Adige Cycle Path Family Tour

Adige Cycle Path Family Tour

Adige Cycle Path Family Tour


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Explore South Tyrol on the Adige Cycle Path Family Tour

Take in the beauty of Lake Resia with its sunken bell tower

Cycle through the villages and alpine terrain of South Tyrol

Explore the beautiful Passeiertal Valley

Spend time in Bolzano, the “gateway to the Dolomites”

For families who are on the adventurous side, the Adige Cycle Path Family Tour is an amazing experience to be had in Italy. From the bike saddle, you can enjoy a ride along one of the most beautiful cycle paths that will take you through the mountains to Bolzano. The cycle tour itself is as diverse as the south Tyrolean nature: picturesque villages, historic castles, and stunning alpine terrain await the whole family!

In addition to the incredible adventure activities that can be experienced on the tour, the rich Italian culture will surround you and the delicious cuisine of the region will make your mouth water. Delicacies and fine wines provide culinary highlights that can be found nowhere else on earth, and the little cyclists in your family will be looking forward to plenty of pizza, spaghetti and gelato! If you are after an unforgettable journey through Italy’s mountainous north, then the Adige Cycle Path is a fantastic option to explore!

Adige Cycle Path Family Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Resia

Upon arriving in Resia (Reschen) you will check into your accommodation, where you will find your travel documents and rental bikes (if booked). Spend the rest of the evening exploring the surrounding area.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Resia

Day 2 Bike past Lake Resia and the Haidersee

Enjoy the unparalleled panoramic views in Resia and breath in the fresh mountain air before beginning your cycling adventure. Today’s stage will have two marvellously glistening lakes awaiting you, as you cycle past romantic snow-covered mountain tops and through unspoilt nature.

Take a quick plunge into the refreshing Lake Resia (Reschensee), featuring the renowned steeple in the water, or into the slightly smaller Lake Haidersee. You will then continue cycling downhill on a well-maintained cycle path to Schluderns. Knight-enthusiasts get their money’s worth at Churburg-castle, where you will have the chance to visit the world’s largest private armoury!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Schluderns
25 km

Day 3 Cycle to Schlanders

Cycling through South Tyrol, you will make your way to Laas, where the world-renowned white marble is mined. It is recommended here that you seize the chance and sample the tasty yellow-orange Vinschger apricots, or at least purchase a jar of the sweet jam to take home with you!

Invigorated by those treats, you will continue through orchards as far as Schlanders, where you will marvel at the highest church tower in the country and jump into the cool water from the 3-metre diving platform of the outdoor pool.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Schlanders
30 km

Day 4 Water Parks in Latsch and Naturns

Today you will be inundated with apple blossom meadows, fruit plantations, and picturesque villages that line your cycle path across the Vinschgau region. Gleefully you will cycle to Latsch, where you will have time to visit the AquaForum – a water park that offers a lot of fun for families.

Continuing along the cycle path, you will make your way to the endpoint of the day in Naturns. If you still fancy more splashing, Naturns offers a further opportunity to do so with its adventure pool and giant slide that are especially nice on hot summer days.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Naturns
20 km

Day 5 Explore the Merano Valley Basin and Passeiertal Valley

Day 5 of the tour will see you cycle through the flat valley terrain along the Adige river dam, which is a true pleasure for both adults and kids. The impressive panorama onto the Merano Valley basin and the surrounding mountain terrain is a constant companion along today’s route.

Take a leisurely break at the picturesque pond of the Rabland habitat, before continuing on to Merano. You will experience sheer bliss as you stroll through the centre of the beautiful cultural town with its Mediterranean flair. Then, you will have the option to cycle onwards into the Passeiertal-valley if you so choose, finding fruit and wine growing areas deep into the valley. Cycle along the same route back to Merano.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Merano
15-35 km

Day 6 Cycle to Bolzano

The final day of cycling on your tour will allow for some time to enjoy the thermal springs of Merano, before embarking on the final leg of your adventure. Cycling downhill along the River Adige, you will pass by apple orchards, palaces, and castle ruins on the way into Bolzano, the endpoint of the tour. Here you can visit the Natural History Museum and the Archeology Museum – an exciting finale to your amazing cycling holiday through South Tyrol.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bolzano
35-45 km

Day 7 Departure Day

After breakfast, you will pack up your things and bid farewell to Bolzano for an individual departure from the beautiful Dolomites.

Overnight Location

Adige Cycle Path Family Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour is always run as a private tour for your group only, where the pricing depends on your travelling dates, as well as the types of the rooms that you need.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: from $1,175USD*
  • Price per person sharing a double room: from $925USD*
  • Price per 12-14-year old sharing the room with two adults: from $725USD*
  • Price per 6-11-year old sharing the room with two adults: from $495USD*
  • Price per 0-5-year old sharing the room with two adults: free of charge

*-Pricing for this tour depends on the dates of your trip. Please click the Book Now button below to get the exact pricing for your trip dates.

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Accommodation on the Adige Cycle Path Family Tour

This tour is based in hotels and guesthouses. Accommodations on this trip are of a 3 and 4-star standard, and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplemental fee to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Villa Claudia Augusta

This lovely hotel is located near the shores of Lake Resia, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Hotel Saldur

This amazing 4-Star hotel offers modern amenities and is surrounded by the beautiful landscape of South Tyrol, making for a memorable stay in the region.

Hotel Goldene Rose in Silandro

Modern furnishings, excellent service, and a beautiful location charaterize this lovely hotel in Schlanders.

Hotel Keuzwirt

This hotel is centrally located in Naturns and features modern amenities, making it a great choice if you are staying in the region.

Flora Hotel & Suites

The central location and comfortable, modern rooms at this hotel make for a pleasurable stay in Merano.

Hotel Mondschein

This 4-Star hotel features clean, modern rooms, excellent service, and a central location in Bolzano, making it a great choice if you are looking to explore the “gateway to the Dolomites”.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Adige Cycle Path Family Tour?


6 breakfasts are included.


Accommodations for 6 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Resia and after the tour in Bolzano are not included, but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage is included throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Route map/details
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • 24/7 service hotline

Not included

  • Flights and transportation
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist tax

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Bike rental and insurance
  • Return transfer to Resia

Frequenty Asked Questions about Adige Cycle Path Family Tour

How hard is the Adige Cycle Path Family Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable cycling 3–7 hours daily. The elevation gain is minimal, and you will have comfortable accommodation to recuperate. The bike path is well-maintained and you can rent an e-bike to make the route easier if you wish.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try checking online, although you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Adige Cycle Path Family Tour?

6 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your travel insurance.

How do I get to Resia to start this tour?

Fly into either the Innsbruck (INN), Munich (MUC), or Verona (VRN) airport and transfer to Landeck train station (North Tyrol), taking the public bus to Reschen.

Is the Adige Cycle Path Family Tour in English?

Yes, the travel documents and resources for this trip are in English.

Where does the Adige Cycle Path Family Tour end?

The Adige Cycle Path Family Tour ends in Bolzano. From there, you can either transfer back to the start of the tour in Resia or make your way to the Innsbruck (INN), Munich (MUC), or Verona (VRN) airports for your departure.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes come in 7-gear and 21/24-gear varieties, as well as childrens bikes, follow-me bikes, and child bike trailers. You can also rent an e-bike.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.


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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable cycling 3–7 hours daily. The elevation gain is minimal, and you will have comfortable accommodation to recuperate. The bike path is well-maintained and you can rent an e-bike to make the route easier if you wish.

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