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Munich - Merano

Crossing of the Alps made easy.

Germany, Austria, Italy - three countries with beautiful nature, charming cities and excellent cuisine. Since you experience all three on our "Munich - Merano" tour, variety is guaranteed. Crossing the Alps by bike is a great way to take in the beauty of the different mountain landscapes without completely exhausting yourself. Hop onto the saddle with us, there is a lot to experience!

Details of the cycling tour from Munich to Meran

You start in Munich with big city flair! The Bavarian capital has a lot to offer, be it a rustic stop in a beer garden, the numerous sights and museums or a shopping tour through the chic boutiques. With each stage, the surroundings become more rural. The route takes you over Lake Starnberg to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. If you decide to take the Zugspitzbahn up to an altitude of 2,962 metres, you will be treated to a panoramic view of some 400 Alpine mountains. The idyllic Mittenwald is not only the highest health resort in Germany, you can also take a close look at the artistically decorated house facades.

On the stage through Austria, you will pass Stams with its baroque monastery and the picturesque Imst in the Ötztal valley. Once in South Tyrol, the route leads through the Vinschgau Valley with many great attractions along the way towards Merano. Lake Reschen, Glurns and Schlanders as well as numerous castles, palaces and vineyards line the tour.

Highlights of the 8-day tour

  • The sophisticated Lake Starnberg: Stroll through the beautiful little towns of Starnberg and Bernried, enjoy the views and also do some "people watching" over some coffee and cake. Lake Starnberg is generally regarded as a popular destination for the rich and famous.
  • The idyllic Leutasch Valley stretches 16 km through northern Tyrol. Visitors are spoiled with crystal-clear lakes and streams, typical Tyrolean friendliness and culinary delights, wonderful views of the Wetterstein Mountains, green forests and meadows and much more. - It's best to see for yourself!
  • Magnificent panorama of the Ortler: Once you have crossed the Reschen Pass, you will descend about 1,200 metres in altitude. You can enjoy the numerous panoramas of "King Ortler", which towers 3,905 metres above the ground.
  • The Passer Promenade in Merano: Along the Passer River, Merano is criss-crossed by beautiful promenades that invite you to take a stroll. Due to the special climate, the flora is subtropical and exudes a Mediterranean flair.

Useful information about the tour

The cycle paths and side roads here are excellently developed, but you have to cycle uphill in places on all days. A bus will take you to the Reschen Pass and the Vinschgau Railway can shorten the stage in South Tyrol. The 40 to 65 km long stages should be supplemented by numerous rest stops to enjoy the beautiful panoramas.

Medium
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Bavaria’s state capital awaits its visitors with numerous sights (English Garden, town hall, ‚Hofbräuhaus‘,…).

From Munich through the Forstenrieder Park onto Lake Starnberger See. From Starnberg on the cycle path directly along the lakeside to Ambach or onwards to Bernried. The lake tempts you with crystal-clear waters and the views are fabulous onto the surrounding mountains.

Initially a cycle tour past Lake Riegsee to Murnau. Onwards through the nature reserve Murnauer Moos (Central Europe’s largest marsh area) and through unspoilt nature following the river Loisach to Garmisch Partenkirchen. Here you have the option of a ride with the Zugspitzbahn up to an altitude of 2962 m (autonomously). From up there you enjoy a stupendous view over the Alps.

Today you proceed along the beautifully developed cycle path all the way to the river Isar. You cycle through the sunny high mountain valley with marvellous panoramic views onto the Karwendel- and Wettersteingebirge-mountains to Mittenwald. Here we highly recommend a break and to take a stroll throughh the village with its Lüftlmalerei-painted houses. You then continue in a spectacular fashion through the Leutaschklamm-ravine to Austria. You cycle along the Leutasch-stream through the stunningly beautiful valley all the way into your Day Finish.

Today you cycle over into the Inn-river valley. You leave Leutasch on a country road leading you on gently hilly terrain before an eight-kilometre long descent takes you to Telfs. You cycle on the former towpath along the river Inn and so reach Stams with its Baroque Cistercian monastery. Then via Haiming it is not far to Imst, the so-called „North Tyrolean Merano‘.

Today, you will cycle along the river Inn, past the monastery Zams to Landeck. A bus will take you to Nauders from where you will cycle less than 100 metres in altitude uphill to the mountain pass Reschenpass. From there, you will cycle downhill to Lake Reschensee and continue on minor roads to Mals (many towers in the centre) or to Burgeis at the foot of the castle Marienburg. 

