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The Piazza San Marco in Venice

Munich – Venice

From Marienplatz to Markusplatz

9 Days / 8 Nights
The Piazza San Marco in Venice

Two world-famous cities and their main squares connect this cycle tour together in a charming way. Cycle along the turquoise-blue rivers and the deep lakes in which the deep green reflect in them. Imposing views of the surrounding mountains are your permanent companion on this tour. Discover the Bavarian joy of life, the Tyrolean hospitality and the Italian Dolce Vita on every pedal throughout this tour. The landscape, people and cuisine are all unbelievably diverse on your way from the Alps to the sea. Follow an ancient trade route and discover along with lots of the famous highlights many hidden gems along the route. By the time you get to Venice you will agree with us… a wonderful bike tour that couldn’t be more eventful!

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Itinerary at a glance

Take a break in Munich's English Garden and raise a toast at the Hofbräuhaus before making your way towards Venice via the Brenner Pass. Along the way, you'll pass by Sylvenstein Lake, Innsbruck, Bruneck Castle, and the Tre Cime (Three Peaks).

Tour information and the handing out of the bikes. 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 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 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.

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Route Information


This cycling tour from Munich to Venice is extremely diverse. The demanding parts of it across the Alps (Innsbruck - Brenner) can be shortened by train if desired. The section through the Dolomites from Toblach to Cortina d’Ampezzo is easy to cycle as you cycle along the bike path which follows the former railway. You cycle downhill for the last two days and then along the flat by the sea.

Prices and dates

Category: 3*** and 4**** hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • 1 Transfer (bus or train) Innsbruck – Brennero incl. bike
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English and Italian)
  • GPS-data 
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Transfer to Munich on request, costs EUR 249 per person, minimum 4 persons, for your own bike additionally EUR 39, reservation necessary, to be paid for in advance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Munich train station
  • Munich airport
  • Car park available at your first hotel with costs, prior reservation through the hotel essential, to be paid at the time. Alternatively P+R next to the hotel
  • Good train connections from Venice to Munich

Things to note

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



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