Day 1. Arrival in Bolzano/Bozen.
Bolzano is beautifully situated in the valley where the rivers Talvera and Izonzo collide with Adige. The town is surrounded by a beautiful mountain landscape with deep valleys, vine-covered slopes and the Dolomites' fascinating mountain peaks. Here are many beautiful old buildings, like a Gothic cathedral dating back to the 14th century and of course small streets with tempting shops and cafes.
Day 2. Resiapass - Silandro/Schlanders, approx. 50 km.
Transfer (about 2 hours, included) from Bolzano to Resia at 1500 m altitude. From here you'll follow one of the most beautiful cycle paths along the lake Resia, past the Marienberg Abbey and through the charming cities of Clusio and Glorenza until reaching Silandro.
Day 3. To Merano, approx. 40 km.
A peaceful cycling day that gently follows the bends along the Adige River. You cycle along orchards and historical monuments, such as the impressive Castle Dornsberg. Arrival in Merano, a nice spa town, beautifully situated in the middle of the valley and surrounded by the impressive mountain ranges.
Day 4. To Bolzano, approx. 35 km.
The route continues along peaceful, secondary roads and cycle paths to Bolzano, where the rivers Adige and Isarco meet. You'll come through pleasant little villages like Nalles and Andriano, from where you'll continue on cycle paths until arriving in Bolzano.
Day 5. To Trento, approx. 65-70 km.
The cycle path follows the Adige River all the way to Trento, and along the way you can enjoy the view of apple orchards and vineyards. You come through some charming little villages like Ora, Egna and Salorno. On the surface, Trento doesn't look like much, but you'll see the city's charms while exploring the old town, centered around a large square with small shops, cafes and an impressive cathedral. Many of the houses are decorated with beautiful paintings. Trento is also a "cycling city", where many of the locals use bicycles as a means of transport - and they have both child bike seats and trailers.
Day 6. To Desenzano/Peschiera del Garda, approx. 50 km + boat trip.
Again, you'll follow the Adige River and cycle path to Rovereto, with its pleasant, winding streets and a new and very nice art museum, and further on to Mori. From here, the route turns west towards Lake Garda. After a short climb, follows a lovely descent to Torbole and Riva. From Riva, take the ferry to Peschiera del Garda at the southern end of Lake Garda. A wonderful 4-hour trip with amazing views (included).
Day 7. To Verona, approx. 60/35 km.
You leave Lake Garda and cycle through a mild landscape to Verona, an exciting city known for its magnificent arena and a wonderful theatre. Here are many open air performances, mainly operas, but also rock concerts, plays etc. It was also in Verona that the love story between Romeo and Julie played out.
Day 8. Departure Day
Departure for home, unless you have booked an extra night in Verona