• Info

    Tour type

    self-guided

     

    Departures

    WE, SA 20.04 - 5.10 and also SU 23.06 - 25.08.2019

    Special departure dates for at least 5 people

     

    Seasons

    Season 1: 20.04 - 3.05 and 28.09 - 5.10.2019

    Season 2: 4.05 - 21.06 and 7.09 - 27.09.2019

    Season 3: 22.06 - 6.09.2019

     

    Price per person

    590 € in double room, 3/4* hotels and guesthouse in Silandro

     

    Included

    • 6 nights hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Welcome briefing in English
    • Travel Guide, Maps, Roadbook
    • Transfer from Bolzano to Resia Pass
    • Luggage transportation
    • Hotline service


    Not included

    • Local taxes (approx 10-15 €)
    • Everything not mentioned in the section “Included”

     

    Supplements per person

    200 € single room

    60 € season 2

    110 € season 3

    80 € Girolibero bike

    190 € E-bike

    85 € Child trailer

    15 € helmet

     

    Additional free accessories for children on demand:

    - Child seat

    - FollowMe-Tandem (to connect parent’s and child’s bikes)

     

    Extra nights in in double/single room with breakfast:

    75/100 € in Bolzano

    Garda Lake on request

     

    Reductions

    130 € 3rd adult in room

     

    Children reductions

    The reduction for the 3rd/4th child in room will be calculated on the basic price and seasons supplements according to the following table:

    100% 0-2 years (baby cot to be paid on site)

    50% 3-6 years

    30% 7-10 years

     

  • Day by Day

    1. Bolzano

    Individual arrival. Bolzano is a famous commercial and tourist centre and also a historical and cultural connection between the Italian and the German world.

     

    2. Resiapass – Silandro (50 km)

    We will drive you to Resia up to 1500 metres of height, where your cycling tour starts. The majestic cycle lane will take you past the lake Resia and the cloister of Montemaria near Silandro.

     

    3. Silandro – Merano (40 km)

    The tour continues along the river Adige, passing through orchards and nice landmarks like the imposing Castle Dornsberg. You arrive in the beautiful city of Merano.

     

    4. Merano – Bolzano/surroundings (35/40 Km)

    Cycling on cycle paths and secondary roads you will reach the confluence of the rivers Isarco and Adige. Along the way you will admire the biggest apple plantation in Europe and in Lana you can even visit the apple museum.

     

    5. Bolzano/surroundings – Trento (70/65 Km)

    Cycling along the lane you follow the river Adige beside apple orchards, vineyards and through the villages of Ora, Egna and Salorno. Along the river banks you ride towards Trento. Possibility to shorten the stage by taking the train in several train stations along the way

     

    6. Trento – Garda Lake (50 km)

    The river Adige will take you to Rovereto, famous for its museum of modern and contemporary art. After a short ascent to Passo di San Giovanni, you will enjoy a superb view over the Garda Lake, before starting your (well deserved) descent to the lake shore.

     

    7. Garda Lake

    After breakfast, end of services.

     

    Due to organisational reasons, weather conditions or provisions issued by local authorities, the itinerary may be subject to some changes before and/or during your holiday. For example, along the way you may find temporary deviations caused by roadworks, which cannot be foreseen; in this case please follow the indications you will find on site.

     

     

  • Route profile
    • Total length: 245 km
    • Total vertical up: 410/630 m
    • Terrain: 95% tarmac, 5% unpaved
    • Train connection among the overnight stays: every day, except day 6
    • Possibility to shorten the itinerary by taking the train: every day.

     

    The route is mainly flat with only a few short climbs, on paved cycle paths or secondary roads. 

    Easy cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Little effort required, suitable for most people.

    This tour is also suitable for children. The longest stage, from Bolzano to Trento, can be shortened by taking the train.

     

  • How to get there

    Bolzano is connected with the following airports: Innsbruck: 120 km, Verona: 150 km, Bergamo: 240 km, Venice: 280 km, Treviso: 280 km, Milan: 300 km.


    Trains
    For further information on timetables and prices you can consult the following website: www.trenitalia.com

     

  • Accommodation and meals

    We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites.

     

    You will be accommodated in 3/4* hotels (with a cozy and typical guesthouse in Silandro).

     

    All hotels have en suite facilities. Some hotels located in mountainous places of northern Italy can be without air conditioning.

     

    When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:

    - double room is a room with one double bed

    - twin room is a room with two single beds

    - triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway.

     

     

     

  • Bikes and accessories

    Girolibero’s City bikes are available in various sizes in unisex/women’s or men’s models. At the moment of booking, you can choose from the following bikes: 

    - City bike 27-gear Shimano Deore

    - City bike 7-gear Shimano Nexus with back-pedal brake

    - Standard road bike with carbon fork

    - E-bike

    - Tandem 

     

    Features:

    - aluminium frame

    - mudguard

    - rear rack

    - comfort gel saddle

    - anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres

    - ergonomic bicycle grips

    - Speed Lifter system

     

    You can also rent helmets for adults as well as children’s bikes and devices: 

    - Child seat: it is suitable for a maximum payload of 22 kg (0-4 yrs).

