Inntal Etschtal Venice – crossing the Alps by bike to the sea

10 Days

Your trip

Wow. On the bike across the Alps – and with pleasure too?

I wouldn’t have thought it either. but it works. Taste!

This beautiful bike tour is a provocation. Alps and bike. That means climbing, suffering, sweat, joy and freezing. Yes. But there is another way. This tour takes you from the Inn Valley, the capital of Tyrol, over the main ridge of the Alps through the lovely valleys of South Tyrol to sun-drenched Lake Garda.

Beautiful cities like Innsbruck, Merano and Trento are on the way. The courses of the Inn and Adige rivers lead to Lake Garda via Lake Resia and Lake Caldaro. Impressive mountain ranges form an imposing panorama. And from Reschen to Lake Garda, orchards and vineyards characterize the route: from blossom to harvest, it is always cycling season on the southern slopes of the Alps.

So, what else is there to wait for?

This tour wants to have experienced every cyclist heart once in a lifetime!

Experience the mountains and lakes of the high mountains, the sun of South Tyrol and the vastness of the valleys by bike: the hospitality will inspire you, the magnificent nature will enchant you!

Accommodation

You will stay in family and family-friendly 3*** hotels, inns and guesthouses

Catering

every day a rich breakfast is included

Route and requirements

Follow the well-developed bike path from the Inn Valley through Tyrol and South Tyrol to Lake Garda. Discover unique natural and cultural highlights along the way. In total, you will cover 350 kilometers on this tour with your Bicycle back.

Beautifully laid out bike paths lead along the Inn and Adige rivers. Numerous farm roads allow you to cycle largely car-free between the orchards and vineyards in peace and enjoyment. We will bring you by transfer from the Inn Valley to the Reschen Pass. You will then ride rapidly downhill for 1,200 meters in altitude. In between, there are smaller climbs every now and then.

The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.

Rental bicycles

Sturdy unisex touring bikes, 7 speeds with hub gears and coaster brake or 21 speeds with derailleur and freewheel (please choose when booking), comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights. On request also 21-speed men’s bike possible.

Rental bike PLUS: the sportier option! High-quality equipment, for example, with 27-speed Shimano Deore XT gears, Magura brakes HS 11 and Suntour suspension fork.

Electric bikes: unisex bikes with electric pedal assistance up to 25 km/h; 8-speed gears with freewheel; range approx. 120 – 180 km (depending on riding style).

Own bikes

It is possible to bring your own bikes, but at your own risk. For possible damages etc. on the own bike during the whole bike trip as well as during transport trips can not be liable.

For your own safety, we recommend that you always wear a bicycle helmet on all bicycle tours.

Arrival by train

Travel relaxed by train. Innsbruck is easily accessible by train. If you rent the bikes with us, you will also not have any stress with the bike transport. Just get on the train with you, on vacation, ready, go! Information and timetables can be found at Deutsche Bahn(www.bahn.de) or Österreichische Bundesbahn, www.oebb.at.

Return transfer

For the return journey to Innsbruck we recommend you to book our transfer.

The return journey by public transport ‘on your own’ is possible, but inconvenient and connected with several changes bus and train: You take a public bus from Riva or Torbole to Rovereto. From there you go by train to Innsbruck

If you book the return transfer through us, you can drive back relaxed in the morning on Saturday. You simply leave your rental bike at zielhitel. You can take your own bike in the transport. Please be sure to book the return transfer at the time of booking: Please book transfer person and transfer own bike without insurance.

Car/Parking

Parking is available on site from about 17,- / day. You can pay on the spot or you can book the parking option right away.

Note

Our tipIf you would like to gain a few more meters of altitude on your legs: We offer this trip also as a sportive tour.

Country information

Please note our information on entering Austria and Italy under our country information. Please also see our notes on package tours.

Unforgettable

  • The life experience by bike across the Alps
  • The magnificent panorama of the Ortles
  • The Golden Roof in Innsbruck
  • The fruit paradise of South Tyrol and olives over olive groves on Lake Garda

From day to day

Arrival to Innsbruck :
Day 1

Arrival to Innsbruck

Come to the capital of Tyrol on the Inn River. Visit the famous old town with its city tower and “Goldenes Dachl”. We await you with an informational interview hand out the rental bikes, if booked.

Parking is available at the hotel for a fee in a limited number.

Innsbruck – Brixen :
Day 2

Radtour Innsbruck – Brixen, ca. 50 km, 160 m ↑, 970 m ↓, ca. 4 h + Transfer

Nach dem Frühstück beginnen wir unsere Reise mit einer Fahrt per Bahn oder Kleinbus auf den Brennerpass.

Vom kleinen Grenzort Brenner am neu ausgebauten Radweg meist dem Fluss Eisack entlang zunächst ins kleine Dorf Gossensass und gleich darauf in die einst mächtige Fuggerstadt Sterzing. Weiter nach Thumberg und zum schönen Schloss Reifenstein bis über Stilfes und Mittewald Franzensfeste mit der berühmten Festung erreicht ist.

Der Radweg führt weiter zum schön und ruhig gelegenen Vahrner See, nach Vahrn und schlussendlich in die Bischofsstadt Brixen, dem heutigen Etappenziel.

Breakfast
Bressanone - Bolzano :
Day 3

Radtour Brixen – Bozen, ca. 44 km, 200 m ↑, 500 m ↓, ca. 4 h

Durch das Dürerstädtchen Klausen folgen Sie immer dem Eisack entlang nach Waidbruck. Ein weiter Blick öffnet sich auf die Trostburg. Hier wird das Tal enger und führt in den Bozner Talkessel.

