Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour

Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour

Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour

Prices

From $1,275USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

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Highlights

Create your ideal experience riding to Venice on this self-guided tour

Observe Drei Zinnen (or Tre Cime in Italian), an iconic view in the Dolomites from a unique perspective on your bike.

Follow several mighty and calm rivers throughout the Alps and into the flatter region of Veneto.

Appreciate each distinct region’s local food, wine, and culture, including the homeland of prosecco.

Imagine you’re in an Italian rom-com as you ride into the “floating city” and spend your last night roaming the streets of tangibly romantic Venice.

Enter Venice with the triumph of riding from Innsbruck, Austria. This 9-day bike tour is not one to miss! Follow well-marked bike paths through the Alps in southern Austria, into the Dolomites, and end up on the Adriatic Sea in Venice. If you’re after variety, romance, and magnificent views every day on the itinerary, look no further than the Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour.

By spending each night in a new town or city, you’ll get a comprehensive experience of several regions spanning Austria and Italy. Foodies will be delighted with the variety of gastronomical delights along the way. Highlights (aside from the food) include riding past Drei Zinnen (Tre Cime) in the Dolomites, cycling along many emerald rivers, visiting museums and galleries as you please, and of course, ending the tour in “little Venice” (Treviso) and Venice itself. This tour gives insight into the Alp lifestyle and coastal Italian vibes—all from the unique perspective of your two wheels.

Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Innsbruck

Make your way to Innsbruck, Austria, to check in to your hotel. As the capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck has much to discover, strolling the streets with the Alps in the background.

Get a good night’s sleep for a wonderful week of riding ahead.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Innsbruck
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Ride to Rio di Pusteria

For your first full day of the tour, you’ll start with a transfer by bus or train to the peak of Brennero Pass, which will save you some breath. This marks the border between Austria and Italy, and from here, you will cruise through the mountains, passing many iconic Alps villages along the way. Cycle along an old railway track to reach Rio di Pusteria.

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

Day 3 Cycle along the Rienz River

Enjoy breakfast accompanied by a fresh Italian espresso before heading out today. You’ll ride along the Rienz River, an emerald beauty that snakes through South Tyrol. A couple of museums could entice you to break your ride up. One of the museums is in an old castle in Brunico—a sight to see in itself.

Keep pedalling along the river until you reach Villabassa or Dobbiaco for the night (depending on availability).

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

Day 4 Ride to Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomites

Today’s ride is shorter in distance but does include a bit of elevation gain. Your effort will be worth it for the postcard-worthy landscapes you’ll encounter, including Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks), an iconic view in the Dolomites, followed shortly by a ride past Lake Dürrensee.

Push on through wild mountain scenes up and down the well-marked path until you reach Cortina d’Ampezzo, known as the pearl of the Dolomites.

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

Day 5 Cycle to Longarone

After breakfast, start your ride with an easy descent with massive massif views the whole way. You’ll still be on the old railway track, then you’ll enter a valley to continue south. Connect with a modern cycling path to Langarone, a village that was completely rebuilt in 1963 after a landslide caused the dam to overflow and a flood destroyed the town.

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

Day 6 Follow the Piave River to Conegliano

Set out for the day following along the calm Piave River. Take a right at the small village Ponte nelle Alpi (Bridge of the Alps) and continue past Lake Santa Croce in the Alpago region.

Conegliano awaits as your destination this evening, and treat yourself to a glass of prosecco—you’re in its homeland!

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

Day 7 Ride to Trieste on the Adriatic Sea

Say ciao to the Alps today as you continue south in Italy, where the mountainous landscapes become flat. On the way to Treviso, where you’ll spend the night, stop as you please to admire the magnificent Italian villas inspired by Venice.

Stroll throughout Treviso tonight, either on foot or in a boat on the plethora of canals.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Treviso
Distance
5 hours, 50km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Finish the Tour in Venice

Enjoy the final stretch on flat terrain alongside the Sile River as you approach one of the most famous cities worldwide, Venice. Make sure to arrive as early as possible to take in a canal tour of this undeniably romantic and serene city.

Indulge in a feast of Venetian food and wine to celebrate your week of riding from Austria to Italy.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Venice
Distance
4.5 hours, 45km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 9 Departure

Your tour ends after breakfast and check-out. You can organize your own departure transfer, or perhaps you’ll feel inclined to extend your stay in Venice.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided tour in Austria and Italy is run as a private tour for your group only and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel and the number of people in a room.

Important note: the departures are available on Fridays only. In some cases, it’s available to arrange the departures on different weekdays for groups of 5 and more (please enquire).

Low season (from May 5th to June 17th and from September 1st to October 6th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,550USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $1,275USD per person

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

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,625USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $1,325USD per person
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Accommodation on the Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour

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 on the spot. This is normally no more than $25USD 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. If you prefer a single room, the required supplement is included in the listed price.

Night 1

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 2

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 3

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 4

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 5

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 6

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 7

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 8

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 Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 8 nights is 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. Arrival and departure transfers are not included but can be requested at booking.

Also Included

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

Not included

  • Flights and public transportation
  • Guide services
  • Bike rental
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks, or other meals not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance and tourism tax
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • Entrance fees of any kind
  • Tourist tax

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in any accommodation
  • Bike rental

Frequenty Asked Questions about Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour

How hard is the Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable cycling 3–6 hours daily. The elevation gain is moderate, and you will have comfortable accommodation to recuperate. The bike path is well-maintained and you can rent an e-bike to make the route easier if you wish.

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

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

Are meals included on the Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour?

8 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 Innsbruck to start this tour?

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

Is the Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour guided?

No. You will be provided with all necessary information to complete your self-guided tour. Self-guided tours offer great flexibility in your day-to-day, but you should be comfortable with more independence than you’d have on a self-guided tour.

Where does the Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour end?

The tour ends in Venice, Italy. You can fly out of the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE).

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 Austria or Italy?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for 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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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable cycling 3–6 hours daily. The elevation gain is moderate, and you will have comfortable accommodation to recuperate. The bike path is well-maintained and you can rent an e-bike to make the route easier if you wish.


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