BT1 Across the Alps on a Touring Bike - 

Garmisch to Lake Garda

GO cycle across the Alps using a historic Roman trading route

GO experience the Alps · GO live your bucket list · GO where your colleagues can't find you


  • GO cross the Alps following a historic Roman trading route, considered to be the easiest Alps crossing on a bicycle

  • GO begin the tour at the base of impressive mountains in the picturesque mountain town of Garmisch, Germany, cycle then through Austria, and finally through vineyards in Italy, where the route ends at one of northern Italy's most visited destinations, Lake Garda

  • GO choose to skip the long, uphill passages by taking a shuttle up and over the passes (additional cost)

This fantastic bicycle tour across the Alps sticks almost entirely to bicycle trails and farm roads, making it a great tour for beginners and active families alike. As one of the longest established bike tours across the Alps, this tour offers signage and routing that we have yet to match anywhere else, allowing cyclists the capacity to enjoy every kilometer to the fullest.


The tour starts in the idyllic town of Garmisch, Germany and ends at one of the grand lakes of northern Italy, Lake Garda. Along the way cyclists are treated to quaint villages, incredible views, and first-class cycling paths.



8 days


May to October


Munich, Germany

Physical Condition

Technical Difficulty

Skills & Experience Required

-General cycling and navigation skills

-Basic bicycle Repair (recommended)

Responsible Travel Score

10/15 Responsible Traveler

Responsible Travel Scorecard

Safety Briefing

Only 20% payment due at

the time of booking!


Tour Itinerary

Map and Elevation Profile

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Choose your own dates

Choose your own pace

Choose your own cycling buddies


Garmisch to Lake Garda - Day 4

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Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

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Included in all packages

  • Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline

  • Personalized eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more

  • GPX File

  • Carbon offsetting for your tour (1 metric ton per customer)

  • Optional Airport to Airport full service booking

  • Booking and logistics assistance during your tour

  • Unlimited time spent answering your questions

  • Peace of mind by leaving the planning and booking to local experts

  • More time for the important things in life 

*Last-minute booking fees apply when booked less than two months in advance:

Within 2 months of tour start date: 50€ per person

Within 1 month of tour start date: 100€ per person


Airport to Airport Package from Munich Public

+2 days


  • 1 night 2-star hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • 1 night 2-star hotel in Munich

  • All transportation between Munich airport and hotels (public transportation)

Airport to Airport Package from Munich Private

+2 days


  • 1 night 2-star hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • 1 night 3-star hotel in Munich

  • All transportation between Munich Airport and hotels (private transportation)

Extra Day at Lake Garda (or middle of tour)

+1 day


  • Add on an extra night at a stop already included in the itinerary

Touring Bicycle Rental


E-Bicycle Rental


Set of Panniers Rental


Rental bicycles and panniers cannot be picked up or dropped off on Sundays

All prices are per person

*Private transportation packages require a minimum of double occupancy

Not included

  • Fees for any additional transportation, including shuttles over the passes (must be arranged in advance)

  • Repair service

  • Support vehicle

  • Paper map

  • Flights

  • Beverages

  • Any meals not specified

  • Some accommodations charge tourist or city taxes that must be paid on site. These rarely exceed 2€ per person per night