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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.

Tour programme

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

Day 2: Brixen/Bressanone to Bruneck/Brunico (approx. 30 km)
In the morning transfer from Bressanone to Dobbiaco. Personal tour information and bike delivery. The bike path takes you past the famous Pragser Valley, which extends towards south. Once you have passed the barrier lake Olanger Stausee, always along the river Rienz, you reach the Michael-Pacher-city Brunico.

Day 3: Bruneck/Brunico – Klausen/Chiusa (approx. 50 km)
Today you cycle through the Unterpustertal and the ruin of Mühlbacher Klause into the Eisack Valley. Just shortly before reaching Bressanone, you can visit the monastery Neustift. The old town centre of Bressanone is well worth visiting with its arcades, alleys and Cathedral. The cycling path leads you along the river Eisack to Chiusa.

Day 4: Klausen/Chiusa– Bozen/Bolzano (approx. 30 km)
The tour continues along the Eisacktal valley past the city of Ponte Gardena with a view of the castle Trostburg. From here the valley gets narrower on its way to the capital town of South Tyrol, Bolzano. The town 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 5: Meran/Merano - Bozen/Bolzano (approx. 40 km)
Transfer by train from Bolzano to the spa town Merano with its Mediterranean flair. Merano is well worth seeing: from middle aged buildings in the Old Town, museums and the botanical gardens, to the Kurhaus of Merano, with the gorgeously decorated promenades, the city has a lot to offer.
From Merano you cycle through the orchards along the Etsch Valley to Bolzano. Enjoy your afternoon in Bolzano and 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 Bolzano there are two ways to get to Salorno. Either along the old railway track to Überetsch and then on further to Caldaro and lake Kalterer See, or through the wide Etsch Valley along the bike path.
At Salorno 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. 45 km)
After passing the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto you leave the Etschtal valley and go over the San Giovanni Pass rising to 287 m in altitude above sea level on the route to Lake Garda.

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

Minimum participants: 2.


  • Accommodation inns and hotels in a 3*** star category, in some parts, hotels in a 4****star category
  • Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
  • Bike rental
  • Personal tour information
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Transfers according to the programme: Bressanone – Hochpustertal, Bolzano – Merano (bicycle included)
  • Well planned routes
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
  • Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

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