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South Tyrol - Roundtrip

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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. This tour is suitable also for families with children (should have a good stamina) from the age of 14.

Day 1: Bressanone

Individual arrival. 

Day 2: Bressanone – Upper Pusteria Valley – Bressanone, approx. 65 km

Transfer from Bressanone to the Upper Pusteria Valley in the morning. Personal bike distribution on the spot in Toblach. Today’s tour takes us along the cycle path past the well-known Prags Valley which stretches to the south. This valley is one of the pearls of the Dolomites with its dark woods, white chalk cliffs and turquoise water of the lake "Pragser Wildsee". Following the River Rienz the bike path goes past the Olang Dam and onto the Michael Pacher town of Bruneck. Continue on through the Pusteria Valley, pass the Mühlbacher Klause ruins and enter into the Eisack Valley. Shortly before Bressanone you can visit the Neustift Abbey and the historical centre in Bressanone is well worth a visit too.

Day 3: Bressanone – Bolzano, approx. 40 km

Starting in Brixen, you follow the Eisack Valley bike path alongside the river Eisack and cycle through the many vineyards which mainly produce white wine, past the picturesque town of Klausen which is worth stopping to look at, and onto the capital town of 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: Bolzano – Eppan – Lake Kaltern – Bolzano, approx. 45 km

Tour in the wine growing areas around Lake Kaltern. Passing by Castle Sigmundskron, we first cycle to Eppan, the largest wine growing area in South Tyrol. Eppan has a superb compilation of innumerable castles; manor houses, churches and farms. After Eppan we carry on towards Kaltern. Those who want can take a detour at St. Michael to the idyllic Montiggler lakes and have a swim. The village of Kaltern is worth visiting, as well as the Wine Growing Museum. Just past Kaltern we arrive at the Lake Kaltern before we turn into the Etsch cycle path to return to Bolzano.

Day 5: Bolzano – Merano, approx. 35 - 40 km

We 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 Andrian lies on the way. From here we carry on to Terlan, Nals and then to Lana, which is worth visiting, before arriving in the spa town of Meran. The Mediterranean climate, that Empress Sissi once favoured, will surprise you. Blossoming parks and promenades, exotic plants, picturesque arcades, and the many Art Nouveau buildings give the town its special charm and flair. While in Meran, don’t forget to visit the Botanical Gardens at Schloss Trauttmansdorff. Alternatively, you can ride directly to Merano via the Adige cycle path along the dam.

Day 6: Merano – Vinschgau/Mals – Merano, approx. 60 km

The new train takes you from Merano to Mals in the Vinschgau Valley. From here you can cycle through the whole valley towards Merano. The first stop is in Glurns, the smallest town in South Tyrol and we carry on through the orchards to Prad, Laas, Schlanders, Naturns and then back to Merano.

Day 7: Merano – Jaufenpass – Sterzing – Brixen, approx. 35 - 50 km

Transfer from Meran to the Jaufen Pass (2094 m above sea level) and then on to Sterzing. It is possible for those who choose to retrieve their bicycles on top of the Mountain Pass and cycle down to Sterzing through the countryside and enjoy the wonderful scenery. From Sterzing we cycle southwards along the cycle path through the Eisack Valley to the former customs checkpoint at Franzensfeste and further to Brixen.

Day 8: Bressanone

Individual departure or extended stay.

Services

  • 7 nights with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast

  • Video briefing

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel 

  • Transfers according to the program: Bressanone- Upper Pusteria Valley, Merano-Mals, Merano-Jaufenpass-Sterzing

  • Map material per room

  • Navigation app

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S2   28.04. - 24.05.24
    Category A
    S3   25.05. - 09.08.24
    Category A
    S3   21.08. - 14.09.24
    Category A
    S1   27.04. - 27.04.24
    Category B
    S2   28.04. - 24.05.24
    Category B
    S3   25.05. - 09.08.24
    Category B
    S3   21.08. - 14.09.24
    Category B
    S1   15.09. - 15.09.24
    Category B

    Extras

    Discount extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    12-14,99 yrs -25%
    15-99 yrs -10%
       
    Bikes & Equipment
    21-speed bike 99
    TOP bike 167
    E-bike 249
    Rental helmet 25
       
    Extra nights
    Bressanone Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 139/188
    Bressanone Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 89/108

    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

    Category B
    typical hotels for each region at the 3- or 4-star category

    Bressanone: Hotel Grüner Baum 
    Bolzano: Hotel Luna, Hotel Post Gries
    Merano: Hotel Flora, City Hotel


    Category A
    typical hotels 4-star SUPERIOR category

    Bressanone: Hotel Grüner Baum (Room category "Deluxe")
    Bolzano: Parkhotel Laurin, Hotel Greif
    Merano: Hotel Bavaria


    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

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

    The following bicycles are available

    • 21-speed bike men or ladies frame
    • Rental bike TOP (aluminium frame, 21 speed)
    • E-bikes (unisex frame) - limited availability

    E-bikes

    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.

    Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Venice (VCE), Innsbruck (INN), Verona Villafranca (VRN)
    Low cost flights are available to the Marco Polo airport in Venice.


    Arrival by car

    Parking: Parking facilities at Brixen at the hotel of your arrival, Reservations not possible; payment at the hotel

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


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Bressanone

    Take the train from Innsbruck over the "Brenner/Brennero" to Bressanone. Further informations via www.oebb.at (Federal Austrian Railway) or via www.trenitalia.com (Federal Italian Railway)

    Distance train stati on to arrival hotel: approx 1,5 km.
    Taxi costs: approx. € 5 - 10,-


    Additional Information

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

    Videos

    Travel stories

    5,7 of 6 Stars | 3
    A wonderful tour, mostly along cycle paths. The countryside is very beautiful, set amongst the mountains....P.B. 07/22
    5.5 14.07.2022 | Peter B. South Tyrol - Roundtrip

    South Tyrol bike tour July 2022

    A wonderful tour, mostly along cycle paths. The countryside is very beautiful, set amongst the mountains. Most stretches were fairly easy, but on two days the distance was over 60 km, with late starts because on those days you have to travel to the starting ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 4
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    5.8 21.06.2022 | Arild O. South Tyrol - Roundtrip

    South Tyrol Bike Tour 2022

    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    5.9 04.10.2018 | Thys D. South Tyrol - Roundtrip

    Challenging South Tyrol - Roundtrip Category

    Arrangements (accommodation, transportation to start, briefing, documentation, handover of bicycles & equipment, delivery of luggage, transportation to Jauffen pass) were excellent. On day 1 several groups missed a turn-off and had to make a detour via ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • 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 5
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