Bressanone (Brixen), is quickly reached! Look forward to a worth seeing old town with leafy alleys and impressive cathedral.
In the morning transfer high up into Alta Pusteria, into the heart of the Dolomites to Dobbiaco, where the tour briefing will take place and you will receive your rental bikes (if booked). Look forward to the well-maintained Pustertal cycle path. You will cycle past the famous Braies valley, along the Olang reservoir and follow the river Rienz to Brunico. Stroll through the picturesque alleys with their colorful facades and neat stores, treat yourself to a delicious Italian ice cream and marvel at the time-honored castle on the Schlossberg, which today houses a Messner Mountain Museum. Finally, drive through the lower Pustertal valley over into the Eisacktal valley. Shortly before Bressanone, it is worth visiting the Augustinian canons' monastery of Neustift, with its historic monastery garden and rustic monastery cellar for a stop. The monastery store offers South Tyrolean bacon, homemade jams, Kaminwurzen and local cheeses. You will spend the evening back in beautiful Bressanone.
Today you follow the Eisacktal cycle path from Bressanone to Bolzano. The vineyards of the famous white wine region line the path and tempt you to make many a stop. But the picturesque town of Chiusa with its alleys and narrow houses awaits you and, of course, South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano. Stroll through the arcades of Bolzano, you will not be able to stop looking and marveling: noble boutiques and pretty stores, cafes, delicatessens and nice bars are lined up next to each other. Linger at the famous fruit market, visit "Ötzi" in the archeology museum or enjoy a cappuccino in one of the cafés at Waltherplatz.
Today you start on an eventful round tour to South Tyrol's most famous wine-growing area. You cycle past Sigmundskron Castle on an old railroad line up to Eppan, the largest wine-growing community in South Tyrol. Numerous vineyards, many castles, manors, churches and farms characterize today's picture. If you wish, you can take a short detour to the idyllic Montiggler See lake near St. Michael for a refreshing swim before the small wine town of Kaltern with the South Tyrolean Wine Museum beckons you to visit. Cycle along the idyllic Lake Kaltern to the Adige Cycle Path, which will take you back to Bolzano.
Along the "Wine Road" you cycle today through the largest fruit-growing area in South Tyrol. One plantation follows the next and wonderfully fragrant apples grow everywhere. The oldest winery in South Tyrol in Andrian is on your way, as are the pretty towns of Terlan and Nals. In Lana, marvel at the multitude of churches, chapels and monasteries scattered throughout the municipal area. Look forward to Merano, because here you will be spoiled by a gentle Mediterranean climate, which even Empress Sissi appreciated. Blooming parks and promenades with exotic plants, picturesque leafy alleys and numerous Art Nouveau buildings give the city its special charm. How nice that you spend 2 nights here. So you have plenty of time also for the worth seeing gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle just above Merano. Alternatively, you can cycle along the completely flat Etschradweg along the river directly to Merano.
Today the Vinschgau Railway takes you ever so slightly uphill from Merano to Mals in the Vinschgau Valley. Since you have already climbed today's altitude, get on your bike in good spirits. On the wonderful Etsch cycle path through orchards you roll ever so slightly downhill through the Etsch valley back to Merano. Take a break in Glurns, the smallest town in South Tyrol, which is full of surprises and historical treasures, as well as in Schlanders in the midst of sun-drenched orchards.
Today a transfer will take you from Merano to the Jaufen Pass (2092 m) or on to Sterzing. Are you tempted by a fast descent? Then get on your bike already at the Jaufenpass and whiz down to Sterzing. You can also enjoy the magnificent panorama as far as Sterzing in the comfort of the transfer bus. From Sterzing you cycle along wonderful cycle paths, which today also have one or two climbs in store, from the upper Eisack Valley to the former customs station in Franzensfeste and on to Brixen, where you will end your last evening in peace.
Today your bike tour in the South Tyrolean mountains ends. You can, of course, book additional nights.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Accommodation incl. breakfast in selected hotels of the higher 4**** category
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
- Transfer Brixen - Alta Pusteria
- Transfer Meran - Mals
- Transfer Meran - Jaufenpass / Vipiteno
- Personal information talk and bike handover
Below you will find specific information about the bike tour South Tyrol round trip with charm hotels. If you have any further questions about this trip, just give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.
Arrival by car
Take the Brenner freeway (A22) to Bressanone or the Felbertauern road to Lienz in East Tyrol, cross the Austrian-Italian border and continue on the SS49 through the Puster Valley to Bressanone.
Arrival by train
Bressanone can be reached by train via Munich, Kufstein, Innsbruck and Brennero. The best way to reach the partner hotels in Bressanone is to take a short cab ride from the train station. Current timetable information and price information can be found very conveniently at:
Arrival by flight
From Düsseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg you can fly relaxed with the airline Sky Alps non-stop to Bolzano, from there it is about 45km to Bressanone. Alternative destination airports are Innsbruck (about 83km), Verona Villafranca (about 191cm), Treviso (about 228km) and Venice Marco Polo (about 313km)....
Parking possibilities at the place of arrival
Parking possibilities in Bressanone at the starting hotel: hotel garage: approx. 60,00 Euro per week, € 10,50 per day, parking Hotel Residence Gasser: approx. 40,00 Euro per week, no pre-booking possible; payment on spot directly at the hotel.
Condition of the cycle paths
A cycling tour for everyone. In recent years the network of cycle paths in South Tyrol's valleys has been very well developed. Although South Tyrol is mainly known for its unique mountain scenery, you will find many easy, flat valley bike paths without any major climbs. Only on the rides down the Pustertal and the Eisacktal from Sterzing to Brixen are there some counterclimbs to contend with. Also from Bolzano to Appiano it goes uphill, but on an old railroad line with moderate gradient. This bike tour is also suitable for families with children over 14 years old. If you want to cycle down the Jaufen Pass, a little caution is advised! It is a classic pass descent with many hairpin bends, sometimes steep gradients and 15 km in length. In addition, depending on the season and weather, there is not inconsiderable car traffic. But for experienced downhill riders it is a lot of fun!
Available rental bikes
For this trip, 21-speed men's and women's bikes as well as unisex electric bikes (on request, limited number) are available. Please reserve bikes as early as possible to guarantee availability. Simply indicate your bike preference when booking.
Tour information and bike handover
On the first cycling day, after the transfer to Alta Pusteria, an information meeting will take place. Here also possibly booked rental bikes will be handed out.
Extra costs that are not included in the tour price
A possibly accruing tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore to be paid at the hotel on site.
7 days hotline service
If the bicycle chain is broken, floods make it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises are waiting for you: We are available for you 7 days a week and organize help as quickly as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.