|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||33 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Saturdays: Apr 26-Oct 4, 2014 (Parties of 5 or more may have alternate start dates)|
|Start city:||Toblach/Niederdorf, Italy|
|End city:||Riva/Lake Garda, Italy|
From the north east of the Dolomites the bike path takes you through the Pustertal Valley to Bruneck and then on to the bishop’s town of Brixen. From here you cycle to the capital town of South Tyrol, Bozen, to visit the oldest Tyrolean, the Ice Man. Then you cycle along the side of the River Etsch through orchards and fields to Lake Garda, the most well loved lake in Italy.
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Day 1: Arrival at Toblach/Niederdorf
Arrive at the hotel in Alta Pusteria (Toblach or Niederdorf). Free parking in close proximity to the hotel available.
Day 2: Alta Pusteria - Bruneck/Brunico (17 miles/27 km)
The bike path takes you past the famous Prags Valley, which extends towards south. Past the “Olanger Stausee”, always along the river “Rienz”, you reach the “Michael-Pacher”-city Brunico. Possibility of one excursion by bike to the outdoor museum in Dietenheim/Teodone (approx. 8 km) where you can gain one insight into the culture of “Tirol”, about the traditions of the country and the rural daily routines.
Day 3: Bruneck/Brunico - Brixen/Bressanone (25 miles/40 km)
You cycle through the lower Pusteria Valley, past the ruin of Mühlbacher Klause and into the Eisack Valley. Just shortly before reaching Brixen, you can visit the Neustift Monastery. The old town centre of Brixen is well worth visiting with its arcades, ally’s and Cathedral.
Day 4: Brixen/Bressanone – Bozen/Bolzano (27 miles/43 km)
The tour continues along the Eisack Valley past the town of Klausen to Waidbruck with a view of the Trostburg. From here the valley gets narrower on its way to the capital town of South Tyrol, Bozen.
Day 5: Meran/Merano - Bozen/Bolzano (25 miles/40 km)
Transfer by train from Bolzano to the spa town Merano with its Mediterranean flair. From the spa town of Meran, you cycle through the orchards along the Etsch Valley to Bozen. Here you can wander through the arcades, visit the fruit
market or just enjoy the flair of a town immersed in two cultures.
Day 6: Bozen/Bolzano – Trento (40 miles/65 km)
From Bozen there are two ways to get to Salurn. Either along the old railway track to
Überetsch and then on further to Kaltern and Lake Kaltern, or through the wide Etsch
Valley along the bike path. At Salurn you leave the German speaking province of South Tyrol and enter the famous Trento wine growing region and the Diocese town of Trento.
Day 7: Trento - Riva/Lake Garda (31 miles/50 km)
After passing the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto you leave the Etsch Valley and go over the S. Giovanni Pass rising to 387 m in altitude above sea level en route to Lake Garda.
Day 8: Individual departure or extension of your stay.
Saturdays: Apr 26-Oct 4, 2014 (Parties of 5 or more may have alternate start dates)
|Low season:||Apr 26-Jun 25; Sep 9-Oct 4, 2014|
|High season:||Jun 26-Sep 8, 2014|
Accommodation will be in hotels of a 3-star category and, in some parts, hotels of a 4-star category (twice with swimming pool).
Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.
Bikes available to be rented (reserved in advance at time of booking) include:
All bikes are equipped with:
The bikes will be at your disposal in the arrival hotel. At the end of your bike tour you simply leave the rental bike at the last hotel.
Helmets are available to rent. For safety and hygiene purposes, we recommend that you bring your own helmet or plan to purchase one upon arrival.
For a connoisseur and families, the week has been planned so that you cycle alongside the rivers on a slight descent. Between the Etsch Valley and Lake Garda there is only one long ascent. There is plenty of time to look at cultural places of interest or relax along the way. The tour is very suitable for families with children from the age of 12.
This tour is ideal for cyclists in average physical condition.
