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Mother, child and grandpa on beautiful cycle paths in South Tyrol, with snow-covered peak in the background

South Tyrol for families

From Merano to Lake Garda

8 Days / 7 Nights
Easy
Mother, child and grandpa on beautiful cycle paths in South Tyrol, with snow-covered peak in the background

A cycle tour with the whole family…is there anything better? With Eurobike young and old enjoy a family holiday of a special kind in Italy. Through vineyards and orchards you cycle past culturally rich castles and palaces. You travel through Bolzano, Trento and Rovereto comfortably towards the blue beauty of Lake Garda.

Fun and games are very important during family holidays. When the little ones need a rest from cycling, there are plenty of ways to take a pause. In almost every South Tyrolean village there is a swimming pool to splash around in. A cool down is not only fun for little water babies, but also for mum and dad.

So much is clear: cycling makes you hungry! Pizza, spaghetti and lasagne make children’s mouths water. Take a stop in a picturesque town and enjoy ‘La Dolce Vita’. The delicious dishes of Italian cuisine conjure are perfect for parents and bambini.

The family cycle tour starts in Merano. Through the Mediterranean flair you cycle in beautiful scenery towards the historic town of Bolzano. A detour into the mystical labyrinth garden in Tschems provides an adventure for little cyclists.

The lively route continues via Auer to Trento. Young and old can explore the wine landscapes of South Tyrol on two wheels. With each push of the pedals you get closer to the Italian way of life and the melody of the Italian language.

On the trail of the dinosaurs you go by bike to Rovereto. Foodie tip: Take a break and enjoy some real Italian gelato. After a little refreshment, the kids will find it much easier to continue their journey. With the arrival in Lake Garda, not only mum and dad will be brimming with happiness, but the little ones too.

  • Biotope Castelfelder/Trento: Adventure for the whole family is the top priority in the Biotope Castelfelder! Climbing rocks, ruins, special animals and exciting places await you on your discovery tour.
  • Geleteria Bologna/Roverto: All ice-cream lovers will be happy, because a stop in Mori is planned. What’s special? The Gelateria Bologna is in this town, with its famous pistachio gelato. Take a look through the creations – the kids will love it!

In a total of seven days there are 155 kilometres of cycling ahead of you. The cosy cycle tour is ideal for families, since the route contains only a few and small hills. If a route becomes too strenuous, it can easily be shortened by train.

Family holidays, fun and exercise: With a Eurobike cycling tour you will experience an unforgettable cycling holiday with the whole family in the land of the Dolce Vita!

Itinerary at a glance

The ideal balance between action and relaxation - castles and palaces meet blossoming orchards, water sports on Lake Garda meet leisurely bike paths. Whether dumplings, pasta or gelato, the many delicacies provide energy!

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

 

Today you set off with the Vinschgaubahn towards the Reschenpaas. From Laas, you will cycle down to Merano. In Rabland, the train world museum are waiting for all upcoming train driver enthusiasts. Or you can go on a detour to the Alpin-Bob-Meran 2000. A short bus journey and then you will be at 1900m. From there you will quickly get down into the valley with the mountain toboggan. Great fun for everyone.

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: Mondschein

 

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….

Itinerary at a glance

The ideal balance between action and relaxation - castles and palaces meet blossoming orchards, water sports on Lake Garda meet leisurely bike paths. Whether dumplings, pasta or gelato, the many delicacies provide energy!

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

 

Today you set off with the train Venosta towards the Resia. From Laas, you will cycle down to Merano. In Rabland, the train world museum are waiting for all upcoming train driver enthusiasts. Or you can go on a detour to the Alpin-Bob-Meran 2000. A short bus journey and then you will be at 1900m. From there you will quickly get down into the valley with the mountain toboggan. Great fun for everyone.

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: Mondschein

 

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 Ora, 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 Astoria

 

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….

Route information

Easy

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 & Dates

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.

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Eurobike Men's Rental Bike with 21 gears
Men's bike 21-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

56-51 "sloping" cm |
60 cm |
64 cm
Eurobike unisex rental bike with 21 gears
Unisex bike 21/24-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

43 cm |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike unisex rental bike with 7 gears
Unisex bike 7-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Body size approx. 155 cm - 190 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike e-bike rental from KTM
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
Hub gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm "xs" |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike Rental Bike PLUS
Rental Bike PLUS 20/27-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

Sportier, lighter and more precise premium rental bike with diamond frame

Body size approx. 155 cm - 205 cm

46 cm |
50 cm |
51 cm |
55 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm
Eurobike children's rental bike 24
Children's bike
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality children's bike whose number of gears is determined by the size of the bike

Body size approx. 115 cm - 150 cm

20 inch |
24 inch |
26 inch
Eurobike Follow-Me
Follow-Me
Children's bike + Follow-Me

For children who are already able to ride the bike on their own, but would also like to be pulled along the route by their parents, we offer a Follow-Me always in combination with an Eurobike 20 inch children's bike (body size approx. 115 cm - 150 cm) and a rental bike for the parents.

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • Journey with the train Venosta incl. bike
  • 1 Pistachio ice-cream or 1 freshly squeezed fruit juice on the way to Lake Garda
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus every Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning, costs EUR 79 per person, extra EUR 39 for your own bike, to be paid for in advance, reservation is necessary

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Merano train station
  • Verona airport
  • Public car park close to the hotel costs approx. EUR 50-80 per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible

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!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Journey with the Vinschgaubahn incl. bike
  • 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 75 per person, extra EUR 29 for your own bike, to be paid for in advance, reservation is necessary

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Merano train station
  • Verona airport
  • Public car park close to the hotel costs approx. EUR 35 per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible

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!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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