Cycle tours in South Tyrol

SOUTH TYROL – A SYMBIOSIS OF RUGGED MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPE, MEDITERRANEAN HILLS AND LIVING TRADITIONS

Not quite Italy, but not Austria anymore…the autonomous region of South Tyrol combines the best qualities of both countries and enchants the world with its unique charm. But if you think the South Tyrolean mountains are only good for skiing and hiking, then you’ve never heard of Eurobike!

Cyclists from behind

With every pedal forward, it gets a bit more Italian…

The apple blossom in spring, the hot summer on the mountain lakes, the grape harvest in the colourful autumn and perfectly groomed slopes in the freezing winter – South Tyrol has something to offer every season. And we cyclists definitely get our money’s worth here! Cycle on perfectly constructed cycle paths through the mighty mountains to clear lakes and past picturesque vineyards in the Mediterranean south of the region. Taste the local fruity wines, the famous Schüttelbrot and indulge in the warm hospitality shown here.

The most popular cycle tours in South Tyrol

OUR TOUR TIPS

Bolzano – Venice

The classic Eurobike original tour starts in Bolzano and takes you along the Adige to Lake Garda, on to the hometown of Romeo and Juliet, past Padua and ending in the Lagoon city – Venice! Enjoy the perfect mix of culture and wild romantic scenery!

 

South Tyrol centre-based tour

If you want to explore the highlights of South Tyrol over a few days atop your bicycle, then the South Tyrol Centre-based Tour is the right choice for you! Discover South Tyrol’s most beautiful cities and sights and enjoy comfort and elegance in the Bolzano Hotel Scala Stiegl!

Bressanone Centre-based Tour

The cathedral city of Bressanone is the ideal starting point for a beautiful centre-based tour in the heart of South Tyrol. Discover the charming villages of the region, the Valle Isarco and Val Pusteria. Take a break on the way, stretch your legs and enjoy the tranquillity that radiates from this landscape, and don’t forget to stop off for wine and a delicious snack in a tavern.

Merano – Lake Garda

Whether with the whole family or with friends, the cycle tour Merano – Lake Garda is also suitable for children and Sunday cyclists! The mostly flat cycle route takes you past the most beautiful parts of South Tyrol to the beautiful Lake Garda, where you can spend one or two nights longer!

 

St. Moritz – Bolzano

On the route from St. Moritz to Bolzano, you have to cope with almost 1,500 vertical metres – but fortunately mainly downhill! Perfectly created bike paths along the Inn and Adige lead you from the Swiss Alps through Austria and into the beautiful South Tyrol! Breath taking photo opportunities are almost everywhere – promise!

 

Bolzano - Venice with charm

Want a bit of luxury? Then a cycle tour with charm is just the thing for you! Select 4**** hotels accommodate you during this tour and give your holiday that certain something!

The Adige cycle path

Cyclists biking along the river Adige

Of course we can’t forget the famous Adige cycle path! This path has been popular for a long time and is suitable for young and old! The original Adige cycle path starts in the Austrian town of Landeck and ends in Verona. The route is largely identical to the Via Claudia Augusts, a historic Roman road.

 

The Eurobike Adige Cycle Tour starts either in Innsbruck or on Reschensee. From there it goes through Vinschgau to Merano. From here, the Adige cycle path runs along the river, past Bolzano and Trento to Verona.

Innsbruck – Bolzano

Our Adige cycle tour starts in the capital of Tyrol and takes you about 300 kilometres by bike to Imst, Burgeis/Mals, Merano, the Passeiertal Valley and Auer to Bolzano. A classic with which you cannot go wrong!

Innsbruck – Verona

Cycle from the Golden Roof to the house of Julia Capulet in just eight days. Enjoy the wonderful fresh air of the Tyrolean mountains, admire the beauty of the South Tyrolean landscape and feast on Italain specialities!

 

Lake Reschen - Verona

From the church tower in Lake Reschen we travel to the spa town of Merano - where the beloved Austrian Empress Sisi holidayed - then onto Bolzano. The next day you have to get out your Italian phrase book, because from Trento si parla italiano. Continue cycling to Lake Garda and enjoy Italy’s largest lake before finally heading to Verona! A journey that has something to suit every taste!

