(10 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

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    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

     

    Trains
    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

    Rental bikes are available in different sizes and frames:

    • Trekking bike 21-gear Shimano
    • E-bike


    Features:

    • aluminium frame
    • mudguard
    • rear rack
    • anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres


    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

     

    Accessories

    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    • 1 one-sided saddlebag
    • 1 bike lock


    We recommend that you bring with you a cycling helmet, a water bottle and a repair kit.

     

     

  • 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
    • Girolibero Greens booklets:

    a) 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.
    b) Detailed Maps of the itinerary: in colour and scaled 1:75.000/50.000, an altitude profile chart and maps of any historic city centres you will visit.
    c) Roadbook describing the cycling route, stage by stage. Great on its own or in conjunction with the maps.

    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
    • Voucher for the transfer from Bolzano to Resia
    • Luggage labels: please print them, fill them out and attach them on each piece of luggage to be transported


    Please check all documents thoroughly and let us know if anything is missing.

     

     

     

  • 10 Client reviews
    • 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.
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      Ingrid, UK

      Departure 2016

      Online from 05 September 2016

      Hi
      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!

Tour details

 

from 600 €

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

Tour type

Self-guided

 

Departures

WE, SA 25.07 - 3.10.2020 

SU 26.07 - 23.08.2020

Special departure dates for at least 5 people.

 

Seasons

Season 1: 23.09 - 3.10.2020

Season 2: 6.09 - 22.09.2020

Season 3:  25.07 - 5.09.2020

 

Price per person

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

 

Included

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

 

Rental bikes:
85 € Trekking bike
195 € E-bike
85 € Child bike

Additional bike accessories on demand:
85 € child trailer
20 € child seat

 

 

Reductions

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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