Munich to Lake Garda

Bavaria Germany: (ZZ-BKGRFA02)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/biking_germany_munich_lake_garda.aspx

Introduction
Bavaria Germany
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, one of the most popular lakes in Italy.

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.

Accomodation

Accommodations
During this trip, nights are spent in different locations.

Description
Accommodations consist of a mixture of 3 and 4 star hotels offering private bedrooms with ensuite facilities.

Local tax
Some cities charge a tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or check-out at the hotels.
This fee varies depending on the hotel category, the season and the number of days of stay. It is usually between 1 and 5 € per person per night.


Meals
All breakfasts are included.

Riding

Approx. 370-380km total.

Rental bikes:
21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
E-bike (UNISEX bike, 500 W battery; range up to 100 km)

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival to Munich
Individual arrival to the first hotel in Munich.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Munich


Day 2: Munich to Bad Tölz
You leave Munich along the river Isar, going past monasteries, through Bavarian villages and the Isar Auen to the rafting town of Bad Tölz with its old town.
Biking approx. 60 km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Bad Tölz


Day 3: Bad Tölz to Maurach or Jenbach
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.
Biking approx. 70 km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Maurach or Jenbach


Day 4: Maurach or Jenbach to Brixen/Bressanone
You cycle on the cycling path, along the river Inn, 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.
Biking approx. 90 km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Brixen/Bressanone


Day 5: Brixen/Bressanone to Bozen/Bolzano
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.
Biking approx. 40 km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Bozen/Bolzano


Day 6: Bozen/Bolzano to Trento
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.
Biking approx. 65-70 km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Trento


Day 7: Trento to Riva del Garda or Torbole
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.
Biking approx. 45-50 km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Riva del Garda or Torbole


Day 8: Departure
Return transfer to Munich or possibility to extend your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Munich to Lake Garda

Rates include:

Accommodations, All breakfasts, Lugage transfers, Transfer by train or bus from Innsbruck to the Brennerpass, Transfer from Lake Garda to Munich on last day, Tour information package (maps, route descriptions...) & Phone hotline service.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20218 day self-guided tour€1100$1310
    • Single supplement€240$285
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.19

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2021 Transfer from Lake Garda to Munich bus terminal every Saturday, included ded 0 $0
2021 Bike rental, pp (for entire week) 115 $140
2021 Ebike rental, pp (for entire week) 195 $230
2021 Extra nights - please inquire 0 $0

Season Tour Dates Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 09/18 - 09/25 8d / 7n / Expired
A 2021 09/25 - 10/02 8d / 7n / Expired
A 2021 10/02 - 10/09 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/09 - 10/16 8d / 7n / Reserve

Dates Note: Custom dates possible for groups of 5+ pax

Rates do not include:

Drinks, Lunches and dinners, Rental bike & Travel insurance.
Tourist tax (if requested) has to be paid on the spot.

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Munich to Lake Garda (ZZ-BKGRFA02):
Due to the momentary unstable situation we have revised our booking policy by modifying it as follows:
- Modification of the reservation possible up to 28 days before arrival
- If the situation is more critical, in the face of official and legal restrictions or strict regulations due to the Covid 19 pandemic, rebooking will be possible up to 14 days before arrival.
This provision will be valid until further revoked!

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

Other Info
Meeting: Munich or Bad Toltz
Airport: Munich
Transfer:

Climate:
                            Innsbruck area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

39

44

53

61

69

74

78

77

69

61

48

39

Average Low Temperature (°F)

24

27

33

39

47

53

56

55

49

41

33

26

Average High Temperature (°C)

4

6

12

16

21

23

25

25

21

16

9

4

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-4

-3

1

4

8

12

13

13

10

5

0

-3

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

8

7

8

10

11

14

15

13

9

7

8

9

Source: NOAA


Seasons
This region benefits from a mild Mediterranean climate bringing a lot of sunshine throughout the year and allowing for clement winters.

What To Bring: