From the Mountains to Verona (Short version) Innsbruck
Price : £532
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
AustriaItaly
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 152m/255km
Tour Code : GL006a
Duration : 6 nights

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Overview

Deep in the valleys of the Austrian Alps, the internationally renowned sports centre of Innsbruck lays claim to both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, as well as hosting the first ever Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. It is no surprise therefore that this magical city, capital of the federal state of Tyrol, is one of Austria’s most popular destinations for both skiers and mountaineers alike. A fine place to begin your journey towards the Adriatic Sea; join us as we venture across the border, through some of Northern Italy’s most historic towns and picturesque surroundings.

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Deep in the valleys of the Austrian Alps, the internationally renowned sports centre of Innsbruck lays claim to both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, as well as hosting the first ever Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. It is no surprise therefore that this magical city, capital of the federal state of Tyrol, is one of Austria’s most popular destinations for both skiers and mountaineers alike. A fine place to begin your journey towards the Adriatic Sea; join us as we venture across the border, through some of Northern Italy’s most historic towns and picturesque surroundings.

Your 10-day route, amongst many other rewards, is certainly not short on culture. You’ll come across some of the regions most inspirational and historic cities, from Mori – famous for the Sanctuary of Montalbano, its castle ruins and the Ravezzone Bridge – to Verona – a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right and home to the setting for Shakespeare’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet – as well as passing through some of its quaintest villages such as Ora and Salorno.

Cycling through bountiful orchards, lavish vineyards and lush green meadows, along charming rivers and across Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda, the virtues of nature are highly prevalent as you make your way towards the beautiful city of Venice. Every stage of this tour brings something new and exciting to the mix, all of which you’re sure to remember for years to come.

  • Tyrol – A backdrop of towering mountains, verdant meadows and wooden chalets

  • Lake Garda – Sail across the lake beloved by poets and artists through the ages

  • Adriatic Sea – Venice and her lagoon welcome you on the home stretch of the tour

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Innsbruck

Day 2: Innsbruck – Bressanone: 55km + 40km transfer

Day 3: Bressanone – Bolzano: 45km

Day 4: Bolzano – Trento: 65/70km

Day 5: Trento – Peschiera/Desenzano: 50km + Ferry

Day 6: Peschiera/Desenzano – Verona: 36/60km

Day 7: Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Innsbruck

Arriving in the historic city of Innsbruck and with time permitting, be sure to visit the Ambras Castle, a Renaissance Castle and Palace located in the hills just above the city dating back to the 16th century. A popular destination for both skiers and mountaineers alike, enjoy some traditional Austrian delicacies such as Wiener Shnitzel and Apple Strudel before crossing the border into Italy on day 2.

Day 2: Innsbruck – Bressanone: 55km + 40km transfer

A private transfer will take you across the Italian border and into Brennero, from where you’ll start your cycle into the luscious green valley of Isarco. A gentle ride through quaint villages and green meadows leads you to Fortezza, where you’ll see its famous fort, built from 1833-1838 by Francis the second for fear of invasion from the South before a relaxing break at Lake Varna and on to Bressanone.

Day 3: Bressanone – Bolzano: 45km

Continuing along the same cycle path as the previous day, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the monumental medieval monastery of Sabiona. Built on a rocky hill-face and dominating the Isarco Valley, it is a seriously impressive feat of engineering established in 1687. From here you’ll continue on to Bolzano, host to numerous Gothic and Romanesque churches, uniting influences from both Austrian and Italian cultures harmoniously, for your overnight stay.

Day 4: Bolzano – Trento: 65/70km

This stage of your tour takes you along the scenic Adige river. Cycling alongside the regions many orchards and vineyards, you’ll pass through the stunning towns of Ora, Egna and Salorno before arriving in Trento. Be sure to take the time to explore the city centre and its famous painted walls. It’s possible to shorten this stage by taking the train from many stations situated along the route.

Day 5: Trento – Peschiera/Desenzano: 50km + Ferry

Leaving Trento you’ll continue along the Adige, making your way to Rovereto and Mori where lies the impressive Sactuary of Montalbano and the ruins of the castle. From here, heading towards Lake Garda, a gentle incline leads you all the way to the ferry port for your crossing. Lake Garda is Italy’s largest Lake, surrounded by historic old towns and awe-inspiring mountain ranges. It will take you as far as Desenzano/Peschiera on the southern shore where you’ll spend the night. Relax and enjoy!

Day 6: Peschiera/Desenzano – Verona: 36/60km

A short cycle today brings you to the famous city of Verona. A UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right and home to the setting for Shakespeare’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet. Wonder around this stunning city as you please. The Roman Arena, the Church of San Zeno and Juliet’s House are highly recommended.

Day 7: Departure

Today we bid you farewell from fair Verona. For those of you keen on the 10 day version of this tour see – From the Mountains to Venice).

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 6 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • Luggage transportation

  • Transfer from Innsbruck to Brennero

  • Route descriptions & maps

  • 4-hours ferry cruise through Lake Garda

  • 7 days emergency assistance if needed

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes €10-15

  • Bike and helmet hire

  • Train transfers


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Verona

  • Extra B&B night in Mestre

  • Extra B&B night in Venice

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Innsbruck

From Innsbruck airport get a taxi to your hotel.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Verona

From your hotel in Verona get a taxi to Verona airport.

