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Innsbruck to Verona: Alto Adige and Trentino

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Tour Type: Guided Self-guided

Tour description

From the Inn valley to the Po Plain. Ancient trade routes and ultra-modern cable cars. Breathtaking panoramic mountain views and silent valleys. Orchards in the Vinschgau Valley and vineyards in the Valpolicella. From Habsburg Emperors to Gonzaga Dukes, from Andreas Hofer to Romeo and Juliet.

Daily program

Day 1: Arrival
At 5:00pm we meet in the hotel lobby and visit the heart of the Alpes with its famous Golden Roof on a guided city tour. After that, the evening is free to spend.
Overnight in Innsbruck

Day 2: Innsbruck – Meran (28 miles/45 km)
On Sunday morning we leave the Tyrolian capital by bus. Heading up through the Inn Valley we traverse the Reschen Pass. Here where the steeple protrudes from the lake we mount our bikes. Our itinerary follows the Roman military road Via Augusta Claudia to Glurns, the smallest town of South Tyrol. Here we invite you for lunch.

In the afternoon we will change to the Vinschger railway which has again been put into operation in 2005. Even from afar we discover Meran, the probably most beautiful city of South Tyrol. In the thermal city Meran we will stay. For dinner we meet in the excellent hotel restaurant.
Overnight in Meran

Day 3: Meran round trip (16 miles/25 km)
In the morning we have a guided tour through the gardens of Trauttmansdorff castle. It is a unique garden world nestled into a twelve-hectare amphitheatre with numerous plants of different origin. Afterwards a bus takes us to the beautiful Passeier valley in the north of Meran. Andreas Hofer, the Tyrolian freedom fighter, who gave the Napoleon troops more than once a good scare, was born here. Surrounded by the Stubaier, Ötztaler and Sarntaler Alps it is a popular destination for nature lovers.

Heading along the track on the river Passer, our bikes take us southwards. Lush meadows alternate with meadow countryside. In the late afternoon we get back to Meran. Who wants to resign from today’s programme can relax in thermal spa of Meran. It is just a few steps from the hotel (entrance is included in the tour price).
Overnight in Meran

Day 4: Meran – Bolzano (25 miles/40 km)
We leave Meran on our bikes and get soon to Lana where we visit the famous Schnatterpeck altar. This monumental late Gothic wood carving is said to be the biggest winged altar of the whole alpine region. Splendid residences, proud castles and busy wineyards are edging our following cycle path. We cycle the whole day through orchards and vineyards. We take this opportunity to visit one of the numerous vineyards of Alto Adige and to enjoy some of these great wines.

Afterwards we pedal to Bolzano, the capital of Alto Adige. In the heart of the old town we stay. It has a big park and a pool both welcome you to relax there. For dinner we go to a nice restaurant.
Overnight in Bolzano

Day 5: Bolzano – Trento (28 miles/45 km)
In the morning we take the steepest funicular railway of Europe up to the Mendel Pass. The Mendel railway overcomes an altitude of 850 meters in twelve minutes. Far away we can see the rose garden, where the mythical dwarf-king Laurin was striving for the love of a princess against Dietrich of Bern. Our bikes are rolling down to the Val di Non, the Nons valley. Every third eaten apple in Italy comes from this area.

We leave our bikes at the Rotalis van and take the train. Afterwards we cycle along the “Etschradweg” heading to Trent. The hotel awaits us directly before the gates of the medieval old town. Trent is a pearl which is neglected by most of the tourists who head southwards. There is enough time to stroll around the bishop’s city. After a guided tour we invite you to a typical Italian pizza.
Overnight in Trento

Day 6: Trento – Riva del Garda (31 miles/50 km)
We discover fortified castles in the mountainsides while we are following our track southwards. We leave the Etsch valley and cycle to above Lake Garda, where we have a magnificent panoramic view among the blue sparkling water surface. A racy descent takes us to riparian town Torbole, where we invite you for lunch into an excellent fish restaurant.

