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Trentino Dolomites from Passo Resia to Lake Garda
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Trentino Dolomites from Passo Resia to Lake Garda
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Trentino Dolomites from Passo Resia to Lake Garda


Bike Tour: Trentino Dolomites from Passo Resia to Lake Garda - 7 days

Glide through glacial valleys in South Tyrol and Trentino, discovering traditional ways of life in quaint villages. Span great heights, from alpine elevations at Passo Resia (1455m) to sub-Mediterranean shores on Lake Garda. En route, take in grand views of the Alps and Dolomites, pedalling among premium vineyards and colourful orchards. Stop off in Silandro with its soaring bell tower and linger in the ambience of elegant Merano. Savour a creamy cappuccino in Bolzano, where hills and vineyards lead up to the rugged spires of the Dolomites. Save time later for Trento’s Piazza Duomo, exquisite fountain and impressive Buonconsiglio Castle.

Possibile departure day: Saturday

If you want to start your trip on another day of the week, please contact us and we will make a quotation for you!

Day 1: Arrival in Silandro
Day 2: Transfer to Passo di Resia and ride to Silandro
Day 3: Ride from Silandro to Merano
Day 4: Ride from Merano to Caldaro via Bolzano
Day 5: Ride from Caldaro to Trento
Day 6: Ride from Trento to Riva del Garda
Day 7: Arrivederci Riva del Garda!

Day 1:    Arrival in Silandro

Arrive in Silandro (Schlanders in German), chief town of the Venosta Valley. Start your week with a leisurely stroll and take in the sights, such as the soaring church steeple, the highest in South Tyrol.

Day 2:    Transfer to Passo di Resia and ride to Silandro
50 km

Set off with a one-hour transfer to Passo Resia. Then begin by bike, coasting along Lake Resia past a submerged tower which juts out of the water. Wind down a panoramic cycle path among alpine meadows and pause in lovely villages like Burgusio and Clusio. At lunchtime, the impressive fortified town of Glorenza awaits. Afterwards, follow a quiet bike path through endless orchards on the River Adige. Take a break in Lasa to visit the marble museum then finish with a short stretch back to Silandro.

Challenge: 50 km, 350m ascent, 1300m descent 

Day 3:    Ride from Silandro to Merano
38 km

Pedal down Venosta Valley among snow-capped peaks and vast pine forests. Stop to savour a cappuccino in lively Naturno and blend into local life. Take the bike path into a narrow gorge, then burst out into a broad glacial valley. Sail onward to Merano, the centuries-old spa town where Princess Sissi convalesced in a unique microclimate. Next, while away the afternoon hours on foot and happen upon hidden corners in this magical place.

Challenge: 38 km, 150m ascent, 470m descent

Day 4:    Ride from Merano to Caldaro via Bolzano
48 km

Shoot through rows upon rows of apple trees to reach majestic Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol. Turn south as the bike path winds along, now among vineyards, and roll past the village of Caldaro (Kaltern in German) to reach the lakeshore.

Challenge: 48 km, 340m ascent, 475m descent

Day 5:    Ride from Caldaro to Trento
53 km

From crystal-clear Lake Caldaro, strike out on the ‘Strada del Vino’ (wine route) to a series of wine-making villages. Glide down into Adige Valley to pick up the cycle path to Trento. Take a breather at a ‘Bici Grill’ (cyclists’ bar) and explore ancient villages like Egna and Salorno. Once in Trento, languish along lanes in the Old Quarter and spend a dreamy afternoon Italian-style. 

Challenge: 53 km, 295m ascent, 325m descent

Day 6:    Ride from Trento to Riva del Garda
48 km

Carry on along the bike path accompanied by the blue-green hues of the River Adige. From Rovereto, head westward on a gentle climb to get stunning views of Lake Garda from the pass. Complete your day with a short downhill section and take Riva del Garda’s twisting medieval streets all the way to your hotel.

Challenge: 48 km, 150m ascent, 500m descent

Optional extra day:   Circular ride in Riva del Garda

Book an extra night in Riva del Garda for a spectacular loop ride into ‘Valle dei Laghi’ (Valley of the Lakes). Snap a portrait of palm-studded Arco, where rocky slopes are crowned by a medieval castle. Ride a bike path lined with grapevines and apple trees to the pristine waters of Lago di Cavedine. Pause for a scenic lunch beneath the imposing rock faces of Monte Brento and Monte Casale. Traverse the rockslides of Marocche di Dro to circle round to Arco, then follow the shores of Lake Garda from Torbole back to Riva del Garda.

Challenge: 45 km, 390m ascent, 390m descent

Day 7:    Arrivederci Riva del Garda!

Your cycling tour comes to an end this morning after breakfast. From Riva del Garda you depart by bus or taxi, unless you have pre-booked a private transfer, then there are easy connections from Rovereto train station to your airport of departure.


Available on request


Front and rear lights included


Padlock included


1 rear pannier included


Flat pedals


Repair kit included

Kalkhoff Impulse 8C

  • Gears: Shimano Nexus 8 gears
  • Brakes: hydraulic brakes Magura HS 11 + coaster brake : Brake lever Magura HS 11
  • Motor: Impulse da 36 V / 250 W
  • Battery: Panasonic da 36 V / 15 Ah / 540 Wh


E-Bike City

Trekking bike - Kalkhoff

  • Gears: Shimano - 21 speed
  • Male frame size: M, L, XL | Female size: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Brakes: Shimano V-brakes

Practical info

6 nights included

3/4 Star Hotels

Breakfast included

Tourist information on all the places of interest

Bike rental available

7-days a week service-hotline

Luggage transport to your next hotel

Silandro (Return from Rovereto)

Parking possibilities at the hotel

GPS-tracks available

Silandro (Return from Riva del Garda)

Medical and luggage travel insurance

Arrival info

The best airports to fly into are Innsbruck (INN), Verona (VRN) and Venice (VCE). All three are served by both major and low cost international carriers. 

Arrival in Silandro

If you arrive from either Verona (VRN) or Venezia (VCE), you reach the central Railway Station Verona Porta Nuova by bus/train. Once there, you take a train to Silandro, changing in Bolzano and Merano. 

If you arrive from Innsbruck Airport (INN), you reach the Railway Station Innsbruck HBF (Hauptbahnhof) by train. Once there, you take a train to Silandro, changing in Brenner, Merano or Bolzano.

You can find more information about timetables and train tickets heretrenitalia.it

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