Innsbruck to Verona via Brenner Pass & Lake Garda Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £779 per person
Other durations available on request.
Full holiday prices by date are shown on the ‘Book Now’ tab.
Cycle Tour Highlights
• Follow the ancient trade route from Innsbruck to Verona
• Old railway lines and pathways have converted to modern cycling paths
• Stop off at Brixen, Bolzano and Trento along the way
• Explore the best of the Tyrol and the Mediterranean Italy
Cycle Route Profile
You will cycle on beautiful bike paths along the river valleys of Eisack and Adige. From Ala you will pedal short sections on side roads with little traffic. You will be taken up to the Brenner Pass from where the route will take you downhill 1,300 meters in altitude. There are only a few short climbs on Lake Kalterer See and before Verona. This is a bike tour for everyone!
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: 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”.
Day 2: Innsbruck – Brixen approx. 50 km + transfer Brennerpass
After breakfast drive to the Brenner Pass (train or minibus). From the small border town of Brenner along the newly built cycle path, usually along the river Eisack, first to the small village of Gossensass and then immediately to the once mighty Fugger town of Vipiteno.
Continue to Thumberg and the beautiful Reifenstein Castle until you reach Stilfes and Mittewald Franzensfeste with its famous fortress. The bike path continues to the beautiful and quiet Lake Vahrn, to Vahrn and finally to the episcopal city of Bressanone, today’s stage destination.
Day 3: Brixen – Bolzano approx. 40 km
You will cycle through the town of Klausen, along the river Eisack to Waidbruck (view of the castle Trostburg). Here, the valley narrows and leads you to the Bolzano basin. The city of two cultures is waiting for you (archeological museum with Ötzi, the Iceman) – access into the museum with Brixen card on that day included.
Day 4: Bolzano –Auer approx. 30 km
Through numerous beautiful orchards and vineyards near the South Tyrolian wine route, you’re passing various castles and ruins while cycling to the Lake Kalterer See and to the charming winetown, Auer.
Day 5: Auer – Trento approx. 45 km
You will ride your bike from Auer on the Adige river dam bike path. At the Salurner Klause, the German speaking South Tyrol ends. The route will lead you through famous wine regions of Trentino to the old Episcopal city of Trento (old town, cathedral, castle Buonconsiglio).
Day 6: Trento – Lake Garda South approx. 50 km + boat trip
First, you will continue to cycle along the Adige, to Rovereto from here the tour leads westwards towards Lake Garda. In Mori you will taste the world famous pistachio ice-cream in the Gelateria Bologna. After a short ascent, you will descend down to the lake to Torbole and on to Riva. From here, a boat trip will take you down the entire length of the lake to Sirmione or Desenzano.
Day 7: Lake Garda South – Verona approx. 50 km
Partly flat and partly hilly, the route will take you through the vineyards on to Verona, a town full of sights (the Festival Arena, Juliet’s house, the old town walls).
Day 8: Departure or extension
You will cycle on beautiful bike paths along the river valleys of Eisack and Adige. From Ala you will pedal short sections on side roads with little traffic.
You will be taken up to the Brenner Pass from where the route will take you downhill 1,300 meters in altitude. There are only a few short climbs on Lake Kalterer See and before Verona. This is a bike tour for everyone!
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Innsbruck to Verona 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 service hotline.
- Overnight stays in the listed category
– Breakfast buffet
– 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)
– Route signposting
– Bus transfer from Innsbruck to Brenner including bike
– Brixen card (free use of South Tyrolean public transportation, a roundtrip ride with the cable car Plose, free admission to Acquarena water park, free admission to nearly all South Tyrolean museums)
– 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 Verona, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Saturdays between 27.04.2019 and 05.10.2019
Season 1: 27.04. – 10.05.2019 | 28.09. – 05.10.2019
Season 2: 11.05. – 21.06.2019 | 07.09. – 27.09.2019
Season 3: 22.06. – 06.09.2019
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £799 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £829 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £879 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £189
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 3*** and 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.
Holiday Price: £779
Single Supplement: £189