The perfect destination for your road bike holiday

A road bike holiday is full of variety.

Ambitious sportsmen and women, who are looking for a challenge, go on tours in the mountains. Biking from alpine pass to alpine pass, they clock up altitude metre by altitude metre. Endurance sportsmen and women on the other hand are looking for long flat routes. And leisure cyclists are attracted to places where they can explore the most beautiful landscapes without much effort. Roadbike Holidays has the perfect destination for every road bike type.

Austria’s biggest state impresses with its incredibly diverse scenery. With its combination of hilly landscapes, river valleys, steppes and moors, you can enjoy pure road biking happiness. Here are a few highlights:

  • The Saurüssel tour
  • Katzentürl tour
  • Tour to the 1,000-year-old linden tree

The scenery in the land of a thousand hills in the Vienna Alps is beautiful. The region is also referred to as the “Bucklige Welt” (hilly world) and offers a constant up and down between small villages and fruit orchards. Behind every hilltop you’ll discover something new!

  • The Hollenthon loop
  • Bucklige Welt tour
  • Hochwolkersdorf tour

Discover road bike tours ranging from slightly hilly routes along the Ybbs to challenging ascents up the Hochkar. Whatever you decide, you’re guaranteed to enjoy pure road biking pleasure on roads with little traffic.

  • Mitterberg – Hochkogel tour
  • Ybbstal Cycle Trail
  • Losenstein tour

Carinthia

Austria

In the sunny south of Austria, you’ll discover a particularly long road biking season and a hint of Mediterranean flair. Perfect for road biking tours in the mountains followed by a refreshing dip in one of the many swimming lakes. Here are the highlights:

  • 3-countries tour
  • The Nockalm route
  • 5-lakes round trip

Lake Faak

Austria

Lake Faak near Villach impresses with a varied holiday programme: mountains, lakes and mild temperatures. Its proximity to the border also offers the possibility to discover three different countries on one tour.

  • The lakes marathon
  • Lake Ossiach via Müllnern and Treffen
  • Lake tour starting at Lake Faak

Salzburg

Austria

You can have it all here: challenging ascents, spectacular panoramas and unrivalled natural surroundings. Not to mention leisurely tours on the well-developed and well-signposted network of routes. The highlights:

  • The classic: the Glockner Road
  • The Postalm tour
  • Trip to the Gasteinertal valley

Pinzgau

Austria

The Pinzgau region impresses with its quiet side roads and well-developed cycle trails. If you enjoy taking a pleasure bike ride along asphalted roads and admiring the surrounding landscape, you’ll constantly find something new to discover here!

  • The Dienten tour
  • Gasteinertal tour
  • The Tauern Cycle Trail

The SalzburgerLand – Salzkammergut road bike region is a combination of six different regions. You can explore the variety of towns and lakes in this region on one single tour and enjoy the combination of glistening lakes and impressive mountains.

  • Postalm round tour via Hallein
  • The Gaisberg tour
  • Close-knit network of routes

Styria

Austria

Styria has the perfect mix of grassy green meadows, gentle hills and – if desired – challenging ascents. There’s no time for boredom in Styria – here are a few highlights from this beautiful state:

  • Gamlitz Schwanberg tour
  • Karnerberg Loop
  • the Wine Roads Trophy

Travel with momentum through Styria. Explore the endless roads in one of Austria’s most beautiful regions. Discover local delicacies, delicious wines, warm hospitality and breathtaking views along the way.

  • The wine roads tour
  • Lots of gravel bike routes
  • The Gamlitz Ragnitz tour

Tyrol

Austria

Tyrol has everything a biker’s heart could desire: lots of high mountains, winding pass roads and quaint villages. That’s why it’s also a popular training location for lots of professional teams. Discover Austria’s third biggest state. Here are a few highlights:

  • The Ofen Pass tour
  • The Flüela Pass
  • The large Germany tour

Innsbruck

Austria

You can travel from the symbol of Innsbruck – the Golden Roof in the heart of the city - to the wild glacier landscape in just 45 minutes. Innsbruck’s location couldn’t be better for indulging in your passion for the outdoors!

  • The Kühtai tour
  • The Wipptal classic tour
  • Stams Abbey

Mit über 180 km Radstrecken ist der Kaiserwinkl ein Eldorado für alle Rennradfans! Ob Extrembiker, Genussfahrer oder sportlich ambitionierter Radler – das vielseitige Angebot lässt keine Wünsche offen. Genuss und die Beschaulichkeit bei gemütlichen Radtouren im flacheren Gelände!

The fortress town of Kufstein is located on the Bavarian-Austrian border. You can enjoy a comprehensive range of tours in the immediate surroundings. You’ll find everything here – from hilly alpine foothills to steep mountain passages. Pure diversity!

  • The Kufstein cycle marathon
  • Kufstein and Reintal lakes tour
  • The Achen Lake tour

Nauders on the Reschen Pass is a municipality with 1,500 residents and one of THE hotspots for road bikers in the regions. Embedded between the Finstermünz Pass in the north and the Reschen Pass in the south, there are more than 20 passes within a 100-kilometre radius!

