Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour

Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour

Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour

Prices

From $1,075USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Pedal your way through Germany, Austria, and Italy over 8 magical days

Locate the best German taverns for a taste of traditional Bier.

Bike through the Dolomites, a UNESCO-protected area in the Alps in northern Italy.

Ride along mighty rivers, among green valleys, and amid vivid peaks, pretending you’re in a music video for The Sound of Music.

Relax in Lake Garda with surreal views of colourful mountains with a turquoise lake in front.

On this epic tour through three countries, you’ll ride 380km along a well-maintained path through some of the most iconic Alps scenery you can imagine. Starting in Germany, you’ll spend two days exploring here before crossing into Austria for one night. In both these countries, your days will be filled with stunning sites from the green countryside, big cities, small towns, and the foothills of the Alps. After the fourth day, the tour remains in Italy. Ride among the impressive Dolomites and end in Lake Garda, one of Italy’s most popular lakes.

While on this journey, you will follow an itinerary provided, but it’s self-guided, so you can ride at your own pace and on your own schedule. Accommodation and breakfast are included and planned for you, and the rest of your meals and drinks are up to you. You’ll be thankful for this since you’ll be spoiled for choice in all three of these countries! For an efficient bike tour of Bavaria, a section of the Alps, and northeastern Italy, the Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour hits the bullseye.

Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Munich

Make your way to Munich, Germany, and find your hotel to settle in. Depending on when you arrive, take some time to explore this wonderful city before getting a good night’s sleep.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Munich
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Ride to Bad Tölz

Enjoy a hearty German breakfast before collecting your bike and heading off on the first ride of the tour. Today’s route leads along the Isar River, past monasteries and many traditional Bavarian villages. You’ll reach Bad Tölz with plenty of time to locate a tavern and taste some local brew.

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

Day 3 Long Ride to Maurach, Austria

Fill up on breakfast—you have a long day ahead, but it’s filled with wonderful sights. Starting along a river, you will come upon Lake Sylvenstein and then continue riding through Karwendel Nature Park. Near here, you cross the border into Austria and pass by Lake Achen, a gorgeous mountain lake.

Arrive in Maurach, a breathtaking town nestled in a basin in the Alps. (Note: depending on availability, you might stay in Jenbach.)

Overnight Location
Hotel in Maurach (or Jenbach)
Distance
7 hours, 70km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Long Cycle to Bressanone, Italy

Make sure to eat a hearty breakfast because today’s ride is a big one! Connect with the cycling path and pedal into Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol province. You hop on a train or in a bus here, avoiding a cardio challenge climbing to Brennero Pass, which marks the border between Austria and Italy. Get back on your bike at the pass and descend to Bressanone, Italy, the oldest town in South Tyrol.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bressanone
Distance
9 hours, 90km + train or bus
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Train to Merano and Ride Back to Bolzano

After a good night’s sleep, you’ll feel ready to ride again, and don’t worry—today’s ride is much shorter. Continuing through the Eisacktal valley, views of undulating greenery and peaks will flank your trail.

The valley narrows as you near Bolzano, and you’ll ride through fragrant orchards before reaching the city. Bolzano boasts several delightful cafes and sites, so take a wander before you head to bed.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bolzano
Distance
4 hours, 40km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Long Ride to Trento

Wake up feeling refreshed and eager to hop on the bike. The scenery you’ll encounter today is otherworldly, with the Dolomites behind you and many lakes and villages tucked away en route. You have two options to reach your destination: take an old railway track and stop at Lake Kalter and Caldaro village or continue on the wide and paved bike path in the Etsch Valley.

Further south, you’ll leave South Tyrol and Trento. Arrive in Trento town in the evening and treat yourself to a glass of locally-made wine.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Trento
Distance
6.5–7.5 hours, 65–70km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Cycle to Lake Garda

It’s your last full day, so get up early and indulge in a big breakfast. Leave for the spectacular Etsch Valley, an iconic vision of the Italian Alps with villages and towns sporadically visible. You’ll get a short cardio challenge as you climb San Giovanni Pass, then cruise downhill to Lake Garda. This crown jewel will take your breath away. With the sparkling blue lake at the foreground of the Alps and the town built right on the shore, you’ll have no trouble enjoying a night here.

Find a patio and relish in your last night of Italian food, wine, and hospitality.

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

Day 8 Departure

Enjoy breakfast early, then receive a transfer to Munich if you have a flight booked from there. Otherwise, extend your stay after the tour ends (you can request an extension while booking if you like).

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in Germany, Austria, and Italy is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the number of people in your group.

The best time to travel to Germany, Austria, and Italy for biking is during the spring, summer, and early fall (May-September). Note that from September 16, 2021, to October 4, 2021, no departures from Munich are available, however, you can start in Bad Tölz with a train journey from Munich included in the tour price.

Private Self-Guided Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person.
Important note: the departures for this tour are only available on Saturdays. 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 1st to June 18thand from September 13th to October 4th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,350EUR per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): €1,125EUR per person

High season (from June 19thto September 12th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,375EUR per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): €1,125EUR per person
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Accommodation on the Munich to Lake Garda 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 €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. If you prefer a single room in your group, the required supplements are 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 Bressanone

This stunning place is the oldest town in Tyrol. Nestled among the Dolomites and near a river confluence, you’ll wonder if you stumbled into a postcard.

Night 5

Hotel in Bolzano

As the capital of South Tyrol, Bolzano acts as a unique hub of Austrian–Italian culture. Make sure to take a hike above the town for sweeping panoramic views.

Night 6

Hotel in Trento

Trento is an important cultural centre with several restored monuments, museums, and cathedrals. It’s an outdoor recreation hub and chock-full of culture.

Night 7

Hotel in Lake Garda

You will want to extend your stay as soon as you land in this gem. The town is built right on the lake with peaks imposing on the other side. The views will never disappoint.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 7 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 also included. Arrival transfers are not included, but you will receive a departure transfer from Lake Garda to Munich.

Also Included

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

Not included

  • Guide services
  • Arrival transfers
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks, or other meals not previously mentioned
  • Flights and public transportation
  • Travel insurance and tourism tax
  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • Visas if required
  • Tourist taxes

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in any accommodation
  • Bike rental:
    • Hybrid bike: €125EUR
    • E-bike: €195EUR

    Frequenty Asked Questions about Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour

    How hard is the Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour?

    We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable cycling 3–9 hours daily. The elevation gain is minimal, but some days are long. 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’d like.

    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.

    Are meals included on the Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour?

    7 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 Lake Garda 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

    Where does the Munich to Lake Garda Bike Tour end?

    The tour ends in Munich, Germany. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

    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 $1,075USD

    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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    We rate this tour as a 3/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable cycling 3–9 hours daily. The elevation gain is minimal, but some days are long. 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’d like.

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