Traffic-free bike trails abound in Bolzano and most local tourist sites are accessible by bike.
An adventurous option is to ride a long distance trail like the one from Bolzano to the lovely old spa town of Merano. The route has lofty mountains as a backdrop, and you bike past lovely green fruit orchards. The distance is 28 km, doesn't involve steep hills and includes plenty of stopping places for refreshment breaks.
If you rent a bike from one of the participating hire points, you can return it to a point in Merano, so there's no need to bike back. You can return either by bus or by train. Note that you can't take a bike on public transport.
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