radweg etschradweg bei unterrain und siebeneich
radweg etschradweg bei unterrain und siebeneich

Valle dell’Adige cycle track: Bolzano - Merano

The spa town of Merano, Bolzano and the Valle dell’Adige are connected by a section of the Via Claudia Augusta cycle track.

Starting from Bolzano, we proceed towards south, along the Isarco. At the southern border of the city, between fruit orchards, we reach a fork, where we take the right towards Merano.

The trail follows the Adige river, after the second railroad crossing (Ponte Adige) we proceed on the right riverside. No real ascent, the villages of Terlano, Nalles, Vilpiano and Gargazzone pass by our side. At the train station of Lana-Postal (Burgstall) we can turn left (towards Lana) or right (towards Postal) to visit the villages - or we carry on along the Adige river via Sinigo to Maia Bassa - short afterwards we reach Merano. Through the roads of the town we reach the centre.

From Merano it is also possible to cycle up to the Val Venosta valley along the Adige river.

  • Name of the track: Radweg Etschtal (Valle dell'Adige cycle track)
  • Start and end point: Bolzano (245 m a.s.l.) - Merano (330 m a.s.l.)
  • Trail length: about (from the centre of Bolzano)
  • Cycling time: about 1.5 hours to 3 hours
  • Altitude difference: 75 m (not relevant)
  • Characteristics: asphalted track, only short passages on field paths
  • Train & bicycle: regional trains with limited bicycle transport (stop at: Bolzano, Ponte d'Adige, Terlano, Vilpiano, Gargazzone, Lana Postal, Maia Bassa, Merano)

Connection to further railway tracks in the cycling trail network of South Tyrol:

The following cycle track is called cycle route, but is only in part a bike lane only. It also includes lightly trafficked roads on which cars and tractors run. Please cycle with caution!

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