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Alto Adige Passo Resia to Lake Garda
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7 days
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Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Code:
ITSB120
Gastronomic Trekking Cycling
price from € 726
Alto Adige Passo Resia to Lake Garda

Alto Adige Passo Resia to Lake Garda

El valle glaciar del Adige

  • Cycle in a scenery of rugged mountain peaks, pristine lakes and gentle alpine meadows
  • Witness the traditional lifestyle in the villages of the Venosta and Adige valleys
  • Tasting the typical hearty dishes of the local cuisine 
  • Pedal along the azure waters of Lake Garda and visit the castle of Arco
  • Enjoy riding in pleasant sub-Mediterraenean temperatures
 
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Route

The trail is paved and in good quality, almost all the trip in protected cycle path.

Day 1: Arrival in Silandro
Day 2: Transfer to Passo di Resia and ride to Silandro (50 km)
Day 3: Ride from Silandro to Merano (38 km)
Day 4: Ride from Merano to Caldaro via Bolzano (48 km)
Day 5: Ride from Caldaro to Trento (53 km)
Day 6: Ride from Trento to Riva del Garda (48 km)
Day 7: Arrivederci Riva del Garda!

Day 1:    Arrival in Silandro

 Arrive in Silandro (Schlanders) and settle-in at your cosy family run hotel. Then leisurely stroll through town to discover its many sights like the steep church tower, the highest of South Tyrol.

 

Day 2:    Transfer to Passo di Resia and ride to Silandro (50 km)

 After breakfast a private transfer will take you up to starting point of the today’s ride at the Passo Resia (about 1 hour trip). Coasting along Lake Resia you will pass by the submersed church tower pointing out above the surface before winding down on a panoramic bike path amidst alpine meadows. Passing through beautiful villages like Burgusio and Clusio, you arrive at the impressive fortified town of Glorenza. A quiet cycle path along the Adige River takes you through endless apple orchards to the village of Lasa, where you can visit the marble museum. From here it’s only a short stretch to your destination in Silandro.

Challenge: 4 hours, 50 km, 350m climb, 1300m descent 

 

Day 3:    Ride from Silandro to Merano (38 km)

 Descending through the Venosta valley you ride amidst the marvellous scenery of snow-capped mountains covered and endless pine forests. Stop for a cappuccino in the lively town of Naturno and watch the local life. The bike path then winds down a narrow gorge before entering a broad glacial valley. Lovely Merano is now close and during the afternoon go for a stroll on its beautiful promenade and discover all the beautiful hidden angles of this magical place.

Challenge: 3 hours, 38 km, 150m ascent, 470m descent

 

Day 4:    Ride from Merano to Caldaro via Bolzano (48 km)

 From Merano you ride to Bolzano, the majestic capital of South Tyrol. From here the bike path heads south winding through rolling vineyards leading you up past the village of Caldaro to the shores of the homonymous lake, where your hotel is located.

Challenge: 4 hours, 48 km, 340m ascent, 475m descent

 

Day 5:    Ride from Caldaro to Trento (53 km)

 From the crystal clear waters of Lake Caldaro the ride follows the beautiful ‘Strada del Vino’ (Wine road) leading through numerous small wine villages. From here you descend into the Adige valley and enter a bike path that takes you all the way to Trento. Along the way make a stop at one of the ‘Bici Grill’ (cyclists bar) and visit century old villages like Egna and Salorno. Arrive in Trento and spend your free afternoon to explore the city. Your accommodation is in the old city centre.

Challenge: 4.5 hours, 53 km, 295m ascent, 325m descent

 

Day 6:    Ride from Trento to Riva del Garda (48 km)

 The first part of the route follows a bike path along the blue-green waters of the Adige River to reach the town of Rovereto (30km). Heading westward you then reach a small pass from where a short descent starts with stunning views on Lake Garda. Through narrow medieval alleys you enter the old town of Riva del Garda to reach your hotel.

