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Cycling Dolomites in Italy on easy route to Lake Garda! Enjoy quiet bike paths as you make your way through the Dolomites region Take a rest while biking to enjoy the beautiful views Take a stroll through the lovely town of Merano Cycling Dolomites in Italy on easy route to Lake Garda! Cycling Dolomites in Italy on easy route to Lake Garda! Cycling quiet country roads in Italy as you make your way to Lake Garda Can't beat this view of white capped mountains and lush green valley! Cycling Dolomites in Italy on easy route to Lake Garda! Cycling Dolomites in Italy on easy route to Lake Garda!
Italy – Dolomites to Lake Garda Cycling Tour
A fantastic bike tour downhill in the Dolomites of Italy through the magnificent glacial valleys of South Tyrol and the Dolomites of Trentino to discover the traditional lifestyle in the quaint old towns along the way. From the high alpine Passo Resia at 1455m you descend on your bike all the way down to the sub-Mediterranean shores of Lake Garda. En route you will witness grand views of the Alps and Dolomites and pedal your bike through premium vineyards and lush apple orchards. Visit charming towns such as Silandro, with the highest church tower in South Tyrol, and elegant Merano boasting a still very traditional atmosphere. In Bolzano savour a creamy cappuccino and enjoy magnificent views on the surrounding hills covered with vines and the rugged Dolomite spires in the background. In Trento make sure to visit the Piazza Duomo with its beautiful fountain and the impressive Buonconsiglio castle. Endpoint is the town of Riva del Garda situated on the north shore of gorgeous Lake Garda and a picture perfect setting to end your self guided bike tour.
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Day 1 | Arrival in Silandro (Saturday) - see arrival options below

Day 1 | Arrival in Silandro (Saturday) - see arrival options below

Arrive in Silandro (Schlanders) on SATURDAY and settle-in at your cozy family run hotel. Then leisurely stroll through town to discover its many sights like the steep church tower, the highest of South Tyrol. You can enjoy a dinner on your own tonight; we will provide some suggestions. An orientation will take place in the morning to set up bikes, go over routes, and get you started.

To arrive: Flights to Verona or Innsbruck are closest, then train travel to Silandro. From Verona, take a train that changes in Bolzano and Merona; and allow 4 hours travel time. 

Hotel Golden Rose

Silandro

Hotel Golden RoseYour charming hotel in South Tyrol heisen We warmly welcome at Hotel Goldene Rose in Schlanders - Vinschgau. The Hotel Goldene Rose is not just any hotel, it is a hotel with history, charm and style. and that for over 100 years. The hotel, which is one of the most beautiful hotels in Silandro, over 37 stylish and comfortably appointed guest rooms and holiday apartments.

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Closed Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Hotel Lounge/Bar Safe in Room Restaurant

Day 2 | Transfer to Passo di Resia and ride to Silandro; 50 km; 1300 m descending

Day 2 | Transfer to Passo di Resia and ride to Silandro; 50 km; 1300 m descending

After breakfast, and after an orientation, 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 submerged 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 around lunchtime 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 its only a short stretch to your destination in Silandro, same hotel as last night. Dinner on your own. (B)  

Hotel Golden Rose

Silandro

Hotel Golden RoseYour charming hotel in South Tyrol heisen We warmly welcome at Hotel Goldene Rose in Schlanders - Vinschgau. The Hotel Goldene Rose is not just any hotel, it is a hotel with history, charm and style. and that for over 100 years. The hotel, which is one of the most beautiful hotels in Silandro, over 37 stylish and comfortably appointed guest rooms and holiday apartments.

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Closed Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Hotel Lounge/Bar Safe in Room Restaurant

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Day 3 | Ride from Silandro to Merano ; 38 km - 470m descent

Day 3 | Ride from Silandro to Merano ; 38 km - 470m descent

Descending through the Venosta valley you ride, enjoying the marvelous 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. Dinner on your own. (B) Be sure to have luggage ready by 9am at the front desk for transfer to your next hotel.  

Hotel Zima

Merano

Hotel ZimaIn Hotel Zima enjoyment starts already early in the morning: Breakfast is considered very important: Our fine selected Breakfast buffet offers biological food, fresh fruits and homemade cakes, we bake fresh bread every day and our natural products are from the local mountain farmers. Why not going outdoors and enjoy our terrace for having breakfast? In the afternoon we serve tea and coffee, and homemade bisquists We serve tyrolean and italian snacks in the late afternoon, if you prefer staying at home. In the evening close a very beautiful Vacation day with a good glass from our cellars.

