A surprise awaits on Italy's rooftop: a network of quiet cycling paths for everyone's taste. From Italy to Austria, pedal amid lush valleys and limestone massifs. Connect with local people whose unique traditions enhance your journey. Savor exquisite meals, regional wines and cozy inns and be welcomed like family.
1-2 Welcome to South Tyrol, home to a captivating mix of Italian, Austrian and Tyrolean cultures Ready to dive into the spectacular Dolomites World Heritage site? Embark on a pleasant valley ride among vineyards set along the Adige River Piste ciclabili in Italy, Radwege in Austria—whatever you call them, the bike paths in this mountain playground are idyllic! Descend through the Rendena Valley, flanked by the jagged peaks of the Brenta Dolomite mountain group Indulge in delectable alpine cuisine complemented by local wines like full-bodied lagrein and tasty traminer.
3 Meadows, woodland and quiet hamlets set the stage for today's ride along the Rienza River Sprechen Sie Deutsch? In the medieval town of Brunico, most residents speak German A haven of tranquility, the Aurina Valley greets you with a few short hills and delights with majestic vistas of the snow-covered peaks of the Zillertal range Soak up the scene of fairy-tale forests, barns and locals hand-cutting their lawns with traditional wooden scythes.
4 Magnificent limestone peaks frame hidden valleys and storybook villages Following peaceful cycling roads into Austria, make your way through the countryside to Lienz, a charming cobbled town ringed by jagged spires.
5-6 Taste wonderful regional wines, including vernatsch and gewürztraminer Spin along a picture-perfect route through a forested valley nestled among the Alps Savor the bounty of an alpine picnic in cozy Matrei In Lienz, celebrate an unforgettable week of biking over a festive farewell dinner Pedal into the Drava River valley before saying auf wiedersehen to South Tyrol.