(21 reviews)

Self-guided Cycling / Original tour

Web code IT002

Italy / River Adige Cycle Route

Resia Pass to Garda Lake

This beautiful tour offers you mountain scenery, green landscapes and gently flowing rivers. From the Austrian border through the Italian South Tyrol you will cycle along quiet routes, past peaceful villages and picturesque little castles and cloisters, until the scenic Garda lake, beloved by artists and poets.
  • Day by Day


    1. Bolzano

    Individual arrival. Bolzano is a famous commercial and tourist centre and also a historical and cultural connection between the Italian and the German world. 


    2. Resiapass – Silandro (50 km)

    We will drive you to Resia up to 1500 metres of height, where your cycling tour starts. The majestic cycle lane will take you past the lake Resia and the cloister of Montemaria near Silandro.


    3. Silandro – Merano (40 km)

    The tour continues along the river Adige, passing through orchards and nice landmarks like the imposing Castle Dornsberg. You arrive in the beautiful city of Merano.


    4. Merano – Bolzano/surroundings (35/40 Km)

    Cycling on cycle paths and secondary roads you will reach the confluence of the rivers Isarco and Adige. Along the way you will admire the biggest apple plantation in Europe and in Lana you can even visit the apple museum.


    5. Bolzano/surroundings – Trento (70/65 Km)

    Cycling along the lane you follow the river Adige beside apple orchards, vineyards and  through the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. Along the river banks you ride towards Trento. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way


    6. Trento – Garda Lake (50 km)

    The river Adige will take you to Rovereto, famous for its museum of modern and contemporary art. After a short ascent to Passo di San Giovanni, you will enjoy a superb view over the Garda Lake, before starting your (well deserved) descent to the lake shore.


    7. Garda Lake

    After breakfast, end of services.


    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.



  • Route profile
    • Total length: 245 km
    • Total vertical up: 410/630 m
    • Terrain: 95% tarmac, 5% unpaved
    • Train connection among the overnight stays: every day, except day 6
    • Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: every day.


    The route is mainly flat with only a few short climbs, on paved cycle paths or secondary roads.


    Leisure cycling in mostly flat areas, with only a few short ups and downs. Little effort required, suitable for everyone.

    This tour is also suitable for children. The longest stage, from Bolzano to Trento, can be shortened by taking the train.



  • How to get there

    Bolzano is connected with the following airports:

    Innsbruck: 120 km, Verona: 150 km, Bergamo: 240 km, Venice: 280 km, Treviso: 280 km, Milan: 300 km


    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com


  • Accommodation and meals

    We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites.


    You will be accommodated in 3* hotels (with a cozy and typical guest-house in Silandro).


    All hotels have en suite facilities. Some hotels located in mountainous places of northern Italy can be without air conditioning.


    When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:

    • double room is a room with one double bed
    • twin room is a room with two single beds
    • triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a sofa bed.



  • Bikes and accessories

    Girolibero bikes are available in different sizes and frames:

    • Touring bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
    • Touring bike 7-gear Shimano Nexus with back-pedal brake
    • E-bike 9-gear Shimano
    • Tandem www.pedalpower.de


    • aluminium frame
    • mudguard
    • rear rack
    • comfort gel saddle www.selleroyal.com
    • anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres
    • ergonomic bicycle grips
    • Speed Lifter system

    You can also rent:

    • Child bikes | 20” wheels | 24” wheels
    • Child seat | max 22 kg | 1-5 yrs
    • Child trailer | max 35 kg | 1-4 yrs | 1 seat | www.croozer.com
    • Follow-me tandem for 20” child bike | max 30 kg | 6-8 yrs | www.followmetandem.co.uk
    • Family tandem | 1 adult + 1 child 6-8 yrs


    These accessories can only be mounted on unisex 27-gear Shimano Deore Touring bikes.



    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    • 1 cycle computer  
    • 1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    • 1 front bar bag
    • 1 water bottle (0.75 l)
    • 1 repair kit per room: 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers
    • 1 combination bike lock

    At the moment of booking you can also rent helmets, suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61 cm. All helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.



  • Accompanying material

    Before your arrival, you will receive an email from us with the digital information material. It contains:

    1. Link to download the App including maps, points of interest and GPS tracks (you can use the App offline, too)

    2. Link to download the tour information material in Pdf:

    • Tour notes
    • Final tour details
    • Travel guide with valuable information about the history, artistic heritage, landscapes and places of interest of the areas you pass through during your tour. Plus: local events, fun facts, suggestions on how to make the best of an extended break along the route, and tips on local wining and dining.

    3. Digital travel documents:

    • Final hotel list: due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival
    • Hotel vouchers to show to the hotel reception upon arrival
    • Luggage labels
    • Voucher for the transfer from Bolzano to Resia




  • By your side

    Welcome briefing

    On day 2 (first cycling day) a transfer from Bolzano to Resia lake will take place between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.
    During the transfer you can ask further information on the tour and once at the Resia lake you will be delivered the rental bikes.


    Staff support

    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us as follows:

    • office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30

    • emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00. The number will be specified in the Final Tour Details.

  • 21 Client reviews
    • Francesca

      Departure 29 August - 04 September 2020

      Online from 09 September 2020

      Bellissimo e facile tour. Organizzazione perfetta. Assolutamente consigliabile.
    • Fiorella

      Departure 23-29 August 2020

      Online from 04 September 2020

      Bel giro! Come sempre organizzazione senza una pecca.

      Bellissima la prima tappa dal Lago Resia. La terza tappa, di per sè corta, consiglio di ampliarla con un giro in Val Passiria fino a San Leonardo, partendo e ritornando a Merano per poi ripartire per Bolzano: non è troppo impegnativa e merita!

