Innsbruck to Verona

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Visiting: Austria, Italy

Hotel & Bike

6 nights from £548 to £879pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy i
Standard Superior i
Code AU019
Good For Multi-Country, Solo
Distance 155mi/250km !
Runs May - Sep
Departs Thu - Fri
Fly to Innsbruck !
Return from Verona !

Overview

What to expect

Tour from the mountain city of Innsbruck in Austria to the medieval streets of Verona in Italy cycling mainly on one of the most beautiful cycle paths in Italy. Riding downhill past the ancient villages and green meadows of South Tyrol, the cycling is easygoing and there are plenty of opportunities for breaks along the way. The Baroque castles, ornate cathedrals and mountain fortresses you'll pass make beautiful settings for a snack stop, and a leisurely stretch alongside the Adige River takes you to the sparkling shores of Lake Garda, where you can rest your legs with a ferry cruise across the water.

Each medieval village and historic market town you visit on the way from Innsbruck to Verona tells a different story – the wine village of Ora, the romantic arcades of Egna and the 1100 year old town of Bressone are just a handful of the highlights.

  • Grand mountains, green meadows and the blue waters of Lake Garda
  • Romantic Alpine villages, stylish towns and World Heritage cities
  • Medieval monasteries, mountain fortresses and gilded roofs
  • Easy cycling mainly along cycle paths, mostly flat with only a few short inclines and descents

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Innsbruck

    Arrive in Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol region and share our love for this scenic city – as you wander around colourful streets and gaze up at the famous gilded roof, you’ll get a fresh perspective of the sparkling Nordkette Alps around every corner. A fantastic city to start your adventure from, you may want to arrive a day early to fully appreciate it.

  • Day 2: Innsbruck - Bressanone 34 miles (55 km) + 25 mile (40km) transfer

    Start with a transfer to Brennero and pick up the cycle path into the green Isarco Valley. It’s a gentle downhill ride along an old train line to the romantic medieval village of Vipiteno – a great place to stop for a wander. Continue along easygoing cycle paths, passing enchanting villages and velvety green meadows to the stunning fort of Fortezza. Take a rest on the tranquil shores of Lake Varna before continuing to the cultural capital of Bressanone.

  • Day 3: Bressanone - Bolzano 28 miles (45 km)

    The cycle path tours past the Sabiona medieval monastery which dominates the Isarco Valley from its rocky hilltop position. Continue to Bolzano and spend an evening in the lively streets of South Tyrol’s capital city.

     

    There is the possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train today.

  • Day 4: Bolzano - Trento 41/44 miles (65/70 km)

    Enjoy a beautiful relatively flat  day, cycling alongside the Adige River. Pass through leafy orchards, sprawling vineyards and stop off at typical Tyrolean villages, such as the wine village of Ora, the colourful Medieval trade centre of Egna and the fortress at Salorno. Continue along cool waterside pathways to Trento. Alternatively, you can choose a more undulating route via the Caldaro Lake.

     

    There is the possibility to shorten the itinerary at several stages by taking the train today.

  • Day 5: Trento - Peschiera/Desenzano 31 miles + Ferry (50 km + Ferry)

    Pedal along the Adige to reach the castles and museums of Rovereto. Continue west towards Lake Garda and get ready for a short ascent before whizzing down to the colourful towns of Torbole and Riva on the shores of Lake Garda. Pop your bikes on the ferry and cruise across to Garda’s southern shore.

     

    There is the possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train today.

  • Day 6: Peschiera/Desenzano - Verona 22/38 miles (35/60 km)

    Cycling into Verona is a truly memorable way to finish. The 2000 year old Roman Arena, Church of San Zeno and Juliet’s House are top sights to tick off, or simply wander around the pink hued streets, relax in a wine bar or eat as much gelato as you like, guilt free.

    If you want a shorter cycle day today, request to stay in Peshiera rather than Desenzano on day 5.

     

  • Day 7: Depart from Verona

    Enjoy a final breakfast before checking out and making your way home, or extend your bike trip to Venice.

    Please note: Daily distances are dependent on the location of your overnight accommodation.

Accommodation

3 & 4* Hotels

We use a pool of 3 and 4 star hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • 3 and 4 star hotels
  • Breakfast included
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transferred each day

Dates & Prices

Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance 

Price includes

  • 6 nights accommodation in mainly 4 star hotels and some 3 star
  • Board Basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Luggage transport
  • Maps and route information (GPS tracks available on request)
  • Informal welcome briefing - day two during transfer 
  • Local contact number for assistance
  • Transfer from Innsbruck to Brennero
  • 4 hour ferry cruise on Lake Garda from Riva to Peschiera or Desenzano

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • Local taxes (approx €10-15)

Price reductions

  • 3rd adult sharing with 2 full paying guests (triple room price shown on calendar already includes reduction)

Which hotel?

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag or map holder and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike. The bikes are also equipped with puncture-resistant Schwalbe tyres. One repair kit per room is provided and includes a spare inner tube, glue, patch, pump, allen keys and tyre levers. 

Mens Hybrid Bike
Bike hire
£72

Hybrid with 27 gears with gel saddle

E bike
E-Bike hire
£169
Example Helmet
Helmet hire
£17

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Extra nights

Innsbruck: Double room (B&B)
£64pp
Innsbruck: Single room (B&B)
£83pp
Verona: Double room (B&B)
£60pp
Verona: Single room (B&B)
£78pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Innsbruck or Munich

Take the bus or taxi from Innsbruck airport to the centre. If flying to Munich, take the train (Bahn) to Innsbruck.

Getting back

Take a shuttlebus to Verona airport or take the train back to Innsbruck. If flying from Munich, take the train (Bahn) from Innsbruck.

Fly from Verona, Innsbruck or Munich.

News, Reviews & FAQs

FAQs

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Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

News

Cycle path

Bolzano to Verona Trip Report

3rd May 2016 In June 2015, I enjoyed three fantastic days of cycling from Bolzano to Verona along the famous Via Claudia Augusta cycle route. This easy four night self-guided short break starts in the mountains and follows the Adige River downhill towards Lake Garda and finishes in the historic city of Verona. READ POST
Meadow Cycling, Austria

Cycling, Culture & Clean Air

7th February 2014

The Alps have always been popular with active, fresh-air loving holiday maker

READ POST

Customer reviews

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out of 5

Very enjoyable tour. Excellent cycle paths (although rather busy on sections between Bolzano and Lake Garda). Variety of hotel types but all were comfortable and efficient.

Michael Philpotts, UK, September 2018
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out of 5

We were told it was easy ride downhill from the Brenner Pass to Verona and it really was. A very enjoyable holiday on great e-bikes along a well maintained, even surfaces and signposted cycle routes with minimum riding on public roads.

Jane Webster, UK, May 2018

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