Road bike Munich -Venice, variant Bad Tölz
From the banks of the river Isar to the gates of the Serenissima
The starting point for this sporty cycle tour is the Bavarian capital Munich. The journey leads over the Alps, visiting three different countries as you go – Germany, Austria & Italy and is ending at the lagoon city Venice. The tour heads, following cycle paths and quiet side roads to the Bavarian`s lake scenery, passing some well-known lakes, like Starnberger-, Tegern-, or Schliersee over the border to lake Achensee. Traveling along the Tyrolean Inntal the road bikers reach Innsbruck and get over
the Brennero pass to South Tyrol. At the bottom of the breathtaking summits of the Dolomites – taking part of the UNESCO world natural heritage – you cycle towards the Adriatic coastline.
The road bike tour from Munich to Venice is a highly varied tour for sporty-racing bikers with a good physical preparation. The route runs along asphalted cycle paths and quiet side roads. From the foothills of the Alps over the Brennero pass and the Dolomites a few ascents need to be conquered. The last part of the journey runs through the Italian lowland.
9 days / 8 nights
Individual arrival at the first hotel in Bad Tölz.
Day 2 : Munich – Bad Tölz
(approx. 100 km, ascent 620 m difference in altitude)
In the morning transfer by train to Munich (ticket included).
On your first day you leave Munich and cycle towards Starnberg. For the next 15 km the street is going along the bank of lake Starnberger See, passing by old villas and picturesque castles. You can see the near mountains and even the Zugspitze if the weather is clear. Through the upper part of Bavaria you cycle till Bad Tölz. The city has a long history as a „Heilklimatischer Kurort“, which means that its climate is beneficial to health.
(approx. 130 km, ascent 1.430 m)
From Bad Tölz the route leads through the hinterland to another well-known lake. Enjoy the wonderful view over lake Tegernsee, before leaving for today’s journey. Along the waterside of the lake you travel further arriving at lake Schliersee, which invites the visitor to linger. Through the beautiful Thierseetal with its unique mountain scenery you reach the Marblinger Höhe. In slight ups and downs you cycle over the Inn valley towards the stage village of Jenbach.
(approx. 120 km, ascent 1.500 m)
From Jenbach you cycle on quiet side roads - 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 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, can even be done by 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 over the high apple plateau Naz-Sciaves to Rio di Pusteria.
(approx. 80 - 85 km, ascent 2.000 m)
From Rio di Pusteria a well-built cycling path leads you through the Val Pusteria to Vandoies, passing the Mühlbacher Klause, a former border post. Once it was an antique gate between the provinces Rätien and Norikum. In Vandoies you leave the cycling path and turn into the Sun Road. The road proceeds uphill through the forest to Terento and Falzes. After a while you will enjoy a beautiful view on the nearby Dolomites and the wintersport resort Kronplatz. We suggest a visit of the Messner-Mountain-Museum on Schloss Bruneck which is dedicated to the mountain peoples from all over the world.
(approx. 85 - 90 km, ascent 1.135 m)
Continuing south alongside the street, you pass lake Toblacher See and the War Cemetery reminding World War I. Shortly after you will admire the world famous Drei Zinnen (Three Peaks) before arriving to lake Dürrensee. Slightly steep the street leads to the border of the two provinces Bolzano and Belluno. From now on you roll comfortably downhill direction south to the pearl of the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo with its astonishing mountain scenery. Through the mountain massifs of the Sorapis on your right and the Cristallo group on the left hand side the road winds up to the Passo Tre Croci and on the backside down passing Auronzo di Cadore to the hotel in Pieve di Cadore.
(approx. 95 km, ascent 1.540 m)
On the new built cycling path you travel to Longarone. This town was completely rebuilt in 1963 after a landslide filled the Vajont dam above the village and caused a flood. After the city of Belluno you need to scale the last ridge, from the highest point you can enjoy the view over the Italian lowland before reaching Conegliano. Together with Valdobbiadene it is the home of the Prosecco and the tradition steeped Enology School.
(approx. 85 km, ascent 290 m)
You leave the Alps behind and cycle to Treviso, city of waterways and fashion. On your way, you can admire numerous villas from the Italian master-builder Palladio, who was able to complete here his magnificent buildings under the influence of the leading European sea power Venice. River Sile remains your faithful companion direction Adriatic Sea before cycling parallel to the coast to Venice mainland/Mestre from where you can start your exploration of the „Serenissima“.
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
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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 at the hotel.
• Accommodation in hotels 3*** and 4**** category
• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast
• Personal tour information
• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
• Well planned routes
• Detailed documents (maps, GPS tracks, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
• Telephone service hotline for the entire tour
• Arrival to the starting point of the tour
• Departure at the end 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“
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