Innsbruck to Lake Garda

From the mountains to the beautiful lake shore

On this cycle tour, you will spend time in well-known cities such as Innsbruck, Merano and Trento. The Inn and Adige rivers lead you via Lake Reschensee and Lake Caldaro to Lake Garda along the well-maintained cycle routes. Stunning mountain ranges form an incredible panorama. From Reschen to Lake Garda you will cycle past wonderful vineyards with time to stop off at some of them.

Details of the Innsbruck to Lake Garda cycling holiday

You will cycle on beautiful bike paths in the river valleys of the Inn and Adige and on numerous service roads between orchards and vineyards. You will be taken from the Inntal Valley to the mountain pass Reschenpass. From there, you can enjoy cycling downhill for more than 1,200 metres in altitude. In between, cycling up some small climbs will be necessary.

Highlights of the Innsbruck to Lake Garda tour

  • Cycling holidays for the real lover of pleasure: Through orchards and vineyards along the South Tyrolean Wine Route you "cycle" through the Eldorado of South Tyrol, so to speak. Exquisite wines and types of fruit line your way and are just waiting to be tasted by you.

  • Trentino vineyards and sights: In Trento, there is a sightseeing tip for you: in addition to the old town with the stately cathedral in the centre, which is well worth seeing, Buonconsiglio Castle is worth a visit!

  • Delicious pistachio ice cream and a dreamlike lake: Admire the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, and experience the dolce vita in the truest sense of the word. Especially at Gelateria Bologna in Mori!

Worth knowing about the Innsbruck to Lake Garda tour

After you arrive in the capital of North Tyrol, Innsbruck, you bike through the vineyards of South Tyrol over eight days. From Innsbruck you cycle to Imst. The bus takes you from Landeck to the Reschenpass and from there, you cycle mostly downhill.

The Adige Cycle Path leads down the valley along the Adige to Bozen, Ora, Trento and finally to the beautiful Lake Garda. The cycle tour leads past farm roads between orchards and vineyards and offers ample opportunity for rest breaks and stops for pleasure. You complete an average of 50 kilometres per day.

This tour has been graded as Medium. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 330 km
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Itinerary

Welcome briefing and bike fitting. For the rest of the day, we recommend visiting Innsbruck’s famous old town with its city tower and its “Golden Roof”.

You will cycle on the former towpath along the river Inn, along the foot of the 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”.

ca. 65 km

Today, you will cycle along the river Inn, past the Zams monastery to Landeck. A bus will take you to Nauders from where you will cycle just under 100 metres in altitude uphill to the mountain pass called the 'Reschenpass'. From there, you will cycle downhill to Lake Reschensee and continue on minor roads to Mals (many towers in the centre) or to Burgeis at the foot of the castle Marienburg.

ca. 50 km + bus transfer

Your day starts with a trip to Glurns, which has got perfectly preserved medieval city walls. Then, you will 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 almost always take this train as part of your journey.

ca. 65 km

Today’s stage 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), to Lake Caldaro. You will stay overnight in the cosy wine town, Auer.

ca. 55 km

On the sixth day, you will mainly cycle along the river Adige. At times you will cycle 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, which has a lovely old town, a cathedral and Buonconsiglio castle.

ca. 45 km

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. In Mori you will taste the world-famous pistachio ice-cream in the Gelateria Bologna. After a short climb onto Passo S. Giovanni (150 metres), you will head down to the lake to Torbole or  Riva.

ca. 50 km

End of tour or extra nights.

Route information

You will cycle on beautiful bike paths in the river valleys of the Inn and Adige and on numerous quiet side roads between orchards and vineyards. You will be taken from the Inntal valley to the mountain pass Reschenpass. From there, you can enjoy a descent of over 1,200 metres in altitude. Sometimes small climbs will be necessary.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: ​​​​​​​Innsbruck to Lake Garda

Place of arrival: Innsbruck
  Season 1
27.04.2024 - 10.05.2024
28.09.2024 - 06.10.2024

Arrival Saturday and Wednesday
Season 2
11.05.2024 - 24.05.2024
07.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

Arrival Saturday and Wednesday
Season 3
25.05.2024 - 06.09.2024

Arrival Saturday and Wednesday
Innsbruck to Lake Garda, AT-ETRIG-08X
Base price
1,129.00
1,209.00
1,259.00
Single room surcharge 279.00 279.00 279.00

Hotel information: You will stay in 3*** and 4**** hotels

Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024
Arrival Saturday and Wednesday
Season 2
May 11, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Arrival Saturday and Wednesday
Season 3
May 25, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Arrival Saturday and Wednesday
Innsbruck to Lake Garda, AT-ETRIG-08X
Base price
Single room surcharge
1,129.00
279.00
1,209.00
279.00
1,259.00
279.00

Hotel information: You will stay in 3*** and 4**** hotels

Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024
Season 2
May 11, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Season 3
May 25, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Innsbruck
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
Torbole/Riva
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
79.00
35.00
89.00
45.00
79.00
35.00
89.00
45.00
79.00
35.00
89.00
45.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Innsbruck
  Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 6, 2024

Arrival Saturday and Wednesday
Season 2
May 11, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Arrival Saturday and Wednesday
Season 3
May 25, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024

Arrival Saturday and Wednesday
Innsbruck
Double room p.p. 79.00 79.00 79.00
Single room surcharge 35.00 35.00 35.00
Torbole/Riva
Double room p.p. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Single room surcharge 45.00 45.00 45.00
Price
21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
Unisex E-Bike
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
Prices per person in GBP

Our rental bikes

Included services and travel information

Services

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 Bus transfer from Landeck - Nauders, incl. your bike
  • 1 Pistachio ice cream on the way to Lake Garda
  • Navigation-App and GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Not included

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Arrival information
  • Train: Innsbruck train station
  • Airport: Innsbruck or Munich airport
  • Parking: Garage costs approx. EUR 17/day;
  • Public bus from Riva/Torbole to Rovereto, good train connections from Rovereto to Innsbruck
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Innsbruck 

Austria Trend Congress **** 

www.austria-trend.at/de/ hotels/congress-innsbruck 

Imst 

Hotel Hirschen *** 

www.hirschen-imst.at 

Burgeis/Mals 

Zum Hirschen *** 

www.hotel-hirschen.it   

Merano 

Hotel Villa Laurus *** 

www.hotelsmerano.it/de/hotel-villalaurus-meran/ 

Auer 

Bio-Hotel&Residence Kaufmann *** 

www.hotelkaufmann.at 

Trento 

Grand Hotel Trento **** 

www.grandhoteltrento.com 

Torbole/Riva 

Hotel Astoria Resort ****s 

www.astoriaresort.it/it/hotel-riva-del-garda-4-stelle 

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