Biking distance is 24 miles (39 kilometers). Walking approximately 1 mile (1.5 kilometers).
In the hotel dining room, choose from a buffet with meats, cheeses, eggs, yogurt, cereals, breads, juices, and hot beverages. Breakfast each morning will follow this description.
After a hearty breakfast, join your group leader in the hotel conference room for a presentation on safety, rules of the road, and the IBT Corner System, the way in which we navigate throughout the course of this program. Our cycling begins at an altitude of nearly 5,000 feet (1,525 meters) which means you’ll almost forget how to pedal your bicycle today. Vistas of the snow-covered Alps and the fresh mountain air will energize you as we follow dedicated cycle paths along the Adige River. Enjoy a visit to the intriguing village of Glorenza with its perfectly preserved city walls with parapet walks, seven towers, and three gates. This smallest town in South Tyrol was an important trading center for bringing ores and salt to Innsbruck.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like in Glorenza. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.
We'll discover the origins of the famous pure white marble mined from the mountains near Lasa, which was used extensively in many of the world's monuments and statues. Our cycling continues to the village of Silandro, located in the heart of fruit orchards and green pastures. The landmark of the city is the 320-foot (293-meter) high bell tower of the parish church, believed to be one of the highest in Tyrol.
In the Parkhotel zur Linde dining room, enjoy a dinner buffet plus water; other beverages are available for purchase.
At leisure. Your evenings are free to spend time with new Road Scholar friends, relax, or go exploring on your own. Be sure to prepare for check-out and departure in the morning.