Create your ideal experience riding to Venice on this self-guided tour
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.
Highlights of the Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour Price and Dates
This self-guided tour in Austria and Italy is run as a custom 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.
The best time to travel to the Alps for biking is during the spring, summer, and early fall (May-September). This tour is available from May to October. Note that departures are not available from August 5 to 21, 2021.
Private Self-Guided Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour
Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person.
Important note: the departures are available on Saturdays and Mondays 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 2nd to June 18th and from September 12th to October 11th):
- Price per person staying in a single room: $1,375 USD per person
- Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $1,095 USD per person
High season (from June 19th to September 11th):
- Price per person staying in a single room: $1,495 USD per person
- Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $1,225 USD per person
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 $25 USD 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.
Hotels on Standard Tour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
What’s Included in the Innsbruck to Venice Bike Tour?
8 breakfasts are included.
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.
- Tour information in English
- Well-planned routes
- Detail route descriptions
- Detailed maps
- 24-hour telephone assistance
- 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
- Extra nights in any accommodation
- Bike rental:
- Hybrid bike: $95 USD
- Premium hybrid bike: $150 USD
- E-bike: $195 USD
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