EUREGIO cycling trip
from INNSBRUCK to BOLZANO – sporty
From the basin of the alpine metropolis of Innsbruck you cycle upriver, into one of the most fascinating regions in the heart of the Alps. The InnRadweg (Inn cycle path) gently meanders, embedded in the amazing Tyrolean Mountain landscape, to the “Obere Gericht” in the district of Landeck.
A sporty, serpentine like ascent of approx. 700 metres awaits you between Pfunds and Nauders by Reschensee lake water reservoir. From there you take the Adige Cycle Path, along the playful river, through the lush fruit growing landscapes of the sun-drenched Vinschgau valley, via the spa town of Merano and on to the pulsating trading town of Bolzano.
- Culture and nature of the alpine-urban Innsbruck
- Sunken church tower of Altgraun (14th century), Reschenstausee water reservoir
- Landscape and cultural diversity, Vinschgau
- Historical centres and alcoves of Merano and Bolzano
- Mostly paved/asphalted bike paths, farm roads, quiet side roads and local thoroughfares
- From Reschenstausee water reservoir to Merano are some longer descents
Also for teenagers from the age of approx. 14 years (high amount of cycling enthusiasm required)
Every Tuesday and Saturday from May 1st to September 15th 2023
6 days | 5 nights (incl. days of arrival and departure)
Stretch trip - approx. 305 cycling kilometres
Individual cycling trip
From 2 persons (single travellers on application)
Welcome to 3-time Olympic City of Innsbruck. The city in the heart of the Alps is best known as a winter sport destination with special flair but you’ll be surprised about the colourful ambience awaiting you in the warmer seasons. So please make sure to take your time to enjoy the cultural variety of Innsbruck.
InnCycle Path measures some 500 kilometres from St. Moritz in Switzerland to Passau in Germany. Some of those kilometres you’ll ride through the Inn Valley, surrounded by imposing mountain chains. The more or less flat bicycle path leads the way to the famous Cistercian monastery of Stams and then on to the Rafting and Canyoning centre of Haiming. A romantic and slightly hilly ride through a beautiful pine forest will bring you to Imst. Just before Imst, by Roppen you reach a Kneipp water-treading basin Römerbad, where you can cool off your legs on hot days. The farther you ride along the hefty mountain chains the narrower the Inn Valley gets on your way towards district capital city of Landeck.
Next to river Inn the cycle way leads from Landeck to the so called Oberes Gericht and on to Pfunds. Past Pfunds the cycle way is on Swiss state territory for approx. 10km. From Martina/Unterengadin you’ll conquer 400m of height distance along the winding but not too steep road of Norbertshöhe. A short coast down to Nauders is followed by a short and easy uphill passage where you cross the border to Italy at Reschen Pass and with it the main Alpine ridge. You cycle downwards towards Malles past Reschenstausee reservoir with the sunken church tower of Altgraun, one of the most famous photo motifs of Italy. Enjoy the first evening on South Tyrolean soil and enjoy strolling through the old alleyways of the town.
Today you cross the entire Val Venosta. The route leads from an altitude of more than 1,000m down to the town of Merano that is located at an altitude of 350m. Most of the route follows the course of River Adige. From your starting place this pleasant cycling stretch leads down to the smallest town of the Alps, the town of Glorenza. Past the marble town of Laas you get to Naturns and eventually – past the impressive Kastellbell castle – to the spa town of Merano. Enjoy an evening walk through town along the “Passer” promenade surrounded by subtropical flora.
There is plenty to see along this route: Niederlana’s famous Schnatterpeckaltar, the largest Gothic wing altar in the Alpine area, the highest church tower of the South Tyrol in Terlan and a great number of fortresses and ruins on both valley slopes. Also the ripe and processed fruit of the south Tyrolean vineyards are a true pleasure. Enjoy a glass of wine at Lake Caldaro or even at the end of your tour at Walther Square in the Centre of Bolzano.
Included Services | Price per Person | Extras
- Accommodation in carefully selected 3-star hotels *
- 5 Overnight stays including large breakfast buffet
- Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
- Extensive travel papers | GPS-data available on demand
- Local tax in all places of accommodation
- Phone service daily from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
* Restaurant recommendations for dinner in all stage towns can be found in the travel information after booking
Price per person
|Accommodation in a double room||EUR||729,00|
|Accommodation in a double room (from May 15th)||EUR||804,00|
|Accommodation in a double room (from July 15th)||EUR||834,00|
|Single room surcharge||EUR||148,00|
|Rental of 21-gear touring bicycle||EUR||90,00|
|Rental of Pedelec/E-Bike||EUR||190,00|
|Extra night in Innsbruck in DR/B&B||EUR||76,00|
|Extra night in Innsbruck in SR/B&B||EUR||102,00|
|Extra night in Bolzano in DR/B&B||EUR||91,00|
|Extra night in Bolzano in SR/B&B||EUR||116,00|
|Transfer Bolzano-Innsbruck (Tues, Thurs, Sun)||EUR||90,00|
|Vehicle transfer Innsbruck-Bolzano||on request|