8 day Independent Tour South Tyrol is in spring, summer and autumn the perfect area for your bike tour! Sparkling ice caves, mountains, orchards and vineyards are accompanying you on your tour. You start your tour in Innsbruck; next stop is Imst – also named Meran of North Tyrol. From Landeck a transfer brings you […]
8 day Independent Tour
South Tyrol is in spring, summer and autumn the perfect area for your bike tour! Sparkling ice caves, mountains, orchards and vineyards are accompanying you on your tour. You start your tour in Innsbruck; next stop is Imst – also named Meran of North Tyrol. From Landeck a transfer brings you to Nauders (Reschen pass). Then you cycle mostly downhill – that way also less athletic cyclists manage this tour without any problems. Along river Adige you continue to the sunken village in Lake Reschensee and Bolzano. Relax, enjoy a bottle of wine and the views onto the Rosengarten group: a crowning ending to a very attractive tour!
Day to Day Schedule
Arrival in Innsbruck
Famous old city with city tower and golden roof. Welcome briefing and handing out of rental bikes.
Innsbruck – Imst approx. 65 km
You cycle on the former Treidelweg (Treidel Path) along the Inn and through the small villages (churches worth seeing, old aristocratic houses, fortress ruins) to Stams (baroque Cistercian convent, convent museum) on through Haiming to Imst.
Imst – Mals/Burgeis approx. 50 km + 40 km by bus
Along the Inn you pass the monastery of Zams to Landeck. Afterwards a bus transfer to Nauders. Few steps more (100 metres of altitude) up to Reschen pass. Downhill to Lake Reschensee and on side paths on to Mals (town centre has many towers) or Burgeis at the foot of fortress Marienburg.
Mals/Burgeis – Meran approx. 65 km
First to Glurns (fully preserved mediaeval city walls). Via Montani ruins and through Schlanders to Meran. Many fortresses and castles (e.g. Reinhold Messner Castle Juval) are located on the or above the route. Enjoy the views onto impressing Ortler massif and Stilfserjoch while you are cycling. Since 2004 the Vinschgaubahn (train) is activated again, so there is quite often the possibility to shorten the route.
Valley Passeiertal/Meran approx. 40 km
You have the possibility to do a bike ride to Valley Passeiertal and Sandwirt (birthplace of Andreas Hofer), to walk along famous Trappeinerweg or to go on a shopping tour in Meran.
Meran – Kaltern/ Tramin/ Auer approx. 45-50 km
From or via Lana (Schnatterpeck-Altar) and through numerous vineyards and orchards in the region of the South Tyrol wine Street past many fortresses, castles and ruins as for example Hocheppan (famous frescoes). We recommend spending some time in the beautiful village of St. Pauls at Kalterer Lake. Overnight stay is in Kaltern, Tramin or Auer.
Kaltern/Tramin/Auer – Bolzano approx. 35 km
Flat through the Àdige Valley or with a beautiful landscape and an ascent, through the Montiggler Lakes, past the Ruin Sigmundskron, into Bolzano (Ötzi museum).
Individual departure or extension
If you like to extend your bicycle holiday, we recommend the onward trips to Verona or Venice!
|Tour Rating- easy to moderate|
You cycle on hard bike paths in the river valleys of the Inn and Àdige. From Landeck to Reschen Pass by bus transfer. Between the Reschen Pass and Bolzano there is more than 1200 metres drop in altitude. You still have to cope with a few ascents to keep the route free of traffic
Schedule & Price
Every Saturday from May through September
|Price per person, double occ.||CAD $1090|
|Single room surcharge||$280|
|Surcharge for departures in June, July and August||$85|
|Optional dinner plan||$280|
|Optional Electro BikE||$160|
|Airport / transfers|
The nearest airports are Innsbruck and Munich. Regular bus and train service is available from both airports to Innsbruck city centre, where your tour starts.
|This tour includes:|
|• accommodation in very good hotels, all rated 3 or 4 star, all rooms with private facilities
• buffet breakfasts
• Personal welcome briefing
• luggage transport
• tour information at your first hotel by our representative
• hybrid bicycle with 21 gears and pannier
• maps & road guide book
• bus transfer from Landeck to Nauders (top of Resia Pass)
• 7 day service helpline
Note: 6 and 8 night durations also available
Extensions to Lake Garda, Verona, or Venice are available
Some local hotel taxes may apply, approx 3 euro per person/nt