Munich to Venice in 12 days by Bike

Munich to Venice in 12 days by Bike

Munich to Venice in 12 days by Bike

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From $1,625USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Cross Bavaria and the Dolomites to end in Venice on this unreal 12-day ride

Witness the changing landscapes as you ride from hilly Bavaria through the iconic Dolomites in the Alps and into the Italian plains to Venice.

Spend each night in a new town or city, getting a well-rounded cultural experience through Germany, Austria, and Italy.

Have a picnic lunch at the famous Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) and the bright turquoise Lake Sorapis.

Pamper yourself with local fare like prosecco in Conegliano and seafood pasta and risotto in Venice.

Push yourself on this exhilarating 12-day tour from Germany, through Austria, to Italy. Explore three countries on two wheels, cycle through the Alps, explore world-class cities, and end the tour in La Serenissima, the iconic Venice. With a nice balance between longer and shorter riding days, this tour offers a perfect balance of physical challenge and cultural immersion.

This itinerary offers something new each day, including unique accommodation in a new town every night. You’ll cycle on small side roads, along old railway tracks, and beside great rivers as you traverse Bavaria, the Alps, and the Italian countryside to the Adriatic Sea. The tour ends in the most iconic Italian city, Venice, where you can feast on local food and wine to your heart’s content. Do you need to stir up your stagnant life? The Munich to Venice in 12 days by Bike might be the spark you need!

Munich to Venice in 12 days by Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Munich

Find your way to Munich, the metropolitan centre of Bavaria. Settle into your hotel and wander this iconic German city during the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Munich
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Ride to Bad Tölz

Fill up on your first German-style breakfast before getting on your bike to start the tour. Today, you’ll ride along the Isar River, past several religious sites, and through many traditional Bavarian villages. Stop for a quick snack and conversation with the locals.

When you arrive in Bad Tölz, take yourself out for a traditional beer at a local tavern.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bad Tölz
Distance
6 hours, 60km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cycle to Maurach, Austria

Fuel up with breakfast to prepare for a long ride today. Start by cruising along a river until Lake Sylvenstein comes into view, then continue riding through Karwendel Nature Park.

In the afternoon, you enter Austria and pass by Lake Achen, a stunning lake nestled amid immense peaks. Later, you’ll reach Maurach, a quaint town tucked into a basin in the Alps. (Depending on availability, you might stay in Schwaz.)

Overnight Location
Hotel in Maurach or Schwaz
Distance
7 hours, 70km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Ride to Innsbruck

You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast since you have a shorter ride today. Leaving Maurach, cycle a well-marked paved cycling path into Tyrol’s capital, Innsbruck. Feel free to cruise around to one of the many lakes, or settle into your hotel and stroll the town visiting the historical sites like the Golden Roof or Mount Isel.

Get some local Austrian food tonight—you head to Italy tomorrow.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Innsbruck
Distance
5 hours, 48km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Transfer and Cycle to Rio di Pusteria

After breakfast, you’ll hop in a transfer (train or bus) to eliminate the toughest part of today’s journey: the ascent to Brennero Pass. This pass marks the Austrian-Italian border, and from here, you’ll descend for a pleasant ride next to an old railway track. Arrive in Rio di Pusteria, a lovely village tucked into green mountains.

Wander the old town to pick a local restaurant for a tasty Italian feast.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Rio di Pusteria
Distance
5.5 hours, 55km + transfer (train or bus)
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Bike to Villabassa/Dobbiaco

Today marks the halfway point! Indulge in breakfast with a cup or two of Italian espresso before leaving. Cycle next to the Rienz River, enjoying the sight of its emerald waters winding through South Tyrol. When you feel like you need a break, stop at a museum to stretch your legs and learn about the area. An old castle in Brunico hosts one of the museums—a sight to see in itself.

Keep pedalling along the river until you reach Villabassa or Dobbiaco for the night (depending on availability). If you rented a bike from the tour company, you can stop in their shop in Dobbiaco for a tune-up if needed.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Villabassa or Dobbiaco
Distance
5–6 hours, 50–55km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Ride through the Dolomites, Part 1

You have a short ride today. Take as many breaks as you want to admire the unreal surroundings on this especially scenic day! Leaving your hotel, you’ll set off to Lake Landro, where you’ll have to best view of the famous Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks). After breaking at this iconic spot, cruise downhill to the charming village of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Walk around at sunset to find some dinner and imprint the wonderful scenery into your mind.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Distance
3–4 hours, 30–35km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Ride through the Dolomites, Part 2

Delete some pictures from your phone—you’ll need to make space for today’s landscapes. After breakfast, you’ll ride next to the old railway cutting through the Dolomites. Stop at the turquoise gem of Lake Sorapis and then Cinque Torri (Five Towers) for some stunning breaks from riding.

Continue downhill to Pieve di Cadore, then link up with a newer bike path that leads you to Longarone, a town that was rebuilt in 1963 after a flood washed away the village completely.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Longarone
Distance
5.5 hours, 55km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 9 Cycle in the Prosecco Region

Enjoy your breakfast and get going for the day. Head south into the Prosecco region, stopping for a break at Lake Santa Croce, much larger than the alpine lakes you’ve seen over the last few days.

When you arrive in Conegliano, settle into your hotel, then go in search of a glass of prosecco!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Conegliano
Distance
5.5 hours, 55km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Ride into Treviso

After breakfast, you’ll ride south and leave the Alps behind. As you descend into the Italian planes, you’ll notice waterways, villas, and magnificent buildings all over. Keep pedalling closer to the Adriatic Sea, stopping in Treviso for the night.

