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Etsch-Cycle Path

From Lake Reschensee to Bolzano.

Cosiness and relaxation are very important on this family cycling holiday. On the bike saddle, you can enjoy a ride along one of the most beautiful cycle paths, the Adige Cycle Path in the direction of Bolzano. In wonderfully warm weather, young and old explore the fantastic landscape. The cycle tour itself is as diverse as the south Tyrolean nature: picturesque villages, historic castles and bathing pleasures await the whole family.

So much is clear: During all these dreamlike activities, indulgence is not in short supply. Because the Italian cuisine will make your mouth water. Regional delicacies and fine wines provide culinary highlights. The little cyclists will be looking forward to pizza, spaghetti and gelato.

Details about the cycle tour from Reschensee to Bolzano

Your family cycle tour starts in Resia. Passing two glittering lakes, you cycle along impressive mountain peaks to the smallest town in South Tyrol, to Schulderns. On the first stage there is already enough time for fun and games. It does not matter if you dare to jump int the pleasant water or on the Churburg with knights and damsels and you and yours. Adventure is guaranteed!

On day two and three you cycle with the whole family via Schlanders to Naturno. On your way you will pass beautiful apple orchards, fruit trees and picturesque villages. Fancy a short break? Treat yourself to real Italian gelato and let the sun shine upon your face in the cafes.

You continue to Merano, where the goal of Bolzano is already close. Arriving in the capital, you can let relaxation sink in. Be it a leisurely stroll through the old town, a visit to the museum or a trip to the apple orchards. Both big and little cyclists will love it!

Highlights of the family cycle tour

  • Aquaforum: A special highlight if the trip is the Aquaforum in Laces. If little feet need a break, the whole family can have fun in the water park. The 50-metre-long tube slide, children’s are and many water attractions are waiting to be discovered.
  • Merano: Impressive views of the mountains and magnificent vineyards line the cycle paths in Merano. Indulgence tip: Stroll through the cultural town and let yourself be pampered in the numerous restaurants. Mum and dad can end the evening with a romantic glass of South Tyrolean wine.

Useful information about the trip

Over seven days you comfortably cycle 195 kilometres towards Bolzano. Cycling is a great pleasure for young and old on the flat stretches. And should the little ones no longer feel like it, the routes can also be shortened by train.

Do you want to book this tour for 2021? Prices and dates for the next season can be found at Eurobike, your specialist for family bike tours.

leisurely
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • Approx. 125 - 155 km
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Itinerary

Arrive in Reschen and move into your accommodation. The travel documents and rental bikes (if booked) will already be in your hotel.

Enjoy the unparalleled panorama in Reschen and breath in the fresh mountain air. Then you are off: two marvellously glistening lakes await already on your first cycle stage. You cycle past romantic snow-covered mountain tops and through unspoilt nature. Take a quick plunge into the the refreshing Lake Reschensee, featuring the renowned steeple in the water, or into the slightly smaller Lake Haidersee. Info signs explain a great deal about animal dwellers. Then you continue cycling leisurely downhill on the best-maintained cycle path via Glurns, the smallest town of South Tyrol, onwards as far as Schluderns. Knight-enthusiasts get their money’s worth at Churburg-castle: here you have the chance to visit the world’s largest private armoury!

approx. 25 km

Past the Biotope ‚Prader Sand‘, one of the last meadow-areas in South Tyrol, you cycle onwards to Laas today. This is also the place, where the world-renowned white marble is mined. We recommend you seize your chance and sample the tasty, yellow-orange Vinschger-apricots or at least purchase a jar of the marvellously sweet jam to take home with you. Invigorated by those treats you continue through orchards as far as Schlanders, today’s Day Finish. In the main town of the Vinschgau-region you get to marvel at the highest church tower of the country and jump into the cool water from the 3-metre diving platform of the outdoor pool.   

approx. 30 km

Today apple blossom meadows, fruit plantations and picturesque villages line again your cycle path across the Vinschgau region. Gleefully you cycle to Latsch. You have time to visit the ‚AquaForum‘. This water park offers a lot of fun for families featuring sport pool, kids zone with water features and a 50 metre long tube-slide. Onwards past Kastelbell with its picturesque palace into today’s Day Finish Naturns. If you still fancy more splashing, Naturns offers a further opportunity to do that: a visit to the adventure pool with giant slide is a splendid idea especially on hot summer days. However there are other things to discover in Naturns as well such as fun playgrounds and even an adventure train station.

