- 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
- 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
- 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
- 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
- 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you just outside the train station of Bolzano at 11:00 AM. After a 20-minute private shuttle, you’ll arrive at a local family-run restaurant, where we'll sit down to a genuine South-Tyrolian lunch prepared especially for you. Your guides will ensure you have a perfect fit on your Trek bicycle before we depart for the first bike ride of the week. This welcome spin takes us on the idyllic bike path of Val d'Adige, running alongside the babbling river. The first alpine views unfold before us as we ride through the orchards and the vineyards of South Tyrolian countryside. Just outside of the town of Merano we make a stop at a wine cantine for an optional shuttle to the hotel. Alternatively, you can choose to tackle the 3-mile climb by bike and soak up the views of the valley on a climb to Castel Fragsburg, an 18th-century hunting lodge transformed into a splendid mountain getaway. Relax, unpack, and prepare your senses for a week of indulgence and riding. This evening we will gather for an aperitive followed by a first dinner together at the renowned Michelin-starred restaurant of our hotel, elegantly prepared by Chef Egon Heiss.
Bolzano to Merano
Approximately 14 miles with 900 feet of climbing
Bolzano to Castel Fragsburg
Approximately 17 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
After enjoying the "royale" signature breakfast with freshly-made South Tyrolean pastries, homemade jams and the unparalleled views at our hotel's patio, we'll gather to discuss the events of the day. We'll start the ride with a relaxing spin on the east of the Venosta valley in the direction of Malles and the iconic Stelvio. We won't quite get that far as we will stop at the small town of Castelbello and pay a visit to the medieval castle, the town’s jewel. After savoring a typical bistro lunch in this quaint mountain town, we can hop on your bike and ride the same route back to our starting point. Alternatively, feel free to reward yourself with a shuttle and enjoy the luxury services of our marvelous hotel. This afternoon we will meet Elizabeta who will introduce us to the history of the "flower city" of South-Tyrol. Dinner tonight is at a lovely restaurant in the heart of the medieval center of Merano that wholeheartedly embraces the slow food movement.
Castel Fragsburg to Castelbello to Trauttmansdorf Gardens
Approximately 38 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing
Castel Fragnsburg to Castelbello
Approximately 22 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Castel Fragnsburg to Castelbello Loop
Approximately 42 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Pack your bikes for today and lace up your hiking boots. This area has as much to offer on two feet as it does on our beloved two wheels. After your morning cappuccino, we will head out for a hike through paths of Camino Greiter surrounding our hotel. Once at the top, we are rewarded not only with the stunning views of the valley but also with a farm-to-table lunch. Alexandre and his family welcome us to their mountain home where they farm, produce and prepare everything on the menu. Take your time to stroll through the grounds and visit the animals before continuing back to the hotel. This afternoon, choose to indulge in a yoga class in the hotel's treehouse or simply relax in the beautiful setting of Castel Fragsburg with a visit to the truly one-of-a-kind alchemist’s spa. We will meet for a wine tasting led by an expert sommelier, followed by dinner at our hotel's impeccable restaurant. This dining experience will be an entirely different seasonal menu curated by the chef’s elegant taste and attention to detail.
Hike Castel Fragsburg to Greiter
Approximately 7 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing
Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
This morning we bid farewell to Merano, South Tyrol, and the Austrian way of life and head toward la vera dolce vita! A morning shuttle through the Brenta mountain range of the Dolomiti Massiff, overpassing the colossal Cima Tossa, will bring us to the start point of our ride today. After savoring a second cafe Macchiato, hop on your Trek Domane and take off around the panoramic lakes and exuberant vineyards of south Trentino. Enjoy a fresh, light Italian lunch and choose to follow the circuitous bike paths all the way to the lake, or exit for a scenic climb and stunning descent to Italy's biggest lake. Our home for the rest of the trip is the magnificent Riva del Garda, "the jewel" of the lake. Tonight is yours to discover the hidden corners of the town and dine at the restaurant of your choice. Gelato anyone?
