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South Tyrol for families

From Merano to lake Garda.

An active holiday with the whole family, where nature meets beautiful towns and, above all, the needs of children are never neglected - that means relaxation for young and old. The cycling tour from Merano to Lake Garda offers Italian "dolcé vita", action, adventure and excellent cuisine, from antipasti to cool gelato.

Details of the cycle tour for families

The tour starts in delightful Merano, which has gone down in history as a health resort and favourite destination of Empress Sissi. And today, the town still attracts visitors with its numerous sights. The botanical garden or the thermal baths are certainly worth a visit. At the stage destination of Bolzano, you should not miss the "Ötzi" museum with the children, there you can examine the "Man from the Ice".

After the South Tyrolean wine village of Auer, the route continues to Trento, where the old town virtually invites you to eat ice cream. On the way, the Castelfeder recreation area beckons, where, in addition to unique flora and fauna, ruins and climbing opportunities await the kids. The leisurely stage on day 5 holds another attraction - the "Cammino dei Dinosauri" (Dinosaur Trail) lets you walk in the footsteps of prehistoric reptiles.

Highlights of the 7-day cycling tour for families

  • Leisurely cycle paths mostly along the Adige: Cycling along the second longest Italian river is an adventure in itself. You will experience a lot as a family while cycling on well-maintained cycle paths that follow the course of the river for long stretches. A special bonus is that from Merano onwards it is almost exclusively gently downhill.
  • Dreamlike landscapes with wonderfully fragrant orchards and vineyards: Castles, palaces and ruins make the ride to the stage destination of Bolzano a highlight for the kids, while the parents might enjoy tasting a South Tyrolean wine. A "win-win situation"!
  • South Tyrolean cuisine with hearty specialities: Regional specialities that resemble the hearty Tyrolean cuisine further north and seem more Mediterranean with every kilometre cycled south. Whether bacon, dumplings or heavenly pastries - the right wine to accompany them can be world-class in South Tyrol. Taste it for yourself!
  • The deep blue Lake Garda: Throw everyday life overboard at Lake Garda and enjoy the lightness of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Stroll along the lakeshore, find a nice bathing spot and enjoy the famous "Dolce far niente" - the sweet idleness!

Useful information about the tour to Lake Garda

This tour caters to the needs of young and old without compromising on either side. A relaxing active trip for the parents and an adventure holiday for the children - this does not have to be mutually exclusive! The tours are between 25 and 45 km long and easy to manage due to the flat routing.

* In the itinerary, you are sometimes on first name terms and sometimes formally addressed.

Easy
Easy
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • No minimum age
  • Approx. 170 km
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Itinerary

Arrive in Merano and move into your accommodation. The travel documents and rental bikes (if booked) will already be in your hotel.

Hotel example: Hotel Flora

You will set off on your cycle tour today from the lovely spa town, Merano. You will cycle past orchards and vineyards and you will be able to sense the Mediterranean flair. The great palaces and castles are silent guards along your way. Take a short detour to the mystical labyrinth garden in Tschrems or cool down in the Nalser swimming pool. Once you have arrived in Bolzano, you can pay a visit to the Ötzi museum or you can simply enjoy the “Dolce Vita” in the historical old town.

Hotel example: Scala Stiegl

Today you leave South Tyrol’s capital. Cycle along the river Adige and continue on your way. You can then smell the wonderful smell of the orchards again. Here is where the Adige valley opens up to its widest point and you can really marvel at the Mediterranean nature. You will spend the night in Auer, which is a typical village in South Tyrol, which still maintains its character and its genuine, south Tyrolean hospitality.

Hotel example: Biohotel Kaufmann

After a good night’s sleep and in a good mood, you are now refreshed and ready to go for your next day’s cycling. Today’s cycle path runs right through extensive vineyards. You visit a particularly exciting place for children with climbing rocks, ruins and animals on your way to visit the Biotop Castelfelder. Today you will leave the most southern part of southern Tyrol and also the language border: from now on you will hear more and more Italian.

Hotel example: Hotel Everest

Trento with all of its museums, its heritage and its old town are all waiting for you on this discovery tour. Stroll leisurely through the little streets before you then continue on by bike. Cycle past the powerful Beseno Castel, which sits enthroned above the Adige valley. Your cycle path will then take you through vineyards to Rovereto. In Rovereto, dinosaur fans can follow the traces of the dinosaurs on 5 small trails.

Hotel example: Hotel Leon D’Oro

Today your bike route leaves the Adige valley because lake Garda is now waiting for you. In Mori, you can try the all-round famous pistachio ice cream in the gelateria Bologna. After the only noticeable hill on this tour, you speedily cycle downhill past the blue lakes to Torbole. You will spend your last night in Torbole or Riva, two well-known holiday destinations, which are well-known for their innumerable possibilities for different sports. A wonderful end to your magnificent cycle tour in Italy.

