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Italy's river Adige 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1
This beautiful tour offers you mountain scenery, green landscapes and gently flowing rivers. From the Austrian border through the Italian South Tyrol you will cycle along quiet routes, past peaceful villages and picturesque little castles and cloisters. Highlight of the tour is a boat excursion on the Garda Lake, where you will enjoy this impressive expanse of water from a really unique perspective. At the end of the tour you’ll reach the enchanting Renaissance town of Mantua, considered Italy’s “sleeping beauty”.
6 nights accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels
Welcome briefing in English
Transfer from Bolzano to Resia Pass
Route descriptions and maps
4-hour ferry cruise through Lake Garda
7-day Hotline service
Local taxes (approx 10-15 €)
Everything not mentioned in the section “included”
80 Euros transfer Mantua–Bolzano (bike included, min. 4 persons). Available on Saturday (other days only on request)
Departure Wednesdays and Saturdays (and from 23 June to 25 August on Sundays)
If you would like to book a bike (80 Euro) or e-bike (190 Euro) or helmet (15 Euro), please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Individual arrival. Bolzano is a famous commercial and tourist centre and also a historical and cultural connection between the Italian and the German world.
Resia pass – Silandro (50 km)
We will drive you to Resia up to 1500 metres of height, where your cycling tour starts. The majestic cycle lane will take you past the lake Resia and the cloister of Montemaria near Silandro.
Silandro – Merano (40 km)
The tour continues along the river Adige, passing through orchards and nice landmarks like the imposing Castle Dornsberg. You arrive in the beautiful city of Merano.
Merano – Bolzano/surroundings (35/40 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.
Bolzano/surroundings – Trento (70/65 Km)
Cycling along the lane you follow the river Adige beside apple orchards, vineyards and through the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. Along the river banks you ride towards Trento. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way
Trento – Garda Lake (50 km)
The river Adige will take you to Rovereto, famous for its museum of modern and contemporary art. After a short ascent to Passo di San Giovanni, you will enjoy a superb view over the Garda Lake, before starting your (well deserved) descent to the lake shore.
After breakfast, end of services
Tour programme variations: 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.
If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.
Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote