Are you looking for a sporty challenge in the heart of the Alps? Or are you a hobby cyclist who prefers racing cycle tours surrounded by gentle hills and crystal-clear alpine lakes?
Then you have come to the right place to find the perfect region for your next racing cycle holiday..
An optimal network of low-traffic side roads and cycling trails promises stress-free race biking with all levels of difficulty from March onwards. Planned as stage tour, the entire region between Neuschwanstein Castle and Lake Constance can be discovered on two wheels.
Nauders at the Reschen Pass
Tyrolean originality, Mediterranean flair, the impressive summits of the Alpine Divide and the Mediterranean climate accompany you on the bike tours through the 3-country Cycle and Bike Arena Nauders. Here is where Tyrol, the South Tyrolean Vinschgau District and the Swiss Engadine come together.
Racing bike region Salzburgerland – Salzkammergut
The merger of the Salzburger Land and the Salzkammergut into a racing bike region resulted in a top racing bike destination only a few kilometres away from the town of Salzburg. The diversity of tours between lakes and alpine passes is unique.
Region Bad Kleinkirchheim
For almost 20 years,“Nockbike“ has been the byname for a unique mountain-lake landscape away from the mainstream regions. The region around Bad Kleinkirchheim-Nockberg Mountains and Lake Millstätt is by far not inferior to other known cycling sport destinations.
Plenty of racing cycle routes, eventful tours and an impressive scenery with the Upper Tauern to the south and Limestone Alps to the north, racing cyclists will find all this in the Alpine nature of the Pinzgau District.
Lake Faak – Lake Klopein & Lake Ossiach
Mountains or water – you don’t have to make a decision in this South Carinthian region. With the mild climate you get to enjoy both options: mountain air and swimming fun! The race cycling tours are not only a great physical challenge but also reward with a truly scenic landscape.
Scenic landscapes and stamina training can be perfectly combined in the area around Kufstein. After all, this holiday region is situated in the middle of the Kaiser Mountains nature reserve and stunning lake scenery.
Compared to other Alpine valleys, the Tannheim Valley’s cycling season is relatively long. The first training sessions start here already in April. There is a total of 22 tours and 2.500 kilometres to select from.
The Ötztal Valley is mainly the destination for experienced sportsmen and women who want a proper work-out and are always on the look-out for longer, steep ascents. More leisurely tours are hard to come by in the Ötztal Valley. Difficult routes with steep ascents are the norm here.
The Tyrol West region is the perfect location to reach the most beautiful Alpine passes and valleys by bike. Well-maintained roads lead through the fantastic landscape of Austria’s most mountainous federal state.
The Bregenz Forest offers everything a racing cyclist´s heart desires. From challenging tours to leisurely panorama tours - everything can be found here. The location in the 4-border region Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland extends the radius of tours immensely.
The tri-border region Upper Austria, Bavaria and South Bohemia makes this area so special. Racing cyclists have every opportunity for development here and can select from an abundance of refreshing tours. A good tempo can be achieved on the well-asphalted roads
Situated in close proximity to Lake Garda, the Valsugana and the Val di Fiemme in the eastern part of the Trentino are fantastic racing cycle areas. Here you enjoy varied routes on perfect, almost traffic-free roads.
The region around Alta Badia at the base of the impressive Dolomite summits boasts winding roads and is a real paradise for racing cyclist pros and high-level athletes. Alta Badia is the perfect starting point for classic Dolomite tours as well as lesser known yet highly interesting ascents.
South Tyrol- Vinschgau District
The combination of Mediterranean climate and high-alpine beauty make South Tyrol an interesting starting point for any racing bike holiday.
The paradise for collectors of altitude metres. Some spectacular passes of the Dolomites are gathered around the picturesque Irt. The queen's stage awaits with 7 passes in just one day.
South Tyrolean Wine Route - Tramin/Lake Kalter
A racing cycle holiday in the southern part of South Tyrol is quite something. What makes this region really special is the climate. Cyclists here are already very busy while others are still stuck in deep snow. More than 300 days of sunshine per year is the ideal condition for the next racing cycle holiday.
Gstaad is still an insider tip for racing cyclists who look for alpine landscape and varied routes. The leisure aspect should not be left out either. Whether short interval training or leisurely day tours; there is the perfect tour for everyone.
Little Switzerland in Luxembourg offers racing cyclists unexpected challenges. Varied tours through multi-facetted landscapes on roads with little traffic: the hilly region with the constant change between steep ascents and racy downhill routes has quite something to offer.
The summer is too hot for race cycling in the south. The mild temperatures around the pass roads and lakes provide the best conditions for racing cycle training and leisurely tours.