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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Karwendel round tour

165 KM 165 KM
1600 M 1.600 M
hard hard
A beautiful tour that leads through stunning landscapes, around the Karwendel mountains, through the young Isar Valley and past the Sylvenstein reservoir and Lake Achensee. The route boasts stunning scenery and panoramic views that show how much diversity tours in the Alps have to offer. After the climb to Leutasch, the route follows a gently undulating section to Lake Achensee and then a flat trail back along the Inn Valley. Route options An alternative route to the one described is to follow the ascent from Telfs that goes via Mösern and Seefeld. Another option is to stay on the main road after Maurach am Achensee. This route back down into the Inn Valley is less steep and goes via Achenkanzel and Wiesing.


105 KM 105 KM
1450 M 1.450 M
hard hard
This extremely challenging cycling tour covers 100km throught the Alpbach and Ziller valleys along the Kerschbaumsattel. Tour Description:  Innsbruck - Gnadenwald - Brixlegg - Alpbachtal - Reith - Towards Hygna - Kerschbaumsattel - Bruck im Zillertal -  Strass - Maurach - Buch bei Jenbach - Schwaz - Hall - Innsbruck

The Kühtai Rodeo

122 KM 122 KM
4250 M 4.250 M
hard hard
Reaching the village of Kühtai by road bike from one of the three starting points in Kematen, Haiming or Ötz is a considerable sporting challenge. No matter which starting point you choose, Kühtai is one of the toughest alpine rides in the greater Innsbruck area. The route from Kematen covers 23.93 kilometres and a difference in altitude of 1,393 vertical metres. The Kühtai Rodeo is a challenge with a single goal, to reach Kühtai (the finish area in front of the tourist information in the village centre) within one day from all three starting points. That means covering a total of 122 kilometres and 4,250 vertical meters from the villages of Kematen, Ötz and Haiming. You can choose to start the Kühtai Rodeo at the roundabout in Kematen, Ötz or Haiming and these roundabouts are also the turning points.  When starting the Rodeo in Kematen, for example, you ride up to Kühtai and then down to Ochsengarten, up a short distance to the Haiminger Sattele and then down to Haiming. At the roundabout in Haiming, you turn around and battle back up 1,000 vertical metres to the Haiminger Sattele, cruise down to Ochsengarten and then ride back up to Kühtai on the extremely steep and notorious "Stopfer" climb. In this case, the descent leads back down to Ochsengarten but instead of riding back up to the Haiminger Sattele, you continue a rapid descent via Ötzerau to the roundabout in Ötz. At the roundabout, you turn around and head back up to Kühtai one last time. From Ötz, the route covers 1,200 vertical metres of sometimes steep terrain. Once in Kühtai, you can call yourself a Kühtai Cowboy or Kühtai Cowgirl. The finale is the fast ride back down to Kematen.

Olympia Express

147 KM 147 KM
2500 M 2.500 M
hard hard
A challenging tour that passes the historic settings of Innsbruck's Olympic Games. A route with many climbs and and large altitude differences to overcome. Tour Description: Olympiahalle with a view of the Olympiabrücke bridge - Bergiselschanze ski jump - South Innsbruck - Natters - Götzens - Axams - Axamer Lizum - Axams - Inzing - Hatting - Pfaffenhofen - Telfs - Buchen - Leutasch - Seefeld - Mösern - Telfs - Innsbruck/Kranebitten - Hall - Tulfes - Rinn - Sistrans - Patscherkofelbahn - Igls - Vill - Innsbruck Olympiahalle

Back roads to Kufstein

133 KM 133 KM
900 M 900 M
medium medium
A simple route with slight climbs along quiet streets to Kufstein fortress. This route from Innsbruck to the fortress city of Kufstein goes along cycle lanes and quiet streets away from the highway. The way back, however, takes you along the highway from the medieval city of Rattenberg.

Around Innsbruck

60.5 KM 60.5 KM
1200 M 1.200 M
medium medium
The popular bike tour "Around Innsbruck" covers 1,200 wonderful vertical metres and a distance of about 60 km. The route leads along quiet roads and gives you the opportunity to experience the alpine charm of Innsbruck's rural surroundings coupled with wonderful views over the city. Route   The tour starts in Innsbruck and heads north along the Karwendel range, passing through various small villages along the way. The route leads through Mühlau, Arzl and Rum before turning off from Thaur towards the Gnadenwald plateau. From Gnadenwald, there are several options to choose from for the ride back down to the Inn Valley. The destination is Wattens, home of the world-famous Swarovski Crystal Worlds, where a quick visit to view the glittering installations and sparkling exhibits is always an experience. There are, of course, plenty of places to secure your bike safely during your visit.  From Wattens, the route heads towards the Karlskirche church in Volders, where it leaves the main road. Then comes the next high plateau, this time south of Innsbruck. From the valley, the route leads uphill towards Tulfes and the "Olympic Mountain" of Patscherkofel. Along the way, you pass through the beautiful villages of Rinn and Lans before reaching your destination of Igls. From there, it's a steep descent along the road back to Innsbruck, a descent with an impressive backdrop: the mighty Nordkette mountain range rising up behind the city. The Bergisel Olympic ski jump, designed by famous architect Zaha Hadid, awaits at the end of the descent.   Nature of the tour: The tour stays within quite a tight radius of Innsbruck, yet the roads are mostly quiet. There are also plenty of opportunities to shorten the tour and reduce the vertical metres covered. This tour guarantees impressive views of the city and the surrounding mountains, while restaurants, traditional guesthouses and supermarkets offer numerous places for refreshment along the way. 

