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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 TalHow to find us:Start at the tourist information in Tannheim in east direction, past Nesselwängle over the Gaichtpass to Weißenbach.
At the roundabout turn right into Lechtal until you reach Warth.
Turn right there and continue to the highest point of the tour, the Hochtannberg Pass at 1,676 metres above sea level.
Then follows the fast and technically demanding descent through Schröcken and Schoppernau into the Bregenzerwald.
Turn right off the main road towards Schnepfau Ort and Bizau.
A 2.5 km long ascent follows along a romantic, narrow road, and the subsequent descent to Bizau is also very beautiful.
Once in Bizau, continue in the direction of Reuthe and turn left before Bezau to return to the main road.
Then at the roundabout direction Schwarzenberg and further to Egg.
Go straight on at the main junction to Egg-Großdorf and continue to Lingenau.
In the town centre (near the church) turn right onto the main road to Hittisau.
At the end of Hittisau turn right towards Bolgenach and continue towards Riefensberg.
Keep left before entering the village and take the exit to the main road.
There turn right to the border crossing Aach and continue to Oberstaufen.
After the ascent keep right towards Immenstadt, past the Großen Alpsee and through the town.
At the third roundabout turn right towards Blaichach, through the underpass and then turn left towards Sonthofen.
Then follow the road straight ahead through Sonthofen and continue in the direction of Oberjoch/Reutte.
In Bad Hindelang begins the ascent of the Jochpass, with max.
7% gradient, to Oberjoch.
In Oberjoch turn right at the crossroads towards Tannheimer Tal and follow the main road until you reach the starting point for 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 "https://www.tannheimertal.com/radfahren-tirol-allgaeuer-alpen/rennrad.html "Racing cycling in the Tannheimer Tal