Innsbruck to Lake Garda - Austria Cycling Tour

Take a self guided cycling holiday from Innsbruck to Lake Garda in Austria. Explore the well known cities of Innsbruck  as well as taking in the emerald lakes of Reschensee, Kalterer See and Lake Garda. This tour uses cycle paths along the River Valleys of Inn and Reschen Pass.

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Hotels
  • Start/Finish: Innsbruck / Lake Garda
  • Distance: 320 km / 199 miles
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Availability: Please call for details

This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 – Arrive in Innsbruck and explore the famous old town with its city tower and medieval "Golden Roof". Welcome meeting and distribution of rental bicycles will also be organised.

Day 2 - You will cycle on the former towpath along the river Inn, at the foot of Martinswand (mountain face) and through little villages and market towns to Stams (baroque Cistercian convent). Then, you will continue your tour via Haiming to Imst, the so-called “Merano of North Tyrol”. Approx 65km / 40 miles.

Day 3 -  Cycle along the river Inn, past the monastery Zams to Landeck. A bus will take you to Nauders from where you will cycle less than 100 metres in altitude uphill to the mountain pass Reschenpass. From there, you will cycle downhill to Lake Reschensee and continue on minor roads to Mals or to Burgeis at the foot of the Castle Marienburg. Approx 50km / 31 miles.

Day 4 -  Start your day with a trip to Glurns, also known as perfectly preserved medieval city walls. You will then cycle via the Montani ruins, through Schlanders, down to Merano. On your way, you will come across some pretty castles (mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s castle Juval) and you will get marvellous views of the impressive mountain Massif Ortlermassiv and the mountain pass Stilfserjoch. Since 2004, the Venosta train, Vinschgaubahn has been operating again between Mals and Merano. You can usually take this train to travel to a different part of your journey. Approx 65km / 40 miles.

Day 5 -  Today’s cycle will take you via Lana (Schnatterpeck Altar) and through numerous orchards and vineyards in the area of the South Tyrolean Wine Road, past many fortresses, castles, and ruins such as Hocheppan (famous frescos), as well as the “Cathedral in the Country” in St Pauls, to Lake Kalterersee. You will spend the night in one of the cosy wine towns of Kaltern, Tramin, or Auer. Approx 45 - 50 km / 28- 31 miles.

Day 6 -  On the sixth day, you will cycle mostly along the river Adige, and through orchards to Salurn, where the German speaking South Tyrol ends. The famous Trentino vineyards are located next to the dam ways. These ways lead you to Trento with its lovely old town, cathedral, and castle Buonconsiglio. Approx 45 km / 28 miles.

Day 7 - Today, you will cycle on bike paths along the river Adige via the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto to Mori. From here, the route leads westward to Lake Garda. After a short climb onto Passo S. Giovanni (150 metres) you will head down to the lake and Torbole, Riva, or Arco. Approx 50km / 28 miles.

Day 8 - Individual departure or extra days at Lake Garda 

Key Details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary. (Extra nights in Innsbruck or on Lake Garda are available on request. Please contact us by email: info@compass-holidays.com or phone us on: +44 (0) 1242 250642 for more information.)
  • When enquiring about this tour, please ask about a possible high season surcharge. 
  • This tour will start in Innsbruck and end in Lake Garda.
  • The distance of this holiday is 320 km / 199 miles.

Essential Information:

  • Arrival every Saturday and Wednesday from April - September
  • Innsbruck train station Innsbruck and Munich airport Multi storey car park costs €55 per week; to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible 
  • Return transfer by minibus to Innsbruck every Saturday morning, this costs €75 per person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary 
  • Public bus from Riva/Torbole to Rovereto, good train connections from Rovereto to Innsbruck

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your cycling holiday from Austria to Italy including:

  • The Golden Roof in Innsbruck 
  • Beautiful panoramic view of the Ortler mountain 
  • The Passer Promenade in Merano 
  • Olive groves by lake Garda
  • Monastery
  • Castles

Getting to Austria

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Austria.

By Car – Austria can be reached by car through the well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Vienna International Airport.

