Munich - Venice
From the Marienplatz to Markusplatz.
- 12 Days / 11 Nights
- Self-guided Tour
Arrive in Munich
Tour information and the handing out of the bakes. This is Bavaria’s county capital and it is waiting for you with its many tourist attractions (English gardens, town hall, Hofbräuhaus…)
Cycling along river Isar you leave Munich. On your way you will pass monasteries, authentic Bavarian villages as well as the beautiful area along the river Isar until you reach Bad Tölz, which was renowned for building rafts in former times. Especially the historic centre of the city is worth seeing.
Starting in Bad Tölz along the river Isar again until you reach lake Sylversteinsee. This tour leads you through the national park Karwendel where you cross the Austrian border. You will reach lake Achensee, where you could go on a boat ride.
You cycle on well-constructed cycle paths along the River Inn towards Tyrol’s capital, Innsbruck. Stroll through the historical old town, check out the famous Golden Roof or take a trip to the Isel mountain where there is a ski jump or the Tyrol Panorama museum about the battles that took place under Andreas Hofer’s supreme command as a freedom fighter. The demanding section of today’s ride from Innsbruck to the Brenner pass, which is the border between Austria and Italy will be done via transfer by train or bus. Nowadays there are only some buildings to remind us about the former border. From Brenner you cycle along the old railway track to get to Sterzing followed by Franzensfeste and then Mühlbach.
From Mühlbach there is a good cycle path running through the Puster valley and past the Mühlbach pass, a former border post. In former times this formed an ancient gateway between the provinces of Rätien and Norikum. You will arrive in Bruneck by cycling along the River Rienz. We recommend a visit to the Folklore Museum in Dietenheim, an open-air museum documenting rural life, culture and customs in South Tyrol, the Messner Mountain Museums at Kronplatz or Bruneck Castle. From Bruneck you cycle along a bike path running along the River Rienz until you get to Niederdorf/Toblach, which is today’s destination.
Today you will cycle along the former Dolomite railway track, which is now a cycle path, through the Höhlenstein valley. It will take you past Lake Toblach and the war cemetery: this is a WW1 memorial of the front which you cross. Shortly after this you will get a fantastic panoramic view of the the rock formations of the ‘Drei Zinnen’ mountain peaks before you arrive at Lake Dürren. You now cycle slightly uphill towards the border of the two provinces Bolzano and Belluno. After this, you can free wheel along the former railway downhill. The valley opens up towards the South and you arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo, which is a town in the Dolomites and that is located amongst wonderful scenery. You then cycle continuously downhill mostly along the former railway. To your left you get a view of the Sorapis massif and to the right formation of the ‘Cinque Torri’ - the five towers. You then continue cycling through the Boite valley to the junction of Pieve/Calazo die Cadore.
You cycle along the newly built cycle path to Longarone. This town was rebuilt in a very short time after being flooded by a tidal wave in 1963 caused by a rockfall at the former Vajont dam. You then continue to today’s destination, Conegliano.
Today you leave the Alps behind you and have a relaxed cycle ride along the flat to Treviso, which is the town of waterways and fashion. On your way you will keep spotting villas designed by the Italian architect Palladio. These are magnificent buildings that he completed here really close to the influential sphere of Venice. Along the home straights of this tour you head towards the Adriatic Sea. The River Sile will be your main companion for this last section as the bike path to Venice/Mestre runs alongside it. Venice is of course the final destination of your tour and is a great place to end it with all of its gorgeous buildings.
Continue cycle along the river Piave until you get to Belluno (a trip to „little Venice in the mountains“ is possible). You will leave the river and cycle along the edge of Lago di Santa Croce, which is the second largest lake in Venetia after lake Garda. It is also a popular destination due to its turquoise blue water and its sandy banks. You will however continue on to the historical Vittorio Veneto until you get then get to Conegliano. Magnificent villas and palaces still characterise the view of this town today.
Now you finally leave the Alps behind you and cycle through the fertile plane. Everything that tastes good is cultivated here. Special attention is however paid to the famous “raddichio”, the famous red salad from Treviso. The town also gets called the „città delle aque“ due to its branched canals in the centre. Take a walk through the waterways and discover lots of little cosy places.
Next, the beautiful cycle path will take you along the river Sile. This river is only 95km long, but it is famous because it was mentioned in the Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. Now your destination is getting close. Quiet side roads will lead you to your accommodation on the mainland before Venice. There are excellent bus connections into the lagoon town itself. Now you can say cheers with a glass of wine and where better than on the Markusplatz itself!
Departure or extension
You will cycle along cycle paths until you get to Longarone and then on quiet side roads. In Italy you will have to deal with some busier roads when entering and leaving towns. Despite transfers across the Brennerpass you will have to conquer several hills in Bavaria and in the Puster valley. You will mainly cycle on tarmacked cycle paths. Only along the Isar and around lake Sylvenstein as well as between Toblach and Cortina d’Ampezzo will you have to cycle on longer sections of gravel paths.
| Season 1 |
28.04.2023 - 17.06.2023
01.09.2023 - 07.10.2023
| Season 2 |
24.06.2023 - 10.08.2023
20.08.2023 - 31.08.2023
|Munich-Venice, 12 days, DE-MURMV-12X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge single room||360.00||360.00|
Category: 3*** and 4**** hotels
| Season 1 |
Apr 28, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023
Sep 1, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
| Season 2 |
Jun 24, 2023 - Aug 10, 2023
Aug 20, 2023 - Aug 31, 2023
|Double room p. P.||80.00||80.00|
|Surcharge single room||15.00||15.00|
|Double room p. P.||89.00||89.00|
|Surcharge single room||29.00||29.00|
- Accommodation as mentioned
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Luggage transfer
- Best developed route
- 1 Transfer (bus or train) Innsbruck – Brenner incl. bike
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English and Italian)
- GPS-data available
- Service hotline
- Transfer to Munich on request, costs EUR 275 per person, minimum 4 persons
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Munich station
- Munich airport
- Car park available at your first hotel with costs; prior reservation through the hotel essential, to be paid at the timeAlternatively P+R next to the hotel
- Good train connections from Veniceto Munich
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!