The Adige Cycle Path: from the Resia Pass to Verona - A MULTI-STAGE JOURNEY

From mountain to valley, cycling through important pages of Italian bicycle tourism history

A journey that is a hymn to Italian cycling, travelling along the first cycle path in Italy: from the Alps to the plains, from the waters of Lake Resia to those of Lake Garda, about 300 km following the course of the Adige, surrounded by nature and history.

Cycling here means breathing the essence of cycle tourism, without overdoing it, discovering a land that oozes peasant history but also stories of great conflicts, which have left indelible testimonies from the times of the Serenissima to the First World War.
The trail goes from the alpine landscapes of Val Venosta to famous cities like Merano, Bolzano, Trento, and Verona, cycling through boundless apple orchards and fine vineyards all the way to Lake Garda, a worthy end to this trip of a lifetime.

Itinerary found in the Viatoribus: Italia in Bici con Gusto (“Eating and Cycling: a tour of Italy”) Guide

Technical advice:
The entire itinerary is developed along a protected cycle path and secondary roads. It lasts between 7 and 8 days, but it is possible to reduce time and kilometres by covering only parts of the path. Still, it is not a trip for highly-trained specialists or cyclists.

Along the way you will find specific refreshment points, the ‘bicigrill’, ideal for stops and snacks.

Points of interest




Technical data

City of departure: Resia

Departure: Passo Resia

City of arrival: Verona

Arrival: Verona

Length (Km): 295

Difficulty: Average

Discipline: Cycling

Type of Itinerary: Great routes

Difference in height (m): 790

Difference in downhill (m): 2120

Highest point (m): 1527

Lowest point (m): 55

Duration (h.): 30