Munich - Lake Garda
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8 days | difficulty level

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Munich – Lake Garda
From the banks of river Isar to the Lake Garda

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 370 - 380 km
Landscape:

The cycle track „München-Venezia“joins pure leisure cycling with the adventure of traversing the Alps from Germany over Austria to Italy – starting from the capital of Bavaria – Munich and ending on the coast of the most popular lake of Italy, the Lake Gardasee, which seems a patch of sea set between the Alps and northern Italy’s Pianura Padana.

From Bressanone you cycle on the Eisacktal cycle path and then along the river Etsch to the biggest lake of Italy, lake Garda. On cycling paths or small side roads you will experience three countries with their various regions and lots of outstanding natural and cultural beauties. The tour starts in the capital of Bavaria – Munich – and leads along Bavarian lakes and Tyrolean rivers to the Austrian-Italian border. Through the Wipptal and Eisacktal you cycle into South Tyrol’s capital Bolzano, where you may pay a visit to the oldest Tyrolean – Ötzi – the Iceman. Along the river Etsch fruit meadows and green fields will accompany your way to Lake Garda.
The cycling tour from Munich to Lake Garda is a very varied tour. The most demanding stage over the Alps (Innsbruck–Brenner) can be shortened by train or bus. Between the Etsch Valley and Lake Garda there is only one long ascent. There is plenty of time to look at cultural places of interest or relax along the way.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Munich
Marienplatz
Munich
Marienplatz is located in the old town at the intersection of the two main axes, the east-west axis between Isartor and Karlstor, and the south-north axis between Sendlinger Tor and the Schwabinger Tor, which was demolished in the 19th century at the site of today's Odeonssplatz. It is bordered by the New Town Hall to the north and the Old Town Hall to the east.
Bad Tölz
Bad Tölz
Bad Tölz
The spa town on the Isar is known above all for its historic old town and picturesque market street.
Jenbach
Achensee
Jenbach
Lake Achensee lies north of Jenbach in Tyrol. The Achensee, which is up to 133 m deep, is the largest lake in Tyrol.
Innsbruck
Innsbruck
Innsbruck
Innsbruck is the capital of the province of Tyrol. Its name refers to the bridge over the Inn. The symbol of the city is the Goldenes Dachl.
Brixen/Bressanone
Neustift Monastery
Brixen/Bressanone
Augustinian canonry just outside Brixen. Today popular because of the monastery cellars with their own white wines.
Klausen/Chiusa
Säben Monastery
Klausen/Chiusa
Worth a walk! Säben Monastery is located on the Holy Mountain above Klausen and is known for its unique art treasures.
Bozen/Bolzano
Bozner Lauben
Bozen/Bolzano
They are considered the heart of the Bolzano trade. Shops, cafés and delicatessens dominate the townscape. The arcades are considered to be architecturally unique and were built by bishops of Trento to boost trade.
Trento
Buonconsiglio Castle
Trento
The castle is one of the most important buildings in Trentino. It was built as an imperial residence and later became the residence of the Prince-Bishops of Trento.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1

Individual arrival to the first hotel in Munich.

Day 2

(approx. 60 km)

You leave Munich along the river Isar. It goes past monasteries, through Bavarian villages and the Isar Auen to the rafting town of Bad Tölz with its old town.

Day 3

(approx. 70 km)

From Bad Tölz along the river Isar to lake Sylvensteinsee. Through the Karwendel Nature Park you will cross the German-Austrian border and rach the holiday region Achensee and the same named mounatin lake. If you like, you can take a boat trip on the Achensee. Overnight stay depending on availavility in Maurach/Jenbach.

Day 4

(approx. 90 km + train or bus)

From Jenbach you cycle on the cycling path - the river Inn along – into Tyrol’s capital Innsbruck. Visit the historic city with its famous „Goldene Dachl“ (Golden Roof) or go on an excursion on Mount Isel with its ski-jump or the Tirol Panorama „Berg-Isel-Museum” in remembrance of the battle of Mount Isel under the freedom fighter Andreas Hofer. The demanding part from Innsbruck to the Brennero pass, border between Austria and Italy and at the same time watershed and cultural axis, will be done by transfer (train or bus). Only a few buildings remind of the former border between the two European countries. From the Brennero you cycle along the old railway track to Vipiteno and further on to Bressanone.

Day 5

(approx. 40 km)

The tour continues along the Eisacktal valley past the city of Ponte Gardena with a view of the castle Trostburg. From here the valley gets narrower on its way to the capital town of South Tyrol, Bolzano. The town itself has much to offer, the arcades, the lawns by the river, a visit to the Ice Man in the Archaeological Museum or sitting and drinking a coffee in one of the many cafes in town.

Day 6

(approx. 65 - 70 km)

From Bolzano there are two ways to get to Salorno. Either along the old railway track to Überetsch and then further on to Caldaro and its famous and beautiful lake Kalterer See, or through the wide Etsch Valley along the bike path. At Salorno you leave the German speaking province of South Tyrol and enter the famous Trento wine growing region and the Diocese town of Trento.

Day 7

(approx. 45 - 50 km)

The Etschradweg leads you futher to the South. After passing the old Tyrolean border town of Rovereto you leave the Etschtal valley and go over the San Giovanni Pass rising to 287 m in altitude above sea level on the route to Lake Garda.

Day 8

Return transfer to Munich or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

Double room rate From 01/05/2021 to 09/10/2021 1098 €
High season supplement From 19/06/2021 to 11/09/2021 20 €
Single room supplement 242 €

From 01/05/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 15/09/21, from 05/10/21 to 09/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Price per night and person in double room München 86 €
Single room supplement per night München 17 €
Price per night and person in double room Riva del Garda 79 €
Single room supplement per night Riva del Garda 19 €

From 01/05/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 15/09/21, from 05/10/21 to 09/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle 116 €
E-bike 194 €

From 01/05/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 15/09/21, from 05/10/21 to 09/10/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

General information

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By car: From the North - motorway A9, from the South using the Brennero motorway A22 to Austria and along the E45 to Germany and then on the A8 to Munich.
By train: Munich train station. Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Low Cost flights to the airports Munich, Innsbruck, Treviso or Venice Marco Polo. On request we can organise transfers from the airport to the starting point of the tour.

Hotels 3*** and 4**** category.
Attention: tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

The car can be parked on the parking facilities of the first hotel in Munich, at a charge. Parking has to be booked in advance and paid on the spot. You have to leave your car key in the hotel.

Return transfer from the hotel (Lake Garda) to Munich (central bus terminal) every Saturday, included in the price.

• 21-gears men’s and woman’s bicycle
• E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100km)

• Accommodation in hotels 3*** and 4**** category

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

• Personal tour information

• Transfer by train or bus from Innsbruck to the Brennerpass

• Return transfer to Munich on Saturday (bike incl.)

• Well planned routes

• Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

• Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

• Arrival to the starting point of the tour

• Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

• Lunch, Dinner

• Not mentioned entries

• Rental bikes and travel insurance

• All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

FAQ

Questions and answers

The car can be parked in the first hotel. Reservation in advance; payment on site; the car key must be handed in at the hotel.

This section of the rout is demanding and would have to be travelled on a busy state road.

Every Saturday we offer a free return transfer from the last hotel to the central bus station in Munich.

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