2024
Radtour an der Etsch durch Südtirol

Bike tour from Innsbruck to Bolzano

From glittering mountain peaks to blossoming vineyards

Innsbruck – Lake Reschen – Bolzano

  • Goldenes Dachl, vineyards and orchards, Lake Kaltern, Ötzi in Bolzano
  • Daily routes ●●●○○, altitude profile ●●○○○

Days
8

Ø km per day
50

Unique scenic contrasts await you on your bike tour from Innsbruck to Bolzano. The starting point of this tour is Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Mighty mountain massifs accompany you as you cycle leisurely through the valleys. Over the Reschen Pass, which you cross comfortably in the transfer bus, you reach South Tyrol, the sunny side of the Alps. A true cyclist's paradise awaits you! The mild climate is perfect for a relaxing cycle tour in spring. In summer you can experience the blossoming orchards, in fall the grape harvest takes place. As you can see, a bike tour from Innsbruck to Bolzano is always in season. Not only the landscape will enchant you, but also the famous cities of Innsbruck, Merano and Bolzano. Take a refreshing dip in Lake Kaltern and enjoy South Tyrolean culinary delights. You too will be delighted by spinach dumplings and apple strudel. Add to this the warm hospitality of the North and South Tyroleans – what could be better during your cycling vacation!

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    IT-ETIB7
  • Start / Destination
    Innsbruck / Bolzano
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 300 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Bike tour from Innsbruck to Bolzano

Day 1: Individual arrival in Innsbruck

On arrival in the Capital of the Alps, enjoy the unique backdrop of the surrounding mountains. Take a stroll through the beautiful old town of Innsbruck. Visit the city's landmark – Goldenes Dachl, a roof which is covered with over 2,500 golden shingles. A trip to the famous Bergisel Skisprungschanze (ski jump) with its unique view of the city is not to be missed.

 

The Maria-Theresien-Straße in Innsbruck

The Maria-Theresien-Straße in Innsbruck

Day 2: Innsbruck - Imst, approx. 65 km

You leave Innsbruck and cycle comfortably along the river Inn. Accompanied by the high mountain massifs, you reach Stams. Visit the Cistercian abbey Stift Stams with its own schnapps distillery. Through typical Austrian villages, you get closer and closer to your destination for the day, Imst. Once you arrive in the charming historic town, visit the Rosengarten Gorge or take a fast-paced ride on the Alpine Coaster, the longest Alpine roller coaster in the world.

 

Stift Stams

Stift Stams

Day 3: Imst - St. Valentin / Burgeis / Mals, approx. 50 km + bus ride

You cycle comfortably along the Inn to Landeck again today. From here, the ascent to the Reschen Pass follows, which you can enjoy in comfort on the transfer bus. You cycle up about 70 meters in altitude to the top of the pass, then a long descent awaits. You are now in Italy. A short photo stop at Lake Reschen is a must – here you will find the sunken town, of which only the church spire still protrudes from the lake. Roll on relaxed and enjoy the beautiful Alpine panorama.

 

Reschensee

Reschensee

Day 4: St. Valentin - Meran, approx. 65 km

You cycle comfortably through the beautiful landscape of South Tyrol. Today you will discover many castles, fortresses and monasteries high up on the rocks or in the middle of the blossoming vineyards. Stop and treat yourself to a short break to enjoy the magnificent panorama. Rest up and continue to Merano, a medieval town with a Mediterranean flair. Stroll through the historic town center with its famous arcades and quaint courtyards.

The Kurhaus and the church in Merano

The Kurhaus and the church in Merano

Day 5: Excursion to the Passeier Valley, approx. 40 km

Today you cycle into the Passeier Valley, one of the most rustic and diverse valleys in South Tyrol and also home to the Tyrolean folk hero Andreas Hofer. Need a break from cycling? Then leave your bike behind today and set off on a shopping spree under the famous arcades of Merano. Pure relaxation with a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding mountains awaits you at the Merano Thermal Baths (not included). Finally, stop off at a traditional restaurant. Don't miss out on the famous spinach dumplings, an apple strudel and a good drop of wine.

 

View of Merano

View of Merano

Day 6: Merano - Ora, approx. 50 km

Today you cycle along the Adige river on the cycle path of the same name on your bike tour from Innsbruck to Bolzano. The surroundings are at their most beautiful here. You will find blossoming fruit trees and green vines everywhere. Cycle leisurely past elegant villas and elegant country estates to Lake Kaltern. Jump into the refreshing water, as Lake Kaltern is known as the warmest bathing lake in the Alps. Now it's just a short cycle ride to Ora. Enjoy an evening stroll through the narrow, winding streets of the small wine village.

Kalterer Lake

The Kalterer Lake

Day 7: Ora - Bolzano, approx. 35 km

On the last stage of your bike tour from Innsbruck to Bolzano, you have two choice. Either cycle leisurely through the flat Adige Valley along the vineyards, or – if you prefer a more sporty stage – cycle through a beautiful wooded area to the Monticolo Lakes. Whichever option you choose, Bolzano is not far away. In the capital of South Tyrol, visit the archaeology museum and its most famous inhabitant Ötzi, the Iceman. Afterwards, treat yourself to a caffè macchiato on Waltherplatz square in the heart of the city.

 

Etschtal

The Etschtal

Day 8: Individual departure

With a wealth of impressions, you set off on your journey home, as your bike tour from Innsbruck to Bolzano has come to an end. We will be happy to book you an extra night in Bolzano or Innsbruck.

The Waltherplatz in Bozen

The Waltherplatz in Bozen

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 27.04.2024 to 05.10.2024

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
27.04. - 08.05.
26.09. - 05.10.
from1149 €
Season B
09.05. - 22.05.
05.09. - 25.09.
from1239 €
Season C
23.05. - 04.09.

from1299 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Bolzano, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Bus transfer Landeck – Nauders incl. bike
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

 

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For our younger cyclists

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

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From 15 to 17 years

-10%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Due to the sometimes challenging sections, we recommend this tour for young people only in good physical condition.

 

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

319 €

Return transfer incl. own bike, Bolzano - Innsbruck (Saturdays only)

125 €

Return transfer excl. own bike, Bolzano - Innsbruck (Saturdays only)

85 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Bolzano
 DBL

129 €

 SGL

205 €

Innsbruck
 DBL

85 €

 SGL

135 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
259 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with coaster brake
  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men's bike from 1.80 m)
  • E-bike / pedelec
Features

Pannier, handlebar bag, mileometer, bike lock, air pump, repair kit

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7- / 21-gear rental bike

99 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    IT-ETIB7
  • Start / Destination
    Innsbruck / Bolzano
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 300 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Parking garage, cost approx. 17 € / day, payable on site
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Return to Innsbruck
    Optional return transfer by minibus, every Saturday morning, reservation required. You can also book the transfer from Bolzano to Innsbruck before the cycle tour. This way you can continue from Bolzano right after the tour. Please specify your booking request in the online booking form in the open text field.
    Alternatively on your own by train, hourly connections, 0 – 1 train changes, duration approx. 2 hours
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
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Days
8

Ø km per day
50