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Day trip to Merano/Meran

Road bike, E-Bike & Pleasure Cycling

General description

Pleasing tour along the river Adige/Etsch, till you reach the thermal city Merano/Meran.



Route description

The tour starts in Laives/Leifers from where you will cycle along the river Adige/Etsch in the direction of Bolzano/Bozen. Before getting to Bolzano/Bozen you have to turn towards Merano/Meran and follow the signposts. As you cycle along the river Adige/Etsch, you will get past the villages Terlano/Terlan, Vilpiano/Vilpian and Gargazzone/Gargazon and after 40 km you will arrive at the thermal city of Merano/Meran. Following the signposts, the cycle rout will take you in  about 20 minutes to the Passerpromenade, the ideal place to relax before going shopping under the shopping arcades of Merano/Merano. The return trip can be made by train.

Description to arrive at destination

Coming from the south:
Take the highway exit "Egna/Ora/Termeno-Neumarkt/Auer/Tramin" and follow the signs "Bolzano/Laives-Bozen/Leifers" for approx. 15 km. Then follow the signs for "Laives Sud/Leifers Süd" to reach the city centre.

Coming from the north:
Take the highway exit "Bolzano Sud/Bozen Süd" and then follow the signs for "Trento/Laives - Trient/Leifers" for approx. 10 km. After the tunnel connecting Bolzano/Bozen and Laives/Leifers, follow the signs for "Laives Nord/Leifers Nord" for approx. 1 km to reach the city centre.


There are several parking possibilities in Laives/Leifers: there are free parking spaces in Via Andreas-Hofer and Via Galizia. Further car parks are available in Via Pietralba, Via Stazione, Via Montessori, Via Marconi and Via Sottomonte. 

Public transport

Arrival by public transport from Bolzano/Bozen: by bus with the lines 110, 111 or 112 until the bus stop "Laives Centro/Leifers Zentrum" (approx. 30 min.).

Arrival by public transport from the south: take bus line 120 to the bus stop "Laives Centro/Leifers Zentrum".

Tour map & altitude profile
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