Munich to Meran
Cycle across the Alps in a leisurely way
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Luggage transfers included
- Total cycling distance: approx. 330 km
Arrival in Munich
Welcome briefing and bike fitting. Bavaria’s state capital awaits its visitors with numerous sights (English Garden, town hall, ‚Hofbräuhaus‘,…).
From Munich through the Forstenrieder Park onto Lake Starnberger See. From Starnberg on the cycle path directly along the lakeside to Ambach or onwards to Bernried. The lake tempts you with crystal-clear waters and the views are fabulous onto the surrounding mountains.
Initially a cycle tour past Lake Riegsee to Murnau. Onwards through the nature reserve Murnauer Moos (Central Europe’s largest marsh area) and through unspoilt nature following the river Loisach to Garmisch Partenkirchen. Here you have the option of a ride with the Zugspitzbahn up to an altitude of 2962 m (autonomously). From up there you enjoy a stupendous view over the Alps.
Today you proceed along the beautifully developed cycle path all the way to the river Isar. You cycle through the sunny high mountain valley with marvellous panoramic views onto the Karwendel- and Wettersteingebirge-mountains to Mittenwald. Here we highly recommend a break and to take a stroll throughh the village with its Lüftlmalerei-painted houses. You then continue in a spectacular fashion through the Leutaschklamm-ravine to Austria. You cycle along the Leutasch-stream through the stunningly beautiful valley all the way into your Day Finish.
Today you cycle over into the Inn-river valley. You leave Leutasch on a country road leading you on gently hilly terrain before an eight-kilometre long descent takes you to Telfs. You cycle on the former towpath along the river Inn and so reach Stams with its Baroque Cistercian monastery. Then via Haiming it is not far to Imst, the so-called „North Tyrolean Merano‘.
Today, you will cycle along the river Inn, past the monastery Zams to Landeck. A bus will take you to Nauders from where you will cycle less than 100 metres in altitude uphill to the mountain pass Reschenpass. From there, you will cycle downhill to Lake Reschensee and continue on minor roads to Mals (many towers in the centre) or to Burgeis at the foot of the castle Marienburg.
Your day starts with a trip to Glurns (perfectly preserved medieval city walls). Then, you will cycle via the Montani ruins, through Schlanders, down to Merano. On your way, you will come across some pretty castles (mountaineer Reinhold Messner’s castle Juval) and you will get marvellous views of the impressive mountain massif Ortlermassiv and the mountain pass Stilfserjoch. Since 2004, the Venosta train (Vinschgaubahn) has been operating again between Mals and Merano. You can almost always take this train to travel a part of your journey.
Return trip or extension
This cycling holiday ends after breakfast, or you can book an extension to enjoy it longer.
You cycle on marvellous cycle paths and little side roads and only on very short sections on main roads. Nearly every day there are small ascents to be tackled. The Reschen-pass will be bypassed via a bus transfer, then follows a descent of approx. 1200 metres in altitude to Merano. The route is mainly asphalted, a few longer sections also on well-maintained dirt roads.
| Season 1 |
30.04.2023 - 20.05.2023
| Season 2 |
21.05.2023 - 17.06.2023
| Season 3 |
18.06.2023 - 10.09.2023
|Munich - Meran, DE-MURMA-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Single room surcharge||259.00||259.00||259.00|
- You will stay in 3*** hotels, in Munich 4**** hotel
| Season 1 |
Apr 30, 2023 - May 20, 2023
| Season 2 |
May 21, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023
| Season 3 |
Jun 18, 2023 - Sep 10, 2023
|Double room p.p.||99.00||99.00||99.00|
|Single room surcharge||75.00||75.00||75.00|
|Double room p.p.||95.00||95.00||95.00|
|Single room surcharge||25.00||25.00||25.00|
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Luggage transfer
- Well developed route
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
- 1 transfer by minibus from Landeck to Nauders including your bike
- App for Navigation and GPS data available
- Service hotline
- Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid on site
- Train: Munich Hbf
- Airport: Munich. Return from Innsbruck or Venice
- Parking: Garage costs approx. 15 EUR/ day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible Free, unguarded parking near the hotel, no reservation possible/necessary!
This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.
NYX Hotel München
Landhotel Huber am See
Hotel Vierjahreszeiten ***
Hotel Hirschen ***
Zum Hirschen ***
Villa Laurus ***