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The Tannheimer Tal has been well known among cyclists for a long time, because in 2001 the Tross of the Österreich Radrundfahrt (Austria Cycling Tour) 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 Tannheimer Tal Tourism Association and former Austrian national mountain bike trainer.
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.
- The Tannheimer TalWegbeschreibung:Start at the tourist information in Tannheim heading east, past Nesselwängle and the Gaichtpass down the valley to Weißenbach.
At the roundabout take the exit towards Reutte and via Höfen to Reutte.
At the roundabout take the exit in the direction of Fernpass.
At the end of Reutte turn right and drive onto the Fernpassstraße.
Follow the road to the junction Lermoos/Ehrwald.
Turn right and in the centre of Lermoos turn right towards Biberwier.
Follow the road and drive back onto the Fernpassstraße.
A climb to the Fernpass height and a 9 km long descent to Nassereith follow.
Before the first tunnel turn right to Nassereith.
At the end of Nassereith turn left towards Innsbruck/Telfs.
There follows an ascent up the Holzleitensattel and a descent via Obsteig to Barwies.
Follow the road in the direction of Telfs centre, see road book for exact description by Telfs.
After Telfs Sagl follows a 7 km long ascent via Mösern to Seefeld.
Follow the road to Mittenwald.
Through Mittenwald towards Klais to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and on via Farchant to Oberau.
Turn left and follow the Ettaler Sattel up to Ettal.
After Ettal follow the signs to Reutte/Tirol.
Past Linderhof Castle and along Plansee Lake to Kreckelmoos.
At the roundabout take the first exit to Breitenwang and follow the road to Reutte.
At the 1st roundabout take the second exit on the right and at the main roundabout take the direction Lechtal.
Continue through Lechaschau and Höfen to Weißenbach.
At the roundabout turn right into the Tannheimer Tal and back to the starting point.
Safety 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:Tourist Association Tannheimer Tal