radweg radroute wipptal getreidefelder bei pfons mit mohn
radweg radroute wipptal getreidefelder bei pfons mit mohn

Wipptal Cycle Route

Following the course of the Sill, this cycle route connects the Brenner Pass with Innsbruck: At the beginning it runs on the Brenner main road, then along a cycle path with gravel surface and finally down the Ellbögener Landesstrasse to Tyrol’s capital.

Even if a large part of the cycle route runs on routes that have to be shared with motorised road traffic, the Brenner or Wipptal Cycle Route is one of the highlights. Starting from the Brenner, the route heads north along the main road to Gries and on to Stafflach, at the turn-off to Vals. Shortly after the village, the cycle route branches off on the right side of the road onto a gravel road and leads down along the edge of the forest to Steinach and from there on to Matrei.

Arrived in Matrei, the cycle route leaves the valley of the Sill stream and ascends to Schöfens and Pfons, to the eastern terraces above the Wipptal valley. We cycle on the Ellbögener Landesstraße road towards north, uphill and slightly downhill again through several hamlets until Patsch. From here the route proceeds via Igls and Vill down to Innsbruck, where the path meets the Sill again. At the height of the city park we follow the signpost to the centre of Innsbruck, to the Ottoburg Castle, where there is a connection to the Inn Cycle Path. Above all, the varied landscape from the main ridge of the Alps to the Lower Inn Valley makes the route attractive. If you drive downhill from the Brenner to Innsbruck, the 40 km can be managed in about three hours. If you drive in the opposite direction from Innsbruck to the Brenner, it takes about one hour longer.

  • Route: Radroute Brenner - Innsbruck, Wipptal valley
  • Starting point: Brenner Pass (1,370 m a.s.l.) resp. Stafflach
  • Destination: Innsbruck centre, Ottoburg (575 m a.s.l.)
  • Distance: approx. 40 km
  • Cycling time: approx. 3 hours
  • Altitude difference: 230 m uphill, 1,020 m downhill (from Brenner to Innsbruck)
  • Characteristics: about 11 km marked bike trail and cycle paths, 8 km A-Road, 21 km state road - altogether about 3 km gravel surface and 37 km asphalt
  • Train & Bike: regional train/city train with limited transportation of bikes in the section Brenner - Innsbruck

Connection to other cycle routes in Tyrol:

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!

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