Sopramonte to Lago Di Garda
Approximately 24 miles with 900 feet of climbing
Sopramonte to Lago di Tenno to Lago Di Garda
Approximately 36 miles with 2,600 feet of climbing
Du Lac et Du Parc
Breakfast | Lunch
Today Lake Garda will put on a show to impress you. We will start off the day by biking north through lush vineyards and fragrant cypress trees. Views of the impressive Castello d'Arco are sure to inspire awe as we ride next to the quiet rumbling Arco river. Lunch is on your own to enjoy as you explore the vivid center of the town of Torbole. Don't be late to regroup for our thrilling afternoon canyoning adventure! Our expert canyoning guides will introduce us to the narrows of the Valle di Ledro canyon, where we will swim, slide and abseil away the afternoon. Che Bellezza! Later, dress up for a date with the sunset. We will embark on a sailboat and head south toward the endless blue waters. Raise a glass to a week of beautiful memories with old and newly-found friends. Our final dinner carries the signature and imaginative preparation of Michelin-starred chef Leonardo Luppi, in a small yet elegant space overlooking the enchanting lake.
Riva del Garda to Arco
Approximately 14 miles with 600 feet of climbing
Du Lac et Du Parc
Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner
It’s our last day in this spellbinding region, but that doesn’t mean we have to go out quietly. Today is your day to enjoy the cool morning breeze out on the waters of the lake. This morning, choose between a stand-up paddle or a kayak for your last excursion on the water. After you have returned, the bountiful breakfast buffet of the hotel will still await you and a second cappuccino is never a bad idea. You will bid farewell to your guides at the hotel at 11:00 AM and board a private shuttle to the enchanting city of Verona.
Stand-up Paddleboard or Kayak
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See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today's Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Milan’s Malpensa Airport (MXP) and then take a train to Bolzano. Alternatively, you can fly into Venice's Marco Polo Airport (VCE), though there may be fewer connections here compared to Milan. We recommend you transfer to Bolzano the night before in order to make the meeting time of 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Italian train schedules can be found on www.TrenItalia.com.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Bolzano Train Station (Piazza della Stazione, 1, 39100 Bolzano BZ, Italy) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. If you arrive in Milan, we recommend you transfer to Bolzano the night before in order to make the meeting time of 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Please have your riding gear, all accessories, pedals, helmet, shoes in a separate bag as the bus will drop you off at the ride start location while your luggage will be delivered to the hotel.
If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Castel Fragsburg (+39 0473 24 40 71), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. It is possible to take a taxi from Milan to Merano for approximately 450 euros or 430 euros from Venice to Merano.View our pre hotel recommendations
You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Du Parc et Du Lac. You will then shuttle 1 hour to the Verona Train station and arrive at approximately 12:00 PM. For further information about train schedules and connections, please see www.TrenItalia.com.View our post hotel recommendations
Summer in Merano is usually clear and sunny, with warm daytime temperatures (65F-75F) and Lago di Garda is typically about 5- 10 degrees warmer. A jacket or wrap will be useful in the evening. Rain is always a possibility, however, so be prepared with wet-weather gear in order to best enjoy your vacation. Packing List
Explore the capital of the South Tyrol Region, set in a valley amid hilly vineyards. It's a popular gateway to the Dolomites mountain range in the Italian Alps. In the medieval city center, the quaint cobbled streets and the small boutique stores punctuate the Austro-Italian cultural mix that symbolizes the character of all of Tyrol. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:
Verona is a medieval city in the Veneto region, built between the meandering Adige River, and is famous as the birthplace of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet". Roam its narrow, cobbled streets and visit a 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard that is said to inspire Juliet’s house. Toast to the wonderful Valpolicella wines and maybe even enjoy a concert at the Verona Arena, the town's huge 1st-century Roman amphitheater. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:
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