If the Alps are Tirol’s defining geographic feature, mountain biking must be its signature summer activity on two wheels. But don’t be fooled, Tirol is as well home to scenic high-altitude drives and winding valley rides, which means it also lures cycling families and road bikers to its more than 1000 of kilometers of scenic roadways. Cyclists enjoy amazing rides that span creekside tracks and wind gently through wildflower meadows. The Heart of the Alps offers some of the most epic rides your clients will be able to find.
Tirol’s Top 12 Places for road cycling lure road bikers to its hundreds of miles of scenic roadways: Achensee Lake, Kaiserwinkl, Kitzbühel Alps (Hohe Salve, Brixental, St. Johann), Lechtal-Reutte Nature Park Region, Imst, Innsbruck, East Tirol, Paznaun-Ischgl, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Tirol West, Tirol Oberland (Nauders & Ried-Prutz-Pfunds), Zillertal Valley.
Located all across Tirol, more than 260 quality approved Accommodations for Cyclists offer a high level of biker-friendly services and amenities.
Stunning scenery and varied local attractions will compete for your clients’ attention as they explore the diverse Long Distance Cycle Paths at the Heart of the Alps. They are a memorable way to reach some of Tirol’s major sights including world-famous natural landmarks, as well as cultural sites, historic settlements, towns and villages. Combining physical challenge with mouth-watering local food and drink experiences, “Culinary Bike Tours” are of growing interest.
Easy riding can be found on Family Bike Tours in Tirol. They make interesting detours to enjoy sights and attractions, a warm local welcome and a wealth of off-the-bike attractions for little ones.
Your clients like the sound of a cycling holiday but need a little help with the pedalling? Fear not! High-end Electric-Assist Bikes will have them exploring breathtaking trails with ease.
A coveted cycling destination, Tirol with Innsbruck was the venue for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships.
Key statistics “Cycling Holidays in Tirol”
• 11% of guests go cycling during their Tirolean holiday
• Cycling is enjoyed as a main and secondary activity
• The average cyclist is 50 years old
• Highly educated
• Couples form the largest percentage of guests, followed by families with children/young people
• High proportion of regular guests
• Cyclists become aware of the region mainly through the Internet and recommendations from friends
• Most cyclists book their accommodation direct
• The majority of overnight stays are in hotels / B&Bs, campsites enjoy above-average interest
• Sporting activities in addition to cycling: hiking, mountaineering, e-bike, adventure sports and climbing; bathing/swimming is of fundamental importance from a relaxation aspect
• Additional activities: food and drink enjoy above average significance, recreation in the form of walks, visits to places of interest, excursions and visits to natural attractions and national parks
Source: Tirol Werbung, T-Mona Summer 2019