Whether you are a hardcore roadie with marathon ambitions, a motivated beginner or a confessing pleasure cyclist - Innsbruck is the perfect road bike area for every taste. Mountain stage lovers can really burn their calves on numerous rides, while motivated beginners will find some gentle elevation in the surrounding low mountain ranges with breathtaking views of mountains and city. And for those who want to just enjoy relaxed pedal rides, visit the flat valleys along the Inn to find glorious terrain, perfect for an enjoyable day in the saddle.
It was for these very reasons that Innsbruck was chosen as the venue for the 2018 UCI World Cycling Championships. So, what are you waiting for? Saddle up—and go!
The challenging tour classic leads from Innsbruck to Kühtai. The climbs in high alpine terrain require strength and endurance. On the way there are fantastic panoramas, fast descents and idyllic villages.Route:
The route starts directly in Innsbruck on the paved Innradweg heading west. After the airport, drive along the main road on the northern side of the river to Telfs. There, the path crosses the Inn and runs in its south to the Ötztaler height. At the roundabout continue towards Ötz. There begins the demanding climb over Ötzerau and Ochsengarten to the highest point Kühtai. In the steepest section it is necessary to overcome an incline of 18 percent.Kühtai is a quiet place in the summer with some refreshments. From here it goes steeply down towards Kematen. The road is light traffic, but traffic and livestock herds on the road is still expected. From Kematen it goes flat on to the tour destination to Innsbruck. We recommend the change from the main road to the Inn Cycle Path at Zirl.Variants:
The route can also be traveled in the opposite direction. Tips for all those who would like to extend the tour: A detour from Gries in Sellrain in the Lüsenertal demands the condition and prepares beautiful alpine impressions. A second tour extension for mountain specialists is the Haiminger Sattele: a demanding ascent from the village of Haiming.Equipment:
The tour leads into high alpine terrain, here, weather and temperatures can be rough even in summer. We recommend carrying suitable equipment such as a hat, windbreaker and gloves. A taillight to drive through some galleries is necessary.
This is one of the longest and most demanding road bike tours around Innsbruck. Five picturesque side valleys of the Wipptal are conquered in one day. Lonely streets and refreshments in idyllic mountain inns included.The tour starts in the south through the districts of Innsbruck Pradl and Amras and leads you over Ambras Castle, Aldrans and Lans to Patsch and continue on the Roman road in the Wipptal. The round is challenging and contains some steep passages. Altogether it is necessary to cope with 2,600 vertical meters. The scenery is wonderful: original valleys, alpine vistas and clear air make the tour a pleasure.
You can shorten the exit at any time by omitting individual valleys. If you still have strength and desire, but still extend it at the village Gries. After the Obernbergtal there is the possibility to conquer the Brenner Pass. That means ten additional kilometers and 200 vertical meters.Route:
Innsbruck -Patsch-Ellbögen-Matrei-Navis-Steinach-Gschnitz-St.Jodok-Schmirntal-Valsertal-Gries at the Brenner-Obernbergtal-Wipptal-Innsbruck
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Here we describe a short, popular road bike tour, which locals like to drive after work as "After Work" round. The route runs along lonely, small roads. Beautiful views and a few meters of altitude await you.Route:
Innsbruck - High plateau Gnadenwald - Inntal - Volderwald - Aldrans - Innsbruck
About Ranggen and Oberperfuss it goes up a beautiful scenic road. After the descent to Sellraintal, the route leads uphill on the other side of the valley and back to Innsbruck via Axams, Götzens and Natters.Flat curling up to Kematen. To Ranggen pleasant slope, but shortly after Oberperfuss comes a very steep, very strenuous ramp that must be mastered. After Sellrain short climb, but then always slightly downhill and without difficulty.
The gentle round trip invites you already in spring and autumn to a few sunny altimeters. Optical highlight: the Hohe Munde, the local mountain of Telfs. Cultural highlight: A visit to Stams Abbey. Start and finish is Innsbruck.Course:
A few meters of altitude, lots of views: the round trip over the idyllic sunny plateau also offers alpine prospects to those who are not experienced cyclists. Start is the Inn Cycle Path in Innsbruck. He leads comfortably and traffic-free out of the city. The route continues along the south side of the Inn to Völs, where it changes to the main road. Cyclists cross the villages of Inzing, Hatting and Flaurling and pass some traditional inns along the way.The highlights:
Cultural highlight is the visit of the Stams Abbey, which should also be associated with a stop at the monastery's orangery. Afterwards you leave the main road at Mötz. The paved bike path is the first time uphill. These first meters are relatively steep.The reward can not be long in coming: The Mieminger Plateau offers a fantastic view of the rugged Wetterstein Mountains. In the foreground, green meadows and fields characterize the picture as well as the pilgrimage church Locherboden, which can already be seen on the approach. From Mieming it goes gently downhill to Telfs. From Telfs the route leads quietly on the north side of the Inn back to Innsbruck. After Zirl, every cyclist will notice the Martinswand, where climbers from the nearby town indulge their hobby.Tips:
The steep spot can be bypassed on the gently rising federal highway. However, there is usually a lot of traffic there. We recommend driving the lap in a clockwise direction, because the exit from Mieming to Telfs is back on the main road and you can get more fluent in traffic downhill.