  • The three-country giro tour
  • The Samnau tour
  • 2,200 of road bike kilometres with a cumulative elevation gain of more than 80,000 metres

With its craggy mountains and rustic chalets, this high valley offers lots of photo spots for your photo album – and of course lots of spots for you and your road bike to explore. The range of tours is really worth experiencing – as is the hospitality!

  • For border crossers: the long Germany tour
  • Tour to Neuschwanstein Castle
  • The Nesselwang tour

TirolWest

Austria

Thanks to the close proximity to Italy, Germany and Switzerland, the TirolWest road bike region awaits with a huge selection of diverse, cross-border tours with plenty of altitude metres.

Vorarlberg

Austria

Vorarlberg is located between Lake Constance and Arlberg and offers both flat routes around the lakes and routes to the summits and high mountain passes. This state impresses all round despite its relatively small size. Here are the highlights:

  • Lake Constance
  • The tour around Vorarlberg
  • The large Vorderwald tour

The Bregenz Forest may not immediately spring to the mind of every road biker when they think about a road biking holiday. But this wonderfully small area is on the rise and is becoming increasingly popular – come and see for yourself!

  • The Bregenz Forest discovery tour
  • 3 passes tour (Hochtannberg Pass, Flexen Pass, Faschinajoch)
  • The challenging Hinterwald tour

The legendary Dolomite passes, outstanding food and good wines make this corner of the world something very special. Add in more than 300 days of sunshine per year and there’s nothing standing in the way of your road biking holiday in South Tyrol. The highlights:

  • The Furkel Pass
  • Brixen and Würzjoch tour
  • The Dolomites Marathon tour

The most beautiful passes in the Dolomites can be found in the Alta Badia region in South Tyrol. You’ll receive a special reward on the ascents: breathtaking panoramic views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The highlights:

  • The Dolomites marathon tour
  • The Sellaronda
  • The Fedaia tour

At the foot of the Latemar and Rosengarten you’ll find an unspoilt natural landscape and the most beautiful Dolomite passes, combined with Italian hospitality – not to mention the Ladin culture. Dive into another world! The highlights of the Eggental:

  • Karer Pass tour
  • Obereggen to Bozen
  • 4 passes tour

The Three Peaks of Lavaredo are probably one of the most photographed motifs of the Dolomites and a spectacular excursion destination. The quaint holiday villages of Sexten, Innichen, Toblach, Niederdorf and Prags add to the atmosphere – the region is a must for every bucket list!

  • Dobbiacco – Cortina tour
  • The Tree Peaks tour
  • The Staller Saddle

Anyone who really wants to feel the burn in their calves has come to exactly the right place. You’ll find countless passes that can be combined in many different ways – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t also enjoy some relaxing tours. Take a look at the highlights and find your perfect tour:

  • Brixen – Würzjoch tour
  • Pragser Wildsee to Plätzwiese
  • Villnöss & Grödnertal

Are you looking for the perfect mix of road biking, culture and indulgence on holiday? Then you must absolutely add the South Tyrol Wine Road around Tramin and Lake Kaltern to your bucket list. Discover both gentle and challenging tours & Italian flair. The highlights:

  • Car-free day on the Mendel Pass
  • The Menghen Pass
  • Umbrail Pass - Stilfserjoch

From here you can either tackle the Stilfserjoch Pass Road or the more leisurely tour along the Via Claudia Augusta. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, you’ll almost always be spoilt by the Vinschgau sunshine. The highlights:

  • Stilfserjoch Pass Road
  • Three countries tour: Italy, Switzerland, Austria
  • Naturns tour

In Emilia Romagna you’ll find the perfect combination of an active road biking holiday and a beach holiday in the Adriatic. The pleasant, warm climate makes it possible to enjoy an XXL road biking season. The highlights of this region are definitely worth seeing:

  • Il Cippo – on the trail of the pirate
  • The Longiano – Montiano tour
  • The Sogliano Tour

The quaint villages that lie between rocks and hilly vineyards are the counterpart to the romantic coastline in many places – and this mix makes both elements irresistible when it comes to delivering a harmonious road biking holiday! The highlights:

  • The Marco Pantani Museum in Cesenatico
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Site in San Marino
  • Road biking season from March to October

Marche

Italy

In der Emilia Romagna findest du die perfekte Kombi aus aktivem Rennradurlaub und Strandurlaub an der Adria. Das angenehme, warme Klima ermöglicht eine XXL-Rennradsaison. Die Highlights dieser Gegend können sich sehen lassen:

  • Il Cippo – auf den Spuren des Piraten
  • Die Longiano – Montiano Runde
  • Die Sogliano Tour

Urbino

Italy

Urbino, a city with an impressive historical heritage, is the ideal starting point for a road bike tour. The choice is yours: do you prefer flat stages by the sea, or would you like to tackle the mountains? Or perhaps both? Here are a few highlights in the region:

