April - October
As early as April, it is possible to notch up some kilometres on the flat. Roadbikers like the mild summer temperatures for tours covering a lot of vertical metres.
Racing biking in Tyrol West
Tyrol is an ideal training region for racing bikers, being close to Switzerland, Italy, and Germany and with many well-known tours. A variety of attractive, proven racing bike tours that can be mixed and matched in different ways take you up to the most beautiful and highest peaks in Tyrol.
Lots of racing biking tours
A well-known route to warm up and get to know the region is the 25 km Arlberg circuit. It takes you on a moderate uphill gradient from Zams via the Landeck Öd and the villages of the Stanzer Valley to the birthplace of the alpine winter sport – St. Anton at the Arlberg. Racing bikers who are skiers in winter will find the ski museum worth a visit. You learn about how the alpine ski sport evolved in a descriptive way. Returning to Zams is mainly a downhill ride and there is plenty of time to enjoy the fantastic mountain world.
Up to the highest peaks of Tyrol
The tours of more than 100 km are naturally more demanding, as are those that cover a few thousand vertical metres. The queen’s stages are surely the Stelvio Pass tour with 4.000 metres in altitude, the Silvretta tour across the scenic landscape of the Silvretta high-alpine road or the Kaunertal Valley Glacier Tour with 100 kilometres and 2.000 metres in altitude. Starting from Landeck, this tour leads in southern direction to Prutz from where you take a turn into the Kaunertal Valley. The first steep gradients of up to 16% must be taken even before you reach Feichten. Past the tollbooth, which is free of charge for cyclists, and the water reservoir, the tour continues with many serpentines to the restaurant at the Kaunertal Valley Glacier in 2.750 metres above sea level. Stunning views are guaranteed!
You would be hard pushed to find such a variety of tours anywhere else. Often you come back a different way to the one you set out on.
The Tyrol West region makes the perfect base for exploring the most beautiful Alpine passes and valleys by bike. You would be hard pushed to find such a rich variety of tours anywhere else and there is really something for every standard. There is a range of biking taking you through the impressive mountain scenery of West Tyrol on perfectly maintained roads and a variety of attractive, identified racing bike tours that can be mixed and matched to suit. Being close to Switzerland, Italy and Germany, it is possible to explore many pass roads beyond the Tyrolean border.