Munich to Venice Bike Tour

Munich to Venice Bike Tour

Munich to Venice Bike Tour

Prices

From $1,195USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Traverse Bavaria, the Alps, and the Italian plains on this epic self-guided bike tour

Sample the best German beer in a local Bavarian tavern after a long day riding from Munich to Bad Tölz.

Get your heart pumping on challenging rides through the picturesque Dolomites, a world-famous, UNESCO-recognized region.

Immerse yourself in the unique cultural mash-up of German, Austrian, and Italian in each different city and town you visit.

Spoil yourself with local products like prosecco in Conegliano and seafood pasta and risotto in Venice.

Challenge yourself on this thrilling 9-day tour from Germany, through Austria, to Italy. Visit three countries, ride through the Alps, explore world-class cities, and finish the tour in La Serenissima, the idyllic Venice. This bike tour puts your cardiovascular stamina to the test, but your efforts will be worth it for the iconic Alps views.

Each day of this tour offers something different, including comfortable accommodation in a new town each night. By spending the tour almost constantly in motion from Munich to Venice, you’ll leave with memories of a super-stimulating journey from start to finish. You’ll cycle on small side roads, along old railway tracks and great rivers as you traverse Bavaria, the Alps, and finally, the Italian countryside as you draw nearer to the Adriatic Sea. The tour finishes in the most iconic Italian city, Venice, where you can indulge in a final feast of local food and wine. Do you need to shake things up in your life? The Munich to Venice Bike Tour might be the catalyst for inspiration!

Munich to Venice Bike Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Munich

Find your way to Munich, the cultural hub of Bavaria. Check-in to your hotel and spend the evening discovering this grand city on foot.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Munich
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Cycle to Bad Tölz

Indulge in a filling German breakfast before collecting your bike and starting the first ride of the tour. Today’s route leads along the Isar River, past monasteries, and through many traditional Bavarian villages.

You’ll reach Bad Tölz with plenty of time to find an inviting tavern and taste some local brew.

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

Day 3 Ride to Maurach, Austria

Have a big breakfast to fuel up for a long ride today. Start riding along a river until Lake Sylvenstein comes into view, and then continue riding through Karwendel Nature Park.

Midday, you cross the Austrian border and pass by Lake Achen, a gorgeous lake nestled amid great peaks. In the evening, reach Maurach, a breathtaking town tucked 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 Ride to Rio di Pusteria

Today won’t be easy, but it will be worth it! Start the day with breafkast and begin the ride to Innsbruck. Stop here for a coffee and a quick tour of the city. From here, you’ll take a train or bus transfer to shorten the ride and cut out the most demanding hill to Brennero Pass. At the pass, which marks the Italian border, you’ll descend along an old railway track to reach Rio di Pusteria.

Find some local fare and enjoy a well-earned sleep.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Rio di Pusteria
Distance
9.5 hours, 95km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle to Villabassa/Dobbiaco

Enjoy breakfast with plenty of Italian espresso before heading out today. You’ll ride along the Rienz River, admiring its emerald waters that wind through South Tyrol. Feel free to stop at a couple of museums to break up your ride. An old castle in Brunico hosts one of the museums—a sight to see in itself.

Keep pushing alongside 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 pop into 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 6 Ride through the Dolomites

Today’s ride is almost too spectacular for words. After breakfast, you’ll ride along the old railway that cuts through the Dolomites, a UNESCO-recognized area with numerous impressive peaks, lakes, and rivers. Visit Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks), an iconic image, and continue downhill to the enchanting village of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Continue downhill with massifs on both sides, turn into a valley, and arrive in Pieve di Cadore in time for dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pieve di Cadore
Distance
6–7 hours, 60–65km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Cycle along the Pieve River to Conegliano

Enjoy an early breakfast and get going. Following the tranquil Piave River for a short time, you’ll soon connect to a newer bike trail and continue to Longarone. This town was rebuilt in 1963 after a flood washed away the village completely.

Conegliano awaits as your destination this evening, and treat yourself to a glass of prosecco—this is where it’s produced!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Conegliano
Distance
8 hours, 80 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Ride into the Floating City of Venice

Bid farewell to the Alps this morning as you set off in the direction of the Adriatic Sea. Appreciate the flatter terrain as you draw nearer to Venice, first stopping in “little Venice” if you wish (Treviso).

Follow the Sile River and soon one of the most famous cities worldwide, Venice, comes into view. If you have time, take a canal tour of this indisputably dreamy city. Spoil yourself with a smorgasbord of Venetian food and wine to celebrate your week of riding from Germany to Italy.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Venice
Distance
9.5 hours, 95km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 9 Departure

Your tour ends after breakfast and check-out. You can organize your own departure transfer, or maybe you’ll feel inspired to stay another night (or five) in Venice.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Munich to Venice 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 per person depends on the number of people staying in one room.

Prices below are per person.
Important note: The tour begins on Fridays and Saturdays. However, alternative departure dates might be available on request for groups of 5 and more. Please note that this tour is not available for the departures between August 11th and August 19th.

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

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,425EUR
  • Price per person staying in a double room: €1,150EUR

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

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,725EUR
  • Price per person staying in a double room: €1,450EUR
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Accommodation on the Munich 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 upon arrival.

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 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 5

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 6

Hotel in Pieve di Cadore

This town is a natural gateway to the Dolomites. It’s set in absolutely stunning countryside with great grey peaks as a constant backdrop.

Night 7

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 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 Munich to Venice Bike Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 8 nights is included in the tour.

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 as a supplement.

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
  • Entrance fees of any kind
  • Travel insurance and tourism tax
  • Flights or public transportation
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in any accommodation
  • Bike rental:
    • 21-gear hybrid bike: €150EUR
    • E-bike (unisex, 500 W battery, up to 100 km): €295EUR

Frequenty Asked Questions about Munich to Venice Bike Tour

How hard is the Munich to Venice Bike Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable cycling 5–9.5 hours daily on a well-maintained path. 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. However, 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?

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 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 bicycle or e-bike.

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 $1,195USD

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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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. You should be physically fit and comfortable cycling 5–9.5 hours daily on a well-maintained path. Active cyclists will be able to get the most out of this tour.

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