Inn valley Cycle Tour
The Inn valley cycle path from Innsbruck to Passau leads you through three regions: Tyrol, Bavaria and Upper Austria. Especially charming is the Inntal cycle path because of the difference between the beautiful mountain scenery of Tyrol and the slightly hilly countryside in Upper Austria and Bavaria. The cycle path runs directly along the river Inn and is a hot tip for all age groups.
1. day Arrival Innsbruck
Individual arrival in Innsbruck. You have enough time to explore Innsbruck. The famous landmark "Goldenes Dachl" for example is definitely worth a visit, as well as the Berg Isel where you have a breathtaking view over Innsbruck.
2. day Strass ca. 45 km
Today you cycle through a part of Tyrol which is still very traditional, and even now characterised by the former wealth achieved by trading in salt and ore. Be astonished by the famous crystal objects and jewelry of the "Swarovski Kristallwelten" museum. Surrounded by the Tyrolean mountains you cycle along the river Inn to Strass.
3. day Kufstein ca. 36 km
The cycle path passes magnificent old castles and fortresses. You arrive at Kufstein ("pearl of Tyrol") which delights its visitors with the largest outside-organ of the world as well as a wonderful old quarter.
4. day Mühldorf ca. 48 km
In Bavaria the cycle path leads you along the river Inn, you pass lovely little villages and finally reach Mühldorf. A lot of sights such as the former summer residence of the archbishop are waiting for you.
5. day Kirchdorf ca. 46 km
Today a visit of Altötting (the most important place of pilgrimage of the catholic Bavaria with its well known statue of the "Black Madonna") is on your programme. Close to Burghausen the Salzach flows into the Inn. Here the nature reserve "Unterer Inn" beginns and soon you reach Braunau.
6. day Bad Füssing ca. 34 km
On today's short stage you can still enjoy the phantastic nature reserve "Unterer Inn" with its large variety of birds and plants. In the evening you have enough time to stroll around in the spa Bad Füssing.
7. day Passau ca. 36 km
You cycle along the green waters of the Inn and continue to Schärding, a beautiful baroque village before you reach Passau in the end. Here the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz meet at the same point! You can watch the green water of the Inn, the brown water of the Danube and the black water of the Ilz mix! Take you time to visit the historic city with so many points of interest.
8. day Passau Departure
After breakfast your tour is at it's end. A transfer back to Innsbruck by train is included. If you have your own bike with you, you have to buy an extra ticket for the bike transport on the train.
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
26.09. – 03.10.2020
19.09. – 25.09.2020
16.05. – 18.09.2020
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
Worth knowing about your Inn bike tour
Below you will find specific information about your Inn tour. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival in Innsbruck
Normally we book the Austria Trend Hotel Congress . The hotel is located between the ORF-Zentrum, Congress, fair centrum, and the Hofgarten. Arrival from Kufstein: A12 Inntalautobahn, Exit Innsbruck Ost
By train: Trainstation Innsbruck Hbf
The taxidrive is about 10 minutes long. Costs are about 8 €. If you want to walk it is a distance about 1 km, by bus you can take line F, there is a stop in front of the hotel (costs 2 €).
Parking facilities at the hotel
Die Innenstadt von Innsbruck ist eine Kurzparkzone, es besteht aber die Möglichkeit das Auto etwas außerhalb, auf einem nicht bewachten, aber kostenlosen Parkplatz ab zu stellen. Die Parkgebühren für den Hotelparkplatz betragen ca. 12,00 Euro pro Tag, es gibt aber auch einen Sondertarif für eine Woche von ca. 50,00 Euro. Wir bitten Sie, den Parkplatz zuvor im Hotel reservieren zu lassen. Sie können Ihr Auto auch in einer öffentlichen Tiefgarage, am Besten in der Markthallengarage, in der Stadt abstellen. Kosten für 7 Tage ca. 40,00 Euro, für 14 Tage ca. 75,00 Euro (Wochenticket).
