Innsbruck - Bolzano

The classic on Adige Cycle Path.

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.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

Welcome briefing and bike fitting. For the rest of the day, we recommend visiting Innsbruck’s famous old town with its City Tower and its “Golden Roof”.

You will pedal on the former towpath along the river Inn, at the foot of Martinswand (mountain face) and through little villages and market towns to Stams (baroque Cistercian convent). Then, you will continue your tour via Haiming to Imst, the so-called “Merano of North Tyrol”.

Today, you will cycle along the river Inn, past the monastery Zams to Landeck. A bus will take you to Nauders from where you will cycle less than 100 metres in altitude uphill to the mountain pass Reschenpass. From there, you will cycle downhill to Lake Reschensee and continue on minor roads to Mals (many towers in the centre) or to Burgeis at the foot of the castle Marienburg. 

Your day starts with a trip to Glurns (perfectly preserved medieval city walls). Then, you will cycle via the Montani ruins, through Schlanders, down to Merano. On your way, you will come across some pretty castles (mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s castle Juval) and you will get marvellous views of the impressive mountain massif Ortlermassiv and the mountain pass Stilfserjoch. Since 2004, the Venosta train (Vinschgaubahn) has been operating again between Mals and Merano. You can almost always take this train to travel a part of your journey.

On the fifth day, you will have the opportunity to ride your bike into the Passeiertal valley to the Sandwirt inn (birthplace of the Tyrolean freedom fighter Andreas Hofer). Alternatively, you can hike on the famous Tappeiner trail or go shopping at the famous arcades of Merano.

Today’s stage will take you via Lana (Schnatterpeck Altar) and through numerous orchards and vineyards in the area of the South Tyrolean Wine Road, past many fortresses, castles, and ruins such as Hocheppan (famous frescos), to Lake Kalterer See. You will spend your night in the cosy wine town Auer.

Leaving the charming wine town behind you, you will cycle on flat routes through the Adige valley or via the Montiggler lakes (scenic, but more demanding route), past Sigmundskron to Bolzano (arcades, “Ötzi” museum).

Tour character

You will cycle on bike paths 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.
 

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Arrival Wednesday, Saturday
Season 2
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Arrival Wednesday, Saturday
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Arrival Wednesday, Saturday
Innsbruck - Bolzano, 8 days, AT-ETRIB-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
785,00
199,00
199,00
835,00
199,00
199,00
849,00
199,00
199,00

Category: 3***-hotels, in Innsbruck and Bolzano 4****-hotels

Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Innsbruck
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Bozen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69,00
98,00
75,00
114,00
69,00
98,00
75,00
114,00
69,00
98,00
75,00
114,00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Child bike
Child seat
Child tag-along
80,00
80,00
180,00
80,00
inclusive
80,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Bus transfer from Landeck - Nauders, incl. your bike
  • signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Innsbruck train station
  • Innsbruck and Munich airport
  • Multi storey car park costs € 55 per week; to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible
  • Good train connections from Bolzano to Innsbruck

Please note

  • Where visitor's tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!