco Polo" airport in Venice. Upon a request, we even organise transfers from and to the starting point of the cycle tour.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: at the hotel in Bressanone - Garage 45€/week or 9€ per day - no reservation neeeded/ payment on spot.

      By car on the Brenner motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone
      or
      Drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria) and then further into Italy through the Pusteria Valley to Brixen/Bressanone.


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Brixen/Bressanone

      Take the train from Innsbruck over the "Brenner/Brennero" to Bixen/Bressanone.


      TRANSFER

      Return-transfer by shuttle-bus every Saturday from Venice mainland or Quarto D’Altino to Brixen/Bressanone at a cost of EUR 59 per person, including bicycle (payable in advance); a reservation is necessary as there are limited places. Minimum 4 persons

      Alternative:

      Take a bus from Riva del Garda to Rovereto and then by train from Rovereto to Brixen/Bressanone  = approx. EUR 15 - 25. Rovereto lies on the main Verona – Munich line. Minimum 2 persons


      PARTICIPANTS

      Minimum amount of participants: 2 persons / 1 person up on request


      INFORMATIONS

      Tourist tax - if required - has to be paid on the spot.

      Exception: no starts possible from 05/08/2019 to 17/08/2019 (incl.)

       

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    • Included services
      • 7 nights incl. breakfast
      • Personal tour information
      • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
      • Train transfer Bolzano-Merano incl. bike
      • Map material per room
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      S1 28.04. - 28.04.19 SUN
      S2 29.04. - 05.07.19 every WED/SUN
      S3 06.07. - 04.08.19 every WED/SUN
      S3 18.08. - 22.09.19 every WED/SUN
      S2 23.09. - 28.09.19 every WED/SUN
      S1 29.09. - 29.09.19 SUN

      Extras

      Discount*  
      11-13,99 years -25 %
      14-99 years -10 %
      *iin a DZZ with 2 full paying people  
         
      Bikes & Equipment  
      21-speed bikes 75
      7-speed bikes (back pedal brake) 75
      E-bike 165
      Rental helmet 10
      Child bikes & equipment on request
         
      Additional nights  
      Brixen  (dbl/sgl) from 69/84
      Riva del Garda 3* (dbl/sgl) from 74/86
      Riva del Garda 4* /dbl/sgl) from 99/111
         
      Transfer*  
      Transfer Riva del Garda - Brixen  incl. bike
      (min. 4 persons, only on Sunday)
      59
      *Reservation at booking  

      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 in hotel at 3 or 4-star category

      Hotel samples:

      Toblach/Niederdorf: Hotel Bachmann (www.hotel-bachmann.it)

      Brixen - Hotel Grüner Baum (www.gruenerbaum.it)

      Bozen - Hotel Stiegl (www.scalahot.com)

      Trient - Hotel Everest: (www.hoteleverest.it)

      Riva del Garda - Hotel Europa: (www.hoteleuropa.it)

      Please be informed that these are only accommodation samples. Please see your definite accommodation on your hotel list.

       

    • Bicycle incl. panniers (reservation in advance and for charge)

       

      + 21-speed  bike (women´s or men´s frame)

      + 7-speed bike (unisex frame with back pedal brake) - limited availability

      + E-bikes (unisex frame) - limited availability

        

      E-bike:

      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.

       

    • 5,8 07.05.2019 | Beverley S. Dolomites - Lake Garda

      Dolomites to Lake Garda - very enjoyable

      We enjoyed this bike tour although we had to change sone things. The first day was cancelled because of snow and there was no compensation offered for this.The ride from Bruneck to Chiusa was more difficult than we expected. Chiusa to Bolzano was great. ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      5,5 25.05.2015 | Marjorie W. Dolomites - Lake Garda

      Dolomites to Lake Garda

      Funactive Tours was the local agent, and provided excellent service.We had some confusion at first, because when we booked through the website the description of the route stated that the first day went 27 km from Toblach to Bruneck, which was repeated ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
      • Accomodation 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more

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