Day 1: Innsbruck
Welcome briefing and bike fitting. You'll have time to explore Innsbruck's famous old town, City Tower, and "Golden Roof."
Overnight in Innsbruck
Day 2: Innsbruck – Imst (40 mi/65 km)
On an old towpath along the Inn River, you'll cycle at the foot of Martinswand (mountain face) and through small villages and market towns to Stams (Baroque Cistercian Monastery). The route continues via Haiming to Imst, known as the "Merano of North Tyrol."
Overnight in Imst
Day 3: Imst – Burgeis/Mals (31 mi/50 km + bus transfer)
Today's route follows the Inn River, past the Monastery at Zams to Landeck. From here, you'll be transferred by bus to Nauders, with an additional 328 ft/100 m climb to Reschen Pass. From there, you will cycle downhill to Lake Reschensee and continue on minor roads to Mals (many towers in the center) or to Burgeis at the foot of the castle Marienburg
Overnight in Burgeis/Mals
Day 4: Burgeis/Mals – Merano (41 mi/65 km)
The first stop on the day's ride is Glurns, featuring a fully intact medieval city wall. The ride continues past the ruins of Montani through Schlanders and down to Merano. Standing guard on the route are numerous fortresses and castles, including famous alpinist Reinhold Messner's Juval Castle. Along this stage, you'll have impressive views of Ortler, the highest mountain in the Eastern Alps, and Stilfserjoch. You'll also have the option to shorten the route by taking the Vinschgau train.
Overnight in Merano
Day 5: Merano – Auer (34 mi/55 km)
See the famous Schnatterpeck Altar in Lana as you cycle through fruit orchards and vineyards of the South Tyrolean Wine Road. You'll pass fortresses, castles, and ruins along the way. Other highlights of the day are Hocheppan's famous frescoes and Lake Caldaro. You will finish the day in the picturesque wine-growing town of Auer.
Overnight in Auer
Day 6: Auer – Trento (28 mi/45 km)
On the sixth day, you will cycle mostly along the river Adige, and partly 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 Buonconsigli.
Overnight in Trento
Day 7: Trento – Riva/Torbole (31 mi/50 km)
The final day's route continues on the Adige River to Rovereto, the old Tyrolean border city, and Mori. Here the route leaves the river and turns west to Lake Garda. In Mori you will taste the world-famous pistachio ice cream in the Gelateria Bologna. After a brief 492 ft/150 m climb on Passo San Giovanni, you cycle down to Torbole or Riva.
Overnight in Riva/Torbole
Day 8: Individual departure
Today marks the end of your tour. You can either arrange more days in Italy or arrange for a taxi to the airport or train station. (Return transfer is also possible, only on Saturdays)