Arrival in Innsbruck
Welcome briefing and bike fitting. We then recommend that you visit Innsbruck’s famous old town with its City Tower and its “Golden Roof”.
You will cycle along the former towpath along the river Inn, at the foot of Martinswand (mountain face) and through little villages and market towns to Stams (baroque Cistercian convent). Then, you will continue your tour via Haiming to Imst, the so-called “Merano of North Tyrol”.
Today you will cycle along the river Inn, past Zams monastery to Landeck. A bus will take you to Nauders from where you will ascend just under 100 metres in altitude to the mountain pass, Reschenpass. From there, you will cycle downhill to Lake Reschensee and you will then continue along minor roads to Mals (many towers in the centre) or to Burgeis at the foot of the Marienburg castle.
Your day starts with a trip to Glurns (perfectly preserved medieval city walls). You then cycle via the Montani ruins, through Schlanders, down to Merano. On your way, you will come across some pretty castles (mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s castle Juval) and you will get marvellous views of the impressive mountain massif Ortlermassiv and the mountain pass Stilfserjoch. Since 2004, the Venosta train (Vinschgaubahn) has been operating again between Mals and Merano. You can almost always take this train if you don't want to cycle all of the way.
On the fifth day, you will have the opportunity to ride your bike into the Passeiertal valley to the Sandwirt inn (birthplace of the Tyrolean freedom fighter Andreas Hofer). Alternatively, you can hike on the famous Tappeiner trail or go shopping at the famous arcades of Merano.
Today’s stage will take you via Lana (Schnatterpeck Altar) and through numerous orchards and vineyards in the area of the South Tyrolean Wine Road, past many fortresses, castles and ruins such as Hocheppan (famous frescos) to Lake Kalterer See. You will spend your night in the cosy wine town Auer.
Leaving the charming wine town behind you, you will cycle on flat routes through the Adige valley or via the Montiggler lakes (scenic, but more demanding route), past Sigmundskron to Bolzano (arcades, “Ötzi” museum).
Departure or extension
It would be nice to continue for another few days... Well, that's possibly. You can extend the tour nicely to Venice or Verona from here.
You will cycle on bike paths in the river valleys of the Inn and Adige rivers. A bus will take you from Landeck to Nauders. From there you will ascend 70 metres in altitude until you reach the Reschenpass (mountain pass). Afterwards, you can enjoy cycling downhill for more than 1,200 metres in altitude to Bolzano. In order to stay on calm roads, cycling some small climbs will be necessary.
Category: 3***-hotels, in Innsbruck and Bolzano 4****-hotels
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- EUROBIKE developed route
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Bus transfer from Landeck - Nauders, incl. your bike
- EUROBIKE signposting
- GPS-data is available
- Service hotline
- Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
- Return transfer by minibus to Innsbruck every Saturday morning, costs € 60 per person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Innsbruck train station
- Innsbruck and Munich airport
- Multi storey car park costs €55 per week; to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible
- Good train connections from Bolzano to Innsbruck
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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