Begin at Lana Tourist Information Office in Andreas Hofer Strasse and ride to Tribusplatz square. There turn left into St. Agathaweg path and follow the road. At the end of St. Agathaweg turn right and cross the bridge over the MEBO highway. Ride to the right to the Etschtal Valley cycle path and then right again towards Merano. In Sinigo turn left (signposts to the Vinschgau Valley) and follow the white/green signage.
After passing the racecourse in Merano turn right. Continue to follow the signs for Vinschgau (Note: within Merano, the signage is green). Ride along the right-hand bank of the Etsch to Lagundo. The climb to Tel begins on Schwimmbadweg path. At the start and end of the climb there are places to stop for a rest and a drink of water. Continue to ride to Tel and cross the main road there. Then turn right and follow the cycle path as far as Naturno. Here cross the river, ride approx. 3 km to Stava and cross back over the river. At the junction for the cycle path to Passo Resia pass turn right and follow the trail until you have crossed over the river.
Then turn left into the cycle path and ride to Coldrano past Lake Goldrain. At the end of the cycle path turn left to Martello. Follow the main road until you eventually reach the Church of Maria in der Schmelz. The ride can be extended with a detour to the Zufrittsee reservoir, which is approx. 8 km away (1,850 m - ramp with 20% incline).
Sights along the route: dam on the Tel, Prokulus Church in Naturno, Culturamartell Stilfserjoch National Park.