SERVAS by BIKE 2020

Scritto da Istrator Admin il 25-01-2020

               

    

INVITATION - SERVAS BIKE 2020 in South Tyrol

The Servas Group of Trentino Alto Adige would like to invite all members to join “Servas Bike” from 01th to 04th october 2020 in the Vinschgau valley.

                                                                         

 

Vinschgau valley is well known for Lasa's white marbles and for the bell tower emerging from the lake Resia, but we will get you to know the intimate soul of these wonderful sites of our land. To do this we have accepted the challenge to organize the annual meeting of Servas Italia “Servas bike”, so here we are. It has not been easy but we like to think that our effort will get you to move around in our land with the calm rhythm of a biker, enjoy the scents and the colors of nature, fill up your eyes with pictures, meet the people of our valleys and keep all this in your heart forever.

A new bicycle lane was built a few years ago, it runs along the Adige river through the entire valley, it will be the ideal path for this bike-tour meeting.

The valley is also accessible by train, there’s a small local train leaving from Merano every half an hour which can be used for bike transport.

We invite you all, where possible, to leave your car at home and get on the train in Trento or Bolzano to the Vinschgau valley to Malles (Mals in local language).  To help you doing this, we have organized the meeting for Thursday the 01th of October, at 15:00 at Bolzano train station where one or more of our group will be ready to greet you and come with you to Malles. For those who will not take the train from Bolzano, the meeting will be in the train station of Malles at 17:30.

The hostel where we will all stay is in Clusio, a hamlet of Malles, the hosts will wait us for dinner at 19:00 sharp. For Friday and Saturday, we have planned two bike tours: the first on a not very steep dirt road up to Switzerland and the latter slightly more challenging to Lake Resia. This last trip requires an adequate physical preparation or an electric assist bike, as the route is 22 km long and ranges 500m in altitude difference (both to go and come back).

Malles is located at 1.051m above sea level and Resia at 1.498m. Even in May it can get cold, therefore we recommend an adequate clothing for cycling trips.

In case of bad weather, we will organize an alternative program which may include additional costs (e.g. train to Merano) not requiring a bike (saving something for those who are renting the bikes).

To register, you must be a Servas member and your fee for current year must have been settled. Please complete the form available on following link   … (accessible from the 15/02/2020).

To register you must be a Servas member with the fee in order and fill in the form at this link (accessible from 13/07/2020. Registration will be open until the maximum number of participants is reached and in any case no later than 31/08/2020).

                                                                                                         

The form is for a first enrollment which will have then to be confirmed by organizers. Following to this we kindly ask you to make the payment and send us a mail quoting details of payment made.

We shall respect the enrollment dates and give priority to members staying for the whole period and wishing to bike. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to host everyone but only the first 20 ones subscribing, which will make the payment on receipt of the confirmation mail.

To tickle your interest, here are the routes on the map.

Friday:

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              (to see the original map clicca qui)

Saturday (only from Malles to Resia):

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                              (to see the original map clicca qui)

During the bike-tours we will visit two monasteries: 

                                                                  

                                                                               San Giovanni                                                                                                             Monte Maria’s Abbey              

Europe’s oldest mill: 

Glorenza:    the smallest town in South Tyrol, gathered in its medieval walls,

The medieval castel of Coira   with a large private armoury, and the famous lake of Resia close to the sources of river Adige.

It will then be possible to visit the first and only Italian whisky distillery outside the walls of Glorenza.

We’ll end the tour eating all together in the cultural restaurant of Tschengelsburg, after this each one will be free to go back home or extend the holiday to your liking.

Costs:

The fee to participate is 230 euro each, this includes food and accommodation, visits to castles and monasteries. The rooms are double rooms with the possibility to add a bed in some.

If you wish to rent:

For all questions or clarifications, you may write to  trentinoaltoadige@servas.it or call Anita Cescatti at +39 347 6300818

To improve your understanding of the peculiarity of South Tyrol and its people, we recommend reading the novel "Eva Sleeps" by Francesca Melandri (also available in Italian, German, Dutch, Ukrainian, French, Croatian and Arabic).

To know better the story of the lake Resia and its bell tower, we suggest you to read “Io resto qui” by Marco Balzano.

 

 

 

 

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