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  • München Venezia Rad Toblach Drei Zinnen
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Cycling pleasure and crossing the Alps on the most enjoyable route across the Alps.

Distance 564.4 km
44:05 h
3,985 m
4,429 m
1,530 m
-6 m

The long-distance cycle route munich venezia connects Germany's southernmost metropolis with Italy's lagoon pearl on the Adriatic. It is the most enjoyable crossing of the Alps, with spectacular scenery, culinary highlights and a journey through 3 climate zones and 5 worlds of experience. The 560-kilometre route can be travelled in both directions, with approximately the same altitude difference. The munich venezia route has been cycled when you have tried both directions.


The route follows existing cycle paths or other cycle routes and small side roads.


The most outstanding natural attractions include the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the South Tyrol region and in addition the Bavarian lakes of Tegernsee and the Sylvenstein reservoir, the Tyrolean Achensee and the wild river Isar. In addition, the many castles, palaces and excursion destinations along the way attract visitors, as do the Doge's palaces and canals of the picturesque lagoon city of Venice, another UNESCO World Heritage Site along the route.


Very good bus and train connections are available almost along the entire route.

Cycling-friendly hosts provide services in many places.

Author’s recommendation

Bikeline/Esterbauer "Radfernweg München-Venezia" 

"Da Venezia a Monaco in bici" 

"Transalp mit dem Trekkingrad" Thorsten Brönner

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Update: January 31, 2023
Highest point
Gemärk - Passo Cimabanche, 1,530 m
Lowest point
Venedig - Venezia – Venice, -6 m
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Safety information

The route is best travelled from June to September. Always make sure to wear warm clothing, as there can be cold spells in the Alpine passes. 


The entire tour is not suitable for children. Parts can be cycled again and again. The passes in the Alps in particular are not easy for the youngest cyclists, no matter how motivated they are.


If you organise your own tour, pre-book your rooms in good time - especially in high summer, there can always be bottlenecks in the hotels along the route.


Between Innsbruck and the Brenner Pass, you can take the alternative route via the old Roman road. There is also the possibility to change to the ÖBB. 


At Longarone, a major construction site hinders cycling enjoyment - this construction site can also be bypassed by bus or train.


Current closures and obstructions are posted on the homepage.

Tips and hints

Further details can be found at


Munich (512 m)
48.130136, 11.583833
48°07'48.5"N 11°35'01.8"E
32U 692250 5333993
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Turn-by-turn directions

The classic start is in Munich. But beware, Marienplatz is not the official start. A pedestrian-only zone has been in effect here for several years now. The official start, or, if you cycle the route in reverse from Venice to Munich, the official finish, is at the Zenneck Bridge directly behind the Deutsches Museum in Munich.


In the first of these characteristic adventure sections of the cross-Alpine long-distance cycle route 'münchen venezia', the 'element of water' is a constant companion. The second section - 'Tyrol's treasure chest' - focuses on Tyrolean mining tradition and numerous cultural and natural treasures along the way. Just after the Brenner Pass, you reach section three with its 'Alpine-Mediterranean lifestyle'. South Tyrol's unique alpine landscape and the charm of the Mediterranean south can be experienced in the villages. The fourth part of the route is dominated by the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites. On the fifth, flat section - 'Gardens of Venice & Art Cities' - through the Venetian plain, cyclists immerse themselves in the flair of the world-famous lagoon city and, if you like, in the sea near Jesolo.


ATTENTION!!! the route officially ends in Mestre! In Venice it is forbidden for visitors and holidaymakers to ride bicycles and also to take them into the city!


However, those who like can still cycle as far as Venice, Piazzale Roma via Ponte della Libertà. (Please note the current traffic situation - there are often road works here and the possibilities for cyclists are then limited).  Once you arrive at Piazzale Roma, new parking services for bicycles are available - dedicated boxes for safe storage that can be reserved voarb.


More information can be found directly on the Bici Park homepage (

 Information on the signposting of the route can be found here


Wildlife protection area Jägerbergl: December 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train: Information on and - please always pre-book a seat for the bicycle. Unfortunately often booked out months in advance.


By plane from Venice Marco Polo and Treviso airports,


By long-distance bus - please always ask about taking your bike with you. However, capacities are very limited.


By bike shuttle

Getting there

If you travel to Munich yourself, take the German motorways, e.g. A8 or A9 to Munich. There are several parking possibilities (also for long-term parkers). Please ask at your hotel or enquire at:


If you travel to Venice yourself, take the Italian motorway A27 or A57. Parking is available e.g. near the airport. You can find more detailed information at


Various parking facilities are available - more detailed information can be found at


48.130136, 11.583833
48°07'48.5"N 11°35'01.8"E
32U 692250 5333993
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Bikeline/Esterbauer "Radfernweg München-Venezia"


"Da Venezia a Monaco in bici"


"Transalp mit dem Trekkingrad" Thorsten Brönner

Author’s map recommendations

Map on the homepage of münchen venezia. 


Bikeline/Esterbauer "Radfernweg München-Venezia"


"Da Venezia a Monaco in bici"

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