Afterwards there are only a few miles to Riva del Garda where our hotel, situated directly at the lake, awaits us. We are going to stay here for two nights. Though lunch is included in the travel arrangement of today, the rest of the afternoon and the evening is free to spend. Enjoy a refreshing bath, stroll along the promenade to the enchanting old town of Riva and finish the evening with a glass of wine under the starlit sky.
Overnight in Riva del Garda

Day 7: Monte Baldo excursion (28 miles/45 km)
We leave Riva by boat and enjoy the morning peace on the water. Soon we reach Malcesine and the valley station of Monte Baldo cableway. In a few minutes, the cableway takes us to an altitude of 1800 meters. On a slight ascent we reach the highest point of our tour, before we can enjoy one of the most amazing descents (under poor weather conditions we have to change the program due to the alpine terrain). Today's destination is Garda. From there we take a bus back to our beautiful hotel in Riva. For our farewell dinner we will get especially spoiled.
Overnight in Riva del Garda

Day 8: Verona and departure
In the morning a bus takes us to Verona. On a guided city tour, we'll have a lot of time for the hometown of Romeo and Juliette. Large places like the Piazza Bra or the medieval Piazza delle Erbe as well as numerous churches and palaces show impressingly the former wealth of the city. By noon our tour ends at the center station of Verona. Regularly leaving trains go northwards and the surrounding airports can easily be reached.

Route map

Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

Dates

Jun 22, 29, Aug 31, 2019 (minimum 8 participants)

Prices

Tour package
Per person, double occupancy
€1830
Single room surcharge (1 person/1 room)
€320
Bike Rentals
Electrically assisted bike
€165
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Rotalis Terms and Conditions

Cancellation:

 

If there is a price increase of more than 5%, you are entitled to cancel the tour at no charge. If a reservation is changed to a different tour within 60 days prior to the start of the tour, a fee of EUR 60 per person will be due. However, this shall only apply if you do not find a substitute participant. At a later date, the change of reservation will be treated as cancellation at the cancellation fees stated below.
If either of two customers booked in a double room cancels the contract, the original registration will be converted into a single-room reservation, with the tour price being adjusted accordingly. In such a case, we expect the remaining customer to be willing to accept a room of a lower standard or to stay the night and have breakfast at a different hotel or Bed + Breakfast, if this should be necessary at some stops; however, this shall apply only in case no substitute participant registers for the vacancy in the double room.

Cancellation fees of the confirmed tour fare for tours in Europe:
Before the 60 th day prior to the start of the tour: 10 %
From the 59th to 28th day prior to the start of the tour: 30%
From the 27th to the 14th day prior to the start of the tour: 50%
From the 13th to the 6th prior to the star of the tour: 60%
From the 5th day to 1 day prior to the start of the tour: 80%
Non-commencement of the tour (day of arrival): 95%

Cancellation fees of the confirmed tour fare for bike & boat tours:
Before the 60th day prior to the start of the tour: 20 %
From the 59th to the 31st day prior to the start of the tour: 30%
From the 30th to 21st day prior to the start of the tour: 50%
From the 20th to the 11th day prior to the start of the tour: 70%
From the 10th to 1 day prior to the start of the tour: 90%
Non-commencement of the tour (day of arrival): 100%

Cancellation fees of the confirmed tour fare for long distance tours:
Before the 35th day prior to the start of the tour: 30%
From the 34th to 22nd day prior to the start of the tour: 50%
From the 21st to the 1 day prior to the start of the tour: 80%
Non-commencement of the tour (day of arrival): 95%

For special tours and tours reserved to circles of friends, separate cancellation fees are applicable.

Cancellation fees of the confirmed tour fare for privately guided group tours:
Before the 90th day prior to the start of the tour: 20%
From the 89th to 60th day prior to the start of the tour: 40%
From the 59th to the 30th day prior to the start of the tour: 60%
From the 29th to the 6th prior to the start of the tour: 80%
From the 5th day to 1 day prior to the start of the tour: 90%

Cancellations of pre- or post-stay reservations made by the tour operator are subject to the general cancellation terms. The cost for e-bikes cannot be refunded due to their long-termed disposition.

The customer cancelling his/her tour will be free to prove that the cancellation costs are lower than the lump-sum fees mentioned above. However, it is required that the tour operator office is promptly notified of the cancellation, first by telephone and subsequently by written confirmation.
You can protect yourself against the cost risk in the event of cancellation by taking out cancellation insurance. We strongly recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. Your travel professional can advise you.

The tour operator reserves the right to call off a tour if the following minimum numbers of participants are not reached: eight (8) participants for tours in Europe (exception the tour operator Special: 6), eight (8) participants for tours outside Europe, 14 participants for Bike & Boat tours. The cancellation will be made five (5) weeks prior to the beginning of the tour at the latest. In this case, you may immediately request the participation in an equivalent tour, provided that such a tour is available in the program without additional charge.

The 5 weeks guarantee shall not apply if we have to call off a tour, or discontinue a tour, due to events of force majeure, e.g., war, riots, civil unrest, Acts of God, etc., which jeopardize the safe organization and implementation of the tour in the best interest of our customers.

