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South Tyrol would like to tempt you on a two wheel trip!
Whilst travelling along well-built cycle paths, you will get to know all about this little country, its flair and specialities. The unspoilt nature with its roaring rivers, the mountains and lakes with their legends, customs, and a culture of a country influenced by history, and the South Tyrolean hospitality with its specialities and excellent wines.
This bike tour takes you along the cycle paths from eastern Pustertal and the Dolomites to the capital town of Bozen; to Lake Kaltern, the spa town of Meran and into the Vinschgau Valley. A transfer takes you over the Jaufen Pass and from there on your bike to the town of Sterzing where you get back and cycle to the Bishop’s town of Brixen, official seat of the Bishop and provincial Diocese of the Catholic Church.

Characteristics of the route

An easy tour for everyone! In the last few years, the bike paths in the valleys have been re-constructed and in some cases, newly built. Although South Tyrol is better known for its mountains, you can also find easy bike paths in the valleys without great differences of altitude.

Highlights and places of interest along the route

  • The Dolomites, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site
  • Idyllic landscape with intact nature
  • Alpine scenery
  • South Tyrolean traditions
  • South Tyrolean kitchen and typical Italian dishes
  • Well maintained cycle paths throughout the region
  • Diocese town of Brixen and the Bishop’s castle residence
  • Neustift Abbey
  • Bruneck, the main town of the Pustertal Valley
  • The South Tyrolean capital town of Bozen and the famous arcades
  • Spa town of Meran and the promenades along the Passer River; beautiful arcades and the Botanical Gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorff
  • Sterzing, a town of the “Fugger”, a historical group of European bankers dating from the 15th and 16th centuries
  • Glurns, the smallest village in South Tyrol
  • Lake Caldaro
  • Wine producing area of Caldaro/Kaltern

Tour programme

Day 1: Arrival in Brixen/Bressanone
Arrive at the hotel in Brixen.

Day 2: Brixen –Hochpustertal – Brixen (approx. 65 km)
Transfer from Brixen to Toblach/Dobbiaco in the morning. Personal tour information and bike delivery.
Today’s tour takes us along the cycle path past the well-known Prags Valley, which stretches to the south. This valley is one of the pearls of the Dolomites with its dark woods, white chalk cliffs and turquoise water of the lake “Pragser Wildsee”. Following the River Rienz, the bike path goes past the Olang Dam and onto the Michael Pacher town of Bruneck. Continue on through the Pusteria Valley, pass the Mühlbacher Klause ruins and enter into the Eisack Valley. Shortly before Brixen, you can visit the Neustift Abbey, and the historical centre in Brixen is well worth a visit too.

Day 3: Brixen – Bozen (approx. 40 km)
Starting in Brixen, you follow the Eisack Valley bike path alongside the River Eisack and cycle through the many vineyards which mainly produce white wine, past the picturesque town of Klausen which is worth stopping to look at, and onto the capital town of Bozen. Bozen itself has much to offer, the arcades, the lawns by the river, a visit to the Ice Man in the Archaeological Museum or sitting and drinking a coffee in one of the many cafes in the town.

Day 4: Bozen – Eppan - Lake Kaltern – Bozen (approx. 55 km)
Tour in the wine growing areas around Lake Kaltern. Passing by Castle Sigmundskron, you first cycle to Eppan, the largest wine growing area in South Tyrol. Eppan has a superb compilation of innumerable castles; manor houses, churches and farms. After Eppan you carry on towards Kaltern. Those who want can take a detour at St. Michael to the idyllic Montiggler lakes and have a swim. The village of Kaltern is worth visiting, as well as the Wine Growing Museum. Just past Kaltern you arrive at the Lake Kaltern before turning into the Etsch cycle path to return to Bozen.

Day 5: Bozen – Meran (approx. 45 km)
You leave Bozen via Sigmundskron Castle and then follow the Wine Road through the orchards. The famous South Tyrolean apples come from this area.
The oldest winery in South Tyrol which is situated in Andrian lies on the way. From here you carry on to Terlan, Nals and then to Lana, which is worth visiting, before arriving in the spa town of Meran. The Mediterranean climate, that Empress Sissi once favoured, will surprise you. Blossoming parks and promenades, exotic plants, picturesque arcades, and the many Art Nouveau buildings give the town its special charm and flair. While in Meran, don’t forget to visit the Botanical Gardens at Schloss Trauttmansdorff.

Day 6: Meran – Vinschgau/Mals - Meran (approx. 60 km)
The train takes you from Meran to Mals in the Vinschgau Valley. From here you can cycle through the whole valley towards Meran. The first stop is in Glurns, the smallest town in South Tyrol, and we carry on through the orchards to Prad, Laas, Schlanders, Naturns and then back to Meran.

Day 7: Meran – Jaufenpass – Sterzing – Brixen (approx. 35-50 km)
Transfer from Meran to the Jaufen Pass (2092 m above sea level) and then on to Sterzing. You may cycle also downhill from the top of the Jaufenpass through the countryside and enjoy the wonderful scenery! From Sterzing you cycle southwards along the cycle path through the Eisack Valley to the former customs checkpoint at Franzensfeste. Before continuing onto Brixen, there is enough time to take a bath in Lake Vahrn.

Day 8: Individual departure
Individual departure or extension of your stay.

Starting dates 2016, self-guided tour:
Arrival every Wednesday and every Sunday from 23/04/2017 (first available date) to 01/10/2017 (last available date). With a minimum of 5 people we can organize upon request a start of the tour on every other day.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in hotels - 3*** and a 4****star category
  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
  • If you have booked half board, minimum of 3 course evening meal
  • Personal tour information
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • All transfers according to the programme: Brixen-Hochpustertal, Meran-Mals, Meran-Jaufenpass-Sterzing
  • Well planned routes
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
  • Telephone service hotline for the whole tour (German, Italian and English speaking)

Self Guided Bike Holidays

 

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Bike rental
€75.00 (10%) ( Per week )
  
E-bike rental
€160.00 (10%) ( Per week )
  
Half board supplement (per person)
€145.00 (10%) ( Per week )
Single supplement
€149.00 (10%) ( Per week )
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