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+++ ups & downs in German and Italian +++ when the Weimer are “wimmed” in Kaltern +++ After each up, I was different once we got down. (Reinhard Karls) +++ from Talferstadt to Bozen +++ the blue aprons, the Mendel, the lake and the wine +++ Abendbrand in brachen Zinnen, und der Wind fährt durch den Saal. Und für wen im Burghof drinnen Immer noch die Brunnen rinnen – Keiner weiß es dort im Tal! (Rainer Maria Rilke 1897 at Schloss Englar) +++ Keschtnmorkt and Törggelen +++ Ora comes from Lake Garda +++ hundred-varieties of wine and dormer education +++ “And now they boil oil in a huge kettle for Dr. Luther, to burn him once he comes.” +++ a dream of raspberries with almond splinters and a fresh breeze in your hair +++
Our tour through Southern Tyrol in 4 days, up to 14 persons.
No change of hotels.
On request, the tour can be extended to 7 days with a group booking, with three additional nights in Meran and cycling in the Vinschgau, Passeier Valley and Überetsch. For more information do not hesitate to contact our office: +49-(0)89-61466980.
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Travel dates 2018
IST1: Monday, 14-apr-2018 to Friday, 18-apr-2018
IST2: Monday, 02-jul-2018 to Friday, 06-jul-2018
IST3: Monday, 20-aug-2018 to Friday, 24-aug-2018
IST4: Monday, 10-sep-2018 to Friday, 14-sep-2018
Price per person in the DR for 4 nights with half-board, eBike, entrance free, transfers, guided tours: € 1390
Single-room surcharge: € 210
Does not include lunch, drinks and your personal expenses as well as travelling there and back.
The arrangement includes the above services. Our terms and conditions apply.
By eBike to Bolzano and the Kalterersee. Whether to be allowed to cycle on the lonely larch meadows on Salten with magnificent views over majestic peaks or through the rolling vineyards of Überetsch, it is always a special treat here. Historical rarities and traditional customs offer a deep insight into the versatile South Tyrolean culture. Stately stay and relax in a carefully restored Gothic castle. Excellent South Tyrolean cuisine of rural simplicity to gastronomic high standing and best companions from local wine cellars, surpass all culinary expectations. An unforgettable pleasure trip to South Tyrol.
Arrival in Eppan on Monday.
Target airports Innsbruck or Verona.
Booking at daily rates on request.
The train will take you to Bozen within less than four hours from Munich without having to transfer. Of course, we will gladly collect you at the main train station of Bozen.
By car, it’s approx. 300 km from Munich to our starting hotel in St. Michael – Eppan. When the weather is good, the route across the Fern pass (GAP – Imst – Serfaus – Reschen am See, through Vinschgau to Meran, Bozen, St. Michael-Eppan) has by far the more beautiful landscape than the high-traffic Brenner pass.
With your booking confirmation, you will receive the “pedelon travel information”, which contains useful notes on traveling to Eppan and other advice around your trip.
The rooms at Schloss Englar are available from 2 PM onwards. It is situated in picturesque hills in the middle of its orchards and vineyards. The hotel in the historic walls enchants with stylish ambience and its romantic inner yard with cedar trees. The house personally managed by Countess and Count Khuen-Belasi, family-owned for 400 years, has a beautiful pool and several gardens that invite you to stay. The comprehensive but careful renovation of the entire complex has recently been completed. Englar is now deemed the best-preserved Gothic castle in Southern Tyrol. At 7:30 PM, the accompanying bus will take you on a brief trip to the shared dinner at the „Landgasthof Turmbach“, a family business which is particularly popular with the locals for its typical South Tyrolean cuisine.
1st day, Tuesday: Schloss Englar – Bozen – Jenesien – Mölten – Terlan – Schloss Englar, 60 km
After breakfast, the pedelon eBikes will be explained to you in detail in the castle yard and adjusted to you. Today‘s tour will start with a leisurely loop through Girlan and Frangart, past the Veste Sigmundskron and down to the Etsch on the bicycle path of the same name to the banks of the Eisack, and from there to the valley station of the Jenesien cableway in Bozen. After nine minutes in the cableway-car, you will reach the high plateau. Due to its more than 200 sun days per year, the locals also call it the „Solar Terrace of Bozen“. The bicycle route on one of the most beautiful plateaus of Southern Tyrol will initially go three kilometers uphill from Jenesien. The eBike makes them easy to cycle. Then it continues flatly across blossoming mountain meadows and through silent larch forests over the „Salten“, a mountain ridge connecting Meran to Bozen. From here, you have several beautiful views of the Etsch valley on one, and the Sarn valley on the other side. The wonderfully traffic-tree bicycle route will lead to the mountain inn Langfenn around lunch, where the cyclists can fuel up on Southern Tyrolian specialties. The remaining section of this day leads via Mölten with a comfortable downhill ride to Terlan. The former silver mine centre now is an important wine and asparagus town. The High Gothic church from the 14th century with the colorfully glazed tiled roof of its late Gothic tower and its unusual tower clock where the large hand points the hours and the short hand points the minutes is particularly worth seeing. From here on, you will continue on 15 kilometers on a slightly rising route back to Überetsch and the Schloss Englar.