Die Stadt, in der sich zwei Kulturen begegnen, erwartet Sie mit vielen Attraktionen wie dem Archäologisches Museum mit Ötzi, dem Mann aus dem Eis . Der Eintritt ist in der Brixencard enthalten.

Breakfast
Bolzano - Trento :
Day 4

Radtour Bozen – Trient, ca. 60 km, 150 m ↑, 210 m ↓, ca. 5 h

Der Fluss Eisack führt Sie aus Bozen heraus. Nach kurzer Zeit haben Sie die Etsch erreicht und der herrliche Radweg führt durch die Obstgärten bis Salurn, wo das deutschsprachige Südtirol endet. Nun begleiten die Weinreben des kräftigen Rotweins „Teroldego“ bis in die sehenswerte Altstadt von Trient.

Breakfast
Trient – Rivalta :
Day 5

Bike tour Trento – Ala / Rivalta , approx. 60 km, 140 m ↑, 210 m ↓, approx. 5 h

Immer enger wird das Etschtal und immer näher rücken die Felsen der Gebirgszüge, auf denen eindrucksvolle Burgen Jahrhunderte lang Wache über eine der wichtigsten Handelswege hielten. Rovereto sowie die Mozartstadt Ala sollten besichtigt werden. Am Radweg weiter bis Rivalta.

Breakfast
Rivalta – Verona :
Day 6

Radtour Rivalta – Verona, ca. 45 km, 300 m ↑, 350 m ↓, ca. 4 h

Bis nach Verona, mit nur wenigen Unterbrechungen, auf dem gut ausgebauten Radweg entlang der Etsch.

Breakfast
Verona - Vicenza :
Day 7

Bike tour Verona – Vicenza, approx. 65 km, 300 m ↑↓, approx. 4 h

First flat and then through the hills of the “Monti Berici”, the excursion area of Vicenza, with beautiful views over the city. If you want to shorten this longer stage a bit, you can also bridge the first part to San Bonifacio by train.

In the old town of Vicenza you can still feel the spirit of Palladio, the famous architect of the Middle Ages.

Breakfast
Vicenza – Abano :
Day 8

Bike tour Vicenza – Abano, approx. 40 km, 100 m ↑↓, approx. 3 h

Numerous Venetian villas are located at the exit of Vicenza, such as Villa Rotonda. Along the Bacchiglione the road leads to Abano Terme, one of Italy’s famous spas. Padua, the city of St. Anthony and the Scholars, is easily reached by bus from Abano Terme.

You will have plenty of time to enjoy the thermal baths.

Breakfast
Abano Terme – Mestre (Venedig) :
Day 9

Bike tour Abano Terme – Mestre (Venice), approx. 50 km, 100 m ↑↓, approx. 4 h

Mostly driven by the light wind, it’s easy cycling towards the sea. The landscape is characterized by meadows and fields. The stage destination is on the mainland off Venice with excellent bus connections to the lagoon city.

Breakfast
Extension or journey home :
Day 10

Extension or journey home

Congratulations! You have earned a vacation. Can we book you one or two extra nights by the sea?

When planning your trip, please note that the return transfer by bus from Mestre to Innsbruck is only possible on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Breakfast

Services

Included in the tour price

  • Overnight stays as booked
  • rich cyclist breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1 bus transfer Landeck - Nauders incl. Wheel
  • 1 Lake Garda pistachio ice cream
  • Best worked out route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room, Personal tour information (DE, EN)
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • Service hotline
  • if booked: Rental bike incl. Rental bike insurance
  • if booked: return transfer to Innsbruck

not included

  • Tourist tax, if due
  • Arrival, departure
  • All extras that are not listed under included

Dates and prices

Arrival days: every Saturday in …
Season 1 29.04. – 12.05. and 30.09. – 07.10.
Season 2 13.05. – 26.05. and 09.09. – 29.09.
Season 3 27.05. – 08.09.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Double room w. breakfast 1.300 € 1.360 € 1.400 €
Single room w. breakfast 1.720 € 1.780 € 1.820 €
Extra nights
Extra night in Innsbruck double room with breakfast 80 € 80 € 80 €
Extra night in Innsbruck SR with breakfast 115 € 115 € 115 €
Extra night in Torbole/Riva double room with breakfast 80 € 80 € 80 €
Extra night in Torbole/Riva single room with breakfast 130 € 130 € 130 €
Additional services
Parking at the starting hotel per car and day 17 €
Rücktransfer per Bus inkl. Kundeneigenes Fahrrad 165 €
Hinweis: Rücktransfer per Bus von Mestre nach Innsbruck jeden Montag, Mittwoch oder Freitag. When booking, please specify “return transport person” and, if necessary, additionally “return transport bicycle without insurance”.
Rental bicycles
Touring bike 110 € 110 € 110 €
Touring bike Premium 175 € 175 € 175 €
E-bike 260 € 260 € 260 €

Map

Please note: Depending on the accommodations we book for you, the overnight stops may differ from those indicated in the route plan. Please refer to your individual hotel list for accommodation locations! Also, in many places you have freedom to shorten the path or make it different. The proposal presented here is therefore more for inspiration and orientation than for compulsive imitation. If you like - download the komoot app on your phone, search for this trip and let the app be your navigator and inspirer.

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