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8 Days The Dolomites to Lake Garda Self-Guided Cycling Holiday in Italy

Easygoing Cycling Holiday Italy

Experience an easy tour for connoisseurs. The week has been planned so that you cycle alongside the rivers on a slight descent, mostly on cycling paths. Between the Etsch Valley and Lake Garda, there will only one long ascent. There will be plenty of time to look at cultural places of interest and relax along the way. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Difficulty level: Easy (cyclist does not need to have a certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 190 miles / 265 kilometers
  • E-bike: Available to rent / 165 EUR

Highlights

  • Leisurely cycling
  • Suitable for children
  • Bike alongside lovely lakes
  • Path leading to stunning valleys
  • Cultural and historical sites
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily tasty breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers

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Spoken languages: German, Italian, English
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Accommodation

During this cycling holiday, you will stay in three or four-star hotels. You may choose a double or single room.

Night one will be spent in either Brixen.

Relax in Bruneck on night two.

Make Klausen your home on night three.

Doze off in Bozen on nights four and five.

Enjoy Trento on night six.

Have a well-earned rest in Riva del Garda on night seven.

Program

From the northeast of the Dolomites, the bike path will take you through Puster Valley to Bruneck and then on to the bishop’s town of Brixen. From there, you will 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 will cycle along the side of the River Etsch through orchards and fields to Lake Garda, the most popular lake in Italy.

Day 1: Arrival in Brixen/Bressanone

You will arrive individually at the hotel in Bressanone.

Day 2: Toblach/Dobbiaco to Bruneck/Brunico (approximately 19 miles / 30 kilometers)

In the morning, you will transfer from Bressanone to Dobbiaco for the delivery of your personal tour information and bike. The bike path will take 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 will reach the Michael-Pacher-city Brunico.

Day 3: Bruneck/Brunico to Klausen/Chiusa (approximately 31 miles / 50 kilometers)

On day three, you will cycle through the Unterpustertal and the ruins of Mühlbacher Klause into the Eisack Valley. Just shortly before reaching Bressanone, you can visit the monastery Neustift. The old town center of Bressanone is well worth visiting with its arcades, alleys, and cathedral. The cycling path will lead you along the River Eisack to Chiusa.

Day 4: Klausen/Chiusa to Bozen/Bolzano (approximately 16 miles / 25 kilometers)

The tour will continue along the Eisack Valley past the city of Ponte Gardena with a view of the Castel Trostburg. From there, the valley will get 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 to Bozen/Bolzano (approximately 28 miles / 45 kilometers)

You will 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 its gorgeously decorated promenades.

The city has a lot to offer. From Merano, you will 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 to Trento (approximately 40 miles / 65 kilometers)

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. In Salorno, you will 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 to Riva del Garda/Torbole (approximately 25 to 31 miles / 40 to 50 kilometers)

After passing the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto, you will leave the Etsch Valley and go over the San Giovanni Pass rising to 287 meters in altitude above sea level on the route to Lake Garda.

Day 8: Departure day

You may depart individually or extend your stay.

Bikes

You may rent a 21-gear ladies‘ and men’s bicycle, seven-gear unisex with a backpedal, or an e-bike unisex model. For all the bike routes, FUNActive Tours can provide high-quality rental bikes and additional equipment if requested. The bikes have been especially designed for the bike tours. They are comfortable, safe, and sturdy bikes and therefore, perfect to undertake tours of several days duration.

The rental bikes are 21-gears touring bikes. Seven-gears touring bikes (unisex model) are also available if requested. The bikes and appending equipment (repair kit, pump, spare inner tube, wheel- lock, and saddle bag) will be at your disposal in the arrival hotel. At the end of your bike tour, you simply leave the rental bike at the last hotel, they will take care of the return.

Location

This cycling holiday will take place in Brixen, Bruneck, Klausen, Bozen, Trento, and Riva del Garda in Italy.

Food

During this cycling holiday, you will be served with a breakfast buffet or full breakfast daily.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Explore Eisack Valley, its arcades, rivers, Archaeological Museum, and cafes
  • Visit the monastery Neustift and Bressanone
  • Wander through the town, fruit markets, and botanical gardens, and Kurhaus of Merano

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Personal tour information
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Well-planned routes
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places of interest, and important telephone numbers)
  • Telephone service hotline for during the entire tour

What's not included

  • Arrival to the starting point of the tour
  • Departure at the end of the tour
  • Drinks and all extras
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Not mentioned entries
  • Travel insurance
  • All not expressly mentioned under What is Included

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Brenner/Brennero motorway (A22) to Brixen/Bressanone

  • You may drive along the Felbertauernstraße to Lienz in Eastern Tyrol (Austria).
  • Then, further into Italy through the valley Pustertal/Valle Pusteria

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Innsbruck Airport (INN), Verona Villafranca Airport (VRN), Treviso Airport (TSF), or Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE).

Arrival by train

Take a train from Innsbruck to Brixen/Bressanone, arriving from the south over Verona and Bozen/ Bolzano to Brixen/Bressanone, or arriving from the east over Lienz to Brixen/Bressanone.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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