Innsbruck is the capital of the Tirol region and a place embraced by the snowcapped peaks of the Alps. Your bike tour in Austria and Italy will be highlighted with quaint old villages, aristocratic houses and castles, fortress ruins, lakes and famous churches, including a Baroque Cistercian convent and the St. Prokulus Church housing the oldest frescos in the German-speaking area.
Cycle the cozy town of Meran which offers exquisite views of the surrounding mountains and valleys and allows for several excursions, including one on the famous Trappeinerweg. It also offers some marvelous shopping.
The numerous vineyards and orchards in the Àdige Valley will make for some wonderful stops. The beautiful flat landscape will continue past shimmering lakes, including the Montiggler Lakes, before you find yourself in Bolzano, one of Italy's beloved cities that is also famous for its spa resorts.
- Innsbruck Gothic architectures
- The Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof)
- Baroque Cistercian convent
- St. Prokulus Church
- Vineyards and orchards
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Day 1: Arrival in Innsbruck
Day 2: Innsbruck – Imst, 41 mi. (65 km)
Day 3: Imst – Mals/Burgeis, 31 mi. + 25 mi. by bus (50 km + 40 km by bus)
Day 4: Mals/Burgeis – Merano, 41 mi. (65 km)
Day 5: Passeiertal (valley)/Merano, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 6: Merano – Auer, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 7: Auer - Bolzano, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 8: Departure from Bolzano
All distances are approximate.
DAY 1: Arrival in Innsbruck
Following your arrival in Innsbruck by 6 pm, there is an introductory presentation and the bikes will be distributed. Feel free to explore and bike Innsbruck: highlights include the town tower and the Goldenes Dachl. Built-in 1500, this roof was built for Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor, and is covered with 3000 gold-plated copper tiles. The balcony once served as Maximilian’s "ringside seat" during festive events in the square below.
DAY 2: Innsbruck - Imst, 41 mi. (65 km)
On the former Treidelweg (Treidel Path), you will travel along the Inn River through many small villages and then cycle through Stams, where there ARE a Baroque Cisterian Convent and convent museum. The evening destination is the town of Imst. Highlights of today's tour include several nice churches, old aristocratic houses, and fortress ruins.
DAY 3: Imst - Mals/Burgeis, 31 mi. (50 km) with 25 mi. (40 km) by bus
Today your Tirol tour will begin along the River Inn and pass the Kloster Zams monastery en route to Landeck. From here, there is a bus transfer to Nauders where you will begin a 100 m climb up to Reschenpaß/Resia Pass before cycling downhill to Reschensee, or Resia Lake. From there, the route takes you alongside paths to Malles Venosta, where the town center has many towers, or to Burgeis at the foot of the fortress of Marienburg.
DAY 4: Mals/Burgeis - Merano, 41 mi. (65 km)
The first part of the day includes a cycle tour to Glurns with its fully preserved medieval city walls. Then, over the Montani ruins, the discovery site of the Nibelungen manuscript, through Schlanders/Silandro, and past the church of St. Prokulus, which houses the oldest frescos in the German-speaking area. Then, it is downhill to Merano, where many fortresses and castles, such as the Reinhold Messner Castle Juval, can be found along the way.
DAY 5: Passeiertal (valley)/Merano, 25 mi. (40 km)
Today, you have the option of making a bike trip to Passeiertal to the Sandwirt, the birthplace of Andreas Hofer, to wander on the famous Trappeinerweg path, or you may go on a shopping trip under the bowers of Merano.
DAY 6: Merano - Auer, 31 mi. (50 km)
Today's stage will take you via Lana (Schnatterpeck Altar) and through numerous orchards and vineyards in the area of the S. Tyrolean Wine road, past many fortresses, castles, and ruins such as Hocheppan (famous frescos), as well as the Cathedral in the Country in St. Pauls to Lake Kalterersee. You usually spend the night in the cozy wine town of Auer.
DAY 7: Auer - Bolzano, 22 mi. (35 km)
Today is an option to choose a flat route through the Àdige Valley or with a beautiful landscape and an ascent, you can cycle through the Montiggler Lakes and pass the Ruin Sigmundskron into Bolzano.
DAY 8: Departure
Bike tour in Italy will end with departure from Bolzano following breakfast.
Accommodations in quality 3-star hotels. In Innsbruck and Bolzano, stay in 4-star hotels.
- Accommodations for 7 nights
- Breakfast buffets
- 21-speed hybrid bicycle
- Luggage transfer
- Personal tour information
- Route descriptions & maps (1 set per booked room)
- Bus transfer with bike Landeck to Nauders (Day 3)
- Sign posted route
- Emergency service hotline
- GPS tracks available (must be requested in advance)
- Bicycle protection
What’s Not Included
- Visitor’s Tax (to be paid upon arrival) approx. €7-9 per person
- Lunches and dinners (dinners can be included for a supplement)
- Travel insurance
Dates & Pricing
Tour starts are possible every Saturday or Wednesday from June 15 up to and including October 10, 2020
Season 1: $ 1495 £ 826 $ 1,414 € 904 $ 1584 kr 9611 $ 1,041 Season 2: $ 1595 £ 881 $ 1,507 € 964 $ 1690 kr 10249 $ 1,110 Season 3: $ 1628 £ 899 $ 1,539 € 984 $ 1725 kr 10462 $ 1,133 Single Supplement: $ 329 £ 182 $ 311 € 199 $ 349 kr 2116 $ 229
Season 1: April 25 to May 8 and September 26 to October 10, 2020
Season 2: May 9 to June 19 and September 12 to September 25, 2020
Season 3: June 20 to September 11, 2020
*Special dates on request
Electric bicycle rental: $ 172 £ 95 $ 163 € 104 $ 182 kr 1106 $ 120 Dinner included: $ 329 £ 182 $ 311 € 199 $ 349 kr 2116 $ 229 Rental Bike Plus*: $ 73 £ 40 $ 69 € 44 $ 77 kr 468 $ 51 *Rental Bike Plus is a higher quality Rental Bike (with hydraulic Magura breaks HS 11, Shimano Deore XT) allows for a slightly sportier sitting posture, 27 gears offer the highest flexibility and a high-quality Suntour suspension fork provides the best possible comfort across all surfaces)
Innsbruck (4 star hotel): per person/night: $ 114 £ 63 $ 108 € 69 $ 121 kr 734 $ 79 Single supplement: $ 48 £ 26 $ 45 € 29 $ 51 kr 308 $ 33 Bolzano (4 star hotel): per person/night: $ 124 £ 69 $ 117 € 75 $ 131 kr 797 $ 86 Single supplement: $ 74 £ 41 $ 70 € 45 $ 79 kr 478 $ 52
Minibus to Innsbruck: $ 108 £ 59 $ 102 € 65 $ 114 kr 691 $ 75 (Every Saturdays, incl. bike, to be paid on site, advanced reservation needed)
Skill Level — Moderate
This self-guided tour is considered moderate with daily distances between 22 to 40 miles per day; and a total of 186 miles over 6 cycling days. Routes include flat terrain and rolling hills, some steep. Between the Resia Pass and Bolzano, there’s more than 1200 m difference in altitude.
Fly to Innsbruck, Salzburg, or Munich
From Innsbruck Airport, the cost per taxi is approximately €22.
Please check local conditions before your arrival and don’t forget your rain gear1
Additional Travel Details
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*Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.
Extra nights possible in Innsbruck and in Bolzano (4* hotel).
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