Culture and adventure on two wheels
Would you have thought that Tyrol has more than 900km of cycle paths to offer? Wonderfully designed cycle paths meander between the Zillertal and the Kitzbühel Alps – ideal for leisure cyclists who value tradition, art and culture as much as they do exercise. Is this you? Then Tyrol with its lush alpine meadows and imposing mountain landscapes is just right for you. Hop on your bike and discover the Tyrolean idyll with all its facets: the culture of Innsbruck, the old traditions and the hearty cuisine.
St. Moritz – Innsbruck
St. Moritz, the chic ski resort in Swizerland, is a super starting point for the wonderful Alpine cycle tour along the Inn. From here you cycle through the beautiful landscape of Tyrol, until you finally arrive in the capital of Innsbruck.
- All details about the cycle tour St. Moritz – Innsbruck can be found here.
Innsbruck – Passau
Arrive early enough in the picturesque city of Innsbruck so you have enough time to see the sights. The next day we continue along the Inn cycle path through the Tyroler lowlands towards Bavaria. After about 350 kilometres of cycling you will arrive in the Bavarian Passau.
- Doesn’t that sound great? Read all the important information about the cycle tour Innsbruck – Passau.
Innsbruck – Bolzano
From the capital of Tyrol you cycle to the capital of South Tyrol. Breathtaking mountain landscapes, friendly locals and enchanting villages and towns will sweeten your bike ride even more.
- Exact information about cycling Innsbruck – Bolzano can be discovered here.
Innsbruck – Lake Garda
Fruit orchards, vineyards, castles and palaces line your way from Innsbruck to Lake Garda. Enjoy fantastic cycle paths along the Adige, culinary delights and cultural attractions.
- Everything you need to know about cycling Innsbruck – Lake Garda is available here.
Innsbruck – Verona
In just 8 days you travel from the Golden Roof to the house of Julia Capulet. Discover South Tyrol’s prettiest cities and enjoy, wherever you can, an original South Tyrolean merende with a glass of wine.
- Here you will find the details of the cycle tour Innsbruck – Verona.
Innsbruck – Venice
Ever wanted to travel to Venice by bike? You can! The starting point is the beautiful city of Innsbruck. Enjoy the Italian airstream for 10 days and spoil yourself during your cycling breaks.
- Interested? Understandable! Here you will find all the information about the cycle tour Innsbruck – Venice.
Innsbruck – Salzburg
On the way from Innsbruck to Salzburg, the mountains of the Alpine foothills are at your feet! It almost feels like being on a throne, but it’s just the saddle of your bike. Visit the Krimml waterfalls and let yourself be impressed by the imposing mountains in the Hohe Tauern National Park.
- All stage locations, details and prices for the cycle tour Innsbruck – Salzburg can be found here.
Munich – Venice
This cycle tour from Munich to Venice is something for the die-hard cyclists. Ride over 12 or 9 days from Germany to Italy (sounds great, right?). And enjoy the beautiful mountains and the stunning landscape of three alpine regions.
- The exact details of the cycle tour Munich – Venice can be found here.
The climate in Tyrol
Tyrol is known far and wide for its snowy and cold winters. Well, we are lucky as our cycle tours only run from spring to autumn. And the weatherman says there should be some better weather. In Tyrol the inner alpine mountain climate prevails. This means warm but occasionally humid summer months (due to heat storms) and a beautiful golden autumn with warm temperatures and little rainfall. Nevertheless, good clothes are recommended, as with any cycle tour!
The Tyrolean cuisine
The Tyrolean cuisine is characterised by hearty food. A steaming soup with spicy ‘Kaspressknödeln’ (cheese dumplings), ‘Kasspatzn’ (cheesey dish) with a fresh green salad, a crispy grilled ‘Tyrolean Gröstl’ (pan of potatoes, meat and topped with egg) or delicious stuffed bacon dumplings are the figureheads of famous Tyrolean cuisine. But sweet delicacies, such as the famous ‘Kaiserschmarrn’ (chopped pancakes), ‘Moosbeernocken’ or ‘Apfelradeln’ (cake with apples) can’t be forgotten in Tyrolean cuisine! Are you worried about your waistline? Well, luckily you can burn up the calories afterwards.
Yodelling – the Tyrolean answer to the phone
Yodelling is an artful way of singing, but with our lyrics. The syllables that are yodelled have no meaning. Not many people are really good at yodelling, because you have to be able to jump octaves and have a large range. Yodelling is very widespread in the German and French speaking regions of the Alps and originated in the gray eras for the purpose of communicating over great distances. Over time, the yodelling became a vocal form that is firmly interwoven into Tyrolean culture.
Did you know…?
- …that the highest mountain in Austria – the Großglockner – is in Tyrol?
- …that the traditional Schuhplattler (folk dance) is modelled on the courtship behaviour of the capercaillie? Schuhplattler is danced purely by men to court a woman. They beat their hands on their thighs and shoes.
- …that the Olympic Winter Games were held in Innsbruck twice? Once in 1964 and the second time in 1976.
- …that the eponymous bridge over the Inn in the Tyrolean capital – the Innbrücke – still appears in the city seal and coat of arms?
Perfectly organised cycling holidays in Tyrol
If your bike trip is going well, great hotels are booked, easy-to-understand travel documents and perfect maps are available, a 7-day service hotline to make you feel safe, great rental bikes and luggage that’s waiting for you at your next accommodation…yes, then it must be a Eurobike tour!