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Bicycle Ride

South Tyrolean Cycling Track – Stage A4: From Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran

Bicycle Ride · Südtirols Süden
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  • Das prachtvolle Kurhaus in Meran, Ziel der Etappe
    / Das prachtvolle Kurhaus in Meran, Ziel der Etappe
    Photo: ["Tappeiner AG", "Tappeiner AG"]
  • / Vorbei am Dorf Lana führt die Tour in nördliche Richtung bis nach Meran
    Photo: www.sentres.com
  • / Die Route verläuft direkt am Seeufer des Kalterer Sees
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A ride through the orchards.
With the bicycle along the river Adige/Etsch from Bolzano/Bozen towards Lana until reaching the spa town of Merano/Meran.
moderate
Distance 68.5 km
4:49 h
302 m
255 m
Starting point of the 4th stage of the South Tyrolean Cycling Track is the main town of Bolzano/Bozen. The track leads along the river Isarco/Eisack towards the river outfall of the Adige/Etsch. From here the track continues to the left through the Bassa Atesina/Südtiroler Unterland, passing through Laives/Leifers and Ora/Auer and along the mountain “Mitterberg”, from where you reach the lake Lago di Caldaro/Kalterer See. From here, continuing in northern direction towards the towns of Caldaro/Kaltern and Appiano/Eppan, you reach the castle Firmiano/Firmian. Along the river Adige/Etsch the track leads to Vilpian and afterwards through apple trees you cycle in northern direction, passing Sinigo/Sinich, until reaching the spa town of Merano/Meran.
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Author
Michael Mair 
Update: October 27, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
410 m
Lowest point
214 m
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Start

Bolzano/Bozen, town square Piazza Walther (265 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.497930, 11.354350
DMS
46°29'52.5"N 11°21'15.7"E
UTM
32T 680658 5152066
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Destination

Merano/Meran

Turn-by-turn directions

Drive through the Val Isarco/Eisacktal or the Bassa Atesina/Südtiroler Unterland until you reach Bolzano/Bozen

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bolzano/Bozen can be easily reached by public transport.

Parking

There are numerous parking lots in Bolzano/Bozen.

Coordinates

DD
46.497930, 11.354350
DMS
46°29'52.5"N 11°21'15.7"E
UTM
32T 680658 5152066
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco Blatt 034/046

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
68.5 km
Duration
4:49 h
Ascent
302 m
Descent
255 m

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