A tour, which takes the "Wadeln" a little bit.
Quality of experience: ******
- Refreshment stops available
The Tannheimer Tal has been known among cyclists for quite some time, because in 2001 the retinue of the Tour of Austria Bicycle Tour went through the valley. In 2005 the cycling pros of the Tour of Bavaria came to Tyrolean soil at the opening stage and were rewarded with the mountain classification Tannheimer Tal and the mountain classification Jungholz. And even professionals noticed the scenic attractions of the "probably most beautiful high valley in Europe". Lush green meadows, the Haldensee and a beautiful mountain scenery accompanied the cycling pros on their competition kilometres. And thus the Tannheimer Tal has also advertised itself as an ideal region for specific training or extended tours. "The Tannheimer Tal is an ideal starting point for long racing bike tours to the surrounding regions such as Lake Constance or the Arlberg", says Michael Keller, managing director of the tourism association Tannheimer Tal and former national mountain bike coach of Austria. Cyclists find in the Tannheimer Tal not only the ideal starting point but also a wide range of accommodation. You can choose your accommodation from a 5-star house to a private room. After a nice ride you can relax and recharge your batteries. - The Tannheimer Tal
Start at the tourist information in Tannheim in eastern direction, past Nesselwängle over the Gaichtpass to Weißenbach. At the roundabout turn right into the Lechtal, past Forchach, Stanzach to Elmen. Follow the signs "Hahntennjoch" over a 13% ascent to Bschlabs. Continually upwards on an average of 12% up the serpentines to Pfafflar. Continue to the pass summit at 1,903 meters. As a reward for the conquest of almost 1,000 metres in altitude, a 16 km long descent to Imst follows. In Imst keep left in the direction of the Fernpaß, via the villages of Tarrenz and Nassereith. After the effort over the Hahntennjoch, the Fernpaß is a walk in the park, only the heavy traffic is a problem. After the Fernpaß turn right and drive around the Lermooser Tunnel via Biberwier and Lermoos, then take the B 179 again to Reutte. In Reutte follow the signs "Krankenhaus", via Ehenbichl, Rieden to Weißenbach. At the roundabout turn right into the Tannheimer Tal and back to the starting point.
Some rest places
The StVO applies. General valid and customary rules of conduct.
It should be noted that in road cycling there is an increased risk of accidents and injuries. Despite careful tour planning, a basic risk always remains. Tour preparation through endurance sports, appropriate training and further education as well as personal prudence reduces the risk of accidents and injuries.
The personal equipment must be safe and serviceable and meet the relevant technical standards. Every racing cyclist is recommended to obtain information about the planned tours from specialist literature or on site. Complete racing bike equipment is strongly recommended, even for experienced cyclists!
Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal
On the motorway A7 at the exit "Oy-Mittelberg" on the B310 towards Wertach and to Oberjoch. There follow the signposting "Tannheimer Tal" B199, exit Tannheim.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal until Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 until exit Tannheim.
By train to Sonthofen, Pfronten/Ried or Reutte, then by bus to Tannheim.
Parking spaces at the Neunerköpfle gondola lift in Tannheim - subject to charges.