    - Child trailer: with one seat and suitable for children who cannot ride a bike (0-4 yrs). The child trailer is designed for a maximum payload of 30 kg. More info on www.croozer.com.

    - Follow-me tandem: a clever latch system enables the child's bike to lock firmly onto the tail of the adult bike as and when necessary (4-7 yrs). Adjustable only for the kids bike wheels size 20". The maximum weight of the child can be 27 kg. More info on www.followmetandem.co.uk

    - Child bikes: bike frames with 20” and 24” wheels

    - Family tandem: this is an innovative solution for cycling with one child (aged 4-12).

     

    Please note that child seats, child trailers and follow-me tandems can only be mounted on unisex City bikes 27-gear Shimano Deore.

     

    Accessories

    All rented adult bikes are equipped with:

    1 cycle computer  

    1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag

    1 front bar bag or 1 map holder 

    1 water bottle (0.75 l)

    1 repair kit per room: 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers 

    1 combination bike lock

     

    At the moment of booking you can also rent helmets, suitable for head circumferences from 54 to 61. All helmets have a certification mark according to the DIN EN 1078 (CE) European norm.

     

  • Accompanying material

    The Information Pack (one per room) includes:

     

    - final hotel list: due to overbooking or organizational needs your hotel list may be changed just before your arrival

    - luggage labels to be fixed at each piece of baggage, which has to be carried

    - hotel vouchers to be given to the reception of each hotel on your arrival.

     

    Girolibero Greens booklets:

    1) Travel guide with valuable information about the history, artistic heritage, landscapes and natural treasures of the areas visited on the tour. Plus: local events, some great anecdotes, suggestions on how to make the best of an extended break along the route, and tips on local wining and dining.

    2) Detailed Maps of the itinerary: in colour and scaled 1:75.000/50.000, an altitude profile chart and maps of any historic city centres you would visit.

    3) Roadbook describing the cycling route, stage by stage. Great on its own or in conjunction with the maps.

     

     

  • By your side

    Welcome briefing

    On day 2 (first cycling day) a transfer from Bolzano to Resia lake will take place between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.

     

    During the transfer you can ask further information on the tour and once at the Resia lake you will be delivered the rental bikes.

     

    Staff support

    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us:

    - office +39 0444 1278430 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30 

    - emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00. The number will be specified in the Final Tour Details.

  • 10 Client reviews
    • Giovanni

      Departure 03-09 August 2019

      Online from 14 August 2019

      Ci è venuta voglia di fare altri viaggi in questo modo!
    • Andrea

      Departure 03-09 August 2019

      Online from 14 August 2019

      Percorso facile e non impegnativo ma molto bello, albergo finale migliorabile
    • Jamie

      Departure 10-16 July 2019

      Online from 11 August 2019

      This was our first family bike holiday and an introduction for our kids.
      It was brilliant. The organisation was first rate and everything worked extremely well.
      Loved the landscape and scenery and we will definitely do another trip.
    • Bruna

      Departure 30 June - 06 July 2019

      Online from 18 July 2019

      Molto comodo per il trasporto bagagli senza rinunciare all'indipendenza e libertà di movimento durante la giornata. Avrei selezionato meglio alcuni hotel
    • Siro Igino

      Departure 16-23 July 2017

      Online from 28 July 2017

      Un ottimo viaggio per le bellezze naturali, paesaggistiche e culturali. Molto indicato per chi, come noi, non è ciclista da grandi salite.
    • Letizia

      Departure 10-17 June 2017

      Online from 22 June 2017

      W Alto Adige!
    • Enrico

      Departure 27 May - 03 June 2017

      Online from 08 June 2017

      Consigliato per chi non so vuole stancare molto. Attenzione alle previsioni del vento tra Bolzano e Trento. Valutate di accorciare la tappa, ma non perdetevi Appiano.
    • Pietro

      Departure 20-27 May 2017

      Online from 05 June 2017

      Un percorso splendido e adatto a tutti i ciclisti di tutte le età.
    • Ingrid, UK

      Departure 2016

      Online from 05 September 2016

      Hi
      This is an entry for the photo competition. I took it on the Resia Pass to Mantua tour on 3rd July.
      We had a wonderful trip. The scenery was amazing and the hotels comfortable and convenient.
      Thanks for a great holiday.
    • Marie-Claude, Canada

      Departure 2016

      Online from 02 August 2016

      Hello Maddalena,

      We came back yesterday from Italy and I wanted to let you know that we have really appreciated our experience. We loved the landscapes and the fact that the route was mostly on cycling path. It was perfect for our big group with a lot of children. The bikes were great and the indications were very clear. It was an almost stress-free experience (except for little parts were we got lost). I wanted to thank you for helping us in organizing that trip, you were always helpful and prompt to answer my emails and it was very appreciated.

      Thank you and hoping to do another Girolibero bike trip in the future!
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