Pro weiteren Tag fallen Kosten in Höhe von € 16,80 (Maximaltarif) an. Um dieses Wochenticket zu erhalten, sollten Sie vor Ihrer Anreise beim Hotel nachfragen, denn Samstag, Sonntag und feiertags ist niemand im Büro, wo man das Wochenticket erwerben kann.
Beschaffenheit der Radwege
Hauptsächlich asphaltierte Radwege, Sand- oder Kieswege, auf Ufer- oder Dammwegen und ruhigen Landstraßen. Kurze Strecken auf verkehrsreichen Straßen. Durchgehende Beschilderung. Der Innradweg ist in diesem Abschnitt hauptsächlich eben bzw. leicht fallend.
KTM Räder mit 7-Gang-Nabenschaltung oder 21-Gang-Kettenschaltung.
Damenräder mit tiefem Einstieg, keine Federung.
Alle Räder sind mit Tacho und beidseitiger Satteltasche ausgestattet.
Elektroräder sind auf Anfrage buchbar.
Rücktransfer nach Innsbruck
Das Zugticket (exkl. Fahrrad!) ist im Reisepreis enthalten, Radmitnahme möglich. Vorreservierung unbedingt erforderlich, (ca. 4 Tage vorher) Die Fahrt dauert je nach Verbindung ca. 4,5 bis 5,5 Stunden. Es gibt keine Direktverbindungen (ein- bis zweimaliges Umsteigen).
7 Tage Hotline Service
Wenn die Fahrradkette gerissen ist, Überschwemmungen die Weiterfahrt unmöglich machen oder sonstige böse Überraschungen auf Sie warten: Wir sind 7 Tage die Woche für Sie erreichbar und organisieren schnellstmöglich Hilfe.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Visit Innsbruck’s old town and experience the exciting Middle Ages today. The old town is over 800 years old and home to many sights and attractions that reflect the city’s colourful history: The Golden Roof, Emperor Maximilian I’s splendid alcove balcony, bore witness to jousting tournaments. Lavish celebrations were held at the Imperial Palace. Ambras Castle became a magnificent feature above the city. And guards kept watch for fire, storms and enemies from the City Tower until the 20th century. Innsbruck also welcomes the future: with modern architectural highlights. The gently curved white stations of the Hungerburgbahn funicular are a great example of this. Modern design creates places where people can relax and enjoy, raising the quality of city life. This can be seen in action at the BTV Forum in the city centre. Olympic sports venues, such as the Bergisel Ski Jump, also welcome thousands of fans every year.
Innsbruck, Imperial Palace
The Imperial Palace was completed in the year 1500 under Emperor Maximilian I. The palace was built to the same scale as is seen today and was captured as a watercolour by Albrecht Dürer. The painting shows a late Gothic courtyard with covered staircase, a Crest Tower and the women’s quarters (or “women’s rooms”). The reception area, which is known today as the “Gothic Cellar”, was built in the style of a large hall with columns and vaults. A “Kürnstube” (home to Maximilian’s hunting trophies), the “Silver chamber” (treasury) and the Festival Hall (with depictions of Hercules) are also reminders of the time.
The “Rennplatz” square in front of the Imperial Palace served as a competition arena to please the sports-loving Emperor. Almost 250 years later, Maria Theresa arranged for the palace to be rebuilt in the Viennese late Baroque style and sent her best artists to Innsbruck.
Swarovski Kristallwelten Wattens
Swarovski Crystal Worlds was opened in 1995 to mark the centennial anniversary of the company’s founding. Multimedia artist André Heller designed a unique and magical place. This beloved attraction has brought moments of wonder to over fourteen million visitors from all around the world. Visitors are surprised, touched, and perhaps even transformed by crystal in all its facets.
Matzen Castle is perfectly integrated into the nature of the Inntal valley - eye-catching is above all the enormous castle park. Castel Matzen is located in the municipality of Reith im Alpbachtal and was mentioned for the first time around 1167 AD. Up to the year 1468, the facility was owned by the Knights of Freundsberg. Afterwards the castle repeatedly changed hands.
