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Self-guided Cycling / Original tour

Web code IT030

Italy / River Adige Cycle Route Short Break

Resia Pass to Bolzano

Mountain sceneries, green landscapes and quietly flowing rivers; this beautiful tour offers you all this. From the Austrian border through the Italian-German South Tyrol you will cycle along quiet routes, past peaceful villages and picturesque little castles and cloisters.
  • Day by Day

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    1. Bolzano
    Individual arrival. Located along the Isarco river, bilingual Bolzano has always been at the crossroads between the Mediterranean and central Europe. Today it is an important commercial and tourist city, whose charming centre is dotted with colourful houses in typical Tyrolean style.

    2. Resia Pass – Silandro (50 km)
    We will drive you to Resia up to 1,500 metres of height, where your cycling tour starts. The majestic cycle lane will take you past the lake Resia with its amazing church tower and the cloister of Montemaria. Further, you will pass through the hamlets Clusio, Glorenza (Italy’s smallest walled town) and Lasa (famous for its marble), until you reach Silandro.

    3. Silandro – Merano (40 km)
    The tour continues along the river Adige, passing through orchards and nice landmarks like the imposing castle Dornsberg. Finally, you will arrive in beautiful Merano, the second biggest town of South Tyrol: take a walk in its lovely city centre and don’t miss its famous thermal baths.

    4. Merano – Bolzano (35 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
    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: 125 km
    • Total vertical up: 240 m
    • Terrain: 95% tarmac, 5% unpaved
    • Train connection among the overnight stays: every day
    • Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: every day


    Mainly along flat roads with only a few rolling parts. The region of South Tyrol is provided with an excellently built cycle lanes system. You can ride almost exclusively on well planned, traffic free cycle lanes, part of which run along the river Adige.

     

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

     

  • 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 rooms have en suite facilities. Most hotels have air conditioning while some smaller hotels and hotels located in mountain areas 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 sofabed.

     

     

  • 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


    Features:

    • 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” and 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.


    Accessories
    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    • 1 cycle computer  
    • 1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    • 1 front bar bag per room
    • 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 our helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.

     

    Important notes:
    We recommend that you bring your own reusable water bottle with you.

    In order to cycle smoothly following our App, we suggest that you bring with you a holder for your mobile phone to be fixed on the handlebar, as well as a power bank (even if the App can be used offline, too).

     

     

  • 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, roadbook, 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

     

    3. Digital travel documents:

    • Final hotel list (due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may change just before your arrival)
    • Hotel vouchers to show to the hotel reception upon arrival
    • Voucher for the transfer from Bolzano to Resia

     

  • By your side

    Staff support

    In the Final Tour Details you will find the contact phone numbers you can call during the tour in case of emergency.

  • 1 Client reviews
    • U., Deutschland

      Departure 2016

      Online from 07 November 2016

      Etwas spät, aber ich möchte nicht versäumen Ihnen eine Rückmeldung über unsere Radtour "Etschradweg bis Venedig" zu geben.
      Begeistert waren wir von dem 1.Teil unserer Tour. Wunderschöne Landschaft, immer bergab und sehr gut zu befahren. Wobei uns auch der 2. Teil gefallen hat.
      Die schönen kleinen Ortschaften durch Wein- und Obstplantagen, sehr schön. Leider oft auf der Straße ohne Fahrradwege. Alles war sehr gut ausgeschildert, wir hatten selten Mühe, den Weg zu finden. Über die " grünen Pfeile " waren wir immer sehr erfreut.
      Die Unterkünfte waren gut ausgesucht. Nur in Meran wären wir gerne mehr im Centrum gewesen.
      Von Verona nach Vicenza wären wir gerne durch die Berge über Arcugnano geradelt. Leider war die Strecke dann doch etws zu lang. Vielleicht hätten wir eine Übernachtung mehr einlegen sollen. Venedig war toll aber viel zu voll!!
      Im Rückblick würden wir diese Tour gerne noch einmal radeln, nur etwas später im Jahr. Vielleicht Ende September, da ist es weniger heiß.
      Ihnen vielen Dank für die gute Ausarbeitung. Wir haben und werden girolibero weiter empfehlen.

      Liebe Grüße aus dem kühlen Norden

Tour details

 

from 460 €

5 days / 4 nights, 3* hotels and a guesthouse in Silandro

Tour type

Self-guided tour

 

Departure dates

SU 1.05 - 25.09.2022
WE 29.06 - 31.08.2022
Special departure dates for at least 6 people.

 

Seasons

Season 1 | 1.05 - 21.05 and 18.09 - 25.09.2022
Season 2 | 12.06 - 2.07 and 28.08 - 17.09.2022
Season 3 | 22.05 - 11.06 and 3.07 - 27.08.2022

 

Price per person
Season 1 | 1.05 - 21.05 and 18.09 - 25.09.2022
3* hotels and a guesthouse in Silandro

460 € in double room
610 € in single room

3rd person in triple room:
380 €  >11 years
320 € 7-10 years
230 € 3-6 years
Free 0-2 years - baby cot to be paid on site

Included

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


Not included

  • Local taxes (approx. 8 €)
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”


Supplements per person

Season 2
12.06 - 2.07 and 28.08 - 17.09.2022
70 € >11 years
49 € 7-10 years
35 € 3-6 years

Season 3
22.05 - 11.06 and 3.07 - 27.08.2022
110 € >11 years
77 € 7-10 years
55 € 3-6 years

Girolibero rental bikes
including insurance against theft and damage
60 € Touring bike
150 € E-bike
60 € Child bike | 20” and 24" wheels
60 € Child bike | 20” wheels wtih FollowMe-Tandem
120 € Family and Adult Tandems
85 € Child trailer | max 35 kg | 1-4 yrs | 1 seat
15 € Helmet | head circumferences 54-61 cm
Free Child rear seat | max 22 kg

Extra nights
in double / single room with breakfast
75 / 125 € in Bolzano

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