2024
Radtour von Meran zum Gardasee

Bike Tour through South Tyrol

The south side of the Alps

  Merano – Bolzano – Lake Garda

  • Orchards and vineyards, Ötzi in Bolzano, Lake Kaltern
  • Daily routes ●●●○○, altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Bestseller!

Days
7

Ø km per day
45

No matter if you’re travelling in spring, summer or autumn, south Tyrol is worth it. A glittering world of ice, breath-taking mountains, rich orchards and vineyards will turn this cycle tour into an unforgettable experience. Follow the Adige river down the valley, past Rosengarten. The scenery will be a wonderful backdrop of mountains to some, and to others the kingdom of the mythical Dwarf King Laurino. Discover the capital city of Bolzano, which is where you will find the famous mummy, Ötzi the Iceman. A basic level of fitness is required for this bike tour through South Tyrol.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    IT-ETMR6
  • Start / Destination
    Merano / Riva / Torbole
  • Duration
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 235 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 70 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Bike tour from Merano to Lake Garda

Day 1: Individual arrival in Merano

Welcome to South Tyrol. Merano welcomes you with its mild climate and glittering mountain summits. Discover the wonderful old part of the town and get a taste of South Tyrolean wine-making or visit the huge thermal bath complex, which was opened in 2005. Reserved rental bicycles are parked at the hotel ready for you.

Merano

"Kurhaus" and church, Merano

Day 2: Excursion to the Vinschgau Valley, approx. 70 km + train ride

Relax and enjoy the views from the Vinschgau train that takes you to the Reschenpass. Back on your bike you set off from Mals via Glurns and Schlanders and then back to Merano. In Glurns you will be able to see the wonderfully preserved medieval town wall. Castles and forts either line your path or can be espied high up in the hills. Enjoy the view of the impressive Ortler Alps and Stelvio Pass. For a shortcut you can always take the Vinschgau train on this stretch.

Landscape near Glurns

Landscape near Glurns

Day 3: Merano – Bolzano, approx. 45 km

From Merano, your route takes you through many orchards and vineyards along the South Tyrolean wine route. You cycle pass well-fortified forts, castles and ruins, to Eppan and then continue to Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol. A visit to the South Tyrolean archaeological museum is a must, where Ötzi the Iceman, a mummy of a man from the Bronze age, is exhibited.

Hocheppan castle

Hocheppan Castle

Day 4: Bolzano – Auer, approx. 30 km

Today you cycle smoothly along the bank of the Adige to Auer. If you prefer a more beautiful but more strenuous route you can cycle via Eppan and see the ruin of the impressive Hocheppan castle. St. Pauls offers a pretty church, also referred to as the country cathedral. You continue cycling to Lake Kaltern, one of the biggest lakes in South Tyrol and the warmest swimming lake of the Alps, located in the South Tyrolean wine-producing region.

Lake Kaltern

Lake Kaltern

Day 5: Auer – Trento, approx. 45 km

You will mainly be cycling along the Adige and through orchards to Salurn, the southernmost village of South Tyrol. Along the vineyards you reach Trentino, capital of the self-governed province of the same name. Wander through the historic city centre and view the beautiful Trento Cathedral (Cattedrale di San Vigilio) and Buonconsiglio Castle, the former residence of a number of prince-bishops. Numerous museums await your visit.

Buonconsiglio Castle in Trento

Buonconsiglio Castle, Trento

Day 6: Trento – Riva / Torbole, approx. 45 km

Near Rovereto, which used to be known for its silk manufactories, you leave the Adige Valley and cycle towards Mori. After a short stretch uphill you reach Lake Garda, situated wonderfully between the Alps and the Po Valley. The lake was formed by the Adige Glacier in the last ice age. It is regarded as the largest and most beautiful Italian lake. Over Torbole, located on the coastal road Gardesana Orientale, you will reach Riva del Garda.

Trento old town

Old town, Trento

Day 7: Individual departure

After breakfast your bike tour from Merano to Lake Garda ends. We are also happy to extend your vacation.

Torbole on Lake Garda

Torbole on Lake Garda

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 30.03.2024 to 12.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Season A
30.03. - 12.04.
28.09. - 12.10.
from949 €
Season B
13.04. - 10.05.
07.09. - 27.09.
from1029 €
Season C
11.05. - 06.09.

from1099 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 6 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* / 4* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Riva / Torbole, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Ride with Vinschgaubahn railway Merano – Malles incl. bike
  • 1 x pistachio ice cream or fresh juice
  • 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 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

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From 15 to 17 years

-10%

All prices are per person

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

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

319 €

Return transfer incl. own bike, Torbole / Riva – Merano

119 €

Return transfer excl. own bike, Torbole / Riva – Merano

79 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Merano (Season A + B)
 DBL

95 €

 SGL

119 €

Merano (Season C)
 DBL

109 €

 SGL

135 €

Torbole and Riva (Season A + B)
 DBL

89 €

 SGL

135 €

Torbole and Riva (Season C)
 DBL

99 €

 SGL

145 €

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
  • 21-gear unisex bike derailleur with freewheel (men's bike from 1.80m)
  • E-bike / pedelec
Equipment

Pannier, handlebar bag, odometer, 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-ETMR6
  • Start / Destination
    Merano / Riva / Torbole
  • Duration
    7 day / 6 nights
  • Length
    approx. 235 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 30 and 70 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Public parking near the hotel, approx. 50 – 80 € / week, payable on site
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Return to Merano
    Optional with the minibus (Saturday to Tuesday mornings), duration approx. 1.5 hours, must be specified when booking.
    You can also book the transfer from Riva/Torbole to Merano before the bike tour. This way you can continue right after the tour from Riva / Torbole. Please write us your booking request in the online booking form in the open text field.
    Alternatively on your own by bus to Rovereto, from there by train to Merano.
  • Own bicycles
    If you do not need a rental bike, please specify in the booking form whether you arrive with your own bike or your own electric bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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Days
7

Ø km per day
45