Brixen - based in one hotel
Cycling in the valleys of South Tyrol
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Brixen
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.
Departure or extension
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.
Accomodation: Hotel Krone 4**** in Brixen
- 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)
- 1 Bus transfer from Brixen – Elvas incl. your bike
- Train journeys from Bolzano – Brixen, Brixen – Brenner, Brixen – Toblach all incl. your bike
- 1 Brixen Card for many free admissions and discounts
- EUROBIKE signposting
- GPS-data is available
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Brixen train station
- Innsbruck and Verona airport
- Garage costs approx. € 60 per week, to be paid for at the time, reservation is not possible
- Free car park, unattended on the outskirts of Brixen
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Your hotel in Brixen South Tyrol
holiday on the sunny side of the Alps...
... where the northern cold beauty and the southern elegance meets together.
This wonderful mix symbolizes all the fascination of Bressanone and this region!
Here, where the rivers Rienza and Isarco mixed their waters, also art, culture,
language and way of life melts together...