VALLEYS OF THE SOUTH TIROL Single Hotel Based

8 day Independent Tour This tour will offer you the chance to visit the mountains and villages around Bolzano, green landscapes and quietly flowing rivers. A part of Italy still with a distinctly Austrian infuence.   Day to Day Itinerary Hotel Stiegl Scala, 4**** Hotel Stiegl Scala is a perfect mix of old-world charm and […]

8 day Independent Tour

This tour will offer you the chance to visit the mountains and villages around Bolzano, green landscapes and quietly flowing rivers. A part of Italy still with a distinctly Austrian infuence.

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Bolzano.

Individual arrival.

Day 2

Round trip (35 km).

You take the cable railway to Renon, the “coast” of the Dolomites. In the 1600s, Renon was the preferred summer residence of aristocratic families from Vienna and Bolzano. Then you cycle back to Bolzano. 

Day 3

 Bolzano–Lake Caldaro (45 km).

From Bolzano along the “wine road” you reach Appiano and then up to Lake Caldaro. After the village of Ora, you cycle on the bike path along the Adige river and continue back to Bolzano.

Day 4

Bolzano.

Day of rest. Take the opportunity for a visit to Bolzano’s city centre or to relax in the hotel. For those who wish to pedal today, we suggest the itinerary to Trento along a very nice and quiet cycle path (approx. 70 kms) from where you go back to Bolzano by train (ticket not included in the price).

Day 5

Bressanone–Bolzano (50 km).

Today you reach Bressanone by train and then you cycle back to Bolzano on the bike path along the river Isarco. 

Day 6

Merano–Bolzano (35 km).

Train transfer to Merano. You continue on bike paths and quiet secondary roads until the mouth of the Adige and Isarco rivers. You cycle through quite towns like Nals and Andrian. Then you will cycle back to Bolzano.

Day 7

Bolzano.

Departure. 

Rating: Easy 

Terrain is generally flat with a few moderate uphill stretches. As a whole it is an easy to manage week of riding, on paved and hard packed bike paths though the river valleys.

Airport / Transfers

The nearest major airports are Innsbruck and Verona, in that order. Regular train service is available from each airport to Bolzano, where your hotel is located close to the station.

 

Schedule & Price

Departure Dates 

Tour departs every day from April to late October

Price per person, double occ CAD $895
Single room surcharge $320
High season surcharge (July & August) $50
 e-bike surcharge $130

 

This tour includes:

• 6 nights accommodation in the superb 4 star Hotel Stiegl Scala, Bolzano
• buffet breakfasts daily
• hybrid bicycle with 21 gears and pannier
• maps & road guide book
• train tickets for Bolzano-Bressanone and Bolzano-Meran
• 7 day service helpline

Not Included:

• ticket for the cable railway Bolzano- Renon
• local hotel tax of approx. 2 euro per person per day

Hotel Stiegl Scala, 4****

Hotel Stiegl Scala is a perfect mix of old-world charm and modern design, close to Bolzano Rail Station. Dating back to 1898, the hotel boasts a beautiful garden with swimming pool.
This historic hotel has undergone a number of refurbishments over the years and provides all the latest amenities. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi and some overlook the surrounding hills and vineyards.
Start your day at the Stiegl Scala with a generous breakfast out on the patio. The hotel features a bar and lounge. The elegant salon dates back to the 1920s when it was a reading room. The wood-panelled bar has a much more rustic atmosphere.
The hotel is ideally located for enjoying all that Bolzano has to offer, close to the most popular shops and the cable cars.

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