The Ötztal Cycling Marathon Route from Innsbruck

240 KM 240 KM
5500 M 5.500 M
hard hard
The Ötztal Cycling Marathon can be attempted from Innsbruck without problem. The journey over the alpine passes require immense strength and high fitness levels. It is, however, much more comfortable to split the 238kk over two days, squeezing in an overnight stay at St Leonard in Paseier or Ötztal. Route: Innsbruck - Brenner - Jaufenpass - Timmelsjoch - Ötztal - Kühtai - Innsbruck

From Innsbruck up to the Mieming Plateau and back

80 KM 80 KM
550 M 550 M
easy easy
A gentle round tour that invites bikers to conquer a few vertical metres in the sun from spring to autumn. The optical highlight: Hohe Munde mountain by Telfs. The cultural highlight: a visit to Stams Abbey. The tour starts and finishes in Innsbruck. Route:  Not much uphill, great views: Even cyclists without alpine experience can enjoy stunning mountain views on this round tour to the idyllic and sunny Mieming Plateau. The route starts on the Inn Cycle Path in Innsbruck, which is an easy and traffic-free trail that leads out of the city. The route then continues along the south side of the River Inn to Völs, where it joins the main road. Cyclists ride through the villages of Inzing, Hatting and Flaurling and pass a few traditional guesthouses on the way. The highlights: The cultural highlight is a visit to Stams Abbey, which is also well worth combining with a stop at the monastery Orangerie. The route leaves the main road in Mötz and joins a paved cycle path for the first uphill section. This first climb is relatively steep. However, the reward is not long in coming: the Mieming Plateau offers fantastic views over green meadows and fields to the rugged Wetterstein mountains. The Locherboden pilgrimage church is also a lovely feature of the landscape and can be seen on the approach to the plateau. From Mieming, the route leads gently downhill to Telfs and then follows the path along the quiet northern bank of the River Inn back to Innsbruck. From Zirl, cyclists can enjoy views of the Martinswand rock face, a popular destination for climbers from the nearby city. Tips: The steep section can be avoided by following the more gently inclined main road but there is often a lot of traffic. We recommend doing the tour anti-clockwise because the section from Mieming down to Telfs follows the main road and it’s easier for cyclists to flow with the traffic when doing this section downhill.

Innsbruck to Jenbach

82.5 KM 82.5 KM
1000 M 1.000 M
medium medium
A longer tour through the Inn valley to Jenbach with a detour to the holiday villages. This tour starts in Innsbruck and heads to Jenbach via Gnadenwald and Terfens, before returning via the 'silver town' of Schwaz, Wattens and Tulfes. After a short detour into the southern holiday villages, it's via Igls and back to Innsbruck. Route: Innsbruck - Rum - Gnadenwald - Vomp - Jenbach - Schwaz - Wattens - Tulfes - Igls - Innsbruck

Innsbruck to Kühtai

110 KM 110 KM
1600 M 1.600 M
hard hard
This classic yet challenging tour leads from Innsbruck to Kühtai. The alpine terrain and high-altitude ascents require strength and endurance. Along the way, you are rewarded with fantastic panoramic views, rapid descents and idyllic villages.  Route: The route begins directly in Innsbruck and leads west along the paved Inn Cycle Path. After the airport, the route continues along the main road on the northern side of the River Inn to Telfs. There, it crosses the river and heads south towards Ötztaler Höhe. At the roundabout, continue towards Ötz. This is the start of the challenging ascent past Ötzerau and Ochsengarten to the highest point of the tour in Kühtai. The steepest section has a gradient of 18%. Kühtai is a peaceful village in summer with a few restaurants and guesthouses where you can stop for a break. From Kühtai, the route heads steeply downhill towards Kematen. The road is quiet but bikers should still expect to meet traffic and may also come across herds of livestock. The route is flat from Kematen back to Innsbruck. We recommend leaving the main road and joining the Inn Cycle Path in Zirl. Route options: The route can also be completed in the opposite direction. Some tips for those who wish to extend the tour: A detour from Gries im Sellrain to the Lüsens Valley will test your fitness and offer even more wonderful alpine experiences and views. Another option for mountain specialists is the Haiminger Sattele: a challenging climb from the village of Haiming. Equipment: The tour takes you through high alpine terrain where weather and temperatures can be severe, even in summer. We recommend that you take the correct equipment with you, for example a warm hat, windproof jacket and gloves. A rear light is required for riding through some of the snow sheds (avalanche galleries that protect the road). 
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