Cyclists having a break
Dolomites
Cycle path leads through blooming apple trees
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Brixen - based in one hotel

Cycling in the valleys of South Tyrol.

The cathedral city of Brixen is the perfect starting point for your cycling tour through the valleys of South Tyrol. Scenic routes along the rivers Eisack and Rienz lead to cultural and natural highlights. The Dolomites seem to be really close, from your bike you will look up to their rugged, imposing peaks. The small town of Klausen with its narrow streets and romantic squares spreads a medieval atmosphere, almost like in the distant past. You will visit the impressive Walther Square in Bolzano, with the statue of Walther von der Vogelweide and you will get a chance to enjoy a wonderfully creamy cappuccino in one of the cozy cafes. Every day you will discover and experience new things, and at the same time enjoy it to return to your comfortable hotel in the evenings.

 

Medium

Medium
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour

Itinerary

Chronology variable!

You will get your travel documents and rental bikes (if booked). We recommend taking a first walk through the charming old town.

A wonderful tour to start with! The old railway track from Brixen to Bolzano was adapted into a fantastic bike path. Going steadily downhill, the track leads you through the medieval town of Klausen with the monastery Säben. The valley is getting narrower and narrower and the vineyards of the most northerly wine-growing region of Italy are getting closer and closer. All too soon, you will reach Bolzano! You should take a walk through the arcades to the Ötzi museum (free admission with the Brixen Card) and stop at Piazza Walther before you will return to Brixen by train.

In the morning there will be a short transfer by shuttle bus to Elvas above Brixen. The route will lead you from village to village. On slightly hilly terrain, you will cycle across orchards with great views of the valleys Pustertal and Eisacktal. On the way back, you can visit the Augustinian Abbey of Neustift where you will find the world's smallest Bible.

In the morning there will be a transfer by train to the Brenner Pass. From the small border town Brenner, you will cycle on a newly extended bike path, mostly along the river Eisack, first to the little village Gossensass and immediately afterwards to Sterzing, the once mighty city of the Fugger. Here you can enjoy a long break before you will continue your tour on the bike path downhill to the beautiful Castle Reifenstein and Franzensfeste with the famous fortress. From there, only a few kilometers remain on your way back to Brixen.

Slightly uphill, the trail will lead you to Lake Varna. On your way around the lake you can take some time to swim in the refreshing waters. Also the Kneipp facility at the city of Varna could help you to refresh your body. Because the tour is not very long, you will have enough time to take advantage of the extensive offers of the BrixenCard (cable car ride to the Plose, various museums, guided tours, hiking adventures, etc.)

In the morning, transfer by train into the Pustertal Valley, to Brunico or Toblach. You will follow the river Rienz, cycling mostly downhill on a beautiful bike path, leaving the valley behind you. The deep green Olang reservoir is located shortly before Bruneck (local history museum). Then, the route will lead you comfortably through the lower Pustertal valley to the Mühlbacher Klause and into the Eisacktal valley and finally back to Brixen.

Tour character

You will cycle on beautiful bike paths along the rivers Eisack and Rienz. Part of the tour will be cycled on side roads; mostly downhill on paved roads. Only during the trip to Lake Varna will you have to cycle up some short ascents and on gravel roads, which are in good condition.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 6, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Arrival daily
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Arrival daily
Brixen based in one hotel, 7 days, Balcony Room, IT-DMRBR-07GA
Base price
Surcharge single room
Brixen based in one hotel, 7 days, Comfort Room, IT-DMRBR-07GB
Base price
Surcharge single room
639,00
225,00
559,00
225,00
679,00
225,00
599,00
225,00
699,00
225,00
619,00
225,00

Accomodation: Hotel Krone 4**** in Brixen

Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
80,00
80,00
180,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation in Hotel Goldene Krone in the chosen category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Bus transfer from Brixen – Elvas incl. your bike
  • Train journey from Bolzano – Brixen, Brixen – Brenner, Brixen – Toblach all incl. your bike
  • Brixen Card for many free admissions and discounts
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Brixen train station
  • Innsbruck and Verona airport
  • Garage costs approx. € 50 per week, to be paid for at the time, reservation is not possible
  • Free car park, unattended on the outskirts of Brixen

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Accommodation

Tatjana Glawian
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Tatjana Glawian, Costumer Service

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (4 Ratings)
5 stars
Dorothee E. DE | 24.07.2018
Brixen Sternfahrt
Die Strecken waren gut ausgesucht und abwechslungsreich. Um Brixen herum waren die Radwege auch neu ausgebaut und die Strecken kaum mit Verkehr. An einem Tag mußten wir vor Franzensfeste auf der Bundesstraße fahren, dort ist ein Hang abgerutscht und die Straße noch nicht wieder frei. Sonst war gut geplant, die überwiegend bergauf Strecken mit dem Zug zu machen und bergab - mit Zwischenanstiegen- mit dem Rad. Die kleineren Touren um die Brixen herum in den Dörfern waren mit ganz schön steilen Anstiegen versehen, aber mit dem E-Bike ging das sehr gut, ohne wäre es nur was für sehr sportliche. Wir waren zu viert, das Kartenmateriel auch für das Handy und das Fahrradnavi funktionierte gut, die Brixen-Card ermöglicht viele öffentliche Verkehrsmittel zu nutzen und Museen und Klöster zu besuchen. Mein erstes E-Bike hatte ein Problem mit dem Einrasten der Schaltung, ich bekam aber sofort am abend ein anderes. Mein mann hatte ein E-Bik, bei dem die Rücktritt-Bremse sehr quietschte und wohl nicht mehr ganz in Ordnung war, er hat allerdings nicht getauscht. Die Räder erschienen uns sehr robust, etwas gefederter Sattel wäre nicht schlecht. Das Hotel in Brixen war sehr schön und das Frühstück sehr gut. Insgesamt waren wir mit der Reise sehr zufrieden.
5 stars
Karin Kwiatkowski DE | 30.06.2018
Sehr gut
Bozen + Rittner Seilbahn, Brenner, Pustertal u. Plose - Brixner Höhenweg
Tatjana Glawian
Tatjana Glawian answered:
Schön zu hören, dass Ihnen die Brixen Sternfahrt so gut gefallen hat, Frau Kwiatkowski! Hoffentlich hören wir auch nächstes Jahr wieder von Ihnen!
4 stars
Hannes Hasler CH | 19.06.2017
Sternfahrt Brixen
4 stars
Henning Dr.med. Hilgenberg DE | 08.05.2017
Gut

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