Dolomites Road Bike

South Tyrol Discovery by Road Bike

Discover the charming cities of Bolzano and Merano, bike across the South Tyrol Wine Route, the legendary Stelvio Pass, the Renon plateau and much more!

Trip Overview

Cycle in the South Tyrol region amid stunning views of the Alps and idyllic valleys, stay in 4-star boutique hotels in Bolzano, and Merano, relax in spas, saunas, and thermal baths after the rides, and feast on gourmet northern Italian cuisine and wines on this wonderful bike tour.
South Tyrol enchants with its appealing mixture of German traditions and Italian flair. Begin your trip in Bolzano / Bozen, famous for its surroundings graced by the mild climate. Pedal past hundreds of vineyards on the South Tyrol Wine Route, where the largest contiguous fruit-growing region in Europe continues up to Lake Kaltern/Caldaro. Roll down through the fertile Vinschgau Valley into Merano, one of the largest and best cities in the province, and ride across the Renon plateau.

The South Tyrol (or Südtirol in German, commonly referred to as Alto Adige in Italian), where this itinerary will take you, is set right against the Austrian border. In fact, until the Italian Annexation in 1926, it was part of Austria. Here you’ll find the dominant language to be German, followed by Italian and Ladin (and English, of course!). And you’ll find the same mix of cultures and cultural influences in everything from architecture to food.
On this trip, you will discover the areas of Bolzano and Merano, their colors and flavors, vineyards, and of course, plenty of cycling!

Highlights

  • Bicycle over seven breathtaking mountain passes, enjoying fabulous descents into beautiful valleys
  • Cycle from village to village, enjoying the variation in scenery, cuisine, and culture
  • Experience the refined cuisine of northern Italy accompanied by excellent wines while traveling by bicycle
  • Discover the charming cities of Bolzano and Merano with their mild climates, perfect in spring & fall 

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Merano

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Merano (B)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Bolzano (B)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Bolzano (B)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Bolzano (B)

  • Day 6

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites has a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!

Want to learn more about our Luxury Hotels?
Luxury accommodations in the Dolomites combine the ultimate in comfort and refinement. From five-star hotels, Michelin-star-rated restaurants, and pampering spas, just because you are in the mountains does not mean you cannot have a truly luxe Italian experience in the Dolomites! From the chic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular destination for the rich and famous, to the quiet and discreet luxury of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, you will find accommodations with credentials ranging from membership in the exclusive Relais & Chateau to The Leading Hotels of the World!
About Dolomite Mountains Bicycling Trips
The Dolomites are, without a doubt, one of the great cycling areas in the Alps. Spectacular mountain passes and lush valleys create dramatic ascents and descents that make for exhilarating bicycling and sightseeing alike – you’ll be wowed by the fabulous ascents and descents, landscapes, and vistas as you pedal your way through the Dolomites. Add to this “bike-friendly” hotels and bed and breakfasts, coupled with hearty South Tyrolean meals, and you have discovered the bicycling vacation of your dreams!  Daily excursions are limitless – from steep grades overpasses to exploring small hamlets set in the valleys between – and you’ll never ride the same road twice. Whether you prefer steep, challenging passes, or more relaxing, gentler ascents and descents, Dolomite Mountains has itineraries for bikers of all abilities and interests.

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Guided Trip:
€ 3.320 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 2.520 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 2.130 per person (minimum 6 participants)

Self-guided tripos not available.
High season supplement from July 15th to August 27th 2023: 5% surcharge
The cost is based on 4-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

Please note that prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any such changes.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights' accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Merano
  • 3 nights' accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Bolzano
  • All breakfasts 
  • Local English-speaking bike guide for 4 days
  • Luggage transfer
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon-neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers, van support, road bike and helmet rentals available on request.

Area Map