  • A varied range of tours
  • Monte Carpegna
  • Discovery tour around the Montefeltro

Trentino is scattered with road biking highlights. Whether it’s the world-famous hotspot of Lake Garda or less well-known spots in the region – Trentino has so much to offer and in many places there is an interesting mix of alpine flair and Mediterranean atmosphere:

  • The Mocheni valley
  • Malcesine tour
  • San Giovanni al Monte tour

The picturesque Lago di Levico in the spa town of Levico Terme is located in Valsugana in eastern Trentino. The Eldorado passes deliver a great many road biking highlights but without all the hustle and bustle of the popular hotspots. So, you’re in the right place if you prefer things to be a bit quieter. The highlights:

  • The Kaiserjäger Road
  • Asiago plateau
  • The thermal spa town of Vetriolo

For many people, northern Lake Garda is THE hotspot when it comes to road biking – and it has earned this reputation with its intact infrastructure and spectacular mountain backdrops. The highlights:

  • Monte Velo - Viote
  • San Giovanni al Monte
  • Cavedine Lake tour

Veneto

Italy

Veneto is situated in Northern Italy and is part of the country’s most diverse region. Here you bike from the passes of the Dolomites to the coast of the Italian Adriatic Sea. Perfect for a multi-faceted road bike holiday.

  • The Sellaronda Bike Day
  • Two nations tour
  • The Marmolada tour

Cortina

Italy

Cortina d’Ampezzo is a great destination for a road biking holiday – there is so much history and so many mountain passes to discover! In the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find exactly what you`re looking for and the sights are likely to take your breath away! The highlights:

  • Cortina tour
  • The Sellaronda
  • The Three Peaks of Lavaredo tour

Bavaria

Germany

From the Allgäu Alps to the Bavarian meadows and into neighbouring Tyrol, it’s worth making the odd stop here. Numerous sights such as the impressive Neuschwanstein Castle await you. The highlights:

  • Pfaffenwinkel tour
  • The Allgäu
  • Forggensee Lake steam locomotive tour

Allgäu

Germany

Everything you need: from steep alpine passes to gentle hills – whether you`re a hobby cyclist or road biking professional – you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for in the Allgäu. There is a wealth of sights such as Neuschwanstein Castle or Lake Constance. The tour highlights:

  • Tour through the Eastern Allgäu alpine foothills
  • Rottachspeicher tour
  • The Oberjoch Pass

Sachsen

Germany

Mit ausgedehnten Wäldern, zahlreichen Mooren, artenreichen Bergwiesen und dem abwechslungsreichen Landschaftsrelief ist das sächsisch-böhmische Erzgebirge ein Geheimtipp für Rennradfahrer. Gehen auf zauberhafte Entdeckungsreise in die einzigartige Landschaft. Höhenwege mit phantastischen Ausblicken wechseln mit idyllischen Tälern und kernigen Anstiegen. Die Highlights:

  • Stoneman Miriquidi Road
  • Geführte Stoneman Touren

Erzgebirge

Germany

Allein schon der Name klingt nach Abenteuer: Erzgebirge. Hier findet man sich zwischen hochtourigem Asphaltrausch und staubigen Gravelerlebnissen wieder. Die Region, die seit 2019 auf der Liste der UNESCO Welterbestätten steht, überrascht mit geologischen und geschichtlichen Highlights entlang wenig befahrener Straßen.

  • Stoneman Miriquidi Road
  • Geführte Stoneman-Touren

This region is shaped by the Karawanken and Julian Alps – so in the north you’ll find mountain passes and high-altitude tours, whereas the mountains in the west are gentler and hillier. In summary: wonderful landscapes for your road biking holiday! The highlights:

  • Bled in the Triglav National Park – a must!
  • Mild climate with a long season
  • The 3 passes tour

Bled

Slovenia

This region is shaped by the Karawanken and the Julian Alps – so in the north you’ll find mountain passes and high-altitude tours, whereas in the west the mountains are gentler and hillier. In short: you’ll find wonderful landscapes for your road biking holiday! The highlights:

  • The Triglav tour
  • Thermal springs believed to have healing powers
  • Lake Bled with the unmistakable “Blejski Otok” island

Brda

Slovenia

Follow the Soča river and you’ll discover a great deal: from vineyards on the Italian border to grassy green meadow landscapes as you head more inland. You’ll be captivated by the diversity of the region. The highlights:

  • Road bike tour with regional product tastings
  • 280 kilometres of cycle tracks
  • The turquoise Soča river

Savinja Tal

Slovenia

Das Obere Savinja-Tal mit dem malerischen Logar-Tal und dem kristallklaren, grünen Fluss Savinja wird dir die Sprache verschlagen. Erlebe Natur pur in einem ikonischen Gletschertal, zwischen mächtigen Berggipfeln, auf einer einzigartigen Panoramastraße und in einem malerischen Blumenpark. Die Highlights: 

  • Solčava-Panoramastraße
  • Smrekovec - Touren rund um Sloweniens Vulkan-Berg
  • Green Valley Radmarathon

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