At 7:30 pm, the accompanying bus will take you to the “Seehofkeller” for a joint dinner. The historic winery from the 16th century is situated in the midst of vineyards above Lake Caldaro, and is appreciated for its particularly fine cuisine. From the terrace, you have a beautiful view over the lake, and should the weather not be perfect for you to dine outside, you will enjoy your dinner in the historical restaurant under a powerful antique beam ceiling.
2nd day, Wednesday: Schloss Englar – Maria Weißenstein – Aldein – Castelfeder – Kalterersee – Kaltern – Schloss Englar, 50 km
In the morning, the accompanying bus will take you to the pilgrimage site of Maria Weißenstein in an hour‘s drive. Today‘s ride starts here. From here, the morning section leads past Aldein and the Bletterbach and down to the Etsch valley. Physicist Max Planck already valued this unique area, and came here in his holidays to relax. On the former train route of the Fleimstalbahn, the bicycle path leads from idyllic Montan to Castelfelder, a multiply-structured porphyry hill in the Südtiroler Unterland with prehistoric, Roman as well as Early Medieval settlement traces. Today, the hill is a protected biotope. At the well-deserved picnic in the shadow of chestnut trees and with a view of the wine village of Tramin, the place of origin of the Gewürztraminer, you will recover from the impressive downhill ride quickly. Back on the Etsch cycle path, the afternoon will take you past the Laimburg across the „Coyote pass“, to the Kalterersee and on to the wine village of Kaltern, where the village square will invite you to a cup of coffee before you return to the nearby castle Englar.
Before dinner in St Pauls you can discover the excellent quality of South Tyrolean wines at a wine tasting.
3rd day, Thursday: Schloss Englar – Tramin – Kalterer See – Montigglerseen – Schloss Englar, 40 km
After breakfast, Schloss Moos-Schulthaus invites you to a detailed tour. The historical building is a particular secret tip. The facility created from a Medieval residential tower offers an authentic impression of the late medieval living culture as hardly any other castle does. Schloss Moos-Schulthaus is rather unobtrusive from the outside, but holds an unusual treasure of medieval, partially unusual, murals. Mice riot against tyrannical cats. Women harvest rope phalluses from the tree of fertility. Lions guard the entrance to the kitchen and the 500 years old chambers and rooms. Still impressed by the detailed tour, the eBikes will take you past Kaltern above the town and then down into calm Tramin in a short downhill ride, where “Egetmann Hansl“ celebrates his wedding every other year. Soon after, you will continue on to the Kalterersee. Around lunchtime, a restaurant right by the lake will receive its guests. The chef is particularly renowned for his fish dishes in the region. Across colorful orchard meadows and through lush vineyards, you will reach the Montiggler lakes after a slight climb before your pedelon travel will end at Schloss Englar between 4 and 5 PM. As the ultimate ending to our travel a culinary highlight is waiting at the „Stroblhof“. Finest Southern Tyrolean cuisine will be accompanied by the best wines from the own wineyard.
4th day, Friday
We will gladly take guests to the Bozen train station. By car, you can drive back to Munich within four hours via the Brenner, Innsbruck and Salzburg motorway.
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It was a very nice trip, ingenious views from lovely tracks, Roland and Alex extremely pleasant, and with our group we were also very lucky. Even the weather has swept us the beauty of this land. You can be very satisfied with your work. In addition to that, the hosts of Schloss Englar also fit into the picture with the casual, elegant yet hospitable nature as well as with this mixture of perfect new design inside and this rural cock-scream bohemian outside.
Dr. Ingo S. and Dr. Marie P.
We were all very enthusiastic about the beautiful days that we could spend in South Tyrol, especially in sunny weather, so everything was in the most beautiful light. Roland and Markus have looked after us very caringly and are also very flexible on our special wishes.
The accommodations Ottmangut and Schloß Englar were outstanding and can be recommended for demanding customers without any restrictions. The places for the dinner were very well selected.
Dr. Rudolf P.
South Tyrolean summer
Stunning views from above…