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 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.
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.