Lake Reschen - Lake Garda

A very similar route as on the cycle tour Lake Reschen – Verona, but instead of heading south of Lake Garda, we stay in the beautiful north! The lake and its charms invite you to linger! Here you can spend one or two nights longer!

Family tours in South Tyrol

South Tyrol for families

A tour that you can easily complete with even the youngest members of the family! The mileage of the daily stages can be tailored for our younger guests and the stage destination appeal to both parents and children! Perfect for your next family holiday!

Adige Cycle Path for families

Have you always wanted to cycle the famous Adige Cycle Path by bike, but are worried your children couldn’t keep up? Please forget that thought now – the

Adige Cycle Path for families has something for every age and performance level! Enjoy time together with your loved ones and start the cycling adventure on the Adige Cycle Path together!

Useful information about a cycling holiday in South Tyrol

Cyclists on serpentine cycle path

Cycle paths in South Tyrol

You can’t say much about the cycle path network in South Tyrol – except that they are perfect! South Tyrol is like no other region of Italy in that it is prepared for cycling tourism and offers visitors a well-developed range of cycle paths and low-traffic routes that can be perfectly travelled by bike! You will be enthusiastic to cycle!

Wooden hut in the lake

The climate in South Tyrol

The climate in South Tyrol should be imagined as follows: The Alps in the north of the region keep off the uncomfortable, cold north winds. The warm, humid air of the Mediterranean region are held south of the Dolomites, which means it also rains less in South Tyrol. The region is therefore well protected all around and offers optimum cycling weather! In general, the weather in the north is more like Austrian weather. The further south you head, the more Mediterranean it gets!

Coffee and sweets

South Tyrolean cuisine

The cuisine of South Tyrol is usually associated with hearty home cooking. Of course, you can feast on a faultless pizza or great pasta dish. However, the South Tyroleans are better known for their fantastic spinach dumplings with brown butter, the Schlutzkrapfen and traditional Törggelen. This is an old custom in which harvesters were invited to a meal to taste the new season wine. In addition, a variety of South Tyrolean specialities were served. Previously, these were roasted chestnuts, nuts and sweet doughnuts. The main course featured simple farmer’s dishes such as barley soup, bacon, sausages and rye bread. These days the custom has changed a bit – hearty slabs of meat, sausages, sauerkraut and dumplings now delight the palate of guests! As an old South Tyrolean saying goes: “Törggelen is about three things – the joy of work, the joy of the fruits of labour and the joy of celebrating with friends!”

A small dictionary of South Tyrolean dialect – English

South Tyrolean is similar to German, but not quite!

South Tyrolean

English
Hoi/Hou! Hello!
Guatn Morgen! Good morning!
Hosch guat gschlofn? Die you sleep well?
Wia gehts Dir? How are you?
Guat und Dir? Good, and you?
aui, auffi up
umi over
außi out
oi, ochi down
arschlings backwards
grodaus gerade aus
entn straight ahead

 

Did you know…?

  • …that South Tyrol is the oldest wine-growing region in the German-speaking world?
  •  …that more than 40 dialects are spoken in South Tyrol?
  •  …that South Tyrol is officially trilingual: German, Italian and Ladin are the official languages.

 

  • …that almost 35% of the total area of South Tyrol is alpine pastures?
  •  …that Ötzi was South Tyrolean?
  •  …that you should never call a South Tyrolean Italian?
  •  …that the term Törggeln is not derived from the German word for stumbling (torkeln) but from the Latin word torquere, which means pressing wine?

 

Cyclists at the lakefront of Lake Garda

Perfectly organised cycling holidays in South Tyrol

Yes, that’s right, we did not create the perfectly developed cycle paths! But for the uncomplicated booking, the great hotels, the personal care on site with a 7-day service hotline and smooth luggage transfer we take all the credit! We do our best to organised a perfect holiday for you – but unfortunately we can’t control the weather!

At Eurobike, we look forward to helping you plan your holiday!

Robi
Tatjana Glawian
"I am looking forward to your questions about our cycle tours in South Tyrol!"
Tatjana Glawian , Costumer Service

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