South Tyrol – One Hotel Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £689 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Ride the newly opened cycle path to Merano
• Visit Messner Mountain Museum
• Sample some wonderful pasta dishes
• Visit the medieval town of Klausen & Saben monastery
• Cable car to Upper Bolzano
Cycle Route features
South Tyrol: Who does not think of excellent wines, Törggele meals, the Dolomites, and the scenic beauty of the landscape when hearing this name?
A bicycle tour through South Tyrol can truly become an amazing holiday.
This tour will show you cities like Bolzano, Merano, and Trento.
You will get to Lake Kalterersee and through beautiful orchards and vineyards.
A bicycle tour through South Tyrol is always also a culinary exploration. Our tour is for sure one of the most convenient ways to explore South Tyrol by bike.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st day: Arrival in Bolzano
Tour information meeting and bike fitting. We recommend taking a walk through the capital city of South Tyrol.
2nd day: Merano Tour approx. 65 km or Train Journey + 35 km
From Bolzano, you will cycle along the river Eisack and then on a newly opened cycle path to Merano.
The spa town at the junction of the rivers Passer and Adige is waiting for you with its many attractions (ancient fortress, Tappeiner way, spa promenade, Post Bridge …). Your way back will lead you via Lana (Schnatterpeck Altar), through orchards and vineyards, to Eppan and back to your hotel.
3rd day: Trip to Lake Kalterersee and Lake Montigglersee approx. 45 km
You will cycle on the bike path past the castle Sigmundskron (Messner Mountain Museum) and continue to Eppan with fantastic views across the valley to Lake Kalterersee.
You will find a huge number of grapes and apples along the way. Later, you will return through the nature reserve Montiggler Seen (possibilities for swimming!) and slightly uphill to Bolzano.
4th day: Trento Tour approx. 65 km
Today, you will ride your bike southwards on the Adige bike path from South Tyrol, via Salurn, into the Trentino area.
Immediately after leaving the German-speaking part of Italy behind you, you will get the chance to try some wonderful pasta dishes (included in the tour package price). Trento’s picturesque old town with its cathedral, numerous palaces, the Castello del Buonconsiglio, and of course cosy cafes and colourful shops is your final destination today.
Return transfer by train to Bolzano.
5th day: Brixen Tour approx. 45 km
The day starts with a train journey to Brixen.
The old cathedral town is beautifully located in the middle of vineyards.
You should definitely visit the picturesque old town with its arcades and cathedral. On your way back to Bolzano, you will come across the medieval town of Klausen with the monastery Säben.
Then you will cycle downhill on an old railway line which was transformed into a beautiful bike path.
6th day: Trip onto the Mountain Ridge Ritten approx. 30 km
The panoramic cable car will take you up to 1,221 metres of altitude to Upper Bolzano (bike ticket not included, approx € 4, /round trip).
By bike (or alternatively by narrow gauge railway) you will get to Lake Wolfsgrubensee and further to Klobenstein. From there, it is only a short distance to the unique earth pillars, a fantastic natural phenomenon.
Then you will return to Upper Bolzano and take the cable car back down to the valley. Alternatively, you can descent from Klobenstein to the Eisacktal valley.
7th day: Departure or Extension of Trip
Depart after breakfast.
Many bike paths and farm tracks lead through orchards and vineyards.
Only sometimes you will find yourself on short connecting roads with moderate traffic.
You will cycle mostly downhill on flat roads, but there are also some short climbs.
For almost all stages there are shortcuts or extensions you can take instead of taking the routes described below.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map.
The South Tyrol – One Hotel tour stays in a 4* hotel carefully chosen for it’s location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
– Overnight stays in Hotel Scala Stiegl or Hotel Luna-Mondschein
– Ample breakfast buffet
– Excellently planned routes
– Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
– 1x Pasta meal for lunch
– Train journey from Trento to Bolzano incl. bike
– Train journey from Bolzano to Brixen incl. bike
– Ascent and descent with the Rittnerbahn (excl. bike)
– GPS tracks available
– Service hotline for the duration of the tour
Hotel Scala Stiegl 4****
The 4**** hotel Scala Stiegl is located in the heart of the city Bolzano presenting its beautiful art nouveau façade and offering historic charm.
The hotel has been run by the family Trafojer for generations and was renovated extensively in 2008.
The family’s love for gastronomy can be felt in every detail in the hotel.
The stylish and modern rooms ensure a wonderful stay, just as the first-class restaurant with a garden or the quiet park with palm trees and cypresses, and the beautifully landscaped pool and sunbathing area do. Limited number of free parking places (no reservation possible).
Hotel Luna-Mondschein 4****
Located in the historic centre of Bolzano, the 4**** Parkhotel Luna Mondschein is waiting to make your visit in South Tyrol a relaxing and unforgettable holiday.
The lovely rooms, partly overlooking the hotel-owned park or the mighty mountains surrounding the rose garden, offer a romantic atmosphere and allow you to get some good rest.
The new wellness area and excellent cuisine guarantee a wonderful stay!
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!
South Tyrol – One Hotel, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Every day between 24.03. and 13.10.2018
Season 1: 24.03. – 27.04.2018 | 29.09. – 13.10.2018
Season 2: 28.04. – 25.05.2018 | 08.09. – 28.09.2018
Season 3: 26.05. – 07.09.2018
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £689 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £739 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £769 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £219
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Descriptions
Hotels: Hotel Scala Stiegl 4**** and Hotel Luna Mondschein 4**** in Bolzano
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: From £689
Single Supplement: From £219