Long-distance cycle route Munich to Venice
Cycling from the Alps to the sea. 560 kilometres separate the start and finish points. On the way, a plethora of adventures awaits the cyclist across the five stages. Idyllic rivers and lakes accompany the cyclist along the Bavarian section, while Tyrol's treasures captivate you during the second part. In South Tyrol, a charming blend of alpine and Mediterranean attitudes await the cyclist, and the imposing UNESCO World Heritage site of the Dolomites towers over the traveller. The final stage takes you through the Venetian plains, past mansions, small Italian cities and historic sites. Enjoy a dip in the sea at Jesolo before entering the bustling canal city of Venice.
Historic buildings, winding lanes, enchanted nooks, small bridges and the splendour of past days - Venice is unique, an ideal location to spend a few days at the end of a cycling tour. An Italian attitude to life, Mediterranean specialities and breathtaking surroundings make your stay especially tantalising.
Stage 2: Tyrol's treasure chest
The trail leads from the green, sparkling Achensee through the Inn Valley to Innsbruck. Along the way, the famous Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens is well worth a visit, with its shimmering crystal forest in a beautifully-cultivated landscape. And don't forget to take a look at the wonderful crystal creations inside the giant's head. If that's not your scene, then the journey continues; past the old silver-mining town of Schwaz and the idyllic town of Hall on the way to Innsbruck. For those who have the time, the Capital of the Alps is perfect for a quick stopover, where traditional food such as 'Tiroler Gröstl' and 'Kaspressknödel' is on many restaurant menus. Take a trip up the Nordkette on a cable car and enjoy the breathtaking view from 2,000 metres above sea level. And for culture lovers, the city has scores of museums to visit, guided walks on which to eavesdrop and sights to admire.
Extras, extensions and service partners
The long-distance cycle route from Munich to Venice is already a highlight, guaranteeing a look at the beauty of nature in three countries. Of course, the route can also be tailored to suit your own individual needs; just take a look at the website. Here, you will not only easily find route maps, accommodation and associate partners such as bike workshops, but also many options to extend and further your tour. As an example, you could add an extra day on guided mountain-bike tour through the Dolomites, or book yourself the great-value Innsbruck City Break Package, with accommodation and Innsbruck Card included.