Achensee Lake, © TVB Achensee
Achensee Lake, © TVB Achensee
Cycle Path from Jenbach to Innsbruck, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Cycle Path from Jenbach to Innsbruck, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Steam-operated Achensee Cog Railway, © TVB Silberregion Karwendel
Steam-operated Achensee Cog Railway, © TVB Silberregion Karwendel
View of Schwaz and Kellerjoch Mountain, © TVB Silberregion Karwendel
View of Schwaz and Kellerjoch Mountain, © TVB Silberregion Karwendel
The Golden Roof at the Old Town of Innsbruck, © Tirol Werbung/Bernhard Aichner
The Golden Roof at the Old Town of Innsbruck, © Tirol Werbung/Bernhard Aichner

Long-Distance Cycle Route
Munich – Venice

Three Countries, Two Languages, Three Cultures and Three Climatic Zones: The long-distance cycle route from Germany’s Munich to Italy’s Venice takes riders 560 kilometers through three countries, including Tirol with its capital Innsbruck and charming small towns, past crystal clear lakes such as Tegernsee, Achensee and Lago di Santa Croce and over the Alps to Italy and – eventually – to Venice and the Adriatic.

The 95-kilometer route across Tirol is the best possible way for a cyclist to grasp the range of scenic pleasures available in the Heart of the Alps, including a spectacular backdrop of mountains and areas of awesome natural beauty along with cultural sights and attractions.

  • Home to 1,305 species of plant, 3,035 species of animals and 350 springs, Karwendel Nature Park provides a true wilderness experience in one of Europe’s most pristine surroundings.
  • Great sights and attractions en route are perfect places to take a break from cycling! Get aboard a historic steam-powered narrow gauge railroad into scenic Zillertal Valley, visit the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, the Mint Tower in Hall or explore amazing Wolfsklamm Gorge in Stans. Don’t miss out on Tirol’s lively capital Innsbruck. The Alpine town is a living treasure house of history and culture. Architectural gems like the famous "Golden Roof" and the Imperial Court Palace lurk around every corner of the old town.
  • The trip across Wipptal Valley offers many moments to soak up one of the most scenic and unique experiences that Tirol has to offer; 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains and lovely trailside eateries where local specialties are dished up.
  • The Cycle Path passes several train and bus stations where you can get aboard a bus or train to shorten your journey if you wish.
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Starting point

Munich, Germany

Finishing point

Brenner Pass along the Border between Austria and Italy

Mountain chain

Stubai Alps

Brandenberg Alps (Rofan)

Tux Alps

Length

205 km

Duration

2 day(s)

Features

  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station

Difficulty rating

medium

Altitude

1,320m 510m

Elevation uphill 1,990m

Trail description

Day 1: Munich, Germany – Achensee Lake West
Distance: 121.1 Kilometers; Elevation Gain: 930 Meters
Day 1 takes you from Bavaria’s capital Munich along emerald green Isar River and past Bad Tölz, and Tegernsee Lake to Achensee Lake, Tirol’s largest lake.

Day 2: Achensee Lake – Brenner Pass
Distance: 83.8 Kilometers; Elevation Gain: 1,059 Meters
From Jenbach in Inntal Valley, the ride continues past Schwaz and Hall-Wattens to Tirol’s capital Innsbruck. From there, the route climbs across Wipptal Valley to Brenner Pass on the border between Austria and Italy.

Browse the Online Roadbook for route descriptions and maps. For detailed information about the Munich – Venice Long-Distance Cycle Route, www.munich-venice.info puts you on the road to a great vacation.

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