Price : £532
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
AustriaItaly
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 152m/255km
Tour Code : GL006a
Duration : 6 nights

Book Now

Overview

Deep in the valleys of the Austrian Alps, the internationally renowned sports centre of Innsbruck lays claim to both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, as well as hosting the first ever Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. It is no surprise therefore that this magical city, capital of the federal state of Tyrol, is one of Austria’s most popular destinations for both skiers and mountaineers alike. A fine place to begin your journey towards the Adriatic Sea; join us as we venture across the border, through some of Northern Italy’s most historic towns and picturesque surroundings.

Read More

Deep in the valleys of the Austrian Alps, the internationally renowned sports centre of Innsbruck lays claim to both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, as well as hosting the first ever Winter Youth Olympics in 2012. It is no surprise therefore that this magical city, capital of the federal state of Tyrol, is one of Austria’s most popular destinations for both skiers and mountaineers alike. A fine place to begin your journey towards the Adriatic Sea; join us as we venture across the border, through some of Northern Italy’s most historic towns and picturesque surroundings.

Your 10-day route, amongst many other rewards, is certainly not short on culture. You’ll come across some of the regions most inspirational and historic cities, from Mori – famous for the Sanctuary of Montalbano, its castle ruins and the Ravezzone Bridge – to Verona – a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right and home to the setting for Shakespeare’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet – as well as passing through some of its quaintest villages such as Ora and Salorno.

Cycling through bountiful orchards, lavish vineyards and lush green meadows, along charming rivers and across Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda, the virtues of nature are highly prevalent as you make your way towards the beautiful city of Venice. Every stage of this tour brings something new and exciting to the mix, all of which you’re sure to remember for years to come.

  • Tyrol – A backdrop of towering mountains, verdant meadows and wooden chalets

  • Lake Garda – Sail across the lake beloved by poets and artists through the ages

  • Adriatic Sea – Venice and her lagoon welcome you on the home stretch of the tour

The Trip

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Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Innsbruck

Day 2: Innsbruck – Bressanone: 55km + 40km transfer

Day 3: Bressanone – Bolzano: 45km

Day 4: Bolzano – Trento: 65/70km

Day 5: Trento – Peschiera/Desenzano: 50km + Ferry

Day 6: Peschiera/Desenzano – Verona: 36/60km

Day 7: Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Innsbruck

Arriving in the historic city of Innsbruck and with time permitting, be sure to visit the Ambras Castle, a Renaissance Castle and Palace located in the hills just above the city dating back to the 16th century. A popular destination for both skiers and mountaineers alike, enjoy some traditional Austrian delicacies such as Wiener Shnitzel and Apple Strudel before crossing the border into Italy on day 2.

Day 2: Innsbruck – Bressanone: 55km + 40km transfer

A private transfer will take you across the Italian border and into Brennero, from where you’ll start your cycle into the luscious green valley of Isarco. A gentle ride through quaint villages and green meadows leads you to Fortezza, where you’ll see its famous fort, built from 1833-1838 by Francis the second for fear of invasion from the South before a relaxing break at Lake Varna and on to Bressanone.

Day 3: Bressanone – Bolzano: 45km

Continuing along the same cycle path as the previous day, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the monumental medieval monastery of Sabiona. Built on a rocky hill-face and dominating the Isarco Valley, it is a seriously impressive feat of engineering established in 1687. From here you’ll continue on to Bolzano, host to numerous Gothic and Romanesque churches, uniting influences from both Austrian and Italian cultures harmoniously, for your overnight stay.

Day 4: Bolzano – Trento: 65/70km

This stage of your tour takes you along the scenic Adige river. Cycling alongside the regions many orchards and vineyards, you’ll pass through the stunning towns of Ora, Egna and Salorno before arriving in Trento. Be sure to take the time to explore the city centre and its famous painted walls. It’s possible to shorten this stage by taking the train from many stations situated along the route.

Day 5: Trento – Peschiera/Desenzano: 50km + Ferry

Leaving Trento you’ll continue along the Adige, making your way to Rovereto and Mori where lies the impressive Sactuary of Montalbano and the ruins of the castle. From here, heading towards Lake Garda, a gentle incline leads you all the way to the ferry port for your crossing. Lake Garda is Italy’s largest Lake, surrounded by historic old towns and awe-inspiring mountain ranges. It will take you as far as Desenzano/Peschiera on the southern shore where you’ll spend the night. Relax and enjoy!

Day 6: Peschiera/Desenzano – Verona: 36/60km

A short cycle today brings you to the famous city of Verona. A UNESCO World Heritage Site in its own right and home to the setting for Shakespeare’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet. Wonder around this stunning city as you please. The Roman Arena, the Church of San Zeno and Juliet’s House are highly recommended.

Day 7: Departure

Today we bid you farewell from fair Verona. For those of you keen on the 10 day version of this tour see – From the Mountains to Venice).

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

  • 6 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • Luggage transportation

  • Transfer from Innsbruck to Brennero

  • Route descriptions & maps

  • 4-hours ferry cruise through Lake Garda

  • 7 days emergency assistance if needed

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes €10-15

  • Bike and helmet hire

  • Train transfers


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Cycle Helmetcycle helmet hire

We strongly encourage you to wear a helmet at all times whilst cycling

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Verona

  • Extra B&B night in Mestre

  • Extra B&B night in Venice

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Innsbruck

From Innsbruck airport get a taxi to your hotel.

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Verona

From your hotel in Verona get a taxi to Verona airport.

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