Cycling route along 3 Olympic venues

Starting in Cortina d’Ampezzo – host of 1956 and 2026,

along the way Innsbruck – 1976 venue,

the finish in Munich – venue of 1972.

Unique and spectacular is the connection of the original route of the 1972 cycling races with the route of munich-venezia. The 3 Olympic venues are also unique. You can simply turn the route around. This time the journey goes from Italy to Munich. Also to enjoy the many possibilities offered in Munich on the occasion of the anniversary year 2022. Some of these opportunities will remain and will be integrated into Munich’s tourism offer in the long term.

"The Spirit of '72"

Experiencing 5 adventure worlds

Cycling connects travelling and sport, countries and people, nature and culture, and culinary delights. Delightfully the route leads through three countries, three climate zones, Alpine-Mediterranean environments and five adventure worlds.

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 take the route in reverse from Venice to Munich, the official finish, is at the Zenneck Bridge directly behind the German Museum in Munich.

In the first of these characteristic adventure worlds of the alpine crossing cycle tour “Munich-Venice” the element water is the permanent companion. In the second section “Treasure chest of Tyrol” the focus is on the tradition of Tyrolean mining and the cultural and nature treasures on the way. The third section begins right behind the Brenner Pass with the “Alpine – Mediterranean lifestyle”. The unique Alpine landscape of South Tyrol with its charm of the Mediterranean south can be seen in many places. In part four the UNESCO world heritage Dolomites dominate the path. On the fifth part, which is without mountains, the “gardens of Venice & art cities” lead through the Venetian plain. The cyclists experience the flair of the world-famous lagoon city, and can dive into the sea near Jesolo.

The facts

  • 3 countries: Germany, Austria, Italy
  • 560 km
  • Delightful through the Alps from Munich to Venice
  • ca. 5.000 metres ascent
  • 5 adventure worlds

Water ExperienceMünchen – Bad Tölz – Tegernsee / Bavaria to Achensee / Tirol

The element of water is a constant companion on this part of the cycle trail ‘München Venezia’. Would you like to quickly jump into the water or take a waterfront rest in a snug beer garden?


Direct links to the regions: Munich (city), Munich (county), Tölzer Land, Tegernsee/Bayern, Achensee/Tirol

Treasure chest of TyrolJenbach – Schwaz – Hall – Innsbruck – Brenner / Tirol

This part of the cycle trail ‘München Venezia’ focuses on the tradition of Tyrolean mining and the cultural and nature treasures on the way. Starting from Jenbach in the Inn Valley it takes you up into the Tyrolean Wipp Valley to the border of Italy, via Schwaz, Hall-Wattens and Innsbruck.

Direct links to the regions: Jenbach, Schwaz, Region Hall-Wattens, Innsbruck, Wipptal/Tirol

Alpine-Mediterranean lifestyleSouth Tyrol / Alto Adige – Eisacktal / Valle Isarco – Brixen / Bressanone – Pustertal / Val Pusteria

Those who leave the Brenner Pass behind experience South Tyrol’s unique Alpine scenery with the charm of the Mediterranean south.
The Alpine-Mediterranean mix is represented by cities like Sterzing and Brixen but also by Mount Kronplatz and the Messner Mountain Museum Ripa in Bruneck.

Direct links to the regions: South Tirol/Alto Adige, Eisacktal/Valle Isarco, Kronplatz/Plan de Corones

UNESCO – The Dolomites World Heritage Val Cadore – Cortina d`Ampezzo – Lago di Santa Croce – Belluno / Italy

They are probably the most beautiful mountains of the world. Among well-sounding names like Schlern, Seiser Alm and Rosengarten it is above all the Drei Zinnen which fascinate mountaineers and nature lovers equally. And so, the fourth part of the trail focusses on the UNESCO Dolomites World Heritage.

Direct links to the regions: Hochpustertal/Val Pusteria, Val Cadore, Cortina d`Ampezzo, Lago di Santa Croce, Belluno/Italien

Gardens of Venice & Art CitiesTreviso – Venice / Italy

On the last leg through the Venetian plain cyclists dive into the flair of the world-famous lagoon city and – those who want to – into the sea near Jesolo. On the way to this goal, the cities of Vittorio Veneto, Conegliano, Treviso and other pleasant places invite to rewarding stops.

Direct links to the regions: Treviso, Venice

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