Racing biking in Tyrol
The district of Nauders on the Austrian side of the Reschenpass has 1500 inhabitants and is known as a real centre for biking in the whole of the Reschenpass region. As one of the 1st officially recognised mountain biking regions, Nauders also lends itself excellently to racing biking. Tyrolean down-to-earthness, southern flair, the mighty peaks of the Alps‘ main ridge and Mediterranean climate are steady companions on cycling tours through the 3-country cycling and biking arena.
Racing biking in the tri-border region
Although there are only 3 roads leading out of Nauders, these take you into 3 different countries. To the north you arrive in the Tyrolean Oberland, travelling to the south takes you over the Reschenpass into the almost Mediterranean Vinschgau, and to the West, behind the Ofenpass lies Engadin, in Switzerland.
Racing biking holidaysin Nauders: on the second highest mountain pass in the Alps
One of the nicest tours in the Reschenpass region leads up to the 2757 m Stilfser Joch, the second-highest mountain pass in the Alps. The 48 bends have led from the Vinschgau apple plantations up to the eternal ice since the start of the 19th century in an almost artistic form. The route is 24.6 km long and covers 1844 vertical metres. In some of the steeper sections, it is not only the view that will take your breath away.
Racing cycling for every aspiration
But it doesn’t have to be such a challenging route straightaway. The region also offers an unbelievable variety of tours for smaller aspirations like the routes which lead into the Val Martello, the Val Senales or to the Fuorn Pass. Almost without any metres in altitude is the route along the Via Claudia which leads past the impressive border fortresses of Altfinstermünz amongst other things. Anyone who likes such flat routes, cycles with tailwind on a well-signposted network of cycling tracks away from busy roads downhill all the way to Merano.