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Lake Reschen - Verona 8-day Cycling Tour Level 2
On Adige cycle path to the South
A small balcony that had a big impact. Two young people in love till the death. Live the story in the historic town of Verona. Where Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was set is your final destination. In Reschen you hop onto the bike and start peddling. Over eight days you will cycle through a Mediterranean landscape, grape-hung vineyards and numerous orchards. At every stop there is another delicacy to try!
When Germany gradually changes into Italy you have arrived in the ‘real’ South Tyrol. Take the bike along the Adige to Schlanders, Merano, Bolzano, Trento and Riva Over. These towns are definitely worth a pit stop. There are plenty of freshly harvested fruit and vegetables there. Once you’ve arrived in Verona, it’s time to put your feet up. After a short break, the search for the best ‘gelato’ commences. Tipp: Try a daring ice cream flavour. How about fig caramel in ice cream parlour Gelateria Ballini on Piazza San Tomaso? Tuck in and enjoy!
You will ride on beautiful bike paths mainly along the Adige River. The route will lead you from Reschenpass (mountain pass) almost 1,500 metres in altitude downhill to Lake Garda. However, you will have to cycle up some small climbs too. Overall, you will find yourself on beautiful bike paths and asphalted country roads. Unfortunately, moderate traffic is unavoidable on some short connecting roads.
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Arrival in Reschen
By car, by train and bus to Reschenpass (mountain pass) and further to Reschen.
Reschen – Schlanders approx. 45km
Today you will cycle alongside 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 magnificent castles (mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s castle Juval). Whilst you are rolling downhill on your bike into tranquil Merano with its Mediterranean vegetation, marvellous views of the impressive mountain massif Ortlermassiv and the mountain pass Stilfserjoch.
Meran – Bozen approx. 30-45km
Two paths lead to Bolzano: One along the Adige River and another through the impressive landscape of orchards via Lana and Eppan. Here you can find the Messner Mountain Museum in the well-restored ruin of Sigmundskron. Ötzi – the man from the ice – is worth a visit.
Bozen – Trento approx. 70km
You will mainly cycle along the river Adige and partly through orchards to Salurn, where the German speaking South Tyrol ends. From here, you will continue to Trento with its interesting old town.
Trento –Southern Lake Garda approx. 50km
At first, you will continue cycling along the Adige through Rovereto and on to Mori. From where the route leads westwards towards Lake Garda. In Mori you will taste the world famous pistachio ice-cream in the Gelateria Bologna. After a short ascent, Passo San Giovanni, you will descend down to the lake and to Torbole and further on to Riva. From here, a boat will take you down the entire length of the lake.
Southern Lake Garda – Verona approx. 50km
You will travel on partly flat, partly hilly roads through the vine hills to Verona, a city full of attractions (festival arena, Julia’s house, old city walls).
Departure or extension
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Oct 09 2021||Oct 16 2021||10||Single rooms||1,018€|
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