Inn Cycle Route - Tiroler Oberland

From the Engadine to the centre of Innsbruck: along the green Inn river, the cycle route proceeds through a varied landscape. Depending on your stamina, we recommend to time one or two days for this route, only if you time two days, you really can enjoy and experience the surroundings.

The Tyrolean Inn Cycle Route (Tiroler Innradweg) is the extension of the Swiss Engadine Cycle Route (no. 6, Grisons Route). The section at the border, between Martina/Martinsbruck and Finstermünz has not been realised yet, so we have to cycle on the Engadine State Road. But already one kilometre after the border, the cycle path starts in the Tyrolean Oberinntal, at the beginning it runs parallel to the state road. Before the village of Pfunds, it changes to the southern side of the valley. On gravelled paths, asphalted forest roads and byways we cycle through several hamlets in the green valley, to Tösens, Ried and Prutz, where the Kaunertal valley branches off from the Inntal. Here the wide valley floor ends and the Inn flows through a partly narrow gorge to Landeck. For several times, the cycle route changes the waterside and proceeds on back roads, on the bicycle lane of the state road B180 and finally on a forest path to the district capital at the junction of the Inn and Sanna rivers. We continue our tour to Mils and to the junction into the Gurgltal valley.

The entire until here described route is identical with the Inntal section of the Via Claudia Augusta (Augsburg-Venice). But shortly before the railway station of Imst-Pitztal, the Claudia Augusta route branches off towards the Fernpass. The Inn Cycle Route however proceeds on the riverbank further to Roppen, where the valley becomes wider. Also the next section to Schlierenzau, where the Ötztal valley branches and the Ötztal Ache river flows into the Inn, offers an especially beautiful landscape. The rivers wind through forests and wetlands which are only interrupted by the transport infrastructure and the facilities of the Area47 leisure park. We continue our cycle tour between the Inn and the motorway, past the villages of Silz, Mötz, Stams with its Cistercian monastery until Telfs. Through the wide valley, the cycle route almost constantly runs near the river to Zirl, Völs and finally into the centre of Innsbruck.

Route: Inntalradweg, Innradweg Tiroler Oberland, R1
Starting point: Swiss border at Schalkl / Finstermünz (1,050 m asl.)
Destination: Innsbruck city centre (575 m asl.)
Distance: approx. 117 km
Cycle time: approx. 8 hours
Altitude difference: moderate; short ascents add up to approx. 120 m (direction border to Innsbruck) resp. 490 m (direction Innsbruck to border)
Characteristics: broadly asphalted cycle paths, about 20 km gravelled paths
Train & Bike: local train/city train with limited transportation of bikes in the section Landeck – Innsbruck

Connection to other cycle routes in Tyrol:
1. At the Swiss border: Cycle Route no. 6 through the Engadine
2. At the Swiss border: Via Claudia Augusta Cycle Route towards Nauders, Passo Resia, Val Venosta valley
3. At Imst/Pitztal: continuation Via Claudia Augusta and Cycle Route R5 towards Fernpass
4. At Imst/Pitztal: cycle path into the Pitztal valley
5. At Schlierenzau: Ötztal Cycle Route
6. At Telfs: Mieming Cycle Route R4 to Nassereith
7. In Innsbruck: urban cycle path network and continuation Inntalradweg - Innradweg Tiroler Unterland R2

Attention: the described cycle routes are only sectionally cycle paths in the narrower sense. They often proceed on byroads where also car and tractor traffic is allowed. Please take care!

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Jägerhof
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    Hotel Jägerhof

  2. Hotel Seppl
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  3. Hotel Jägerhof
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    Hotel Jägerhof

  4. Active Camping Tyrol
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  5. Hotel Seespitz-Zeit
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