The majestic Adige River to Lake Garda 39100 Bolzano, Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy
Price : £595
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 170m/275km
Tour Code : GL007
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

The Resiapass or Passo di Resia is a renowned, scenic passage (1504m) over the main chain of the Alps, connecting the Inn River valley in the northwest region to the Vinschgau valley of the southeast. Right on the Austria-Italy border, this majestic cycle path hosts the beginning of this wonderful cycle holiday, and sets the standard for the rest of what is sure to be an unforgettable journey.

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The Resiapass or Passo di Resia is a renowned, scenic passage (1504m) over the main chain of the Alps, connecting the Inn River valley in the northwest region to the Vinschgau valley of the southeast. Right on the Austria-Italy border, this majestic cycle path hosts the beginning of this wonderful cycle holiday, and sets the standard for the rest of what is sure to be an unforgettable journey.

From the offset you’ll find that the scenery on this cycling holiday is truly inspirational. Cycling through bounteous orchards and thriving vineyards, along rushing rivers and crossing the monumentous Lake Garda – Italy’s largest lake – these views are second to none and leave no doubt in the mind as to why humans have settled in this region since at least the bronze age.

As you cycle through some of the regions most whimsical towns and historic cities – from Merano – home to the medieval Ortenstein Tower and its city gates – to Bolzano – Capital to the Germanic province of South Tyrol and known for its Gothic and Romanesque churches – it will soon become clear that you’ve chosen a stunning cycling holiday. Ending up in Verona – one of Italy’s most beautiful and important cities – we look forward to welcoming you on this beautiful trip full of both rewards and surprises.

  • Cycle paths – 90 % of the itinerary is along the longest cycle route in Italy

  • South Tyrol – Italy’s northernmost region, imbued with both Italian and Tyrolean spirit

  • Bolzano, Trento, Mantua, Verona – Stylish historic centres also great for shopping;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Day 2: Resiapass – Silandro: 50km + transfer

Day 3: Silandro – Merano: 40km

Day 4: Merano – Bolzano: 35km

Day 5: Bolzano – Trento: 65/70km

Day 6: Trento – Peschiera/Desenzano: 50km + ferry

Day 7 (option 1): Peschiera/Desenzano – Verona: 60/35km

Day 8 (option 1): Verona – Departure

Day 7 (option 2): Desenzano/Peschiera – Mantua 75/45km

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Known for its Gothic and Romanesque churches, Bolzano is draped in history and a combination of both Austrian and Italian cultures collide here to make for a truly diverse and unique settlement. You won’t cycle from here on day 2, but will end up back here later on in the tour so anything you don’t have time to see, you will have another opportunity to do so when you arrive on day 4.

Day 2: Resiapass – Silandro: 50km + transfer

In the morning we will drive you to Resia. At a height of 1500m and flanked by the Alps, this majestic cycle path will take you past Lake Resia and the cluster of Montemaria before reaching Silandro, known for its 300ft tall church tower, the highest in South Tyrol, where you’ll rest for the evening.

Day 3: Silandro – Merano: 40km

Continuing along the Adige river, this leg of the tour is a particularly gentle and scenic one. Riding through thriving orchards and passing many delightful landmarks including the grandiose Castle Domsberg, established in 1217 by the Taranto family. Today’s cycling finishes in the beautiful city of Merano, situated in a basin surrounded by mountains standing up to 3,335m above sea level and best known for its spa resorts.

Day 4: Merano – Bolzano: 35km

Today you’ll be heading back towards Bolzano. As you continue along the picturesque cycle path of the Adige you’ll pass the quaintest of towns on this leg of the tour, Nalles and Andriano with combined populations of just 3000 people. Reaching Bolzano you’ll have plenty of time to walk around and enjoy all the historic sights this wonderful city has to offer.

Day 5: Bolzano – Trento: 65/70km

This stage of your tour is scenically breath taking. 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 6: Trento – Peschiera/Desenzano: 50km + ferry

Leaving Trento you’re still continuing 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 7 (option 1): Peschiera/Desenzano – Verona: 60/35km

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 8 (option 1): Verona – Departure

Today we bid you farewell from fair Verona to those of you on option 1. Be sure to enjoy as much of the city as time permits you before leaving, and have a safe and enjoyable journey home.

Day 7 (option 2): Desenzano/Peschiera – Mantua 75/45km

Today you’ll be cycling one of the most famous cycle paths in Italy. An evocative route passing through the villages of Borghetto Valeggio sul Mincio, it also runs alongside the River Minicio. The stage ends in Mantua, a City State once ruled by the Gonzaga family. Mantua is a little visited cultural hub, surrounded by three beautiful lakes and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can spend the evening exploring the centro storico (old town), now known by most as Italy’s “Sleeping Beauty”.

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:

  • 7 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • Luggage transportation

  • Transfer from Bolzano to Resiapass

  • 4 hrs ferry cruise through Lake Garda

  • Route descriptions & maps

  • 7 days emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes €10-15

  • Train transfers

  • Bike hire

  • Bike helmets


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).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Bolzano (twin/double £60, single occupancy £75)

  • Extra B&B night in Verona (twin/double £60, single occupancy £75)

  • Extra B&B night in Montova (twin/double £40, single occupancy £65)

  • Trailers or tag-alongs for children (enquire)

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Innsbruck

From Innsbruck airport get a bus to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof and then a train direct to Bolzano (approx 2 1/2 hours).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Venice or Verona

From Verona get a taxi to Verona airport. Alternatively, from Mantua get a train to Verona airport (approx 40 minutes).