Hotel example: Hotel Caravel

Today you have to say goodbye to the Italian flair. Or you can enjoy the sun for another day at one of lake Garda’s beach areas. You can also get to Gardaland (a theme park) quickly from here….

Tour character

You cycle along the river Adige and through the Mediterranean scenery. Always on well-built cycle paths or quiet side roads. Only one short hill during the tour (about 150m ascent). The stages can be shortened by train if desired.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Meran
  Season 2022 1
02.04.2022 - 15.04.2022
01.10.2022 - 08.10.2022

daily
Season 2022 2
16.04.2022 - 13.05.2022
10.09.2022 - 30.09.2022

daily
Season 2022 3
14.05.2022 - 09.09.2022

daily
South Tyrolean for families, 7 days, IT-BZAMG-07X
Base price
659.00
679.00
729.00
Extra bed 0-5 years 0.00 0.00 0.00
Extra bed 6-11 years 359.00 359.00 359.00
Extra bed 12- 14 years 519.00 519.00 519.00
Extra bed from 15 years 659.00 679.00 729.00
Surcharge single room 189.00 189.00 189.00

Category: 3***- and 4**** hotels

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 2022 1
Apr 2, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
daily
Season 2022 2
Apr 16, 2022 - May 13, 2022
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
daily
Season 2022 3
May 14, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
daily
South Tyrolean for families, 7 days, IT-BZAMG-07X
Base price
Extra bed 0-5 years
Extra bed 6-11 years
Extra bed 12- 14 years
Extra bed from 15 years
Surcharge single room
659.00
0.00
359.00
519.00
659.00
189.00
679.00
0.00
359.00
519.00
679.00
189.00
729.00
0.00
359.00
519.00
729.00
189.00

Category: 3***- and 4**** hotels

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 2022 1
Apr 2, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 2022 2
Apr 16, 2022 - May 13, 2022
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Season 2022 3
May 14, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Meran
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Extra bed 0-5 years
Extra bed 6-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
Extra bed from 15 years
Lake Garda North
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Extra bed 0-5 years
Extra bed 6-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
Extra bed from 15 years
89.00
25.00
0.00
45.00
65.00
89.00
79.00
45.00
0.00
39.00
59.00
79.00
89.00
25.00
0.00
45.00
65.00
89.00
79.00
45.00
0.00
39.00
59.00
79.00
89.00
25.00
0.00
45.00
65.00
89.00
95.00
45.00
0.00
49.00
69.00
95.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Meran
  Season 2022 1
Apr 2, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

daily
Season 2022 2
Apr 16, 2022 - May 13, 2022
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022

daily
Season 2022 3
May 14, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

daily
Meran
Double room p. P. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 25.00 25.00 25.00
Extra bed 0-5 years 0.00 0.00 0.00
Extra bed 6-11 years 45.00 45.00 45.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra bed from 15 years 89.00 89.00 89.00
Lake Garda North
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00 95.00
Surcharge single room 45.00 45.00 45.00
Extra bed 0-5 years 0.00 0.00 0.00
Extra bed 6-11 years 39.00 39.00 49.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 59.00 59.00 69.00
Extra bed from 15 years 79.00 79.00 95.00
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21-gears unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gears unisex incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Child bike
Child trailer
Follow-Me
89.00
89.00
89.00
139.00
199.00
79.00
79.00
119.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Services

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 Pistachio ice-cream on the way to Lake Garda
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus every Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning as well as Tuesday (occasionally) afternoon. costs EUR 59 per person, extra EUR 19 for your own bike, to be paid for in advance. reservation is necessary

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!
Infos

Arrival/Parking/departure

  • Merano train station
  • Verona airport
  • Public car park close to the hotel costs approx. EUR 30 per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Vanessa Bräumann
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Vanessa Bräumann, Travel specialist & Team lead assistant
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Monika O. DE | 05.01.2022
Super für Familien!
Es war unsere erste Radreise mit unseren zwei Kindern und wir waren sehr positiv überrascht. Tolle Radstrecken, familienfreundliche Hotels und leckeres Essen. Eine sehr abswechlungsreiche Tour, den Kindern wurde nie langweilig. Das Aquaforum hat uns allen am Meisten Spaß bereitet!
5 stars
Michael P. DE | 24.08.2020
empfehlenswerter Familienurlaub
Schöne Strecke mit sehenswerten Städten, Unterkünfte familienfreundlich, Beschilderung manchmal nicht eindeutig (aber da waren wir von den Niederlanden verwöhnt), und natürlich schöne Landschaft und gutes Essen. Betreuung durch Euro-Aktiv sehr zuvorkommend. Für Familien gerade in Corona-Zeiten eine gute Möglichkeit, zu verreisen
Sylvia Dubsky
Sylvia Dubsky answered:
Wir sind Ihnen sehr dankbar für Ihr tolles Feedback und hoffen, dass wir Sie schon bald wieder auf einer unserer Familienradreisen begrüßen dürfen. Wie wäre es vielleicht mit unserer Familientour an der Donau?

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