radweg unterland pista ciclabile bassa atesina
radweg unterland pista ciclabile bassa atesina

Bassa Atesina cycle track: Bolzano - Ora - Salorno

The bikeway of the Bassa Atesina starts in Bolzano, stretches to Salorno and continues to Trento along the Adige river.

From Ponte d'Adige to the Chiusa di Salorno, the cycle route of the Bassa Atesina stretches. It belongs to the Via Claudia Augusta track Augsburg-Venice and runs in the south of South Tyrol. If you start in Bolzano, you first cycle along the Isarco river, after 20 minutes only you keep on cycling in a landscape that is characterised by fruit orchards. Passing by the crossing Merano/Appiano, you proceed towards the Adige bridge to the so-called Frizzi meadow, defining a biotope between the two rivers, at the foot of the Monte di Mezzo. About 10 minutes later, we traverse again the Adige on the left side, via the white bridge of Vadena. We continue, cycling by Laives and Bronzolo towards the station of Ora.

After traversing the railway line, the cycle track crosses a road, then it proceeds towards Egna, past Laghetti and further on to Salorno. This is where the border of South Tyrol stretches, and also the border of the German-speaking area, that is to say the Chiusa di Salorno. However, the cycling route proceeds across the vineyards of the Piana Rotaliana to Trento, and from there you could even proceed towards Verona. Cycling to Lake Garda or to the Valsugana valley is also possible. Thanks to the bicycle transport service of regional trains, you can comfortably return by train.

  • Name of the track: Radweg Unterland (Bassa Atesina cycle track)
  • Start and end point: Bolzano (245 m) - Salorno (220 m), Trento (195 m)
  • Trail length: about 35.5 to 59 km (from the centre of Bolzano)
  • Cycling time: about 1.75 hours to Salorno, 3 hours to Trento
  • Altitude difference: not relevant
  • Characteristics: continuously asphalted, short tracks on field paths
  • Train & bicycles: regional trains with limited bicycle transport (stops at: Bolzano, Laives, Bronzolo, Ora, Egna, Magré, Salorno, Mezzocorona, Lavis and Trento)

Connections to further cycling trails in the bike path network of South Tyrol:

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