EUREGIO cycling trip
from INNSBRUCK to RIVA del GARDA – classic
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 city of fountains, Imst and then further on to Landeck.
By relaxing Shuttle-transfer you overcome the climb up to Nauders on the Reschenpass. From Reschensee in South Tyrol 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 the idyllic shimmering Lake Caldaro to the lovely Castelfeder holiday region. The wine gardens nestle upon the hills around Lake Caldaro and the South Tyrolean lower land, seamlessly flow into the famous Trentino.
It seems just a stone’s throw from Trento to the deep blue lake Garda and the cragged cliffs and delicate pink blossoms of oleander bushes by Riva del Garda.
- Culture and nature of the alpine-urban Innsbruck
- Sunken church tower of Altgraun (14th century), Reschenstausee water reservoir
- Landscape and cultural diversity, Vinschgau
- Gardens of castle Trauttmansdorf, Merano
- Lake Caldaro, South Tyrolean Wine Route
- Historical centre, Castle Castello di Buonconsiglio, Trento
- Riva del Garda and Lake Garda
- Mostly paved/asphalted bike paths, farm roads, quiet side roads and local thoroughfares
- Transfer across the toughest ascent to Reschen pass (Landeck - Nauders)
- From Reschenstausee water reservoir to Merano are some longer descents
Also for teenagers from the age of approx. 12 years (high amount of cycling enthusiasm required)
Every Tuesday and Saturday from May 1st to September 15th 2023
8 days | 7 nights (incl. days of arrival and departure)
Stretch trip - approx. 330 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.
After a hearty breakfast you cycle from Imst to Landeck. From there we take the shuttle up to Nauders. Soon afterwards 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. And - after the optional visit of Bolzano you’ll have the wonderful opportunity to refresh your legs at Lake Caldaro.
Today you cycle along River Adige that is lined by orchards until you get to Salorno. The German-speaking part of the South Tyrol ends here. The stage finishes in the town of Trento which features an old town worth seeing with historic buildings like the cathedral and Buonconsiglio castle.
The last stage leads past Rovereto and Mori to Lake Garda. After a brief ascent up Passo S. Giovanni (150m) you can enjoy a fantastic view while riding downhill to the lake and Riva/Torbole.
Included Services | Price per Person | Extras
- 7 Overnight stays including large breakfast buffet in hotels of the 3-star category *
- Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
- Transfer from Landeck to Nauders
- 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||999,00|
|Accommodation in a double room (from May 15th)||EUR||1.109,00|
|Accommodation in a double room (from July 15th)||EUR||1.139,00|
|Single room surcharge||EUR||239,00|
|Rental of 21-gear touring bicycle||EUR||90,00|
|Rental of Pedelec/E-Bike||EUR||195,00|
|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 Riva d.G. in DR/B&B||EUR||94,00|
|Extra night in Riva d.G. in SR/B&B||EUR||135,00|
|Return transfer Riva d.G.-Innsbruck (Tues, Thurs, Sun)||EUR||115,00|
|Transfer Riva d.G.-Rovereto train station (min. 2 persons)||EUR||33,00|
|Vehicle transfer Innsbruck-Riva d.G.||on request|