Long-distance cycle track Munich-Venice

From Bavaria through the Dolomites to Venice

Cross-border cycling through three countries and three different climate zones: from the Bavarian alpine foreland through the enchanting Dolomites to Venice with its lagoons and islands, i.e., from Germany, passing through Austria ending up in Italy. It is possible to manage the route entirely by bike or divide it into partial stretches, taking trains or buses. Enthusiastic bikers experience five different worlds of adventures along the route!

Route details of the long-distance cycle track Munich-Venice:

560 km (347.9 miles) – 3,000 m (9,842 ft) of elevation gain – from Germany’s most southern metropole Munich, through the alpine city of Innsbruck to Venice at the Adriatic Sea – spectacular natural landscapes in the Alps, in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage, and in Venice with its lagoons and islands!

The route starts in Munich, Bavaria and goes along the cycle path Bavarica Tyrolensis towards Austria. From Jenbach on the cycle path Inntalradweg to Innsbruck, through the villages Patsch and Ellbögen to Steinach and then uphill to the Brenner Pass. On the Southern side of the Brenner Pass, it continues on Route 99 from Brenner to the city of Vipiteno, where the noble family Fugger from Germany settled, and goes then towards Bressanone (a side trip to the city of the former bishop’s seat is absolutely worth it!).
Once reached Fortezza, turn east into the Val Pusteria Valley following the cycle path until Dobbiaco. Proceeding from Dobbiaco over the Passo Cimabanche and through Cortina to the Cadore valley. Through Ponte nelli Alpe and Santa Croce-See the route leads to Vittorio Veneto and finally from the mountains to the hilly lowlands of the Veneto region. Through Conegliano and Susegna it goes to Treviso.
From there the route leads either towards the port city Mestre, at the gates of Venice and
from there, by train to the city of lagoons and islands or from Treviso to Jesolo and
Punta Sabbione, and then by boat directly to the famous Piazza San Marco!

Scenic attractions: Alpine-Mediterranean harmony
While cycling one can enjoy best the fantastic landscapes and surroundings! Starting at the Alpine Bavaria passing by the Tegernsee and Achensee lakes reaching the Alpine city of Innsbruck. Over the lowest Alpine pass, the Brenner Pass, the route leads to Bella Italia through the Valle d’Isarco and the Val Pusteria Valley towards the enchanting Dolomites, and finally to the picturesque city of Venice.

Five worlds of adventures along the route:

  • The element of water: From Munich along the wild river Isar to the Tegernsee and Achensee
    lakes – also called the Tyrolean Sea. The area of the Karwendelgebiet inspires moreover
    with its more than 350 springs.
  • Tyrol’s treasure chest: Visit the Swarovski Crystal Worlds or enjoy a ride with the antique Zillertal Bahn train! A side trip to the mine of Schwaz and to Innsbruck with its Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), Hofburg (Imperial Palace), Schloss Amras castle, Bergisel Schanze ski jump and the Alpine Zoo is highly recommended.
  • An Alpine-Mediterranean life-style: On the Southern side of the Brenner Pass one can find  a different life-style: a Mediterranean way of life! Alpine landscapes with a Mediterranean flair form an enchanting and enjoyable symbiosis. The city of Vipiteno, where the noble family Fugger from Germany settled, the former bishop’s city Bressanone and the cosy city of Chiusa are three charming places to visit. In addition, a side trip to one of the local winemakers and the monastery of Novacella is certainly worth it.
  • Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage: The Dolomites are perhaps the most beautiful mountains in the world! Not only enjoying their visitors’ support, but also protection by the UNESCO itself. The holiday area of the Three Peaks of the Dolomites offers the Three Peaks, the Sundial of Sesto, the Croda Rossa d’Ampezzo peak and many more summits of the Dolomites. Passing through Cortina, one can reach Belluno and many other important peaks of the Dolomites.
  • The gardens of Venice & art cities: Passing through the Venetian hilly landscape, the road leads
    to the coastal city of Jesolo, the port city Mestre, and Venice with its lagoons, islands and
    masterpieces of art and culture.