Innsbruck to Lake Garda - Austria to Italy Cycling Tour

Take a self guided cycling holiday from Innsbruck in Austria to Lake Garda in Italy. 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.

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  • Grade:
  • Comfort: 3*** & 4**** Hotels
  • Start/Finish: From Innsbruck to Lake Garda
  • Distance: 320 km / 199 miles
  • Duration: 7 nights - 8 Days
  • Availability: From April until October
  • Altitude:

Day 1: Arrive in Innsbruck Welcome  briefing  and  bike  fitting.  For  the  rest  of  the  day you are free to explore Innsbruck’s  famous  old town with its City Tower and its Golden Roof. 

Day 2: Innsbruck to Imst 
Follow the towpath along the river Inn, at the foot of the Martinswand (mountain face - a rock wall that is over 600 metres high) and through tiny villages and market towns to Stams with its  Baroque style monastery. Then cycle on through Haiming to Imst, the so-called Merano of North Tyrol. 
Approx distance 65 km (40 miles)

Day 3: Imst to Burgeis or Mals .  
Continue along  the  river  Inn,  past  Zams monastery to  Landeck.  From here a bus  will  take you to Nauders where you continue cycling up to the Reschenpass mountain  pass (less than 100 m altitude) . Then its downhill to Lake Reschensee and along minor roads to Mals with its towers or to Burgeis at the foot of the Marienburg Castle.   
Approx distance. 50 km (31 miles)   40 km (25 miles) bus transfer

Day 4: Burgeis or Mals to Merano 
Your  day  starts  with  a  trip  to  Glurns with its perfectly preserved medieval city walls.  Then cycle via the ruins of Montani castle, through Schlanders, down to Merano.  On the way, you will pass some pretty castles and you have some marvellous views of the impressive mountain massif Ortlermassiv and the Stilfserjoch mountain pass.   Since 2004, the Venosta train (Vinschgaubahn) has been operating between Mals and Merano and its often possible to take  this train to travel part of the journey.  
Approx distance 65 km (40 miles)

Day 5: Merano to Kaltern,Tramin or Auer 
Today’s ride takes you via Lana (Schnatterpeck Altar) and through orchards and vineyards in the area of the South Tyrolean Wine Road.  Pass fortresses, castles and ruins such as Hocheppan with its famous frescos, to Lake Caldaro ( Kalterersee). Overnight in the cosy wine towns of Auer. 
Approx distance 50 km (31 miles)

Day 6: Auer to Trento .  
Cycle mainly 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 which lead you to Trento with its lovely old town, cathedral and  Buonconsiglio castle. 
Approx distance. 45 km (28 miles) 

Day 7: Trento to Riva or Torbole
Cycle on bike paths along the river Adige via the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto to Mori where you can taste the world famous pistachio ice-cream in the Gelateria Bologna. 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 to Torbole or Riva. 
Approx distance 50 km (31 miles)

Day 8: Departure or extra nights

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.) 
  • 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 until early October
  • 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 – Innsbruck train station.  Public bus from Riva/Torbole to Rovereto, good train connections from Rovereto to Innsbruck

By Car – Austria can be reached by car through the well-maintained motorways.  Multi storey car park costs €55 per week; to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible 

By Air – Innsbruck and Munich airport

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

  • 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 
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

Day 1: Arrive in Innsbruck Welcome  briefing  and  bike  fitting.  For  the  rest  of  the  day you are free to explore Innsbruck’s  famous  old town with its City Tower and its Golden Roof. 

Day 2: Innsbruck to Imst 
Follow the towpath along the river Inn, at the foot of the Martinswand (mountain face - a rock wall that is over 600 metres high) and through tiny villages and market towns to Stams with its  Baroque style monastery. Then cycle on through Haiming to Imst, the so-called Merano of North Tyrol. 
Approx distance 65 km (40 miles)

Day 3: Imst to Burgeis or Mals .  
Continue along  the  river  Inn,  past  Zams monastery to  Landeck.  From here a bus  will  take you to Nauders where you continue cycling up to the Reschenpass mountain  pass (less than 100 m altitude) . Then its downhill to Lake Reschensee and along minor roads to Mals with its towers or to Burgeis at the foot of the Marienburg Castle.   
Approx distance. 50 km (31 miles)   40 km (25 miles) bus transfer

Day 4: Burgeis or Mals to Merano 
Your  day  starts  with  a  trip  to  Glurns with its perfectly preserved medieval city walls.  Then cycle via the ruins of Montani castle, through Schlanders, down to Merano.  On the way, you will pass some pretty castles and you have some marvellous views of the impressive mountain massif Ortlermassiv and the Stilfserjoch mountain pass.   Since 2004, the Venosta train (Vinschgaubahn) has been operating between Mals and Merano and its often possible to take  this train to travel part of the journey.  
Approx distance 65 km (40 miles)

Day 5: Merano to Kaltern,Tramin or Auer 
Today’s ride takes you via Lana (Schnatterpeck Altar) and through orchards and vineyards in the area of the South Tyrolean Wine Road.  Pass fortresses, castles and ruins such as Hocheppan with its famous frescos, to Lake Caldaro ( Kalterersee). Overnight in the cosy wine towns of Auer. 
Approx distance 50 km (31 miles)

Day 6: Auer to Trento .  
Cycle mainly 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 which lead you to Trento with its lovely old town, cathedral and  Buonconsiglio castle. 
Approx distance. 45 km (28 miles) 

Day 7: Trento to Riva or Torbole
Cycle on bike paths along the river Adige via the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto to Mori where you can taste the world famous pistachio ice-cream in the Gelateria Bologna. 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 to Torbole or Riva. 
Approx distance 50 km (31 miles)

Day 8: Departure or extra nights

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.) 
  • 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 until early October
  • 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 – Innsbruck train station.  Public bus from Riva/Torbole to Rovereto, good train connections from Rovereto to Innsbruck

By Car – Austria can be reached by car through the well-maintained motorways.  Multi storey car park costs €55 per week; to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible 

By Air – Innsbruck and Munich airport

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

  • 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 
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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