approx. 20 km

And again you are on your bike today! Along the flat terrain in the valley along the Etsch river dam cycling is a true pleasure for both adults and kids. The impressive panorama onto the Merano valley basin and the surrounding mountain world is a constant companion along today’s route. Take a leisurely break at the picturesque pond of the Rabland-habitat. Past the outdoor swimming pool of Algrund, you cheerfully reach Merano at last. It is sheer bliss to just stroll through the centre of the beautiful cultural town with Mediterranean flair. Then you have the option to cycle ad libitum onwards into the Passeiertal-valley, where the fruit and wine growing areas reach deep down into the valley. Cycle along the same route back to Merano.

approx. 15 - 35 km

Have you ever frequented the thermal springs of Merano? If not you have another chance today, before you embark on your final cycle tour. One more time you leisurely cycle downhill along the river Etsch. With fruity apple plantations appearing sheer endless along your route. Past Lana, where we recommend a visit, in order to check out palaces and castles ruins, and then proceed all the way to Bolzano. In the country’s lively capital you can visit the Natural History Museum and in the Archeology Museum you find out everything about the most famous South Tyrolean celebrity - Ötzi! An exciting finale to your amazing cycling holiday through South Tyrol.

approx. 35 km

Today you have to say goodbye to the Italian flair. Or you stay some more nights in the beutiful sunny Bolzano?

Tour character

You cycle mainly on well-maintained and -developed cycle paths or on roads with very little traffic leading mostly along the river Etsch. Routes can be cut short by train rides.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Reschen
  Season 1
25.04.2020 - 08.05.2020
26.09.2020 - 10.10.2020

Arrival Friday - Monday
Season 2
09.05.2020 - 19.06.2020
12.09.2020 - 25.09.2020

Arrival Friday - Monday
Season 3
20.06.2020 - 11.09.2020

Arrival daily
Etsch-Cycle Path, 7 days, IT-BZARB-07X
Base price
589.00
469.00
329.00
0.00
629.00
469.00
329.00
0.00
659.00
469.00
329.00
0.00
Surcharge single room 159.00 159.00 159.00

Category: 3***-hotels and guesthouses

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
25.04.2020 - 08.05.2020
26.09.2020 - 10.10.2020
Arrival Friday - Monday
Season 2
09.05.2020 - 19.06.2020
12.09.2020 - 25.09.2020
Arrival Friday - Monday
Season 3
20.06.2020 - 11.09.2020
Arrival daily
Etsch-Cycle Path, 7 days, IT-BZARB-07X
Base price
Base price 12 - 14 Years
Base price 6 - 11 Years
Base price 0 - 5 Years
Surcharge single room
589.00
469.00
329.00
0.00
159.00
629.00
469.00
329.00
0.00
159.00
659.00
469.00
329.00
0.00
159.00

Category: 3***-hotels and guesthouses

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
May 9, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Season 3
Jun 20, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020
Reschen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Bozen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
69.00
78.00
75.00
120.00
69.00
78.00
75.00
120.00
69.00
78.00
75.00
120.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Reschen
  Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020

Arrival Friday - Monday
Season 2
May 9, 2020 - Jun 19, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020

Arrival Friday - Monday
Season 3
Jun 20, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020

Arrival daily
Reschen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00 69.00
Extra night sgl/bb 78.00 78.00 78.00
Bozen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 75.00 75.00 75.00
Extra night sgl/bb 120.00 120.00 120.00
Filter
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Child bike
Child seat
Child tag-along
Child trailer
Follow-Me
85.00
85.00
189.00
69.00
19.00
69.00
69.00
99.00
Filter
Transfer
59.00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Services

Included

  • 6 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Vinschgau-Card with lots of services included
  • Welcome meeting
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Return transfer by mini-bus every Saturday, Monday morning, and Tuesday (occasionally) afternoons, possible on request, approx. EUR 59 per person, payable on site
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Airports - Innsbruck, Munich or Verona.
  • Arrival by train in Landeck and then by bus in approx. 1.5 hours to Reschen. Or arrival by train via Bolzano and Merano at Mals and then by bus in approx. 30 mins to Reschen.
  • Parking: hotel parking spaces costs about EUR 35,- per weel, payable on site, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey from Bolzano by Vinschgaubahn-railway in approx. 1.5 hours to Mals and from there in approx. 30 mins to Reschen.
Detailed information

  • No minimum age.
  • Requirements: basic fitness level and cycling skills. This route is well-suited for families.
  • You cycle mainly on well-maintained and -developed cycle paths or on roads with very little traffic leading mostly along the river Etsch. Routes can be cut short by train rides.
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