Bikepacking in between Munich and Venice

Bike Touring Collection by komoot
5-11 days
3-6 h / day
318 mi
15,625 ft
17,400 ft

6 days from Munich to Venice—directly through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites. Sound like your type of thing? On this ride, you’ll cycle through three countries and as many climate zones. You’ll roll through big cities and small, sleepy villages where clouds hang so low that they create a special mystical atmosphere. You’ll pass fertile vineyards, bike over green pastures, skirt through noisy herds of cows, wind through long deep valleys and pump your wheels up huge mountain ranges with over 4,600 feet (1400 meters) of elevation. And as a reward, you can expect incredible experiences that will stay with your for the rest of your life, including secret bathing spots and hidden waterfalls that make for the perfect midday break.

So, make your next vacation one to remember: Ride from Munich to Venice and let incredible cycle paths, challenging ascents and some of the world’s most incredible views take your breath away—just make sure you get it back in time for the next ascent.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    46.7 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,050 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first leg on the way to Venice leads relaxed and flat along the Isar. First, it is possible in the countryside out of the city, direct leisure guaranteed guaranteed.Further on the Isar canal, you can not only admire the beautiful landscape on perfect cycle paths, but also see rafts, canoes and other means of transport to water again and again. Some rafts are actually wetter than in the water, so the rides are known. Along the river, a small and inconspicuous swimming area offers you the perfect cool. We have made a perfect job for you. Other opportunities for breaks are offered by many, such as in the monastery Benediktbeuern, where many cyclists come together.The Kochelsee at the end of the stage is not only beautiful, but at the same time the view of the mountains offers a foretaste of the next day. Enjoy the sunset by the water and watch the swans dive with their heads underwater.

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  • Difficult
    57.4 mi
    8.8 mph
    3,275 ft
    3,475 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The second leg on the way to Venice starts with a demanding climb. Optionally via the new or old Kesselbergstraße, depending on the desired degree of difficulty, the path leads to the wonderfully atmospheric Walchensee. The old Kesselbergstraße has it all, as it is not only steep, but also consists of loose ground. Something for outdoor enthusiasts.Once at the top, it goes down again. The mountains always in view, it goes over the Serpentine lying in front of you in the direction of the lake. An adrenaline rush is guaranteed. Take time for a rest and enjoy this particularly clear lake. The many restaurants or countless benches invite you to formally. Mountains and water in a panorama - that's always something special.Well-fortified, the climb through the mountains stops and leads you to 1200m. The route is scenic and in addition one of our pioneers has found a hidden waterfall for you. We continue on open pastures, also in the middle of a herd of cows, accompanied by the probably different glockenspiel. Tasteful. But the calm comes as you know before the storm. Innsbruck lies in a valley and the descent between Moos and Telfs really has it in itself with a negative slope of up to 12 °. After this intoxication, it is still a few kilometers relaxed along the Inn - Welcome in Innsbruck.

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  • Difficult
    68.9 mi
    9.0 mph
    5,275 ft
    4,450 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the third leg you conquer a monster. It goes over the Brenner and thus to Italy. Innsbruck is about 550m above sea level, the next 40km it goes uphill continuously up to 1400m. That's a challenge, but quite feasible. In any case, it's worth it and the beauty: The climb is in the first part of the stage and once you have reached the highest point, it is mainly downhill.You always have the Brennero highway in mind, which nestles gracefully in the landscape, unusual for a highway. Fortunately, you do not sit in one of the cars, but cycle around the area with a good deal of fresh air. The bike paths in South Tyrol are fabulous. Especially beautiful are the numerous wells that are on the route. Cold clear water. Just the thing for bike tours, especially when it comes over the mountains. It goes through small villages and long valleys.For all daredevils, this stage still holds a special extra. An adventure trail (marked as a highlight of the tour) optionally leads off the regular route over loose ground peppered with some abysses. Proper outdoor feeling guaranteed. When wet, please do not drive, stay in doubt on the regular route.Then it's relaxed to Bruneck. A tranquil town with around 15,000 inhabitants and a dignified atmosphere.

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  • Difficult
    38.1 mi
    7.4 mph
    2,950 ft
    1,800 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Watch out. This stage will be nothing but an absolute highlight of your journey, if not your life.Already with the first kilometers you will realize why this area has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This region makes you feel like you are traveling in a country before our time. It goes through seemingly endless forests on the Dolomites. The world-famous three-in-a-corner view invites you to linger and sometimes lets you feel humility about the incredible power of nature. The route consists mainly of loose ground and it goes past dizzying gorges and through abandoned railway tunnels, which are the icing on the otherwise incredibly atmospheric route.Words can hardly describe what a special feeling it is to drive here. The white mountain peaks, paired with the dark green forests and the gravel road, plus the feeling of being the only human far and wide. The track resembles a melancholy ballad with the Dolomites as a great highlight followed by quiet soothing sounds and finishes in the beautiful village of Cortina.

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  • Difficult
    48.9 mi
    10.9 mph
    1,575 ft
    4,175 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The early bird catches the worm! This path is particularly atmospheric in the early morning, when the clouds are still deep in the valleys and you can feel how time in the mountains is ticking more slowly. The sun slowly brings the region to life and you gradually see the moisture giving way to the sun's rays. A very nice mood. Therefore get out of the springs.Enjoy your last leg in the mountains. The nice thing is that it's mostly downhill. The little-used paths meander through the mountains. They require a degree of concentration, they wake you up and put you in a kind of flow state.

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  • Difficult
    58.3 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,200 ft
    2,500 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The mountains are now noticeably behind you. This stage leads through the flat and hot Po plane. The fertile land in the foothills is covered with vineyards and the long and flat paths give you enough time to digest the impressions of the lecture. Maybe you'll stop at one of the wineries.
    A look backwards shows the crossed Alps and provides a tremendous satisfaction with what you have seen and done in the last few days.
    Next stop, Venice! Small note: Venice is not exactly a bike-friendly city. It is best to check with your accommodation if and how you can get there, or arrive in one of the suburbs from which Venice is easily and inexpensively accessible by public transport.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    318 mi
  • Duration
    34:53 h
  • Elevation
    15,625 ft17,400 ft

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