lana niederlana im fruehling radrundfahrt
lana niederlana im fruehling radrundfahrt

Cycling from Appiano to the surroundings of Merano

Cycling from Riva di Sotto to Lana across the villages of the Valle dell’Adige.

Discovering the Valle dell’Adige and the surroundings by bycicle: a great idea thanks to the vast network of hiking trails as well as further routes. We start our tour in the northern village of Riva di Sotto, located in the valley floor of the Valle dell’Adige.

We proceed Via Pillhof towards south, traverse the roundabout and proceed via Frangart to the station of Ponte d’Adige. At the Adige bridge, before passing the railway lines, we turn right onto the cycle track, proceeding along the Adige to the station of Lana - Postal, where we cycle over the bridge to Lana and turn into the Via Dogana and Via del Sole, leading to Lana di Sotto. From the little village with its historic church we proceed via Via Schnatterpeck to Piazza Tribus and via the Hofer road towards the centre of Lana di Sopra (Am Gries). Now it is high time to take a break, as Lana is a place to be discovered on foot.

In order to make the our cycling tour more interesting, we choose an alternive route for your way back. Instead of taking the cycle track, we proceed on the „ancient“ road to Bolzano, passing through Postal and Gargazzone, Vilpiano and Terlano. In this way we also get the opportunity to take a closer look at the villages of the Valle dell’Adige. Short before reaching Settequercie we turn right to Via Rubatsch. On an arched bridge we traverse the Adige river and the MeBo clearway, before we return to Riva di Sotto across fruit orchards.

Author: AT

If you would like to do this cycling tour, inform yourselves about the current hiking conditions on the spot.

Starting point: Riva di Sotto (crossing)
Travel time: about 3 hours
Length of the course: about 54 km (entire tour)
Altitude difference: about 90 m
Surface: asphalted road (for all types of bicycles)
Altitude: between 250 and 320 m asl
Further information: for further information don’t hesitate to ask your host
Consideration: A tour for the whole year round, ideal in autumn and spring, above all in the period of the apple blossom in April. Lana is located only a stone’s throw from Merano. If you would like to cycle to the city, we recommend the course via Cermes/Marlengo, which is not always lightly trafficked.

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