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Spectacular passes for an extraordinary challenge...Ref CR13

So many images come to mind when one thinks of the Tyrol! Powerful green alpine pastures, slender peaks topped by thousand-year-old glaciers, and small, superbly maintained mountain villages. The potential that the Tyrolean roads offer to all cycling afficionados is no less impressive. Especially if you add the roads of the Arlberg, Voralberg and East Tyrol... This brand-new route, hand-crafted by France Bike Trips, offers an appetizing series of medium mountain passes, before climbing the famous Timmelsjoch Pass (Rombo) and reaching the Grossglockner Alpine High Route at 2,474 and 2,504 metres respectively. Among the highlights of this unique challenge, the Silvretta High Route and the mythical Kühtai Sattel Pass. A one-day incursion in Italy adds to the international dimension of this "journey across the Alps", through the remote valleys which witnessed the passage of the famous Ötzi Iceman some 3000 years ago...

Tour with assistance vehicle: from 1395€ - Details Duration : 9 days | Level : Customer satisfaction : - 1 reviews
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Highlights

  • The Silvretta High Route, one of the most scenic routes in Europe
  • The incursion to Italy via the mythical Timmelsjoch (Rombo) Pass
  • Warth, Vorarlberg and many other typical mountain villages
  • The Grossglockner High Route, the highest road in the Austrian Alps.

Description


Choose each day

Each day you choose between different routes with varying distances and altitude gain (from level 1 to level 3).

 Day 1: Innsbruck - Imst

Itinerary start: We will meet you on day 1 at 9 a.m. in front of the Hauptbahnhof railway station in Innsbruck (precise meeting point given in your travel documents).

The driver of the assistance vehicle welcomes you at the main exit of the station, takes care of your luggage and gives you a short briefing on the organisation of the week and, more particularly, on the day's stage. You are now ready to set off on the Tyrolean roads!

Passes of the day:

  • Buchen Sattel, 1256 m (level 2)
  • Kühtai Saddle, 2017 m (level 3)
  • Holzleiten Saddle, 1119 m

Highlights:

  • Our first pedal strokes in the Tyrolean capital where the history of the 1976 Olympic Games still hovers
  • A warm-up on the bucolic roads of the Mieming plateau, at an altitude of around 1000m, renowned for its sunshine (level 2)
  • A great start to the tour with the ascent of one of Tyrol's most beautiful passes, the Kühtai Sattel (level 3)
  • At the foot of the Lechtal Alps, the charming town of Imst

Distance and altitude gain:

  • Level 2 :  approx. 95 km and 1650 m.
  • Level 3 :  approx. 100 km and 2500 m.
Day 2  : Imst - Damüls

Passes of the day:

  • Hahntennjoch, 1894 m.
  • Hochtannbergpass, 1676 m.

Highlights:

  • The splendid Hahntennjoch Pass route between the Inn and Lech valleys, a favourite with Austrian cyclists
  • The passage through the village of Warth, a real postcard of the Tyrol
  • The numerous baroque churches against a backdrop of snow-capped peaks
  • End of the stage in Vorarlberg, at the gateway to Lake Constance

Distance and altitude gain:

  • Level 2 and 3 : approx. 95 km and 2600 m.
Day 3 : Damüls - See

Passes of the day:

  • Faschinajoch, 1486 m (level 2)
  • Furkajoch, 1760 m (level 3)
  • Bielerhöhe (Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse), 2036 m

Highlights:

  • The peaceful countryside of Vorarlberg and the Lutztal (level 2)
  • The beautiful descent into the Laternser Tal (level 3)
  • The grandiose connection between Vorarlberg and Tyrol via the breathtaking Silvretta High Route...
  • The majestic summit of Piz Buin (3312 m)

Distance and altitude gain:

  • Level 2 : approx. 115 km and 2075 m.
  • Level 3 : approx. 140 km and 2900 m.
Day 4 : See - Sölden

Passes of the day:

  • Pillerhöhe, 1559 m
  • Ötztaler Gletscher Strasse (optional, level 3)

Highlights:

  • The alpine pastures along the ascent to the Pillerhöhe, where you can imagine Heidi running...
  • Passage through the village of Ötz, marking the entrance to the Ötztal valley
  • For the brave, the possibility to climb the Ötztaler Gletscher Strasse, the second highest road in Europe! A difference in altitude of 1400m over a short fifteen kilometres in weightlessness...

