Innsbruck Region


Road bike tours

Cycling on the roads of the Inn Valley, through idyllic villages with wonderful views: the places of the Innsbruck region is an ideal terrain for racing cyclists. The roads to the villages around are well developed. In many places you cycle on asphalt country roads with little traffic.

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5 fingers tour of the Wipp Valley’s tributary valleys

160 KM 160 KM
2600 M 2.600 M
hard hard
One of the longest and most challenging road bike tours in the Innsbruck area. Conquer the five picturesque tributary valleys that lead off the Wipp Valley in a single day. The route features quiet mountain roads and idyllic alpine guesthouses for stops along the way.  The tour leads south out of Innsbruck through the districts of Pradl and Amras. The route passes Ambras Castle and the villages of Aldrans and Lans before arriving at Patch. From there, it continues along the Römerstraße road to the Wipp Valley. The tour is challenging and has a few steep sections. It covers a total of 2,600 vertical metres and takes riders to some wonderful settings: pristine valleys, alpine views and clear air make this tour a delight.   The tour can be shortened at any time by leaving out one or more of the tributary valleys. Alternatively, anyone with energy to spare can extend the tour from the village of Gries. From the Obernberg Valley, it is possible to do the Brenner Pass, which adds ten kilometres and an additional 200 vertical metres.  Route:  Innsbruck - Patsch - Ellbögen - Matrei - Navis - Steinach - Gschnitz - St.Jodok - Schmirntal - Valsertal - Gries am Brenner - Obernbergtal - Wipptal - Innsbruck  

After Work

50 KM 50 KM
700 M 700 M
easy easy
A short and popular cycling tour, beloved by locals as an evening 'After Work' circuit. The route heads along quiet streets with wonderful views and a few climbs awaiting the cyclist. Route: Innsbruck - Höhenplateau Gnadenwald - Inntal - Volderwald - Aldrans - Innsbruck 


125 KM 125 KM
1550 M 1.550 M
hard hard
This cycling tour heads from Innsbruck via Gnadenwald towards Brandenberg and back to the start. After Brandenberg, there are many flatter sections through the Inn Valley. Before that though, there are many detour possibilities along the Hochplateau from Gnadenwald back to the city. Route:  Innsbruck - Höhenplateau Gnadenwald - Inntal - Kramsach - Brandenberg - Volders - Innsbruck

Village tour from Innsbruck to Telfs

68 KM 68 KM
650 M 650 M
easy easy
A leisurely ride through the Inn Valley and Ranggen. This route follows the main road north of the River Inn from Innsbruck to Telfs. It then crosses the Inn and returns on the other side of the river via Inzing, including a beautiful detour up to Ranggen and Oberperfuss that adds a good few vertical metres on the way back to Innsbruck.

Höttinger Höll

12 KM 12 KM
320 M 320 M
hard hard
The Höttinger Höll: on the trail of World Champions   This was the key passage of the men's elite road race at the Road World Championships and the steepest section of all the World Championships courses – the Höttinger Höll with a maximum incline of 28%.   However, the tour starts comfortably in the heart of the city at the Tyrolean State Theatre and leads past the Imperial Palace and Burggraben road. The route gives a view of Maria Theresien Street on the left and the famous Golden Roof on the right before crossing the Inn Bridge to the other side of the River Inn.   The first climb leads up the narrow Höttinger Gasse road to Höttinger Kirchplatz square before turning left onto Schneeburggasse road. After just under 200 metres, the route starts the climb up Dorfgasse road and continues along the steep Gramartstraße road until it reaches the short but "devilishly" strenuous maximum incline of 28%. Pulses race and calves burn but the goal of conquering the extremely steep passage without getting off is within reach. You did it!   The route then continues more leisurely uphill, passing Gramartboden and continuing on to Hungerburg, before athletes start the fast and technically demanding descent down Höhenstraße road towards Innsbruck. A sharp left turn at Höttinger Kirchplatz square leads onto Riedgasse road. The route then continues along Innstraße road, over the Mühlauer Brücke bridge and along Rennweg road to the starting point in front of the Imperial Palace. By the way: this steep passage has nothing to do with the term "Hölle", which means "hell" – the word comes from the Tyrolean "Hehl", which means a sunken path or road through a ravine. And this perfectly describes the Höttinger Höll: an extremely steep sunken road up to Gramartboden in the north of Innsbruck.

