Guidebook

Tirol's Long Distance Cycle Paths

There is no better way to truly immerse yourself in the landscapes and magnificent scenery of Tirol than from the saddle of your bike during a cycling holiday.

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A stunning network of more than 1,000 kilometres of cycle paths and trails lead you to medieval castles and historic monuments. Explore the Heart of the Alps at your own pace, pedal along Inn Cycle Path, Drau Cycle Path or Via Claudia Augusta and combine healthy physical activity with delightful stops along the cycle route!

Source: https://www.tyrol.com/things-to-do/sports/cycling/cycle-paths

Drau Cycle Path

Drau Cycle Path

Trentino-Alto Adige
50.9 km
375 m
856 m
Its flat terrain, idyllic rest stops, and great play areas make the East Tirolean section of the Drau Cycle Path the ideal option for leisure cyclists and families. The 45 kilometers of the route in East Tirol stretch from Arnbach/Sillian to Nikolsdorf at the border of the Province of Carinthia and pass a rich variety of rewarding sights and attractions. Show less The Drau Cycle Path runs from the source of the Drau River in Toblach Field, Italy’s South Tirol, for 366 km along the eponymous river, through East Tirol and Carinthia to Maribor in Slovenia. Families with children simply love the Drau Cycle Path as it mostly runs along the flat valley bottom. The excellently signed and completely paved cycling path passes several train stations where you can get aboard a train to shorten your journey. Great sights and attractions are perfect places to take a break from cycling: History and legacy are best explored at the archaeological site Aguntum near Dölsach, at Bruck Castle in Lienz and at the Lavant Archaeological Collections. The pinnacle of rustic charm, Aigner Bath is a small intimate natural mineral spring resort where you can immerse yourself in romantic secluded pools filled with mineral-rich waters. Little ones will have the time of their lives at Wichtel Park in Sillian, along Galitzen Gorge Waterfall Trail, at the Lienz Dolomitenbad Waterworld and at the Vitalpinum Mountain Pine Oil Distillery, where delightful herb gardens and a great adventure playground make for a great family day out.
Easy
Private
Inn Cycle Path

Inn Cycle Path

Trentino-Alto Adige
225.6 km
595 m
1,162 m
The classic 520-kilometer long Inn Cycle Path, which is ranked among Europe’s longest and most scenic cycle routes, follows the River Inn from its source on Maloja Pass, Switzerland, through Austria’s Tirol and to Passau, Germany. The 230 kilometers long Tirol section of the Inn Cycle Path mainly runs on purpose built safe cycle ways along the River Inn. This awesome 5-day tour allows you to appreciate the scenery, combining exercise with fun and not forgetting some good food and outstanding cultural highlights en route, including a rich variety of family attractions.Follow the path of the River Inn from Martina in Swiss Engadine Valley Innsbruck to Kufstein past breathtaking mountains, romantic castles and picturesque towns. After a few small inclines in the beginning, the cycle path follows well signed and predominantly traffic free routes along the River Inn and across an ever changing Alpine landscape. The Inn Cycle Path is ideally suited for leisure cyclists and families!
Moderate
Private
Zillertal Valley Cycle Path

Zillertal Valley Cycle Path

30.2 km
148 m
43 m
Add to travel guide Its flat terrain, gentle elevation gain of 140 meters, and beautiful scenery make the Zillertal Valley Cycle Path the ideal option for leisure cyclists and families. The 31 kilometers follow the Ziller River downstream from Mayrhofen to Strass and pass a rich variety of rewarding sights and attractions. The Zillertal Valley Cycle Path runs along the flat, broad and sunny valley floor valley on paved roads and gravel trails. Great sights and attractions en route are perfect places to take a break from cycling, including adventure parks, outdoor swimming pools and playgrounds. The excellently signed cycling path passes several train stations where you can get aboard historic Zillertal Train to shorten your journey.
Easy
Private
Via Claudia Augusta

Via Claudia Augusta

143.1 km
2,529 m
1,860 m
This easy paced cycling tour is ideal for those wishing to experience the beauty of the Tirolese Alps in style. The riding is concentrated along historic Via Claudia Augusta, a 2000 year old Roman built road which was, for many centuries, the main commercial route across the Alps, linking Northern Italy with modern-day Southern Germany. Originally used for the transportation of goods and Roman troops, it now serves as the perfect 130-kilometer long biking route through an area of stunning views and historic sites. The three day journey begins at the border between Germany and Austria and takes in some of the most beautiful Tirolean landscapes imaginable—and not forgetting the excellent food: Many inns and restaurants between Füssen and Nauders whip up dishes using Roman condiments to take you out on a historical journey.
Moderate
Private
Long-Distance Cycle Route Munich – Venice

Long-Distance Cycle Route Munich – Venice

Munich
211.4 km
2,194 m
1,337 m
Three Countries, Two Languages, Three Cultures and Three Climatic Zones: The long-distance cycle route from Germany’s Munich to Italy’s Venice takes riders 560 kilometers through three countries, including Tirol with its capital Innsbruck and charming small towns, past crystal clear lakes such as Tegernsee, Achensee and Lago di Santa Croce and over the Alps to Italy and – eventually – to Venice and the Adriatic. Show less The 95-kilometer route across Tirol is the best possible way for a cyclist to grasp the range of scenic pleasures available in the Heart of the Alps, including a spectacular backdrop of mountains and areas of awesome natural beauty along with cultural sights and attractions.
Moderate
Private
Mozart Cycle Path

Mozart Cycle Path

66.5 km
949 m
815 m
Hardy cyclists can follow in the footsteps of Austria’s famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Mozart Cycle Path leads riders on a gentle 450 kilometer long circle, passing through glorious countryside with beautiful lakes and pretty towns and villages. The route leads from Salzburg, the famous birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to Germany’ Bavaria, Austria’s Tirol and back to Mozart's birthplace. Find inspiration in the pine-clad mountains, tranquil lakes and picturesque villages which sparked Mozart’s masterpieces as you tour the landscapes he loved. Two beautiful day rides of this amazing trip wind through the Austrian Tirol, from Niederndorf via Kössen to Lofer. Lofty mountains, such as Kaiser Range and Kitzbühel Horn Peak, and lovely Walchsee Lake are just some of the highlights and offer a wealth of fabulous scenery. The route is considered moderate and biking is partly on flat grounds. You will have to master a few gradients, but the view will be worth it. Most of the riding is on designated and paved cycle paths and quiet back roads.
Moderate
Private
Lech Cycle Path

Lech Cycle Path

52.1 km
664 m
394 m
Enjoy the captivating sights and sounds of nature when cycling on the 52-kilometer long Lech Cycle Path, along Europe's last untamed river. The beautiful route winds from Reutte to Steeg, where Kaiserbach Brook empties into Lech River. This awesome 4-day tour allows you to appreciate the stunning natural scenery, not forgetting some good food and friendly accommodations en route. With about four hours of riding, the Lech Cycle Path makes for delightful and easy day rides. Lech River is one of the Alps’ last untamed rivers with sceneries that are sometimes pristine and natural, then wild and yet again gentle; and filled with legendary stories waiting to be discovered. You’ll cycle past vast shingle banks, across some of Europe’s most beautiful riverside woods, and along lush and verdant meadows.
Moderate
Private