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South Tyrol

From Merano to lake Garda.

A cycle tour with the whole family…is there anything better? With Euroaktiv young and old enjoy a family holiday of a special kind in Italy. Through vineyards and orchards you cycle past culturally rich castles and palaces. You travel through Bolzano, Trento and Rovereto comfortably towards the blue beauty of Lake Garda.

Fun and games are very important during family holidays. When the little ones need a rest from cycling, there are plenty of ways to take a pause. In almost every South Tyrolean village there is a swimming pool to splash around in. A cool down is not only fun for little water babies, but also for mum and dad.

So much is clear: cycling makes you hungry! Pizza, spaghetti and lasagne make children’s mouths water. Take a stop in a picturesque town and enjoy ‘La Dolce Vita’. The delicious dishes of Italian cuisine conjure are perfect for parents and bambini.

Details of the cycle tour for families in South Tyrol

The family cycle tour starts in Merano. Through the Mediterranean flair you cycle in beautiful scenery towards the historic town of Bolzano. A detour into the mystical labyrinth garden in Tschems provides an adventure for little cyclists.

The lively route continues via Auer to Trento. Young and old can explore the wine landscapes of South Tyrol on two wheels. With each push of the pedals you get closer to the Italian way of life and the melody of the Italian language.

On the trail of the dinosaurs you go by bike to Rovereto. Foodie tip: Take a break and enjoy some real Italian gelato. After a little refreshment, the kids will find it much easier to continue their journey. With the arrival in Lake Garda, not only mum and dad will be brimming with happiness, but the little ones too.

Highlights of the family cycle tour from Merano to Lake Garda at a glance

  • Biotope Castelfelder/Trento: Adventure for the whole family is the top priority in the Biotope Castelfelder! Climbing rocks, ruins, special animals and exciting places await you on your discovery tour.
  • Geleteria Bologna/Roverto: All ice-cream lovers will be happy, because a stop in Mori is planned. What’s special? The Gelateria Bologna is in this town, with its famous pistachio gelato. Take a look through the creations – the kids will love it!

Useful information about the tour

In a total of seven days there are 155 kilometres of cycling ahead of you. The cosy cycle tour is ideal for families, since the route contains only a few and small hills. If a route becomes too strenuous, it can easily be shortened by train.

Family holidays, fun and exercise: With a Euroaktiv cycling tour you will experience an unforgettable cycling holiday with the whole family in the land of the Dolce Vita!

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
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • Approx. 205 km
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Itinerary

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

Today you set off with the Vinschgaubahn towards the Reschenpaas. From Laas, you will cycle down to Merano. In Rabland, the train world museum are waiting for all upcoming train driver enthusiasts. Or you can go on a detour to the Alpin-Bob-Meran 2000. A short bus journey and then you will be at 1900m. From there you will quickly get down into the valley with the mountain toboggan. Great fun for everyone.

approx. 45 km + train ride

You will set off on your cycle tour today from the lovely spa town, Merano. You will cycle past orchards and vineyards and you will be able to sense the Mediterranean flair. The great palaces and castles are silent guards along your way. Take a short detour to the mystical labyrinth garden in Tschrems or cool down in the Nalser swimming pool. Once you have arrived in Bolzano, you can pay a visit to the Ötzi museum or you can simply enjoy the “Dolce Vita” in the historical old town.

approx. 35 - 45 km

Today you leave South Tyrol’s capital. Cycle along the river Adige and continue on your way. You can then smell the wonderful smell of the orchards again. Here is where the Adige valley opens up to its widest point and you can really marvel at the Mediterranean nature. You will spend the night in Auer, which is a typical village in South Tyrol, which still maintains its character and its genuine, south Tyrolean hospitality.

approx. 25 km

After a good night’s sleep and in a good mood, you are now refreshed and ready to go for your next day’s cycling. Today’s cycle path runs right through extensive vineyards. You visit a particularly exciting place for children with climbing rocks, ruins and animals on your way to visit the Biotop Castelfelder. Today you will leave the most southern part of southern Tyrol and also the language border: from now on you will hear more and more Italian.

approx. 45 km

Trento with all of its museums, its heritage and its old town are all waiting for you on this discovery tour. Stroll leisurely through the little streets before you then continue on by bike. Cycle past the powerful Beseno Castel, which sits enthroned above the Adige valley. Your cycle path will then take you through vineyards to Rovereto. In Rovereto, dinosaur fans can follow the traces of the dinosaurs on 5 small trails.

approx. 30 km

Today your bike route leaves the Adige valley because lake Garda is now waiting for you. In Mori, you can try the all-round famous pistachio ice cream in the gelateria Bologna. After the only noticeable hill on this tour, you speedily cycle downhill past the blue lakes to Torbole. You will spend your last night in Torbole or Riva, two well-known holiday destinations, which are well-known for their innumerable possibilities for different sports. A wonderful end to your magnificent cycle tour in Italy.

approx. 25 km

Today you have to say goodbye to the Italian flair. Or you can enjoy the sun for another day at one of lake Garda’s beach areas. You can also get to Gardaland (a theme park) quickly from here….

