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From the north east of the Dolomites the bike path takes you through the Pustertal Valley to Bruneck and then on to the bishop’s town of Brixen. From here you cycle to the capital town of South Tyrol, Bozen, to visit the oldest Tyrolean, the Ice Man. After a short visit to the spa town of Meran with its Mediterranean flair you cycle along the side of the River Etsch through orchards and fields to Lake Garda, the most popular lake in Italy.


Characteristics of the route
Easy tour for connoisseurs and families, the week has been planned so that you cycle alongside the rivers on a slight descent. Between the Etsch Valley and Lake Garda there is only one long ascent. There is plenty of time to look at cultural places of interest or relax along the way. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

Highlights and places of interest along the route

  • Bruneck (main town of the Pusteria Valley)
  • Monastery of Neustift and the collegiate library
  • Diocese town of Brixen (cultural centre of Tyrol)
  • Säben Cloister in Klausen
  • Wine producing area of Kaltern and Tramin
  • Bozen (museums, promenades, culture ...)
  • Spa town of Merano
  • Trento (old part of town, Castle Buonconsiglio)
  • Rovereto (old Tyrolean border town)
  • Lake Garda

Tour programme

Day 1: Arrival at Toblach-Dobbiaco/Niederdorf-Villabassa
Arrive at the hotel in Alta Pusteria (Toblach or Niederdorf). Free parking in close proximity to the hotel available.

Day 2: Alta Pusteria - Bruneck/Brunico (approx. 30 km)
The bike path takes you past the famous Prags Valley, which extends towards south. Once you have passed the “Olanger Stausee”, always along the river “Rienz”, you reach the “Michael-Pacher”- city Bruneck.

Day 3: Bruneck/Brunico - Brixen/Bressanone (approx. 35 km)
You cycle through the lower Pusteria Valley and the ruin of Mühlbacher Klause into the Eisack Valley. Just shortly before reaching Brixen, you can visit the Neustift Monastery. The old town centre of Brixen is well worth visiting with its arcades, ally’s and Cathedral.

Day 4: Brixen/Bressanone – Bozen/Bolzano (approx. 40 km)
The tour continues along the Eisack Valley past the town of Klausen to Waidbruck with a view of the Trostburg. From here the valley gets narrower on its way to the capital town of South Tyrol, Bozen.

Day 5: Meran/Merano - Bozen/Bolzano (approx. 45 km)
Transfer by train from Bolzano to the spa town Merano with its Mediterranean flair. From the spa town of Meran, you cycle through the orchards along the Etsch Valley to Bozen. Here you can wander through the arcades, visit the fruit market or just enjoy the flair of a town immersed in two cultures.

Day 6: Bozen/Bolzano – Trento (approx. 65 km)
From Bozen there are two ways to get to Salurn. Either along the old railway track to Überetsch and then on further to Kaltern and Lake Kaltern, or through the wide Etsch Valley along the bike path. At Salurn you leave the German speaking province of South Tyrol and enter the famous Trento wine growing region and the Diocese town of Trento.

Day 7: Trento - Riva del Garda/Torbole (approx. 40-50 km)
After passing the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto you leave the Etsch Valley and go over the S. Giovanni Pass rising to 387 m in altitude above sea level en route to Lake Garda.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of your stay

Starting dates 2017, self guided tour
Arrival every Sunday from 30/04/2017 (first available date) to 01/10/2017 (last available date)

Exception: no arrivals possible from 05/08/2017 to 20/08/2017 (incl.)

With a minimum of 5 people we can organize a start of the tour upon request on every other day.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation inns and hotels in a 3*** star category, in some parts, hotels in a 4****star category
  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
  • Personal tour information
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Transfer by train from Bozen/Bolzano to Meran/Merano (bicycle included)
  • Well planned routes
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
  • Telephone service hotline for the entire tour
  • Free parking in Alta Pusteria

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€75.00 (10%) ( Per week )
  
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€160.00 (10%) ( Per week )
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€149.00 (10%) ( Per week )
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