Ease your way into the quintessential Italian experience by having a night in “little Venice” first.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Treviso
Distance
5 hours, 5.5km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 11 Ride to the Floating City of Venice

Appreciate the flatter terrain as you cruise on your last full day to the iconic “floating city,” Venice. Follow the Sile River until this famous city comes into view. If you have time after you arrive, take a canal tour of this undeniably dreamy city.

Spoil yourself with a feast of Venetian food and wine to celebrate your 12-day ride from Germany to Italy. Saluti!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Venice
Distance
5 hours, 47km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 12 Departure

Your tour concludes after breakfast and check-out. You can organize your own departure transfer, or maybe you’ll want to extend your stay in Venice (who wouldn’t?).

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Munich to Venice in 12 days by Bike Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour in Germany, Austria, and Italy is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person depends on the kind of room you prefer and the time of year in which you choose to travel.

Prices below are per person.

Important note: this tour begins on Tuesdays; however, alternative departure dates might be available on request for groups of 5 and more. Note the departures are not available between August 11th and 19th.

Low season (from April 28th to June 17thand from September 1st to October 7th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,895EUR
  • Price per person staying in a double room: €1,525EUR

High season (from June 24thto August 26th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,995EUR
  • Price per person staying in a double room: €1,625EUR
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Accommodation on the Munich to Venice in 12 days by Bike

This tour is based in 3 and 4-star hotels. Tourist tax, if requested at the hotel, is not included and will have to be paid upon arrival. This is normally no more than €25EUR per person).

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement. If you are in a group but prefer a single room, the required supplement is included in the listed price.

Night 1

Hotel in Munich

Enjoy a stay in this well-loved German city with classic architecture and the mountains you’ll explore in the distance. Taverns, restaurants, and activities abound.

Night 2

Hotel in Bad Tölz

Located in Bavaria, Bad Tölz will keep you entertained during your stay. Many great hikes await, or you can walk the city to browse shops, parks, fountains, and taverns.

Night 3

Hotel in Maurach

Right next to a magical lake among mountains, you’ll find Maurach. It’s a charming town that becomes a popular ski destination in winter.

Night 4

Hotel in Innsbruck

The capital of Tyrol awaits. Innsbruck, Austria, sits at the foot of the Alps, so while you admire the cathedrals and Old Town, a stunning mountain view fills the background.

Night 5

Hotel in Rio di Pusteria

Enjoy a tranquil stay in this mountain village tucked in the Puster Valley. Cycle the cobblestone streets in the centre, or just enjoy the nature all around you.

Night 6

Hotel in Villabassa/Dobbiaco

Both of these mountain villages will take your breath away. Amid the Puster Valley, you’ll be surrounded by peaks and fields as far as you can see.

Night 7

Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo

Known as the Pearl of the Dolomites, enjoy a night in this town in the centre of it all. Nearby attractions include the Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) and other great massifs.

Night 8

Hotel in Longarone

This modern town was completely rebuilt in 1963 after a landslide hit the dam above the town and caused a flood, washing everything away.

Night 9

Hotel in Conegliano

Relax in this stunning town with ancient architecture and peaks in every direction. Prosecco production is rampant in this region, so treat yourself to a glass!

Night 10

Hotel in Treviso

An underrated beauty, Treviso consists of iconic canals, arched bridges, and stunning old buildings. Often called “the little Venice,” this is a gateway to the real thing.

Night 11

Hotel in Venice

You already have an image in your head of this city: the city of canals, the floating city, La Serenissima. Cultural sights abound here, and foodies will have a heyday.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Munich to Venice in 12 days by Bike Tour?

Meals

11 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 11 nights are included in the tour. Additional nights before or after the tour can be booked as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

While you cycle between hotels, transportation for your luggage is included. Transfers mentioned in the itinerary are included.

Also Included

  • Tour information in English
  • Well-planned routes
  • Detail route descriptions
  • Detailed maps
  • 24-hour telephone assistance

Not included

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Guide services
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Flights or public transportation
  • Travel insurance and tourism tax
  • Entrance fees of any kind
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in any accommodation
  • Bike rental:
    • 21-gear hybrid bike: €175EUR
    • E-bike (unisex, 500 W battery, up to 100 km): €295EUR

Frequenty Asked Questions about Munich to Venice in 12 days by Bike

How hard is the Munich to Venice Bike Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5 due to the cycling through the Dolomites. You should be physically fit and comfortable cycling 3–7 hours daily for consecutive days in a row on a well-maintained path with some climbs included. Active cyclists will be able to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Germany, Austria, or Italy?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel since you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided with all the information you’ll need to follow the route each day and often have access to phone support or other kinds of assistance. That said, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills, and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Are meals included on the Munich to Venice Bike Tour?

11 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Munich to start this tour?

You can reach Munich by plane, car, or train. The closest airports are Munich (MUC), Innsbruck (INN), Treviso (TSF), and Venice (VCE). On request, airport transfers can be arranged to the start of the tour.

Is the Munich to Venice Bike Tour in English?

Yes, the detailed itinerary is in English.

Where does the Munich to Venice Bike Tour end?

The tour ends in Venice, Italy. You can fly out of the Venice airport (VCE), and an airport transfer can be booked as a supplement if you wish.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes available are 21-gear women’s or men’s standard bicycles or e-bikes.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Germany, Austria, or Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Germany, Austria, or Italy?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Prices

From $1,625USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4/5 due to the cycling through the Dolomites. You should be physically fit and comfortable cycling 3–7 hours daily for consecutive days in a row on a well-maintained path with some climbs included. Active cyclists will be able to get the most out of this tour.


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