Adige Cycling Tour – Nauders to Verona
9 days / 8 nights | Self-guided cycling tours
The Adige Cycle Path between Lake Resia and Lake Garda is recommended to all cyclists who want to ride carefree through almost always flat countryside against a dreamlike backdrop. Actively explore the landscape and towns of the Vinschgau Valley, the Etsch Valley and Lake Garda. The Mediterranean climate and the numerous hospitable restaurants along the way make the tour a pleasure. Cultural discoveries in Merano, Bolzano and Verona included.
Day 1: Arrival to Nauders
Handover of rental bikes (if booked) and travel documents, parking space (unguarded) included. Overnight stay at 3* or 4*-Hotel.
Day 2: Schlanders (approx. 57 km / 35 miles)
A short way up to the lake Reschen. Along the picturesque lake to the monastery Marienkron; slightly downwards to Laatsch, Glurns and in the beautiful village Schlanders. Overnight stay at 3*-hotel.
Day 3: Meran (approx. 36 km / 22 miles)
Through the Adige valley, mainly next to the river, downwards through orchards and a breathtaking panorama to the Ortler-mountains to Meran. Nice little villages like Tschirland and impressive buildings like the castle Dornsberg are on your way.
In the afternoon entrance into the thermal spa next to the hotel in Meran.
Overnight stay at 3*-hotel.
Day 4: Bozen (approx. 34 km / 21 miles)
First you cycle a short stretch on slightly hilly side roads to Nals. Then you cycle on a flat stage via Andrian to the mouth of the Adige/Eisack river near Sigmundskron Castle. From there you cycle directly into the centre of Bolzano. Botzen offers many highlights such as the Ötzi Museum, the cathedral, the Grieser Church with the Pacher Altar and much more. Overnight stay at 3* or 4*-Hotel.
Day 5: Trento (approx. 61 km / 38 miles)
To Neumarkt-Auer and the Salurner Klause. This is how you get to San Michele all’Adige and the centre of the old Council city of Trento (cathedral, castle, Neptune fountain, picturesque townscape, numerous shopping facilities, town hall, Roman finds, etc.) Overnight stay at 4*-hotel.
Day 6: Lake Garda Riva/Arco (approx. 53 km / 33 miles)
On the Adige bike trail through scenic vineyards to Rovereto (enchanting centre, monuments) and further on to the lonesome cities Mori, Lopi and finally, slightly upwards to San Giovanni. Via Torbole along the Lake Garda to Riva,
Overnight stay at 3* or 4*-hotel.
Day 7: Peschiera/Rodigo (approx. 15/48 km 9/30 miles by bicycle, 5 h by ship)
Enjoy a boat trip with fantastic views over Lake Garda. Today's destination is Peschiera with a small historic old town, a picturesque harbour and the fortress wall, which dates back to Roman times. Boat trip from Riva to Sirmeone/ already possible in the morning and leisurely bike ride to Peschiera.
Overnight stay at 3*-hotel.
Day 8: Mantua and Verona (approx. 45/20 km 28/12 miles bike, 40 minutes train)
Along the Mincio bike trail you discover many highlights of the tour. Monzambano with its castle and the well obtained older city, the historic Borghetto with the old water mills and of course the “Parco Giardiono Sigurtá (was elected as the most beautiful park of Italy and can be discovered by bike). Continue cycling direct into the center of Mantua. Individual sightseeing and by train to Verona. Overnight stay at 4*-hotel.
Day 9: end of cycle trip
Return transfer to Nauders or additional nights in Verona.