South Tyrol as a perfect travel destination for leisure cyclists
South Tyrol lies on the Italian-Austrian border and impresses with picture perfect natural landscapes. The quick and uncomplicated arrival, mild temperature, numerous cycle paths and the unmistakable culinary delights make for a perfect experience for all active holiday makers. The living traditions, the warm hospitality and dreamy hotels and accommodation round off the perfect holiday experience in South Tyrol. On an individual cycle tour, you experience the beauty of the region up close and take breaks at your own pace. Whether alone or with the whole family – our cycle tour from Merano to Lake Garda offers a relaxing time out and lovely stages, which travel mainly over flat cycle paths. Another highlight for big and small is our cycle tour on the Etsch Cycle Path for Families. He the most beautiful cycle paths between the Lake Reschen and Bolzano awaits.
- More tips and useful information about our cycle tours in South Tyrol at a glance.
One Hotel – countless holiday experiences
For everyone who would like to go on a cycle tour, but still have the comfort of home while still exploring the region – our South Tyrol Tour Based in One Hotel is perfect. Setting off from Bolzano you will enjoy unforgettable days on the bike, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying feel-good rays of sunshine in the Mediterranean region. At night you relax in the same hotel in Bolzano and save yourself the daily change of accommodation. Particularly flexible: this type of cycle tour is as good for beginners as it is for experienced cyclists. When your energy begins to diminish, the journey back to the hotel can be started at any time.
- On our tours based in one hotel throughout Europe, you discover the beauty of your destination during the day, enjoy the full comfort of the same feel-good accommodation in the evening and recharge your batteries for the next cycling stage. This leaves you more time to relax and enjoy.
Never ending culinary treats: Between orchards and vineyards
South Tyrol never ceases to amaze, the varied landscape is unique. Historic castles, imposing mountain landscapes, colourful apple orchards and vineyards and particularly wonderful nature. You just have to take a moment to let the impressions wash over you and keep them in your heart forever. South Tyrol also has lots of culture to offer. A highlight is, for example, the garden of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano, an exotic garden, which stretches over 12 hectares. Bolzano and Merano are the perfect destination for all old town and shopping fans. Here you can experience "dolce far niente" to perfection with an Italian cappuccino in hand.
- Our tip: At the lively Waltherplatz in Bolzano, you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the provincial capital with a delicious cappuccino or a glass of Vernatsch.
In South Tyrol, the typical features of both Austria and Italy come together in a particularly harmonious way, both in terms of landscape and cuisine. Between pizza, pasta and magnificent grape varieties, you will also find delicious Austrian classics such as dumpling dishes or a popular Brettljause (meat, cheese and bread board) on the menus of the innkeepers. Also, for those with a sweet tooth, delights await in South Tyrol, such as Apfelkaichl (a type of apple cake), Apfelstrudel, South Tyrolean Zelten (fruit loaf), Buchteln (sweet rolls usually with a filling) or Strauben (sweet fried dough) and of course Italian gelato. Wine lovers take note: The route of our cycle tours with luggage transfers takes you past countless vineyards. There is plenty time to enjoy a relaxing wine tasting of the excellent South Tyrolean wines. Taste the best of the region for yourself and simply enjoy yourself on our cycle tours for wine lovers!
- Find out even more about the flavours and delicacies of South Tyrol's mountain world in our blog post: A culinary cycle tour through South Tyrol.
350g light spelt flour, 200g room temperature milch (or plant-based alternative), 250g room temperature butter, 220g golden caster sugar, 4 eggs, ½ packet or ½ teaspoon of baking powder, 500g peeled and finely chopped, sour South Tyrolean apples, a pinch of cinnamon and a little peel from an unwaxed lemon.
Separate the eggs and whisk until firm. Then mix the butter and sugar, add the yolks and stir everything well. Now add the flour with the baking powder and the room temperature milk. Slowly fold in the beaten egg white and stir in the apple pieces with the lemon zest and cinnamon. Spread the mixture on a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees top/bottom heat for 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with a little icing sugar and enjoy!