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Panoramic mountain view from Cortina d'Ampezzo

Puster Valley - based in one hotel

In Alta Pusteria at the foot of the Dolomites

7 Days / 6 Nights
Easy
Panoramic mountain view from Cortina d'Ampezzo

For seven days, the region around Dobbiaco becomes your vacation haven. A "based in one hotel" tour with Eurobike means you'll venture out to new destinations each day from a single location. Come evening, you'll return to your hotel, indulging in its amenities, culinary delights, and convivial atmosphere. Your South Tyrolean destination offers a wealth of attractions, not least the awe-inspiring panoramas of the Dolomites. From the charming Cortina d'Ampezzo to the picturesque Val Casies Valley and the cultural treasures at the Messner Mountain Museum, there's no shortage of excitement here!

Embark on five delightful loop tours that immerse you in the enchanting region of Alta Pusteria. Follow the picturesque Rienz river to the charming town of Bruneck, home to the renowned castle housing the Messner Mountain Museum. Extend your journey to include a visit to the majestic Taufers Castle if you desire. Revel in the stunning natural beauty of the Sextner Valley and be sure to pause for moments of serenity at the Innichen Abbey and the source of the River Drau.

On day 4, you cycle along the Drau cycle route across the Austrian border to Lienz - an enchanting town renowned for its stunning Bruck Castle. Departing from Cortina d'Ampezzo you cycle along the former railroad tracks of the Dolomite Railway, passing by Lake Düren before continuing to Lake Toblach. Concluding your journey, the final day tour leads you to the rustic Val Casies Valley, where charming villages, traditional farms, and heartfelt hospitality await.

  • From South Tyrol in Italy to East Tyrol in Austria: The picturesque town of Lienz captivates with its medieval architecture set against a backdrop of towering mountains. Immerse yourself in history with visits to Bruck Castle and the Aguntum Museum. Stroll through the charming old town, where cozy cafes and delightful shops await your exploration.
  • Idyllic and pristine mountain valleys: The Casies Valley, also known as Valle di Casies, enchants with its natural splendor and unspoiled landscapes. Escape the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery. Indulge in the regional cuisine, featuring mouthwatering specialties like speck, cheese, and homemade desserts, for a truly fulfilling experience in Valle di Casies.
  • The route along the historic tracks of the Dolomite railroad winds through towns of great historical significance. From the picturesque Dobbiaco with its renowned bandstand to the elegant and Alpine beauty of charming Cortina d'Ampezzo, each stop offers its own unique allure. As you journey, you'll encounter numerous historic viaducts and tunnels, adding to the unforgettable experience of the journey.

Almost every day, you'll have the option to shorten the stages with the included bus and shuttle transfers. This ensures an easy route suitable for leisure cyclists of all levels. At your charming accommodation, you'll be treated to a hearty breakfast and a multi-course dinner, making for a truly indulgent experience.

The best of both worlds awaits on cycle tours in South Tyrol, where you'll encounter the delightful blend of Mediterranean influences from Italy and Austrian charms. From lush apple orchards and vineyards to majestic mountain massifs, the landscape is as diverse as the culinary specialties that await you. So pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

Itinerary at a glance

Cycling through the Dolomites from the Hochpustertal is a delightful experience! You'll encounter stunning landscapes, culinary delights, and rich cultural experiences in the charming Cortina d’Ampezzo, the scenic Gsiesertal, and at the collegiate church in Innichen. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Messner Mountain Museum in Bruneck Castle.

Individual arrival to the Upper Puster valley, to your start hotel in the heart of the Dolomites (Toblach, Niederdorf).

Starting from the highest point in Niederdorf/Toblach the bike paths leads along river Rienz through the villages of the valley to Bruneck. Visit castle Bruneck with the Messner Mountain Museum and the Folklore museum in Dietenheim. Ambitious cyclists have the possibility to continue to the valley Tauferer Ahrntal next to the river Ahr, the castle of Taufer awaits you. Return transfer to the hotel in the afternoon.

After a transfer into valley Fischleintal, the starting point of today, you start your bike tour. Some well-known Dolomites peaks are greeting you during your tour through the Sextner valley. You cycle out of the valley to Innichen (famous roman dome!). After refreshment at the origin of river Drau you return to your hotel. Ambitious cyclists extend the tour – start from Kreuzbergpass, via Nemesalm and along Helm. For sporty cyclists, it is possible to climb a few more metres and return to the starting hotel via the Innichberg.

You leave Niederdorf/Toblach. First you reach Innichen, afterwards you cross the Italian-Austrian border in the near of Winnebach. Comfortable cycling to Lienz, which is located at the meeting of rivers Isel and Drau. Worth-seeing is the old city and castle Bruck. Return transfer to the hotel in the afternoon.

A transfer will take you to Cortina. Going along a unique route, where former railway tunnels are lit up for cyclists, you will reach the high point in Gemärk/Cimabanche. From there, you will descend slightly to Lake Dürren and then continue going further along to the viewpoint of the Drei Zinnen, where you can enjoy looking at these fantastic, world famous mountains. You will cycle along the valley bottom until you get to Lake Toblach before returning to the hotel. If you are feeling ambitious you can cycle from Niederdorf/Toblach to Cortina and back (60-70km).

After breakfast transfer to your starting point in the Gsieser valley. This valley is coined through traditional farm houses, silence and tranquillity. In Welsberg you can visit the palace or you plan a stop in Niederdorf where you will find facilities for treatments according to Kneipp.

Day
07
Departure or Extension

Route Information

Easy

An easy bike tour, also adequate for families. You cycle on valley bike paths without noteworthy climbs. Furthermore you can also rest for a day. For sporty guests there are more demanding variants.

Prices & Dates

3***S or 4**** hotel in Niederdorf/Toblach

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel
Rental bike partner men
Men's bike 9 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel
Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex rental bike PLUS 21 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel
Rental bike partner men
Men's rental bike PLUS 21 to 30-speed
Derailleur gears with freewheel
Rental bike partner e-bike
E-bike 7 to 21-speed
with freewheel

E-Bike, damit Sie Ihre Reise motorunterstützt genießen können

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accomodations as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Half board with multi-course dinner
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, Italian)
  • Transfers according to program
  • GPS data
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train station Niederdorf and Toblach
  • Free public parking in Alta Pusteria.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Depending on your arrival day the order of the excursions may change.
  • This tour is a partner tour.
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
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