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Mostizzolo to Bolzano Tour - Bike Trips In Italy

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bike trips in italy,northern italy tours,bicycle tour italy,italy bicycle tours,italian bike tours,bike tours italy,bike hotel italy Tour Name: Mostizzolo to Bolzano Tour
Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult
Duration: 3 Days
Distance: 173.6 KM
Begin/End: Mostizzolo / Bolzano

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Tour Name Mostizzolo to Bolzano Tour
Difficulty Moderate - Difficult
Duration 3 Days
Distance 173.6 KM
Begin/End Mostizzolo / Bolzano

Explore Beautiful Italy On One Of The Many Bike Trips Offered

When it comes to bike trips in Italy, this three day bicycle tour delivers a diverse collection of Italy's finest scenery: thick forests, rolling farmlands, endless rows of vineyards and a mountain pass through arguably the most beautiful alpine region in Italy.

The route circles the entire western section of the Dolomiti di Brenta and dives down into the lush green valleys of Val di Sole and Val Rendena.

Day 1 features the only moderately-strenuous climb – the Passeo Campo Carlo Magno.

When to Cycle

The best time for bike trips in Italy's mountains is June – September; the higher elevation makes for a cooler summer, though rains can happen year-round.

August is perhaps the worst summer month to cycle due to the large influx of tourists.

Getting To/From Bike Route

Trains to Mostizzolo run frequently from Trento (€3 plus €1.75 bike ticket). You can ride your bike from Trento, but the roads have excessive traffic in areas.

From Bolzano, trains run from Merano (40 minutes), Trento (30 minutes) and Verona (2.5 hours). You can follow the well-maintained bike path from Bolzano to Fie, and from there, to Morano.

Cycling Route

Day 1: Mostizzolo-Pinzolo (5 hours; 48 km)

Today's ride is divided into three segments: the easy, riverside bike path; a challenging ascent to Passeo Campo Carlo Magno; and finally, a thrilling descent into Pinzolo.

Leaving Mostizzolo, you're greeted with a magnificent view of the gorge at Ponte Mostizzolo. Follow the Val di Sole bike path for 15 km along the Noce River; orchards and forests alternate along the bike path until you reach Dimaro.

Be ready to climb. From Dimaro, it's a long ride up to Passo Campo Carlo Magno (which starts steep, but gradually gets easier).

Once you topple the pass, it's a thrilling descent through Madonna di Campiglio to Sant' Antonio di Mavignola, which connects to a bike path leading you through forests and into Pinzolo.

Day 2: Pinzolo-Molveno (5 hours; 50km)

You'll cycle through the grasslands before steadily climbing up to Molveno. Follow the Val Rendena bike path across the Sarca River and through several small villages: Strembo, Spiazzo, Tione and Pez. Keep following the bike paths towards Stenico, a town with limited provisions. The short side trip up to Castello di Stenico (a 12th century castle overlooking the town) is well worth it.

The last stretch winds through rolling hills before connecting to the forested lakeside town of Molveno.

Day 3: Molveno-Bolzano (5 hours; 72km)

The final day has perhaps the most breathtaking scenery. While longer than the previous days, there's hardly any incline, and several downhill descents.

It's a gentle 5km climb to Andalo. From there, it's a 13 km descent to the Noce River Valley below. Follow the signs to Trento, and then take SP29 (a scenic shortcut instead of following SS43) which winds through rolling vineyards. The section from Mezzocorona is perhaps the most striking.

Continue on to Magreid, a wonderful small villa along the river with places to stop and eat. From Magreid, it's a pleasant 10km ride to Lago di Caldaro, which offers plenty of bird watching. Follow the lake and climb up through vineyards into the charming wine town of Caldaro (which features wine tasting at a number of buildings along the main road).

From Caldaro, follow the bike paths through orchards, vineyards and farmland before descending into Bolzano.

Bike trips in Italy are fun and memorable - and you won't regret a second of it!

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