Distance and altitude gain:

  • Level 2 and 3 : approx. 90 km and 2100 m.
  • Return journey on the Ötztaler Gletscherstrasse : + 30 km and 1400 m.
Day 5 : Sölden - Rio di Posteria

Passes of the day:

  • Timmelsjoch, or passo di Rombo, 2474 m.
  • Passo del Giovo, 2094 m.

Highlights:

  • The passage to the Rombo pass, one of the highest passes in the Alps
  • The switch to the Italian side, a change of atmosphere...
  • The Val Passiria and San Leonardo, another life-size postcard!
  • The Passo del Giovo (Jaufenpass) in a beautiful mineral world

Distance and altitude gain:

  • Level 2: approx. 110 km and 2700 m.
  • Level 3 : approx. 115 km and 3000 m.
Day 6 : Rio di Posteria – Lienz

Passes of the day:

  • Passo Stalle (Staller Sattel), 2052 m.

Highlights:

  • Back to the Austrian Tyrol via a large mountain pass
  • The clear waters of the Lago di Anterselva
  • The descent of the Deferegenntal, a very isolated mountain valley...
  • The arrival in Lienz, in the East Tyrol, at the foot of the remarkable Bruck Castle

Distance and altitude gain:

  • Level 2: approx. 110 km and 1700 m.
  • Level 3: approx. 115 km and 2050 m.
Day 7 : Lienz – Zell am See

Passes of the day:

  • Hochtor (Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse), 2504 m.
  • Mittertörl, 2373 m

Highlights:

  • Here we are, the highlight of our stay, the Grossglockner Alpine High Route, Austria's highest road point!
  • The view on the Grossglockner massif and the Pasterze, the biggest glacier in Austria
  • After a descent of more than 1700m, the night in Zell am See, at the edge of the Zeller lake, surrounded by green mountains

Distance and altitude gain:

  • Level 2 and 3: approx. 95km and 2700m,
Day 8 : Zell am See - Mayrhofen

Passes of the day:

Gerlospass, 1507 m.

Highlights:

  • A much "cooler" stage, to enjoy the lake in the morning and recover from the day before.
  • Our very last pass, which we will have to savour!
  • The views of the Durlassboden lake, a small alpine jewel
  • For those who still have the legs, there is the possibility of a return trip in the Tuxertal (Hintertux)

Distance and altitude gain:

  • Level 2: approx. 95 km and 1300 m.
  • Level 3: approx. 100 km and 1450 m.
  Day 9 : Mayrhofen - Innsbruck

Highlights:

  • The Zillertal High Route (level 3), for a last great breath of mountain air
  • The end of the tour in the Inn valley, freewheeling, and the satisfaction of having achieved such a challenge!

Distance and altitude gain:

  • Level 2: approx. 70 km and 900 m.
  • Level 3: approx. 100 km and 2600 m.

Itinerary end : on the last day at Innsbruk railway station from 3 p.m. The Vélorizons vehicle, which leaves for Chambéry, leaves Innsbruck at 4 pm. It will be waiting for you in front of the train station with your luggage from 3 pm.

Distances and altitude gain are an indication only and may vary.

Average tour rating:

5/5 - 1 Reviews
Peter V. | Participant rating:
"I took part in the first Grand Tour of Tyrol organised by Vélorizons in July 2022. It's a beautiful route, with some sections of main roads (difficult to avoid). Great passes, usually a bit steeper than the French Alps. The road surface in Austria is excellent, very pleasant to cycle on. Our guide Antoine was always there when needed, very friendly and pro-active to anticipate questions or small problems. The standard of accommodation was above my expectations. All in all, another excellent trip from Velorizons.
(customer review translated from our French website Vélorizons)"