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Swimming Pool Open Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Accessible Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Mini-Bar Hotel Lounge/Bar Safe in Room Restaurant

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Day 4 | Ride from Merano to Caldaro via Bolzano ; 48km rolling

Day 4 | Ride from Merano to Caldaro via Bolzano ; 48km rolling

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 Lake Caldaro/Kaltern, where your hotel is located. Nice 3-star hotel with swimming pool awaits. Dinner on your own. (B)  

Hotel Mendelblick

Calgaro Dolomites

Hotel MendelblickAll of the Garni hotel's spacious double rooms and suites provide our guests with an atmosphere of sheer comfort and hospitality, two qualities which we are particularly proud of in South Tyrol. Our modern rooms are equipped with shower, WC, digital SAT-TV with flat screen, safe, hair-dryer and direct dial telephone. The perfect combination of stylish architecture and innovative interior design creates individual havens of comfort and style giving you the space you need to relax and feel at home on your walking or wine holidays in South Tyrol.

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Swimming Pool Air Conditioning Open Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Safe in Room

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Day 5 | Ride from Caldaro to Trento ; 54km rolling

Day 5 | Ride from Caldaro to Trento ; 54km rolling

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 center. Dinner on your own. (B)  

Hotel America

Trento

Hotel AmericaHotel America, in the heart of Trento historical centre. At a short walking distance from Castle del Buonconsiglio and the Dom cathedral, it is the perfect hotel if you have business in town or if you are an art or nature loving tourist. The Hotel, which includes bar and a restaurant, has 67 comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms. All have ensuite bathrooms with tub shower hair-dryer, satellite color TV, telephone, minibar, air conditioning and internet wireless. Some rooms have a magnificent view of the old town and of Castello del Buonconsiglio, enshrined in the beautiful Trentino Mountains surrounding the city.

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Air Conditioning Open Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Mini-Bar Hotel Lounge/Bar Safe in Room Restaurant

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Day 6 | Ride from Trento to Riva del Garda ; 48 km rolling; 180m descent

Day 6 | Ride from Trento to Riva del Garda ; 48 km rolling; 180m descent

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. Dinner on your own. (B)  

Hotel Portici

Riva del Garda Dolomites

Hotel PorticiHotel located close to the harbor of Riva del Garda with a wonderful view onto the main square, the Hotel Portici Garda 4 stars has an enviable central position by the lake. The Gentilini family have run the hotel since 1990 with a passion and an attention to detail that will make your stay memorable. Hotel Portici in Riva del Garda, completely renovated in 2012 is proud to offer it's guests a new wellness center and private garage, bike storage. For the services offered and room types available, it is an ideal choice for couples, sporting types and families.

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Day 7 | Arrivederci Riva del Garda!

Day 7 | Arrivederci Riva del Garda!

The trip and our services end after breakfast unless you have booked an extension in Verona or in another city, or other optional services. If you have extra time, we recommend an extra night in Riva Del Garda. If you are into Wind surfing or Kite Surfing, this is a great place to try it. Rental bikes can be left at the hotel.

Return: public bus from Riva del Garda to Rovereto where you can get the train to Verona.

Optional extra day: For those wanting to cycle some more, today's spectacular ride takes 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.

 
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Prices

Dolomites Cycling Tour (Saturday departure only, for groups of 4 or more please inquire to start on any day)

Double Occupancy 2 persons:

1028 €/person

Double Occupancy 4 persons:

TBD €/person

Double Occupancy 6 persons:

TBD €/person

Triple Occupancy:

915 €/person

Single Supplement:

198 €/person

Solo Traveler Supplement:

503€/person


It is possible to start on any day with a minimum of 2 people, with a supplement of 195 Euros per person.

High season supplement (June 28-Sep 30): 27 Euros per person

Low season: April, May, Oct, Jun 1-28

City taxes of 1-2 euros/person/day apply at some hotels; you will pay locally at checkout.

Hybrid Bike Rentals are available for a supplement of 138 euros, please see the Bike information below for details.

Upgrades possible - rates subject to dates and availability.

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+ What's Included?

- 6 nights accommodation in typical local 3 and 4 inns - usually the best in town
- Breakfast daily - quality offerings for a day on the bike
- People and bike transfer from the hotel in Silandro to Passo Resia on Day 2 at 10:00 hrs
- Orientation on Day 2 with our local English speaking representative with bike set up, navigation material review
- Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- 24-hour telephone assistance to our local support to help with any questions or problems
- Road book with maps and detailed ride itineraries to make navigation even easier
- Pre travel documentation including site information, recommendations, packing lists and more
- Suggestions for visitation and dining
- All trip planning and onward travel services
- Pre trip documents include GPX files for personal device if requested in advance
- Customer incentives & post trip offers
- OPTIONS to add on to your trip include the thermal baths in Merano, a visit to the “Forst” beer factory in Merano, visit of the Archeological museum in Bolzano, the Trentino Guest card, which allows you to enter some museums or attractions and use some public transportation, or a private boat tour in Riva del Garda.

