ON THE ETSCHRADWEG TO LAKE GARDA

The natural experience between mountain and lake on two wheels

 

 

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about 251 km

from € 559

7

Days

DESCRIPTION:

The wonderful Etsch cycle path leads along the Etsch (Adige) from the Tyrolean Alps to the Mediterranean Veneto. The bike tour begins in the Austrian / Italian border town of Nauders and continues downhill after the Reschen Pass. The route in the upper part of the Adige through orchards and apple orchards to the spa town of Merano is very beautiful. Cities like Bolzano and Trento will impress you on this bike tour as well as picturesque vineyards. Finally, at the destination, the unique landscape of Lake Garda awaits with numerous cultural sights and attractions.

SERVICES:

  • 6 nights in 3 * - star and 4 * - star hotels
  • Breakfast buffet or rich breakfast
  • Parking lot in Nauders (unguarded)
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel to Arco
  • Return transfer Riva / Arco - Nauders excluding your own bike (THU, FRI, SA & SO by bus)
  • Saddlebag rental - also for customer-owned bikes
  • Cycling maps and information material
  • Service hotline (7 days a week)

GETTING THERE:

Individual arrival in Nauders in Tyrol,
Arrival: daily from May 17.05th until 09.10. (= last arrival) 2022

PRICE:

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

€ 559, - per person
01.10. to 09.10.2022

€ 689, - per person
20.06. to 06.07.2022
05.09. to 30.09.2022

€ 729, - per person
19.05. to 19.06.2022
07.07. to 04.09.2022

Local tax, if due, is not included in the tour price.

EXTRAS:

Single room surcharge: € 155
HP surcharge: € 155, -

RENTAL BIKES
Touring bike: € 80, -
E-bike: 190, -

Arrival: daily from May 17.05th until 09.10. (= last arrival) 2022

Transfer back Riva / Arco - Nauders

by bus: every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Pick-up from collection points in Riva / Arco and transfer to Nauders. All other days return to Nauders on your own.

Return transport of your own bike: € 35

 

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Getting there

Individual arrival in Nauders and check-in at the hotel. Takeover of the travel documents and the booked rental bikes. Free time.

Etsch cycle path © Fam. Ubbing

 

Nauders - Schlanders, approx. 57 km

You cycle with a slight incline from Nauders to the top of the pass in Reschen and cross the border into Italian South Tyrol. Shortly afterwards you will reach the picturesque Reschensee and the Marienberg monastery. From there the Adige Cycle Path continues to the beautiful holiday resort of Schlanders.

The Reschensee is a reservoir in western South Tyrol

View of Lake Reschen, © IMD Südtirol, Matt Cherubino

Schlanders - Meran, approx. 36 km

In the Adige Valley you cycle downhill through the apple orchards of the Vinschgau, mostly directly on the river, with a wonderful panorama. Finally you reach the wonderful spa town of Merano with the famous Trauttmansdroff Castle with its terraced gardens. Meran was already a popular travel destination for Empress Sissi and still impresses with its special flair and mild climate.

Etsch Meran Castle Trautmannsdorff © Pixabay

Meran - Bozen, approx. 34 km

You cycle along the South Tyrolean Wine Road on beautiful bike paths via Andrian to the mouth of the Etsch-Eisack. Reinhold Messner's Mountain Museum (MMM) can be visited in the nearby, massive Sigmundskron Castle. Finally, on the bike path, you will reach the center of the South Tyrolean capital Bozen, which has numerous sights, from the Ötzi Museum to the famous Gries church with the Pacher Altar.

Explore the South Tyrolean capital Bolzano by bike

Waltherplatz in Bozen, © IDM Südtirol, Alex Filz

Bolzano - Trento, approx. 60 km

Today you continue on the Etsch Cycle Path past the rocky slopes of the famous Salurner Klause, which is also the German-Italian language border. In the charming town of San Michele all'Adige, we recommend visiting the Augustinian monastery and tasting the regional wines. The stage destination, the old council town of Trento (Trient), has some remarkable highlights such as palazzi and castles.

Lake Garda, © Fam. Ubbing

Trento - Lake Garda / Arco, approx. 53 km

Always staying on the Adige cycle path, you cycle through picturesque vineyards to Rovereto, whose enchanting center with its monuments is well worth a visit. Via the lonely town of Mori in Torbole you finally reach the north shore of the magnificent Lake Garda with its Mediterranean climate and the nearby Arco.

Lake Garda, © Pixabay

Departure

Return journey by bus from Arco to Nauders and individual journey home or extension.

BOOKING HOTLINE

+43 (0) 4242 44 200 -37