Innsbruck to Bolzano Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £739 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• The South Tyrol is a wonderful place to go cycling.
• Buses are used for the climbs, but immense downhills await you!
• Follow the course of the Adige River down to Bolzano.
• A superb tour that combines scenic routes with a rewarding tour.
Cycle Route profile
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.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st day: Arrival in Innsbruck
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”.
2nd day: Innsbruck – Imst approx. 65 km
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”.
3rd day: Imst – Burgeis/Mals approx. 50 km + bus trnsfer
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.
4th day: Burgeis/Mals – Merano approx. 65 km
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.
5th day: Passeiertal/Merano approx. 40 km
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.
6th day: Merano – Auer approx. 50 km
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), as well as the “Cathedral in the Country” in St Pauls, to Lake Kalterersee. You will spend your night in one of the cosy wine towns of Kaltern, Tramin, or Auer.
7th day: Auer – Bolzano approx. 35 km
Leaving the charming wine towns 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).
8th day: Departure
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to add a couple of days to your holidays? You have the possibility to combine this tour with another one to Venice or Verona.
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.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Innsbruck to Bolzano tour stays in middle tier hotels and good guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- Overnight stays in the listed category
– Breakfast buffet or ample breakfast
– Personal tour information
– Luggage transfer between hotels
– Excellently planned routes
– Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Bus transfer from Landeck to Nauders, incl. bike
– Route signposting
– Service hotline
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!
Innsbruck to Bolzano (Adige Cycle Path), 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 29.04. – 19.05.2017 | 30.09. – 07.10.2017
Arrival Wednesday, Saturday
Season 2: 20.05. – 23.06.2017 | 09.09. – 29.09.2017
Arrival Wednesday, Saturday
Season 3: 24.06. – 08.09.2017
Arrival Wednesday, Saturday
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £739 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £779 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £799 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £169
Half Board Upgrade: £179
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: mainly 3*** hotels, places of arrival and departure 4**** hotels
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.
Holiday Price: £739
Single Supplement: £169