Innsbruck to Verona
Along old trade routes head from the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck to the lagoon city of Venice. You will cover many old railroad tracks and dam walkways that are now excellent-quality bike paths. Along these great routes, enjoy fantastic towns and gorgeous views of towering mountains, far away from the hustle and bustle of city-centre traffic. Your ascent to the Brenner Pass will take you to heights of 1370 metres, giving truly amazing views of alpine and vineyard scenery. In Verona be greeted by Shakespearean charm on Romeo and Juliette’s balcony.
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After making your own way to Innsbruck you will have a welcome brief and have your bikes fitted. After this, why not take a walk around the old town and see the city tower and “Golden Roof”.
After waking up in Innsbruck, it’s time to head up on either train or minibus to the Brenner Pass. Brenner is a small border town to Italy, from here you will peddle on a cycle lane predominantly by the river Eisack. This path will lead you through the small village of Gossensass and then onto Sterzing, which was home to the Fugger. From here you will head to Thumberg, home of the stunning Reifenstein castle. Next head through Stilfes and Mittenwald on to Franzensfeste, home to a famous fortress. Along the cycle lane you will go all the way to Lake Varna and then Brixen – today’s destination.
As you cycle by the Eisack River your first stop will be in Klausen and on to Waidbruck, which has an amazing view of Castle Trostburg. From here you will start heading to the Bolzano Basin, where the valley becomes noticeably thinner. Your destination for the night is Bolzano, a city which binds two cultures in a fascinating way. Enjoy attractions such as the Archaeological Museum with Ötzi the Iceman.
Cycling in the South Tyrolean wine route, today’s cycling will be characterised by copious vineyards and orchards, as well as history in old ruins and castles. You will pass by the wine village of Eppan and Caldaro Lake, until you get to your stop for the night of the cosy Auer.
The river Adige will form the scenery for most of the day, as well as some orchards on the way to Salurn. Salurn is where South Tyrol stops being German speaking. Peddle on to Trento where you can explore the gorgeous architecture and old town.
Here you will see the Adige valley getting even narrower with amazing scenery. Here are impressive mountains towering, on which majestic castles were built centuries ago to guard them on the below trade routes. One of today’s important points is Ala, don’t miss this Mozart city. Your stop for the night will be Rivalta which is accessible on a cycling route.
On day 6 you will head to Verona on the excellent bike trail by the river Adige. On this day there is a long distance to cover so there will be few stops. Verona is Romeo and Juliet town! Enjoy their balcony and statue, as well as the exciting amphitheatre.
Start point: Innsbruck
End point: Verona
Total distance: approx. 280km
Most of this route will take place on cycle lanes along the river valleys of the Eisack and Adige. After Verona the route will entail a few more side roads with low traffic. You will ascend the Brenner Pass and then descend 1300 metres. There are some smaller climbs on Lake Caldaro.
- Overnight stays in the listed category
- Standard Bike Hire
- Welcome briefing
- Personal tour information
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- Excellently planned routes
- Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Route signposting
- Bus transfer from Innsbruck to Brenner including bike
- 1 boat ride on Lake Garda including your bike
- 1 Brixen card (free use of South Tyrolean public transportation, a roundtrip ride with the cable car Plose, free admission to Acquarena water park, free admission to nearly all South Tyrolean museums)
- Service hotline
- Flights to/from the start and finish
- Evening meals (unless stated)
- Local daily taxes (Payable at the hotel)
- Water Bottles
- Travel Insurance
- Bike Hire and Bike Insurance
- Welcome Meetings (unless stated)
- Transfers (unless included)
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.