On the wine trail
The South Tyrolean Wine Road combines sport, nature and enjoyment. From Caldaro/Kaltern to Merano/Meran, the cycle path takes you past vineyards und wine cellars
Cycling along Italy’s oldest wine route is a pleasure. The climate is mild and the cycle path runs along the Etsch river through apple orchards and vineyards, past disused railway lines, the Kalterer See lake and medieval estates, forts and wineries that stop you in your tracks to sample some of their vintage wines. You can best get to know the South Tyrolean Wine Road and its wines on the three pleasure bike tours. The Middle Wine & Bike Route covers Pinot Blanc and Schiava territory. The approximately 23 km long route takes you to some of the most well-known and most beautiful historic wine villages on the South Tyrolean Wine Road: Cornaiano/Girlan, Appiano/Eppan and Caldaro.
The Northern Wine & Bike Route passes through the historic region where the top-quality Lagrein grape variety is grown. It is is mixed with another indigenous Vernatsch grape to make the popular, somewhat lighter St. Magdalener wine. The route begins in the historic centre of Bolzano/Bozen and cuts across the place of origin of the top-quality St. Magdalener wine and the Lagrein grape variety to Kardaun and via Rentsch onwards via Gries to Terlano/Terlan, Vilpiano/Vilpian and Nalles/Nals where you can taste the Sauvignon Blanc. In contrast, the southern wine & cycle route winds through the growing region of the multiple award-winning indigenous Gewürztraminer, the name of which refers to the wine-growing village of Termeno/Tramin. It goes from the wine-growing villages of Cortaccia/Kurtatsch and Magrè/Margreid to Cortina all’Adige/Kurtinig and Salorno/Salurn. The return route is via Egna/Neumarkt and Ora/Auer to Tramin. The Salorno-Ora section can also be done by train.
Those cycling for pleasure get their money’s worth on specially organised wine & cycle tours. The pleasure bike tour ends with a visit to a winery with a guided tasting session. The shuttle bus will then take you back to the hotel or to the starting point in safety and comfort. Is this to your taste? You can book the tour here for yourself or as a gift.