Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour

Austria
Road Bike
Self-Guided
Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour

Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour

Prices

From $1,125USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Explore the exciting mountain roads of the Dolomites as you cycle from Munich to Venice.

Cycle through the amazing Alps as you travel the roads and bike paths from Munich to Venice.

Ride past tranquil mountain lakes, historic villages, beautiful castles, and incredible mountain views.

Spend the night in the Bavarian town of Bad Tölz and see if it earns its reputation for a health-improving climate.

Enjoy local produce and traditionally made cuisine, especially the famed Prosecco of Conegliano.

This road biking adventure is a self-guided exploration of the incredible roads that wind through the Alps in Germany, Austria, and Italy. You’ll love riding the exciting mountain passes as you take in the amazing views of the legendary Dolomites!

The Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour spends each night at a different location, highlighting all the interesting cities and villages along your route. Your route takes you from the castles and charming villas of Bavaria, into the mountains, and then down into the Italian lowlands and winemaking region. Cracka bottle of Prosecco and toast to unbelievable mountain views! You’ll love that no two days will be the same on this epic cross-country ride!

Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Munich

Arrive in Munich anytime today. You’ll have the entire day free to explore the city and prepare your bike for your upcoming rides.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Munich
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Bavaria Cycling

Begin your first ride by cycling out of Munich towards Starnberg. Your route will take you past Lake Starnberger, beautiful villas, and castles. You’ll cycle through Bavaria and end the day in Bad Tölz. Despite its name, this city’s climate is celebrated as being exceptionally good for your health. See if that’s the case tonight!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bad Tölz
Distance
100km, 620m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Lakeside Riding

Your ride today features the region’s beautiful lakes. After riding along Lake Tegernsee you’ll reach Lake Schliersee, which is the perfect place to stop for an afternoon picnic. You’ll begin cruising over bigger hills as you enter the mountainous region as you cross through Thierseetal and Marblinger Höhe.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Jenbach
Distance
130km, 1430m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Visit Innsbruck and Ride Brennero Pass

Cycle along the river from Jenbach towards Innsbruck. You may want to stop and spend some time exploring the fascinating capital city of Tyrol.

From Innsbruck, you’ll travel to the more challenging road to the Brennero Pass, which is the border between Austria and Italy. Enjoy the fantastic scenery as you reach the alpine plateau of Naz-Sciaves, and then on to Rio di Pusteria.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Mühlbach
Distance
120km, 1500m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle Through the Dolomites

Today you’ll begin riding on a cycling path to Val Pusteria and then Vandoies. From here you’ll switch to the Sun Road, which will take you up through the forest to Terento and Falzes.

Today you’ll be rewarded with some spectacular views of the Dolomites along your route. Before you arrive in Hochpustertal, you may want to stop to visit the Messner Mountain Museum on Schloss Bruneck.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Hochpustertal
Distance
80km, 2000m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Discover Drei Zinnen and Cortina d’Ampezzo

Your journey today will be packed with incredible sights! As you leave Hochpustertal you’ll ride by Lake Toblacher and a World War I memorial cemetery. You won’t be riding long before the amazing peaks of Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) will come into view.

Continue cycling through the incredible mountain scenery into Cortina d’Ampezzo, and then onwards to the Passo Tre Croci pass.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Pieve di Cadore
Distance
85km, 1135m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Descend Into Conegliano

Enjoy beginning your ride today on a new cycling path to Longarone. Your journey will bring you to the city of Belluno and then on to one of your last big climbs of the tour as your ride the ridge above Conegliano. Here you’ll find the birthplace of the celebrated sparkling wine Prosecco, and the home to an Enology school that keeps winemaking traditions alive.

Pop a bottle tonight to enjoy the region’s finest!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Conegliano
Distance
95km, 1540m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 River Ride to Venice

Today will be a much gentler ride as you leave the Alps behind and cycle towards Treviso. You’ll notice the beautiful villas along your route as you head towards the River Sile. Continue cycling along the river until you arrive at the coast and ride into the Venice mainland.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Venice/Mestre
Distance
85km, 290m of ascent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 9 Departure

Today your tour officially concludes after breakfast. You can book additional nights in Mestre if you wish to spend more time exploring Venice (which you probably will!).

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour from Munich to Venice is run as a custom tour for your group and the price per person depends on the room type that you choose, as well as the season.

This tour is not available between August 11th and August 19th.

The best time to visit Europe for this tour is between May and October when the weather in the region tends to be warm and clear. July and August are the busiest months and tend to experience more traffic (the route is mostly side roads).

Private Guided Self-Guided Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person.
Important note: this tour begins every Friday and Saturday between August 29th and October 8th. Alternative departure dates are available on request for groups of 5 and more.

Low season (from April 29th to June 18th and from September 1st to October 8th):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,325USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $1,125USD per person

High season (from June 19th to August 31st):

  • Price per person staying in a single room: $1,450USD per person
  • Price per person staying in a double room (min 2 travellers): $1,225USD per person
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Accommodation on Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3 or 4-star and offer comfortable welcoming rooms, with modern conveniences. Each hotel is situated in a city or town along your route and your luggage will be transported to your next location for the duration of your tour.

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 requires supplement is included in the listed price. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

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 Jenbach

Explore Jenbach from the comfort of your accommodations.

Night 4

Hotel in Mülbach

Halfway into the tour, rest up in a cozy hotel room for the next leg of your journey.

Night 5

Hotel in Hochpustertal

Stay in this breathtaking town tucked in the Alps in the Puster Valley. Enjoy a comfortable room and wake up to the soft sounds of nature.

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 Mestre (Venice Mainland)

Venice is calling, and you’ll be able to fall into bed at the end of an exciting day of cycling and touring here.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour?

Meals

8 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 8 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Munich and after the tour in Mestre/Venice are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for your luggage is included throughout the tour. Airport transfers at the beginning and end of the tour are not included.

Also Included

  • Pre-planned route
  • Detailed documents, guides and route maps, and GPX tracks
  • Emergency telephone support hotline for the duration of the tour
  • Luggage transfer between hotels

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist hotel tax, payable each night at hotel
  • Gratuities for drivers, servers, or other staff if desired
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before the tour in Munich
  • Additional nights after the tour in Mestre/Venice
  • Airport transfers
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Road Bike Rental: Bianchi Intenso Carbon – Veloce/Shimano 105 10 V: $225USD

Frequenty Asked Questions about Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour

How hard is the Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/5. This is an energetic tour that has a ride up to 130km long each day with some long ascents. Experienced road cyclists will be able to get the most out of this tour. The route is on paved bike paths and side roads.

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

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 Venice Road Biking 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?

Fly into Munich International Airport (MUC). You can easily reach the hotel from the airport by taxi or by using public transport. You can also book a transfer in advance as a supplement.

Is the Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour in English?

This tour is self-guided, but maps and route descriptions will be provided in English.

Where does the Munich to Venice Road Biking Tour end?

This tour finishes in Venice. The nearest airport is the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). You can also take the train to return to Munich from Venice. An airport transfer can be booked in advance as a supplement.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes are Felt VR30 road bikes or electric pedal-assist bikes.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour

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

Check with your family doctor.

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

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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We rate this tour as a 4/5. This is an energetic tour that has a ride up to 130km long each day with some long ascents. Experienced road cyclists will be able to get the most out of this tour. The route is on paved bike paths and side roads.


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