The tour operator has the right to terminate the travel contract with a participant without notice if such participant persistently disturbs, interferes with, or jeopardizes the cycling tour despite having been warned. We trust you understand that such termination is justified also in order to safeguard the best interests, and the expectations, of the other participants with regard to the holidays booked with the tour operator. In such a case, however, the tour operator retains the right to claim payment of the tour fare, less any travel expenses saved, if applicable. Any extra costs arising from return transportation shall be borne by the excluded participant.

Participants who prematurely terminate a tour, are not entitled to refunds.

Services of the Tour Operator:

The tour is deemed to start by the time the first service is rendered by the tour operator, e.g., when the first hotel room is made available and/or the bicycle is handed over. The meal plan starts with dinner on the day of arrival or with breakfast on the first cycling day and ends with breakfast on the last day of the tour. Our packages also include transportation by car/bus, railway and ship, etc. during the tour as well as all costs incurred in connection with any scheduled visits to places of interest. Note: The costs of visits made on your own and the transportation costs on so-called "rest days" as well as optional activities offered by the tour operator are not included. We reserve the right to modify individual tour services should that become necessary after the travel contract has been signed, provided that such modifications are immaterial and do not impair the overall style of the tour.

Liability:

Within the limits of our obligation to exercise the care and diligence of prudent businessmen, we warrant that the description of all specified travel services is correct at the time of the update of the website, that the service providers (hotels, carriers and others) have been properly selected and procured and that the tours have been conscientiously prepared and will be implemented with all due care. Transportation by rail, bus, cog wheel train, cable car, ship, canoe and the like during the trip are services which are only procured by us as agents and shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the respective carrier; such terms and conditions shall also govern the limit of liability of the tour operator. If a visit scheduled in the program is impracticable for reasons beyond our control (renovation of churches and the like), we cannot be held responsible. If an unforeseen event of force majeure (e.g., war, riot and civil unrest, Acts of God) occurs and it must be expected, on the basis of an objective weighing of all circumstances, that carrying out the tour would become substantially more difficult or involve a substantial risk, the participant and/or the tour operator may each give notice of termination of the travel contract. This provision shall also apply if the tour has already started. However, in such a case the tour operator retains the right to adequate compensation for the travel services already performed or yet to be performed until the end of the tour. If the package includes a return trip by air, the participant and the tour operator shall bear the extra costs for the return trip in equal shares. You will participate in the cycling tours at your own risk. This provision shall also apply to other activities such as hikes, boat and canoe trips included in the cycling tour, and it is understood that participation in such activities is voluntary at all times (bike routes are always available as an alternative). The responsibility for complying with the road traffic regulations shall lie with you. You shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury you may cause to third parties. If you have personal liability insurance, it may provide coverage for such contingency. We are liable to you for compensation of the loss of or damage to your baggage only if such loss or damage is attributable to intent or gross negligence on our part. In other respects, our liability for damages on account of mal-performance of the contract is limited to an amount corresponding to once the tour price, provided that the loss or damage has not been caused by us either intentionally or by gross negligence or if we are responsible solely on account of fault of a service provider selected by us. Any responsibility on our part is excluded if the participant fails to comply with any instructions issued by us in his/her best interest (e.g., for safety reasons). We suggest that you protect yourself against such risks by taking out accident and/or baggage insurance. Minors may only participate if accompanied by a parent or (legal) guardian. If you have reason for complaint, please advise your tour guide or the tour operator without delay. It is understood and agreed that our tour guides are not entitled to acknowledge claims. In addition, any claims against us will be deemed to exist only on condition that they are asserted with us not later than one month after the contractually stipulated end of the tour. Contractual claims for body damages due to intent or gross negligence shall become statute-barred after two years. All other contractual claims shall become statute-barred after one year.

Miscellaneous:

Verbal agreements shall not be effective unless confirmed by us in writing. Services, fares and prices are subject to change, and we reserve the right to correct errors, including typographical errors and errors in calculation. Any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with the travel contract shall be resolved exclusively by Austrian courts and shall be governed by Austrian law.

Before booking your flight, please make sure that the required minimum number of participants has been reached. The tour operator cannot make any refund in case that the trip is cancelled because the minimum number of participants has not been reached.

In the event of grossly negligent or deliberate damage to the bike provided by the tour operator for the tour, the operator is entitled to exercise claims for the occured damages.

For tours operated by contractual partners, special terms and conditions may be applicable. Detailled information will be made available upon request.

By signing the travel contract you agree that any photographs taken during the tour by tour guides or fellow travelers, may be used by the tour operator for their company advertising, in particular for the tour operator catalog and website.

All photos used by permission. ©Rotalis

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