Tour character

You cycle along the river Adige and through the Mediterranean scenery. Always on well-built cycle paths or quiet side roads. Only one short hill during the tour (about 150m ascent). The stages can be shortened by train if desired.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Meran
  Season 1
04.04.2020 - 24.04.2020
26.09.2020 - 10.10.2020

Arrival daily
Season 2
25.04.2020 - 29.05.2020
05.09.2020 - 25.09.2020

Arrival daily
Season 3
30.05.2020 - 04.09.2020

Arrival daily
South Tyrolean Cycle Tour, 8 days, IT-BZAMG-08X
Base price
689.00
539.00
359.00
0.00
729.00
539.00
359.00
0.00
749.00
539.00
359.00
0.00
Surcharge single room 199.00 199.00 199.00

Category: 3***- and 4**** hotels

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
04.04.2020 - 24.04.2020
26.09.2020 - 10.10.2020
Arrival daily
Season 2
25.04.2020 - 29.05.2020
05.09.2020 - 25.09.2020
Arrival daily
Season 3
30.05.2020 - 04.09.2020
Arrival daily
South Tyrolean Cycle Tour, 8 days, IT-BZAMG-08X
Base price
Base price 12 - 14 Years
Base price 6 - 11 Years
Base price 0 - 5 Years
Surcharge single room
689.00
539.00
359.00
0.00
199.00
729.00
539.00
359.00
0.00
199.00
749.00
539.00
359.00
0.00
199.00

Category: 3***- and 4**** hotels

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 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Meran
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Lake Garda North
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
79.00
98.00
69.00
98.00
79.00
98.00
69.00
98.00
79.00
98.00
89.00
118.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Meran
  Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020

Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 25, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020

Arrival daily
Season 3
May 30, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020

Arrival daily
Meran
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 79.00 79.00 79.00
Extra night sgl/bb 98.00 98.00 98.00
Lake Garda North
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00 89.00
Extra night sgl/bb 98.00 98.00 118.00
Filter
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Child bike
Child seat
Tag-along
Child bike trailer
Follow-Me with Child bike
85.00
85.00
189.00
69.00
19.00
69.00
69.00
99.00
Filter
Transfer
59.00

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Services and infos

Services

Included

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Journey with the Vinschgaubahn incl. bike
  • 1x Pistachio ice-cream on the way to lake Garda (on thursday alternatively freshly squeezed fruit juice)
  • Luggage transfer between the 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

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by mini bus every Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning as well as Tuesday afternoon upon request. This costs EUR 59 per person and bike. To be paid for at the time. No reservation necessary

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

  • Arrive by plane to Verona and then take a train to Merano in about 1 hour.
  • Parking: public car parking spaces cost about EUR 30 per week, to be paid at the time, no reservation possible.
Detailed information
  • No minimum age.
  • Requirements: basic fitness and cycle skills. This route is well-suited for families.
  • You cycle along the river Adige and through the Mediterranean scenery. Always on well-built cycle paths or quiet side roads. Only one short hill during the tour (about 150m ascent). The stages can be shortened by train if desired.

This tour has 1 more variation

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Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Carlos Cortes ES | 29.08.2019
Beautiful tour for families
We are a family with sons of 11, 17 and 22 years old. We did the Adige tour from Merano to lake garda. The landscape is beautiful, a valley sorrounded by montains. The whole tour goes through a bike path well indicated and we were doing from 40 to 60 km a day. The hotels were very good with very good breakfast and the support of the baggage were perfect. I would include more info about history and places to visit. I highly recommend this visit.
5 stars
Isabelle Grosalski DE | 19.08.2019
Toller Urlaub für Familien
Sehr gut organisierte Radtour mit sehr schöner Strecke an der Etsch entlang. Prima Hinweise auf Rast- und Ausflugmöglichkeiten unterwegs. Hat viel Spaß gemacht.
4 stars
Michael V. DE | 10.08.2019
Sehr schöne und abwechslungsreiche Radreise
Die Strecke von Meran an den Gardasee kann sehr gut mit kleineren Kindern bewältigt werden. Durchweg sehr schöne Hotels. Eine sehr gelungene Radreise.

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