Price : £595
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Italy
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Easy
Distance : 170m/275km
Tour Code : GL007
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

The Resiapass or Passo di Resia is a renowned, scenic passage (1504m) over the main chain of the Alps, connecting the Inn River valley in the northwest region to the Vinschgau valley of the southeast. Right on the Austria-Italy border, this majestic cycle path hosts the beginning of this wonderful cycle holiday, and sets the standard for the rest of what is sure to be an unforgettable journey.

Read More

The Resiapass or Passo di Resia is a renowned, scenic passage (1504m) over the main chain of the Alps, connecting the Inn River valley in the northwest region to the Vinschgau valley of the southeast. Right on the Austria-Italy border, this majestic cycle path hosts the beginning of this wonderful cycle holiday, and sets the standard for the rest of what is sure to be an unforgettable journey.

From the offset you’ll find that the scenery on this cycling holiday is truly inspirational. Cycling through bounteous orchards and thriving vineyards, along rushing rivers and crossing the monumentous Lake Garda – Italy’s largest lake – these views are second to none and leave no doubt in the mind as to why humans have settled in this region since at least the bronze age.

As you cycle through some of the regions most whimsical towns and historic cities – from Merano – home to the medieval Ortenstein Tower and its city gates – to Bolzano – Capital to the Germanic province of South Tyrol and known for its Gothic and Romanesque churches – it will soon become clear that you’ve chosen a stunning cycling holiday. Ending up in Verona – one of Italy’s most beautiful and important cities – we look forward to welcoming you on this beautiful trip full of both rewards and surprises.

  • Cycle paths – 90 % of the itinerary is along the longest cycle route in Italy

  • South Tyrol – Italy’s northernmost region, imbued with both Italian and Tyrolean spirit

  • Bolzano, Trento, Mantua, Verona – Stylish historic centres also great for shopping;

The Trip

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Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Day 2: Resiapass – Silandro: 50km + transfer

Day 3: Silandro – Merano: 40km

Day 4: Merano – Bolzano: 35km

Day 5: Bolzano – Trento: 65/70km

Day 6: Trento – Peschiera/Desenzano: 50km + ferry

Day 7 (option 1): Peschiera/Desenzano – Verona: 60/35km

Day 8 (option 1): Verona – Departure

Day 7 (option 2): Desenzano/Peschiera – Mantua 75/45km

Day 1: Arrival in Bolzano

Known for its Gothic and Romanesque churches, Bolzano is draped in history and a combination of both Austrian and Italian cultures collide here to make for a truly diverse and unique settlement. You won’t cycle from here on day 2, but will end up back here later on in the tour so anything you don’t have time to see, you will have another opportunity to do so when you arrive on day 4.

Day 2: Resiapass – Silandro: 50km + transfer

In the morning we will drive you to Resia. At a height of 1500m and flanked by the Alps, this majestic cycle path will take you past Lake Resia and the cluster of Montemaria before reaching Silandro, known for its 300ft tall church tower, the highest in South Tyrol, where you’ll rest for the evening.

Day 3: Silandro – Merano: 40km

Continuing along the Adige river, this leg of the tour is a particularly gentle and scenic one. Riding through thriving orchards and passing many delightful landmarks including the grandiose Castle Domsberg, established in 1217 by the Taranto family. Today’s cycling finishes in the beautiful city of Merano, situated in a basin surrounded by mountains standing up to 3,335m above sea level and best known for its spa resorts.

Day 4: Merano – Bolzano: 35km

Today you’ll be heading back towards Bolzano. As you continue along the picturesque cycle path of the Adige you’ll pass the quaintest of towns on this leg of the tour, Nalles and Andriano with combined populations of just 3000 people. Reaching Bolzano you’ll have plenty of time to walk around and enjoy all the historic sights this wonderful city has to offer.

Day 5: Bolzano – Trento: 65/70km

This stage of your tour is scenically breath taking. 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 6: Trento – Peschiera/Desenzano: 50km + ferry

Leaving Trento you’re still continuing 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 7 (option 1): Peschiera/Desenzano – Verona: 60/35km

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 8 (option 1): Verona – Departure

Today we bid you farewell from fair Verona to those of you on option 1. Be sure to enjoy as much of the city as time permits you before leaving, and have a safe and enjoyable journey home.

Day 7 (option 2): Desenzano/Peschiera – Mantua 75/45km

Today you’ll be cycling one of the most famous cycle paths in Italy. An evocative route passing through the villages of Borghetto Valeggio sul Mincio, it also runs alongside the River Minicio. The stage ends in Mantua, a City State once ruled by the Gonzaga family. Mantua is a little visited cultural hub, surrounded by three beautiful lakes and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can spend the evening exploring the centro storico (old town), now known by most as Italy’s “Sleeping Beauty”.

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:

  • 7 nights 3/4* hotel accommodation

  • Welcome briefing in English

  • Luggage transportation

  • Transfer from Bolzano to Resiapass

  • 4 hrs ferry cruise through Lake Garda

  • Route descriptions & maps

  • 7 days emergency assistance if needed;

Price Excludes:

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Local taxes €10-15

  • Train transfers

  • Bike hire

  • Bike helmets


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).

Extras:

  • Extra B&B night in Bolzano (twin/double £60, single occupancy £75)

  • Extra B&B night in Verona (twin/double £60, single occupancy £75)

  • Extra B&B night in Montova (twin/double £40, single occupancy £65)

  • Trailers or tag-alongs for children (enquire)

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

The most accessible airport is Innsbruck

From Innsbruck airport get a bus to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof and then a train direct to Bolzano (approx 2 1/2 hours).

Getting Home:

The most accessible airport is Venice or Verona

From Verona get a taxi to Verona airport. Alternatively, from Mantua get a train to Verona airport (approx 40 minutes).

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