For more information on getting to Austria please visit the Austrian Travel website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommdation
  • Welcome Briefing
  • Bike Hire
  • Luggage Transfer
  • Bus transfer Landeck - Nauders including bicycle
  • Tour pack including one set of detailed travel documents (maps, route description, places of interest, telephone numbers) per booked room
  • Service Hotline
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to Innsbruck and from Lake Garda

This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 – Arrive in Innsbruck and explore the famous old town with its city tower and medieval "Golden Roof". Welcome meeting and distribution of rental bicycles will also be organised.

Day 2 - You will cycle on the former towpath along the river Inn, at the foot of Martinswand (mountain face) and through little villages and market towns to Stams (baroque Cistercian convent). Then, you will continue your tour via Haiming to Imst, the so-called “Merano of North Tyrol”. Approx 65km / 40 miles.

Day 3 -  Cycle along the river Inn, past the monastery Zams to Landeck. A bus will take you to Nauders from where you will cycle less than 100 metres in altitude uphill to the mountain pass Reschenpass. From there, you will cycle downhill to Lake Reschensee and continue on minor roads to Mals or to Burgeis at the foot of the Castle Marienburg. Approx 50km / 31 miles.

Day 4 -  Start your day with a trip to Glurns, also known as perfectly preserved medieval city walls. You will then cycle via the Montani ruins, through Schlanders, down to Merano. On your way, you will come across some pretty castles (mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s castle Juval) and you will get marvellous views of the impressive mountain Massif Ortlermassiv and the mountain pass Stilfserjoch. Since 2004, the Venosta train, Vinschgaubahn has been operating again between Mals and Merano. You can usually take this train to travel to a different part of your journey. Approx 65km / 40 miles.

Day 5 -  Today’s cycle will take you via Lana (Schnatterpeck Altar) and through numerous orchards and vineyards in the area of the South Tyrolean Wine Road, past many fortresses, castles, and ruins such as Hocheppan (famous frescos), as well as the “Cathedral in the Country” in St Pauls, to Lake Kalterersee. You will spend the night in one of the cosy wine towns of Kaltern, Tramin, or Auer. Approx 45 - 50 km / 28- 31 miles.

Day 6 -  On the sixth day, you will cycle mostly along the river Adige, and through orchards to Salurn, where the German speaking South Tyrol ends. The famous Trentino vineyards are located next to the dam ways. These ways lead you to Trento with its lovely old town, cathedral, and castle Buonconsiglio. Approx 45 km / 28 miles.

Day 7 - Today, you will cycle on bike paths along the river Adige via the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto to Mori. From here, the route leads westward to Lake Garda. After a short climb onto Passo S. Giovanni (150 metres) you will head down to the lake and Torbole, Riva, or Arco. Approx 50km / 28 miles.

Day 8 - Individual departure or extra days at Lake Garda 

Key Details:

  • Eight day, seven night itinerary. (Extra nights in Innsbruck or on Lake Garda are available on request. Please contact us by email: info@compass-holidays.com or phone us on: +44 (0) 1242 250642 for more information.)
  • When enquiring about this tour, please ask about a possible high season surcharge. 
  • This tour will start in Innsbruck and end in Lake Garda.
  • The distance of this holiday is 320 km / 199 miles.

Essential Information:

  • Arrival every Saturday and Wednesday from April - September
  • Innsbruck train station Innsbruck and Munich airport Multi storey car park costs €55 per week; to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible 
  • Return transfer by minibus to Innsbruck every Saturday morning, this costs €75 per person incl. your bike, to be paid for at the time, reservation is necessary 
  • Public bus from Riva/Torbole to Rovereto, good train connections from Rovereto to Innsbruck

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your cycling holiday from Austria to Italy including:

  • The Golden Roof in Innsbruck 
  • Beautiful panoramic view of the Ortler mountain 
  • The Passer Promenade in Merano 
  • Olive groves by lake Garda
  • Monastery
  • Castles

Getting to Austria

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Austria.

By Car – Austria can be reached by car through the well-maintained motorways.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Vienna International Airport.

For more information on getting to Austria please visit the Austrian Travel website.

Included
  • Bed and Breakfast Accommdation
  • Welcome Briefing
  • Bike Hire
  • Luggage Transfer
  • Bus transfer Landeck - Nauders including bicycle
  • Tour pack including one set of detailed travel documents (maps, route description, places of interest, telephone numbers) per booked room
  • Service Hotline
Excluded
  • Meals
  • Transport to Innsbruck and from Lake Garda
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