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Lake Reschen to Lake Garda 8-day Self-guided Tour Level 1
On Adige cycle path to The Lago
Mediterranean landscapes, wonderful cultural hotspots and culinary highlights to suit every taste. This all awaits you on the cycle tour from the Reschensee to Lake Garda. From Reschen/Italy you cycle along the Adige Cycle Path through the wonderful South Tyrol to Lake Garda. Selected wines, traditional Italian cuisine and tasty antipasti can be enjoyed on the tour.
Details about the cycle tour from Reschensee to Lake Garda
The leisure and culture lovers among you have a reason to be happy. Because on the bike saddle towards Lake Garda you will experience not only mountain panoramas and charming landscapes, but also culinary delights of the highest class. From the Alps, you can soar 1500 metres downhill into sunny Italy. Meran, Bolzano and Trento are just a few South Tyrolean villages that line the cycle path to Lake Lago. Through the vineyards and orchards you cycle in good spirits on well-maintained cycled paths towards the destination.
Indulgence: treat yourself to a rest along the South Tyrolean Wine Route and enjoy a glass or two of fine wine. What will you find? Characterful white wine and strong red wine specialities that will provide pure enjoyment.
With every push of the pedals, the Italian way of life gets stronger. Be enchanted by the Dolce Vita and immerse yourself in the relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle around Lake Garda. Pizza, pasta and gelato are just waiting to be eaten. Once you arrive at Lake Garda you can finally relax and enjoy yourself.
In the seven or eight-day tour, you cover approximately 250 kilometres by bike. For the most part, the route runs along the Adige. It goes downhill about 1,500 metres. Enjoy the cook breeze before tackling a few inclines.
You will cycle on beautiful bike paths mainly along the Adige River. The route will lead you from the Reschenpass (mountain pass) almost 1,500 metres in altitude downhill to Lake Garda. However, you will have to cycle some small climbs too. Overall, you will find yourself on beautiful bike paths and country lanes. Unfortunately, moderate traffic is unavoidable on some short connecting roads.
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Arrival in Reschen
In the evening, you have a personal tour information and the handover of rental bikes.
Reschen – Schlanders approx. 45km
Today you will cycle along Lake Reschen with a great view of the sunken church of Graun until you reach the medieval village of Glurns (perfectly preserved medieval city walls). Your destination is Schlanders, the capital of the famous Vinschgauer.
Schlanders – Meran approx. 40km
On your way you will come across some magnificent castles (mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s castle Juval) and you will get marvellous views of the impressive mountain Ortlermassiv and the mountain pass Stilfserjoch, whilst you are rolling down on your bike into the tranquil Merano with its Mediterranean vegetation.
Meran – Bozen approx. 30 – 45km
There are two alternative ways leading to Bolzano: either you cycle along the river Adige or you take the way with impressive landscapes through orchards to Lana and Eppan. On this route you can even visit the Messner Mountain Museum, which is located in the renovated ruin Sigmundskron. Ötzi, the Iceman, is surely worth a visit.
Bozen – Auer approx. 30km
You cycle through numerous orchards and vineyards in the area of the wine trail of South Tyrol. Moreover, you pass a lot of castles, palaces and ruins as well as the wine village Eppan. Then you continue to Lake Caldaro before you get to Auer.
Auer – Trient approx. 45km
Mostly along the nice cycle path of the river Adige, partly through orchards again, until you get to Salurn, where the German-speaking South Tyrol ends. The causeways lead until Trento, which has a lovely and impressive old town.
Trient – Torbole/Riva approx. 50km
Today, you will cycle on bike paths along the river Adige via the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto to Mori. From here, the route leads westward to Lake Garda. In Mori you will taste the world famous pistachio ice-cream in the Gelateria Bologna. After a short climb to Passo S. Giovanni (150 metres), you will head down to the lake to Torbole or Riva.
Departure or extension
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