A tour to the Vorarlberger Kleinwalsertal, which is located in Austria but can only be reached via German territory. A wonderful racing bike tour awaits you...

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Among cyclists the "https://www.tannheimertal.com/"Tannheimer Tal has been known for a long time, because in 2001 the Austrian Cycle Tour's troop went through the valley.

In 2005, the cycling pros of the Bavarian Tour came to Tyrol for the opening stage of the tour and were rewarded with the Tannheimer Tal mountain classification and the Jungholz mountain classification.

And even professionals noticed the scenic charms of the "probably most beautiful high valley in Europe".

Rich green meadows, the Haldensee lake and a beautiful mountain scenery accompanied the cycling pros on their competition kilometres.

And so the Tannheimer Tal has also been praised as an ideal region for targeted training or extended tours.

"The Tannheimer Tal is an ideal starting point for long racing bike tours to the surrounding regions such as Lake Constance or the Arlberg", says Michael Keller, Managing Director of the "https://www.tannheimertal.com/" Tourism Association Tannheimer Tal and former mountain bike coach of Austria.

In addition to the ideal starting point, cyclists will find a wide range of accommodation in the Tannheimer Tal.

From a 5 star house to a private room you can choose your accommodation.

After a nice trip, relax and recharge your batteries.

- https://www.tannheimertal.com/"The Tannheimer TalHow to get there:Start at the "https://www.tannheimertal.com/" tourist information office in Tannheim, heading west past Zöblen to Schattwald.

At Schattwald begins a 1.5 km long ascent up to the former German customs office Oberjoch.

After a short descent, turn left at the crossroads in Oberjoch and continue down the Joch Pass to Bad Hindelang.

Follow the road until you reach Sonthofen.

Turn left and follow the signs for the swimming pool.

Before the level crossing, turn left at the crossroads.

Via old towns, Schöllang and Rubi towards Oberstdorf.

At the roundabout turn right and at the next crossing turn left into Kleinwalsertal.

Follow the road until the end of the valley.

Turn around in Baad and continue via Mittelberg and Kornau to the beginning of the valley.

Turn left at the crossroads and immediately left again.

Via the villages Obermaiselstein and Ofterschwang to Sonthofen.

At the crossing with traffic lights go straight on towards Oberjoch/Reutte, through Binswangen, Reckenberg, Vorderhindelang until Bad Hindelang.

Here follows the ascent over the Jochpass, with a maximum gradient of 7%, to Oberjoch.

In Oberjoch turn right at the crossroads and follow the main road to the starting point after TannheimSafety information: The StVO applies.

It should be noted that there may be an increased risk of accident and injury in racing cycling.

Despite careful route planning, a basic risk always remains.

A tour preparation by endurance sport, appropriate training and advanced training as well as personal prudence reduces the danger of accidents and the risks.

Equipment: The personal equipment must be safe and usable and correspond to the respective technical standard.

Every cyclist is recommended to inform himself in technical literature or on site about the planned tours.

Complete racing bike equipment absolutely recommended even for experienced cyclists! Further information and links: "https://www.tannheimertal.com/"Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal