The Adige Bicycle Path

Innsbruck - Bolzano
Cycling Tour - 8 days / 7 nights









From the North Tyrol Inn Valley by bike to Landeck.


The bus will bring riders up to Nauders on the Reschenpaß/ Resia Pass. From the road there is mostly downhill. More than 1100m altitude difference between the Reschenpaß/Resia Pass and Meran/Merano.

While you enjoy the marvellous view over the eternal glittering ice world of the Ortlés mountain range, you are caressed by the rays of the shines here most of the time. Not only bikeriders enjoy this favourable climate: fruit and vine thrive here splendidly. Corresponding to that, the vineyards and orchards spread. You bike right through the middle.

The Àdige rushing into the valley is your guiding line. People have felt well here over the centuries. The numerous places of interest from all epochs along the way through Schlanders/Silandro, Meran/Merano and Kaltern/Caldaro to Bolzano give evidence of this.

Parking

Car park garage near the hotel of departure in Innsbruck (about € 45 each week, payable on the spot). Unguarded parking lots for free by the stadium.

Transfer

To Innsbruck by train or by mini bus (€40 per person, bike included, payable on the spot, limited number of places, booking recommended), every Saturday.


Route Map

Map

Route Features

Cycle tracks in the river valleys of the Inn and the Àdige. From Landeck to Reschenpaß/Resia Pass bus transfer. Between the Reschenpaß/Resia Pass and Bolzano there is more than 1200 metres difference in altitude. There are still some along to keep the route.

Tour Course

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Innsbruck
Arrival by 6 p.m. in Innsbruck (the old part of town, town tower, “Goldenes Dachl”). Introductory presentation and distribution of bikes. Group tour: city tour.

Day 2: Innsbruck – Imst (approx. 65 km)
On the former Treidelweg (Treidel Path) along the Inn and through the small villages (churches worth seeing, old aristocratic houses, fortress ruins) to Stams (baroque Cistercian convent, convent museum) on through Haiming to Imst.

Day 3: Imst – Mals/Burgeis (approx. 60 km + 40 km by bus)
Along the Inn, past Kloster Zams (monastery) to Landeck. From here bus transfer to Nauders. Few steps more (100 metres of altitude) up to Reschenpaß/Resia Pass. Downhill to Reschensee (Resia Lake) and on side paths on to Malles Venosta (town centre has many towers) or Burgeis at the foot of the Marienburg (a fortress).

Day 4: Mals/Burgeis – Merano (approx. 65 km)
First to Glurns (fully preserved mediaeval city walls). Over the Montani ruins (discovery site of the Nibelungen – manuscript), through Schlanders/Silandro and past the St. Prokulus – church (the oldest frescos in the German-speaking area), downhill to Merano. Many fortresses and castles (e.g. Reinhold Messner Castle Juval) are located on the or above the route.

Day 5: Passeiertal (valley) / Merano (approx. 40 km)
Possibility of making a bike ride to Passeiertal to the Sandwirt (birthplace of Andreas Hofer), to wander on the famous Trappeinerweg (path) or to go on a shopping tour under the bowers of Merano. Group tours – guided city tour and wine tasting. In the single tours there are booking possibilities for additional nights.

Day 6: Merano – Kaltern / Tramin / Auer (approx. 45 - 50 km)
In the Àdige Valley to Lana (Schnatterpeck-Altar) and through numerous vineyards and orchards in the region of the South Tyrol Vine Street past many fortresses, castles and ruins to the Kalterer Lake and partly on to Tramin.

Day 7: Kaltern/Tramin – Bolzano (approx. 35 km)
Flat through the Àdige Valley or – with a beautiful landscape and an ascent – through the Montiggler Lakes, past the Ruin Sigmundskron, into Bolzano.

Day 8: Individual Departure Or prolonged stay.

 

Prices

Innsbruck - Bozen Cycling Tour
Prices from
8D/7N - Individual Tour
Twin Single
Mixed **** and *** Hotels    
25 Apr - 10 May 2015 1183 1526
11 May - 26 Jun 2015, 12-19 Sep 2015 1254 1596
27 Jun - 11 Sep 2015 1313 1654
Half-board supplement 388 388
Bike rental 153 153
Electro bike 351 351
Valid, departs on Saturdays & Wednesdays
Additional night rates on application for each stage of the program.


Additional Nights
Tour Type
Innsbruck
Bolzano
Price per person in double room 141 139
Single room surcharge 52 46

Price Includes:

Individual Tour
  • Personal tour information at site
  • Hotels of the chosen category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Halfboard, when booked, minimum 3 course dinner
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Well elaborated route - detailed travel documents (maps, route discription, places of interest, important telephone numbers)
  • Service – hotline during the tour
  • Bus transfer Landeck – Nauders with bike
  • E-signposting

Group Tour
  • Company of a skilled and trained tour guide who knows about the country
  • EUROBIKE – bus accompanying during the whole tour
  • 7 overnight stays in hotels *** and **** level
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Halfboard (a 3-course evening meal)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Well elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents
  • All admissions and tours according to the program
  • Bus transfer Landeck – Nauders with bike
  • City tour in Innsbruck and Meran
  • Wine tasting in Meran or Tramin