The fortress is first mentioned in a document from 1205 as being in the property of Bavarian Duke Ludwig and the Bishop of Regensburg. As the arena of many battles, Kufstein Fortress often witnessed history in the making, especially as a fiercely fought-over object between Bavaria and the Tyrol. It first had a pivotal role in an armed conflict in 1336, when Margrave Charles of Moravia had to abandon his pursuit of the Bavarians when the fortress blocked his route.
Kufstein, Heldenorgel (Heroes’ Organ)
The Heldenorgel (Literally "Heroes’ Organ") at Kufstein Fortress is the largest free-standing organ in the world. It was built in 1931 by organ builder Oskar Walcker in the Citizens’ Tower at Kufstein Fortress to commemorate the dead of World War I. The original organ had two manuals.
The pearl in the Inn Valley between Lake Chiemsee and the Wendelstein delights visitors with its southern flair and Alpine charm. The first documented mention of Rosenheim market is in 1234. Over time, the city developed to become the economic and cultural metropolis of south eastern Bavaria with approx. 60,000 inhabitants. The heart of the old town, Max-Josefs-Platz, which is surrounded by arcades, impresses visitors with its magnificent townhouses in the Inn-Salzach-Stil.
A first glimpse of the town impresses immediately. Almost an island, practically surrounded by the river Inn with its steep cliffs, Wasserburg appears quite extraordinary. On entering the town, the visitor has the feeling of entering a fairy tale world. A town with pastel coloured walls, archways and battlements, a gateway and mighty fortress – who hasn´t imagined and painted a town like this as a child?
Boasting a privileged location in the attractive Alpine foothills of Upper Bavaria, Altötting is centred between Munich, Passau, Salzburg and Lake Chiemsee. For over 1250 years the town has been Bavaria’s spiritual centre and for five centuries has featured as Germany’s principle Marian pilgrimage site.
The objective for over one million pilgrims and visitors each year is to see the “Black Madonna” kept in the octagonal Chapel of Grace. In all probability an early Christian baptistery erected around the year 700, this small church structure stands at the centre of the spacious chapel square so elegantly surrounded by Baroque buildings. The chapel also houses a silver urn immortalizing the hearts of Bavarian kings and prince-electors, as well as precious votive offerings.
Europareservat Unterer Inn
The Europareservat Unterer Inn reachs across the borders of Bavaria to Austria. From the mouth of the river Salzach near the village of Haiming, to Neuhaus/ Schärding 55 kilometres downstream. The nature reserve contains stretches of water, mud flats and islands in an area of about 5500 hectares. In this conservation area you can find untouched islands and sandbanks with rare waterfowl and other birds. It is also home to rare plants and animals, such as beaver. Because of its importance as bird sanctuary the Lower Inn Nature Reserve is internationally recognized as Ramsar area.
Salt, wood, ores, wine, silk, glass, corn, draperies and livestock– the guilds of the town at the river inn have always left their mark on the town. Old portals, Baroque gables, quiet corners and narrow lanes, the mighty, wide river inn, meadows, fields and the wooded hills of the sauwald forest.
Schärding casts a spell over its guests. Famous painters and writers were unable to resist the town’s unique atmosphere and so are newcomers to the town.
The Baroque town is lively and demands to be explored with the many pleasures this involves – at the weekly market, the farmers’ market, the flea market, or in street-side cafés, century-old brewery inns, while enjoying a cup of coffee with »guglhupf« cake, or a beer with »leberkäse« and a »Kaisersemmel« bread roll, or on shopping strolls.
Passau in the southeast of Germany is located at the Austrian border. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau is worldwide known as "The Three Rivers City".
The earliest evidence of human settlement dates back to the Neolithic. Passau was part of the Roman Empire for more than 400 years. It became an Episcopal seat in the year 739 AD. Passau was an independent prince bishopric for over 600 years. Finally in 1803 Passau was annexed into Bavaria. The setting of the Old Town, created by Italian baroque masters in the 17th century, shows soaring towers, picturesque places, enchanting promenades and romantic lanes.