Please note that in some cities, you may have to pay the local CITY TAX on the spot in cash when checking out of the hotel. The amount varies depending on the city and hotel but is generally 1-2 Euros per person per night)


Lodging

Accommodations: Stay in charming 3 & 4-star inns in excellent village locations along the route. All lodging includes private bathroom and a variety of other amenities. Please inquire if you are interested in upgrades. Included Lodging:
- Hotel Golden Rose***
- Hotel Zima***
- Hotel Mendelblick***
- Hotel America***
- Hotel Portici****
 
Accommodation and Meals: You will stay in cosy bike friendly accommodations, in the old towns or along the lakes.The most of the hotels are typical and family run, just in the main cities you will stay in bigger but very typical 3* hotels. All bedrooms are well equipped with private en-suite bathroom. A continental buffet breakfast is included every day, while during the day you will have the chance to choose among the several delicious specialities in the region. ** Please see Itinerary tab for more information **

+ Tour Highlights

Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- Easy Italian riding. Most routes are flat or downhill.
- Spectacular blue lakes such as Lake Caldaro/Kaltern and Lake Garda
- Beautiful views as you descend through the Venosta Valley
- Tasting local cuisine of typical hearty dishes
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Need to Know:
- Tour is available starting on Saturday. It can start another day for a supplement when 3 or less participants.
- Arriving at your starting location can take around 4 hours with a couple train changes.
 
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights (with optional added loop tour in Riva del Garda)
 
Dates: This tour can start on ANY SATURDAY from April through October. This is self-guided touring . We can accommodate small parties of 2 persons up to large groups. Custom guided groups are possible for groups of 6 or more; please inquire.
 
Level 2 - rolling countryside, occasional hills of low percents but this trip is mostly downhill with distances averaging around 45 km per day.
 
Arrival & Departure: nearby airports are Verona, or Venice. Arrive in Verona by air or train and then train to Silandro. Note the train trip is 4 hours and requires a few changes. Depart back to Verona by train. We can help with train travel with advance planning.
 
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    Local Coordinator

    Local Coordinator: Our on site expert will meet you for orientation and then provide support throughout your trip. They live in the region and know it so well!  

    + Bikes & Gear
     
    Bikes Available on This Tour (this kind or similar 21-speed hybrid):
    Maxx Crossmaxx Comfort, aluminum frame, 27 speed with mix Shimano Deore/Shimano XT. Hybrids are fitted with Schwalbe Marathon tires for better road performance. These bikes can accommodate persons up to 190 cm (about 6ft-3in). 138 Euros --- Electric Bikes are available for rental - 188 Euro - Please inquire.

    See the Detailed Hybrid Bike Spec Sheet - Maxx Crossmax Comfort

    Included are:
  • Helmets: one size fits all.
  • Front handlebar bag with map reader.
  • 1 bottle cage and water bottle.
  • Puncture kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, hand pump.
  • Lock included.
  • Frame pump included
  • Add panniers for 25 euro supplement
  • Pedals: flat pedals only on this tour. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed but you need to have your own tools to remove them at the end of the tour.
     
     
     
     
    + Imagery
    Trentino Lake Garda
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    "We loved the hotels and the people that ran them. They have left a wonderful impression for us to take forever. Everyone was very helpful...The bikes were very well equipped and suited us perfectly."
    - Leonie Hussey

    Additional Tour Photos

    Cycling Dolomites in Italy on easy route to Lake Garda! Enjoy quiet bike paths as you make your way through the Dolomites region Take a rest while biking to enjoy the beautiful views Take a stroll through the lovely town of Merano

    Cycling Dolomites in Italy on easy route to Lake Garda! Cycling Dolomites in Italy on easy route to Lake Garda! Cycling quiet country roads in Italy as you make your way to Lake Garda Can't beat this view of white capped mountains and lush green valley!

    Cycling Dolomites in Italy on easy route to Lake Garda! Cycling Dolomites in Italy on easy route to Lake Garda!

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    Italy – Dolomites to Lake Garda Cycling Tour

    Tour Type: Self Guided Hybrid Cycling
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    Distance: 45km/day
    Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
    Availability: April to October
    Cost: Starting at €1028





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