Nauders, a village with 1,500 inhabitants, is situated on the Austrian side of the Reschen Pass and is known as the absolute bike centre of the entire region. As one of the officially approved mountain bike regions, Nauders is also perfect for road biking. Road bikers can enjoy their sport to their hearts content here between the Finstermünz Pass in the north and the Reschen Pass in the south – provided your stamina is good because there are over 20 passes in the vicinity of 100 kilometres!
There are only 3 roads leading out of Nauders but they take you to 3 different countries.
- To the north, you reach the Tyrolean Oberland,
- the road in southern direction leads you across the Reschen Pass to the almost Mediterranean Vinschgau.
- Bike in western direction, and you enter the Swiss Engadine behind the Ofenpass.
Tips for your road cycling tours around Nauders at the Reschen Pass
One of the most beautiful tours in the Reschen Pass region leads uphill to the second-highest mountain pass in the Alps – the Stelvio Pass in 2,757 m above sea level. But it doesn’t always have to be such a challenging route. The region offers an incredibly wide range of less exhausting tours, for example to the Laungtauferer Valley, uphill to the Ofenpass or around Lake Reschensee with its impressive half-sunken bell tower. Biking along the almost altitude-free Via Claudia, you pass the impressive Altfinstermünz Fortress and other sights.
The annual road bike highlights are the legendary Three-Country Giro, the Race across the Alps and the Kaunertal “Gletscherkaiser”.
Road bike highlights of the region
- 2,200 road bike kilometres with over 80,000 altitude metres
- Over 20 passes in the vicinity of 100 km
- Cross-border tours to IT and CH
- Discover the road along Via Claudia Augusta
What does the roadbike expert say?
There are more than 20 passes waiting to be climbed by road bike in the road bike region of Nauders am Reschenpass. To conquer them, a hotel that meets your needs as a road biker is vital. Our road bike hotels in this region offer you and your road bike the best services. Lockable bike storage room, repair corner and road bike competence are just some of them.
If you like cross-border road bike tours and mountain passes, then is the Nauders am Reschenpass region in the tri-border region Austria-Italy-Switzerland just perfect for you. You will find more than 20 passes around the Tyrolean region - adding up to over 2,200 road bike kilometres with around 80,000 altitude metres in total. This requires quite some stamina. The highlight tour leads obviously to the famous Stelvio Pass in 2,757 metres above sea level. In contrast, there are hardly any altitude metres when cycling along the Via Claudia.