From the north east of the Dolomites (Unesco Heritage) the bike path takes you through the Pustertal Valley to Brunico and then on to the bishop’s town of Bressanone. From here you cycle to the capital town of South Tyrol, Bolzano, to visit the oldest Tyrolean, the Ice Man. After a short visit to the spa town of Merano with its Mediterranean flair you cycle along the side of the River Etsch through orchards and fields to Lake Garda, the most popular lake in Italy.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Brixen/Bressanone
Day 2: Brunico 30Km
In the morning transfer to Dobbiaco, briefing and bike delivery. The bike path crosses the Braies Valley, then you will cycle along the river Rienza, passing the artificial lake Valdaora before reaching the city of Bruneck.
Day 3: Brunico – Chiusa/Klausen 53 Km
Today we will continue along the Val Pusteria, passing the ruins of the Chiusa di Rio di Pusteria before reaching the Valle d`Isarco. On the way to Chiusa you can visit the Abbey of Novacella. Once in Bressanone you should not miss a visit to the old town centre and the cathedral and then continue on to the final stage.
Day 4: Chiusa/Klausen – Bolzano/Bozen 30 km
From Chiusa you will cycle along the river Isarco to Ponte Gardena (Castel Trostburg). The valley becomes narrower and leads to the basin of Bolzano, the city where Italian culture meets German culture.
Day 5: Merano/Meran – Bolzano/Bozen 40 km
Transfer in the morning by train from Bolzano to Merano. After a visit to the Mediterranean city or a tour of the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, you will cycle back along the wine road to Bolzano.
Day 6: Bolzano – Trento 69 km
There are two possibilities to go from Bolzano to Salorno: along the old railway to Oltradige-Bassa Atesina, via Lake Caldaro, or through the Adige Valley on the Adige river dam. You will leave South Tyrol at Chiusa di Salorno and cycle through the Trentino wine region to the bishop’s town of Trento.
Day 7: Trento – Riva del Garda/Torbole 46 km
After passing the old border town of Rovereto, you will leave the Adige Valley via Passo S. Giovanni (387 m) to reach the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda.
Day 8: Individual departure or extension of your stay;