Challenge: 4 hours, 48 km, 150m ascent, 500m descent

 

Optional extra Day: Circular ride in Riva del Garda

For those who wants to cycle more, it is possible to book an extra night in Riva del Garda and make this spectacular loop ride leading you into the ‘Valle dei Laghi’ (Valley of the Lakes). The nearby elegant town of Arco, a former spa resort because of its fabulous climate, is situated on the slopes of a steep rock formation with a castle set on top. Further up the valley enormous rock faces rise up, attracting climbers worldwide, and you’ll find ancient farmhouses, olive groves, vineyards and numerous small lakes. Back in Riva del Garda you’ll find many good restaurants to have dinner.

Challenge: 3.5 hours 45 km,  390m ascent,  390m descent

 

Day 7:     Arrivederci Riva del Garda!

 The trip and our services end after breakfast unless you have booked an extra night in Riva del Garda, Verona or another city. 

 

accommodation

All accomodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services. All rooms are en-suite.

We choose comfortable 3* hotels, farmhouses and B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom.

You can find below the standard hotels of this trip. If a hotel is fully booked, then we will book a similar one for you and inform you about the alternative booked. 

Extra overnight:

You can book additional night(s) at any of the accommodations along the way.

practical info

You can start on any Saturday, subject to availability, between April and October.

The best airports to fly into are Innsbruck (INN)Verona (VRN) and Venice (VCE). All three are serviced by both major and low cost international carriers. 

If you arrive from either Verona (VRN) or Venezia (VCE), reach the central Railway Station Verona Porta Nuova by bus/train. Once there, you can reach Silandro by train, changing in Bolzano and Merano. 

If you arrive from Innsbruck Airport (INN), reach the Railway Station Innsbruck HBF (Hauptbahnhof). Once there, take a train to Silandro (change in Brenner, Merano or Bolzano).

On departure, you always have to take a public bus in Riva del Garda to reach the train station in Rovereto. Trains connect Rovereto to Verona Porta Nuova and Venezia Mestre or Santa Lucia train stations.

If flying from Innsbruck airport (INN), take a train from Rovereto to Innsbruck.

You can check train timetables on:

If you come with your own car, please note that the hotels we use in Silandro do not have a private parking lot of their own, but there are free park areas in town.

Maxx Crossmaxx Comfort

  • gears: Shimano XT - 27/30 gears
  • male frame size: M, L, XL / female size: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • no suspensions
  • brakes: Shimano V-brakes

Maxx Crossmaxx Comfort EL

  • gears: Shimano XT 1x10 gears
  • male frame size: S, M; female frame size: S, M
  • no suspensions
  • brakes: Shimano BRT 615 Disc (180/160mm)
  • motor: Brose 250 W / 90 Nm
  • battery: BMZ V7 36V 13.8 ah, 496.8 Wh

 

Maxx Crossmaxx Comfort EL

  • gears: Shimano XT 1x10 gears
  • male frame size: S, M, L; female frame size: S, M, L
  • brakes: Shimano BRT 615 Disc (203/180mm)
  • motor: Brose 250 W / 90 Nm
  • battery: BMZ V7 36V 13.8 ah, 496.8 Wh

GPS tracks are available on request.

Included

  • 6 Nights in selected B&Bs, hotels and agriturismo
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • Private transfer (+ bikes) from Silandro to Resia Pass on DAY 2
  • Luggage transfer DAY 3 to DAY 6
  • Bike transfer from Riva del Garda to Laces on DAY 7
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps with tracks on
  • 24/7 telephone support 
  • Bike theft insurance

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Travel to Silandro and from Riva del Garda
  • Trains, busses or boats wherever necessary
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Personal equipment

Extras

  •  Additional nights before, during or after the walk
  • Single Room Supplement(s)
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Transfer from airport to Silandro
  • Transfer from Riva del Garda to airport
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