South Tyrol for families

from 930 € / pers.

Reference : ITF
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From April to October
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your family bike trip from Merano to Lake Garda

South Tyrol from its best side! You will set off by bike from the Meran basin. You will keep cycling through orchards and vineyards and past palaces and castles and by doing so you mill make your way across Bolzano, Trento and Rovereto and then finally to the magnificently blue lake Garda. You can enjoy the tasty Italian meals just as much as the Mediterranean scenery. In almost every district in southern Tyrol you will find a swimming pool to cool down in. Or you can grab yourself a tasty “Gelati” on your way. At the end of your family cycle tour, the beach area by the glistening lake Garda is waiting for you with its many places to play and to do sport. Swimming fun and “Dolce Vita” is guaranteed for the whole family whilst on the cycle tour in southern Tyrol and in Trentino.

Day 1 : Arrival in Merano


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

Day 2 : Trip to Vinschgau | 45 km + train ride


Today, we suggest 2 alternative programs :
You can 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.

Day 3 : Merano - Bolzano | 35-45 km


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.

Day 4 : Bolzano – Auer | 25 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.

Day 5 : Auer – Trento | 45 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.

Day 6 : Trento – Rovereto | 30 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.

Day 7 : Rovereto – Lake Garda | 25 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.

Day 8 : Departure in the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: ITF STD
Low season
  • from April 2nd to 15th
    from October 1st to 8th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
930 € / pers.
240 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 16th to May 13th
    from September 10th to 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
960 € / pers.
240 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 14th to September 9th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 040 € / pers.
240 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• • 7 nights in 3 or 4 star cat. hotels with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• • Luggage transport during the bike stages
• • Equipped cycle rental for 6 days
• • 1 train ride with the Vinschgaubahn incl. bike
• • 1 Pistachio ice-cream on the way to Lake Garda
• • 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• • App for Navigation and GPS data available
• • Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• • Dinners /  Lunches / Drinks
• • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• • Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• • Transfer from Vienne to Passau and personal bike repatriation
• • City taxes

Children discount :from 0 to 5 years old : free
from 6 to 11 years old : - 40%
from 12 to 14 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: ITF STD
Extra night in Merano
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 95 € / pers.
+ 30 € / pers.*
Extra night in Lac de Garde
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 100 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 5 years old : free / from 6 to 11 years old : - 40% / from 12 to 14 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

Extras

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-70 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 120 € / pers.
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :

+ 30 € / pers.
+ 85 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking) – Indicative price – Please contact us.
+ 500 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

VTC KTM 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Helmets are not provided.
We suggest to bring yours.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
VAE PEDELEC
E-bike

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock
Practical details
  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Merano
> Return

Your journey

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.

How to arrive in Merano

By train:
Merano train station
Trenitalia – Tél : 0825 800 329 – www.trenitalia.it

By plane :
Verona airport

By car : 
Public car park close to the hotel costs approx. EUR 30 per week, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible

Return

If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France. Transfer by minibus from Lake Garda to Merano each Saturday, Sunday ans Monday mornings ( 75€ per person + 23€ for your own bike) To be booked in advance.
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.trenitalia.it
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    Rovereto train station >> Merano train station