Your day starts with a trip to Glurns (perfectly preserved medieval city walls). Then, you will cycle via the Montani ruins, through Schlanders, down to Merano. On your way, you will come across some pretty castles (mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s castle Juval) and you will get marvellous views of the impressive mountain massif Ortlermassiv and the mountain pass Stilfserjoch. Since 2004, the Venosta train (Vinschgaubahn) has been operating again between Mals and Merano. You can almost always take this train to travel a part of your journey.

Now it would actually be nice to add a few more days ... It is also a great way to continue the tour all the way to Lake Garda.

Tour character

You cycle on marvellous cycle paths and little side roads and only on very short sections on main roads. Nearly every day there are small ascents to be tackled. The Reschen-pass will be bypassed via a bus transfer, then follows a descent of approx. 1200 metres in altitude to Merano. The route is mainly asphalted, a few longer sections also on well-maintained dirt roads.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Munich
  Season 1
01.05.2022 - 21.05.2022

arrival Sunday
Season 2
22.05.2022 - 18.06.2022

arrival Sunday
Season 3
19.06.2022 - 11.09.2022

arrival Sunday
Munich - Merano, 8 days, DE-MURMA-08X
Base price
799.00
849.00
899.00
Surcharge single room 219.00 219.00 219.00

Category: 3*** hotels, in Munich 4**** hotel

Season 1
May 1, 2022 - May 21, 2022
arrival Sunday
Season 2
May 22, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 19, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022
arrival Sunday
Munich - Merano, 8 days, DE-MURMA-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
799.00
219.00
849.00
219.00
899.00
219.00

Category: 3*** hotels, in Munich 4**** hotel

Season 1
May 1, 2022 - May 21, 2022
Season 2
May 22, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022
Season 3
Jun 19, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022
Munich
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
Meran
Double room p.P.
Surcharge single room
89.00
69.00
89.00
25.00
89.00
69.00
89.00
25.00
89.00
69.00
89.00
25.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Munich
  Season 1
May 1, 2022 - May 21, 2022

arrival Sunday
Season 2
May 22, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022

arrival Sunday
Season 3
Jun 19, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022

arrival Sunday
Munich
Double room p.P. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 69.00 69.00 69.00
Meran
Double room p.P. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 25.00 25.00 25.00
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21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
Rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
89.00
89.00
89.00
139.00
199.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 transfer by minibus from Landeck to Nauders including your bike
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Collective transfer (with central boarding and alighting point) from Merano to Munich (change in Bolzano), daily, costs EUR 100 per person (min. 2 persons) incl. bike; reservation is necessary, to be paid in advance.
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Munich train station
  • Munich airport
  • Multi-storey car park costs approx. EUR 49 / 8 days, approx. EUR 59 / 10 days, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary! Free, unguarded parking near the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary!

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here

 

Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Vanessa Bräumann
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Vanessa Bräumann, Travel specialist & Team lead assistant
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Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Florian K. AT | 07.01.2022
Einfach Alpenüberquerung
Diese "leichte" Alpenüberquerung ist eine super Möglichkeit die Alpen auch ohne große Herausforderung zu bewältigen. Danke für diese super ausgearbeitete Tour!
Vanessa Bräumann
Vanessa Bräumann answered:
Vielen Dank für die schöne Bewertung! Wir würden uns sehr freuen Sie auch in der kommenden Saison auf einer unserer schönen Touren begrüßen zu dürfen!
5 stars
Alexander B. DE | 21.12.2021
Vielfältige Radreise
Diese Reise war unser persönliches Highlight dieses Jahr. Von der Buchung bis zur Betreuung vor Ort hat alles super geklappt. Danke für den tollen Service! Was uns jedoch am meisten beeindruckt hat ist, dass wir in nur 11 Tagen durch drei Länder: Deutschland, Österreich und Italien radelten. Wir würden die Reise immer wieder weiterempfehlen. Und umbedingt das Pistazieneis in der Gelateria Bologna probieren. Richtig lecker!!
4 stars
Kerstin S. DE | 05.08.2021
Landschaftlich wunderschöne Tour mit überwiegend tollen Hotels
Schön, dass wir die Etappen der Tour nach unseren Wünschen ändern konnten. Jede hatte ihre Highlights, die Fahrt entlang des Starnberger Sees und wilder Bergbäche/-flüsse, das hügelige Alpenvorland, der Anstieg zum Reschenpass, die Abfahrt im Vinschgau mit unzähligen Apfelbäumen, ... Die meisten Hotels waren super! Viele hatten eine Sauna und/oder ein Restaurant mit tollem Essen. Die Gastgeber waren freundlich und zuvorkommend.

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