      In geneale è un giro che non richiede allenamento particolare.
    • Marzia

      Departure 16-22 August 2020

      Online from 31 August 2020

      La ciclabile è facile e molto ben tracciata, il tratto da Trento a Bolzano è particolarmente "pesante" in quanto la pista è monotona e in pieno sole. Bello e vario il paesaggio nella parte iniziale del percorso, meno il seguito.
    • Christopher Mark

      Departure 19-25 August 2020

      Online from 31 August 2020

      We very much enjoyed our cycle tour with Girolibero. With cooler hotels it would have been perfect!

      We will definitely be looking to do another ride with Girolibero next year.
    • Moreno

      Departure 16-22 August 2020

      Online from 27 August 2020

      Percorso facile perchè in discesa e piacevole nella prima parte, in Val Venosta.
    • Luca

      Departure 12-18 August 2020

      Online from 24 August 2020

      Il giro come al solito è stato ben organizzato molto bello soprattutto il tratto sino a Bolzano.
    • Cristina

      Departure 01-07 August 2020

      Online from 12 August 2020

      Bella vacanza per la famiglia
    • Michele

      Departure 22-28 July 2020

      Online from 02 August 2020

      Il tour è bello ma far terminare il viaggio ad Arco è un autogol degno della Gialappa's!
    • Luciano

      Departure 22-28 July 2020

      Online from 02 August 2020

      Esperienza bellissima.
    • Anita

      Departure 22-28 July 2020

      Online from 02 August 2020

      Il percorso è bello
    • Diego

      Departure 11-17 July 2020

      Online from 28 July 2020

      Paesaggi splendidi, percorsi indimenticabili e adeguati per la famiglia
    • Giovanni

      Departure 03-09 August 2019

      Online from 14 August 2019

      Ci è venuta voglia di fare altri viaggi in questo modo!
    • Andrea

      Departure 03-09 August 2019

      Online from 14 August 2019

      Percorso facile e non impegnativo ma molto bello, albergo finale migliorabile
    • Jamie

      Departure 10-16 July 2019

      Online from 11 August 2019

      This was our first family bike holiday and an introduction for our kids.
      It was brilliant. The organisation was first rate and everything worked extremely well.
      Loved the landscape and scenery and we will definitely do another trip.
    • Bruna

      Departure 30 June - 06 July 2019

      Online from 18 July 2019

      Molto comodo per il trasporto bagagli senza rinunciare all'indipendenza e libertà di movimento durante la giornata. Avrei selezionato meglio alcuni hotel
    • Siro Igino

      Departure 16-23 July 2017

      Online from 28 July 2017

      Un ottimo viaggio per le bellezze naturali, paesaggistiche e culturali. Molto indicato per chi, come noi, non è ciclista da grandi salite.
    • Letizia

      Departure 10-17 June 2017

      Online from 22 June 2017

      W Alto Adige!
    • Enrico

      Departure 27 May - 03 June 2017

      Online from 08 June 2017

      Consigliato per chi non so vuole stancare molto. Attenzione alle previsioni del vento tra Bolzano e Trento. Valutate di accorciare la tappa, ma non perdetevi Appiano.
    • Pietro

      Departure 20-27 May 2017

      Online from 05 June 2017

      Un percorso splendido e adatto a tutti i ciclisti di tutte le età.
      Le seguenti impressioni sono state pubblicate prima del nuovo sistema di rating

      Ingrid, UK

      Departure 2016

      Online from 05 September 2016

      This is an entry for the photo competition. I took it on the Resia Pass to Mantua tour on 3rd July.
      We had a wonderful trip. The scenery was amazing and the hotels comfortable and convenient.
      Thanks for a great holiday.
    • Marie-Claude, Canada

      Departure 2016

      Online from 02 August 2016

      Hello Maddalena,

      We came back yesterday from Italy and I wanted to let you know that we have really appreciated our experience. We loved the landscapes and the fact that the route was mostly on cycling path. It was perfect for our big group with a lot of children. The bikes were great and the indications were very clear. It was an almost stress-free experience (except for little parts were we got lost). I wanted to thank you for helping us in organizing that trip, you were always helpful and prompt to answer my emails and it was very appreciated.

      Thank you and hoping to do another Girolibero bike trip in the future!
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Tour details


from 600 €

7 Days / 6 Nights, 3* hotels and a guest-house in Silandro

Tour type




WE, SA 21.04 - 2.10.2021
SU 27.06 - 22.08.2021
Special departure dates for at least 5 people.



Season 1: 2.05 - 21.05 and 22.09 - 2.10.2021
Season 2: 22.05 - 25.06 and 5.09 - 21.09.2021
Season 3: 21.04 - 1.05 and 26.06 - 4.09.2021


Price per person

600 € in double room, 3* hotels and a guest-house in Silandro



  • 6 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • App including maps, points of interest and GPS tracks
  • Digital tour information
  • Luggage transportation
  • Transfer from Bolzano to Resia Pass
  • Hotline service


Not included

  • Local taxes (approx. 10-15 €)
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”


Supplements per person

200 € single room
70 € season 2
120 € season 3

Extra nights in in double/single room with breakfast:
75/100 € in Bolzano
Garda Lake on request

Girolibero rental bikes including insurance against theft and damage:
85 € Touring bike
195 € E-bike
85 € Child bike
170 € Family and Adult Tandems

Additional bike accessories on demand:
85 € child trailer
15 € helmet (head circumference from 54 to 61 cm)
Free of charge: child seat and FollowMe-Tandem



110 € 3rd adult in room


Children reductions

The reduction for the 3rd/4th child in room will be calculated on the basic price and seasons supplements according to the following table:

100% 0-2 years (baby cot to be paid on site)

50% 3-6 years

30% 7-10 years

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