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Italy
  • 8 days/ 7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $3,998 / person
  • ($780 single supplement)

Pedal from Burgeis to Verona, with the towering Alps and Dolomites surrounding you, discovering the unique blend of Austrian and Italian cultures on this 8-day Northern Italy bike tour.

  • Biking
  • Cultural
  • Wine / Gourmet

Activity Level: Moderate

About
This Tour

Follow the Etsch River (or Adige River, as it’s called in Italy) on a gentle, predominately downhill ride from South Tyrol to Lake Garda, with the majestic peaks of the Alps and Dolomites as your backdrop.

  • Cycle along the Inn River to the Cistercian Abbey of Stams, and on to the delightful town of Imst, whose center boasts over 30 fountains
  • Visit the San Procolo church in Naturns, home to magnificent eighth-century frescoes, the oldest in the German-speaking world
  • Pedal to the lively village of Bolzano, whose Museum of Archaeology displays Ötzi, a mummified corpse discovered in 1991 after spending 5300 years frozen in Alpine ice!
  • Sip a local varietal in the lakeside wine-growing village of Kaltern
  • Pause at a roadside stand along the Adige River and savor the sweet, crisp crunch of one of the biggest and juiciest apples you’ve ever tasted
Biking in Italy
Photo: Biking in Italy

Everything was smooth and seamless, as always. Great directions, great encouragement, great hotels and food. We could not have wished for more in any way.

Deanna Dally Puyallup, WA

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

8 days/ 7 nights

Verona, Italy(VRN)

Day 1: Burgeis
Day 2: Merano
Day 3: Merano
Day 4: Bolzano
Day 5: Trento
Day 6: Riva del Garda
Day 7: Riva del Garda
Day 8: Verona (departure)

Night 1: Hotel Mohren & Plavina

Hotel Mohren & Plavina is a traditional country inn in the center of the idyllic village of Burgeis. Relax in a wellness room, by the indoor pool or on an outdoor sunbathing area.

Nights 2 & 3: Hotel Meranerhof

Situated on the Passer River in the heart of Merano, the family-operated Hotel Meranerhof has been offering tastefully furnished rooms and a personal, friendly atmosphere for over 40 years.

Night 4: Parkhotel Laurin

Built in 1910 and restored with great love for detail, the four-star ParkHotel Laurin in the heart of Bolzano offers modern comfort and service with an original Art Nouveau ambience.

Night 5: Grand Hotel Trento

Refined style radiates in every detail of the Grand Hotel Trento, from the exquisite wood inlays to the elegant marble and the discreet but attentive service.

Nights 6 & 7: Parc Hotel Flora

Relax in the shade of a palm tree by the pool, take a short walk to the beautiful Lake Garda or visit the Dolce Vita wellness center, complete with Turkish/ Mediterranean Baths and Kneipp water therapy at the Parc Hotel Flora.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 8 days/ 7 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $3,998 / person
  • ($780 single supplement)

Departure Dates

    Additional Trip Information

    Departure
    • Prior to the trip, arrive at your own convenience in Verona.
    • On Day 1, we will meet you in the lobby of the Grand Hotel in Verona at 8:30 a.m.. A two hour transfer leaves us in Katharinaberg, where the hiking begins.
    • After breakfast on Day 6, we take you to the airport, train station, or the hotel of your choice in Verona (1.5 hour transfer).
    Activities

    Biking:

    • Day 2 mileage options: 41 / 47
    • Day 4 mileage options: 23 / 27

    Walking/Hiking:

    • Day 1 hike mileage options: 6 / 8
    • Day 3 hike mileage options: 4 / 8 / 11
    • Day 5 hike mileage options: 5 / 8
    Meals

    The hallmark of an Austin-Lehman vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

    Included in Trip Price
    • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
    • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
    • All activities, ferry crossings, etc.
    • All designated meals.
    • Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained.
    • Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
    • Austin-Lehman T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
    • Pre-departure and packing information.
    • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local guide and expert gratuities.
    Not Included in Trip Price
    • Gratuities to Austin-Lehman guides.
    • Meals not designated.
    • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
    • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
    • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
    • All types of personal insurance.
    • Personal expenses.

    A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

    • 1. Church of St. Procolo: Known as a “place of energy,” located amidst apple trees, this small church features beautiful, unorthodox paintings on its sacred walls.
    • 2. Trauttmansdorff Castle: It displays a spectacular garden with plants from every corner of the globe nestled below in a dramatic twelve-hectare amphitheatre.
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