Why go the long way

when you can take the short way? Three long-distance cycling routes run right through or very close to the Tyrolean Oberland.

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Via Claudia Augusta

Europe’s cultural hub - the highly popular long-distance cycling route of Via Claudia Augusta from Donauwörth (Germany) to Venice (Italy) goes through the Tyrolean Oberland.

Over the last few years, all the existing gaps along the historic Roman road between Prutz and the Altfinstermünz border fortress in the Tyrolean Oberland region have been closed. As a labour-saving alternative, there is a shuttle bus up to Nauders. This makes the cycling route suitable even for families and sprightly pensioners.

The Roman road, which leads from the Adriatic Sea and the Po River valley over the Alps to the Danube has become popular again over the last few years thanks to the EU project Interreg III B – Alpine Space. After 2,000 years, it is flourishing again with cyclists and long-distance hikers. Alongside the Danube cycling route, the Via Claudia Augusta is the easiest Alps crossing for cyclists, thanks in part to the shuttle, and is one of the two most popular cycling routes for Germans abroad.

Distance: approx. 700km
Course: Donauwörth – Augsburg – Füssen – Imst – Zams - Landeck- Prutz - Ried - Pfunds – Nauders – Reschen Pass – Merano – Bolzano – Trient – Verona – Ostiglia

Profile: On asphalt or gravel cycling routes and quiet side roads .

Bike support: The special bike transport “Via Claudia piggyback” from Landeck train station gives you the option of covering the most demanding section over the Reschen Pass in the comfort of a bus. Download the bus timetable for the Via Claudia piggyback service here.

All information, route profiles, descriptions, events, images, package tours and much more can be found at www.viaclaudia.org.

Inn cycling route

Bike tours are “Inn”! The Inn cycling route combines three countries on its approx. 530 km course from Maloja (Switzerland) to Passau (Germany). There’s always something to look at: an imposing Alpine panorama and attractive scenic contrasts.
This popular long-distance cycling route runs right through the upper Inntal valley, from the towering two and three-thousanders of the Engadin and Tyrol to the rolling hills of Bavaria and Upper Austria. Also along the way: famous cities and cultural landmarks, as well as traditional cuisine from the three countries. In the Tyrolean Oberland, you can experience the River Inn in its wild and untamed form, just as it should be for a real mountain river…

The route largely covers cycling routes and side roads, as well as a few quiet main roads. Some long stretches involve travelling on gravel, which is why touring, trekking or mountain bikes are recommended. 

Distance:530 km in total, 146 km (Maloja – Landeck), 106 km (Nauders – Maloja)
Course:Maloja – St. Moritz – Zernez – Martina (on towards Nauders) – or Pfunds – Prutz – Landeck – Telfs – Innsbruck – Strass – Kufstein/Erl – Flintsbach – Rosenheim – Wasserburg – Mühldorf – Burghausen – Marktl – Ering – Bad Füssing – Reichersberg – Schärding – Passau

All other information, sections, profiles, descriptions and much more can be found at www.innregionen.com

Etschtal valley cycling route

Off to the south…
The Adige cycling route offers a combination of nature adventure and culture trip for casual cyclists and experienced cyclists alike
.Plus you get to head to the sunny south!

This tour leads along the River Adige over the Reschen Pass, and past the historic Lake Reschen with its old steeple. You then head on through the Vinschgau via Burgeis (Marienberg abbey), Glurns, Churburg and Schlanders, and through bumpy fruit fields past a dreamy mountain backdrop to cities such as Merano, Bolzano (Ötzi-Museum, Reinhold Messners Museum at Schloss Sigmundskron), Trento and Rovereto, with plenty of culture and living history. One particular highlight is a detour to Lake Kaltern and Lake Garda.

Course: Nauders – Reschen Pass – Vinschgau – Merano – Bolzano – Trient – Lake Garda – Verona

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