Innsbruck – Hinterhornalm

44 KM 44 KM
1000 M 1.000 M
hard hard
A short but dynamic tour up to the Hinterhornalm mountain hut. This tour is best enjoyed in the early morning or late afternoon as the ascent is south facing. The route starts in Innsbruck and initially heads north on the road through the villages. In Thaur, the trail branches off to the left towards the Gnadenwald high alpine plateau. From there, it's time to tackle the steep ascent to the Hinterhornalm. This demanding section is six kilometres long and has an average incline of 11 percent. Once at the Hinterhornalm, it's well worth stopping at the mountain hut. Refreshments and alpine specialities are served on the sun terrace, which boasts stunning views of the Inn Valley and is a great place to watch paragliders take off from the neighbouring meadow.  The ride back to Innsbruck follows the same route. It is also possible to extend the tour from Gnadenwald by turning off to the left and doing a loop through the villages of Fritzens and Terfens. Afterwards, the route follows the Inn Cycle Path back to Innsbruck.  Route: Innsbruck - Gnadenwald - Hinterhornalm - Gnadenwald - Innsbruck

Innsbruck to Lüsens

75 KM 75 KM
1300 M 1.300 M
hard hard
Head up into the most beautiful valley in northern Tyrol: the Lüsener Tal (Lüsens valley). Lüsener Tal is a prefect destination for both shorter and more challenging rides through idyllic alpine villages. The reward awaiting you at the end is northern Tyrol's most beautiful valley, surrounded by numerous 3,000-metre-high peaks. The route covers little-used roads, heading from the pulsating city, through small villages and hamlets into the upper alpine area. Despite its proximity to Innsbruck, you will feel no trace of the city upon reaching the valley.

Innsbruck to Seefeld via Mösern

89 KM 89 KM
1100 M 1.100 M
medium medium
This tour along the Seefelder Plateau takes a steep climb to Mösern. After the ascent, there is a small, picturesque circuit around Seefeld and Leutasch, before returning to the Inn valley, where the trail follows the other side of the river via many villages and back to the starting point.

Innsbruck to Axams via Oberperfuss

50 KM 50 KM
850 M 850 M
medium medium
A panoramic road takes you uphill via Ranggen and Oberperfuss on this trail. After a descent into Sellraintal (Sellrain valley), the route goes slightly uphill along the other side of the valley and through Axams, Götzens and Natters on the way back to Innsbruck. It's a flat road towards Kematen, and a comfortable climb to Ranggen; however, shortly after Oberperfuss, there is an extremely steep and challenging ramp to be conquered. After Sellrain, a short descent, but from then on, constantly (but not too steep) uphill.

The Innsbruck Alpine Plateau ride

108 KM 108 KM
1600 M 1.600 M
hard hard
Innsbruck - Gnadenwald - Volders - Tulfes - Rinn - Lans - Patsch - Ellbögen - Matrei - B182 - Natters - Axams - Afling - Innsbruck This challenging round tour with stunning views takes riders on a circular route around Innsbruck via all of the surrounding high alpine plateaus. The constant up and down means that this route clocks up an impressive number of vertical metres. The full tour passes through lots of little villages around Innsbruck but it can be shortened or extended at any time to suit personal preferences and fitness levels. There are plenty of small cafés and guesthouses in the villages along the way, which are great places to take a break and replenish energy levels. Route options From Lans, the route can be shortened by riding to Innsbruck via Igls. Additional shortcuts: the B182 in the Wipp Valley leads straight down to Innsbruck. To extend the tour, you can add a flat section that goes via Kematen to Zirl. In Axams, you can add vertical metres by riding up to the Sellrain Valley via Grinzens and Tanneben rather than going back down to the Inn Valley. From there, you can take a route straight back to Innsbruck or continue on from the village of Sellrain through Oberperfuss and Ranggen before returning to Innsbruck.
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