Nearest airport: Innsbruck, Treviso or Venice
Nearest train station: Toblach, Niederdorf or Welsberg
Nearest airport: Milan or Verona
Nearest train station: Riva
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Contents of Contract
Booking includes the following elements: group or client’s name, arrival and departure date, number and type of reserved rooms, description of package, content and type of booked package, description of the accommodation, prices, surcharges and reductions. If there are no extra conditions included in the booking, then the general regulations apply. All prices are in Euro or in the additional currency and include VAT and all other taxes. Extra conditions and changes in the booking must be confirmed in writing by FUNACTIVE Tours GmbH.
Client withdrawal / Substitute client / Booking change
Withdrawal: Before the start of the tour the client can withdraw from the contract at any time. The client has to confirm the withdrawal in writing. In the case of a withdrawal or no show, the following charges will be charged to the client:
Up to 28 days before tour start: 20% of tour cost From the 27th to the 14th day before tour start: 30% of tour cost From the 13th day to 8th day before tour start: 50% of tour cost
From the 7th day to 4th day before tour start: 70% of tour cost From the 3th day before tour start or no show: 90 % of tour cost Early departure from already started bike tour / hiking tour / cross country ski tour: 100% of tour cost FUNACTIVE Tours GmbH recommends taking out travel insurance.
Substitute Client: Each client can nominate a third person to take their place if this is done at least three days before tour begin. FUNACTIVE TOURS GmbH can refuse this person if there are important reasons. If a third party takes over this does not affect the original contract and the original withdrawal clauses apply. A fee of € 50,00 is charged for changing the name of the client.
Booking Change: Changes in the booking regarding number of rooms, type of hotel and catering (if available) are allowed up to 28 days before tour start. A fee of € 50,00 will be charged for each alteration. After this the condition of cancellation are available. Such a booking change can take place only in accordance with the possibilities of individual cases;the customer has no claim. A booking change by customer to another tour is only possible in the form of a cancellation (according to the conditions of cancellation) and subsequent new booking.
Reduction for children in a room with parents
Reduction for children to the 4th birthday, with breakfast (consumption extra): 100% Reduction for children from 4 years to their 11th birthday, with breakfast: 50% Reduction for children from 11 years to their 14th birthday, with breakfast: 25% Reduction for additional beds in double rooms for children over 14 years of age and adults: 15%
A reduction in cost applies for a third and fourth bed in a room for both adults and children when sharing with two full paying adults. The reduction only applies to the package price on offer which includes breakfast and cannot be used in conjunction with any additional services.
Half board can be booked for children from the age of 4 (for those trips where the possibility of a reservation for half board exists). Dinner and other consumables required by children under the age of 4 can be ordered and paid for directly at the location.
Changes in prices and performance are at our discretion as well as minimal changes in the routes if necessary. You will naturally be informed of any changes immediately. Our prices are minimal prices and cannot be reduced. Legal seat is Bozen.
Information for bike tours/hiking tours/cross country safari
Approximately 30 days before the start of the tour guests will receive general information of the tour and how to get there as well a hotel list by e mail. Detailed information (voucher, luggage labels, route description, maps etc) will be handed out to the guest at their arrival at the reception of the first hotel.
Our information is usually in German. For some of the tours we also have information in other languages. Consult the single offers for detailed information about the available language.
For almost all tours we offer our guests the possibility to take part in our information talk on arrival day in the evening or in the next morning. One of FUNACTIVE Tours Gmbh employees will provide the guests with all the necessary information about the route and answer any questions.
Subsequently the guest will also receive any articles he has booked (rental bikes etc).
Telephone Service Hotline
We offer our guests a service hotline from 8.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. during the whole tour. A FUNACTIVE Tours GmbH employee who speaks German, Italian and English is there to help with any problems or to answer any questions.
Bikes and extra equipment
All rental bikes are 21 gear tour bikes especially built for our tours (ladies’ or men’s bike). A limited number of 7 gear bikes with back pedalling brakes (only unisex bikes) is available on request for some tours. Our team member will hand over the bikes at the starting hotel. Please state the height of the clients when booking the tour.
All bikes come with a saddlebag. In addition clients receive for each booked room one handlebar bag, a bicycle computer, a lock, one air pump, inner tubes and a tool kit.
On most of our tours are available electro bikes (limited availability) on request. Consult the single offers for detailed information.