Tannheimer Tal

4 Passes Tour

Tannheim, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6675 Tannheim
Destination: 6675 Tannheim

Duration:9 hours
Length: 199,941 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 3900 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 3900 m

Lowest point: 726 m
Highest point: 1895 m
Panoramic view: Dreamtour
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Short description:
Sweaty passes, magnificent views and a wonderful mountain landscape await you.

Technique: ****

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • 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 valley as far as Warth. Turn left over to Lech, the famous winter sports resort. Now the ascent up to Zürs and on to the Flexenpass, 1,773 m. On the descent to Alpe Rauz on the Flexenpass: watch out for dark galleries. Now the last 3 km of the Arlbergpass up to St. Christoph to the Arlbergpasshöhe at 1,793 m. Now follows a descent to St. Anton and further on the Stanzer Tal out to Landeck. In Landeck follow the signs "Imst - Schönwies" and via Zams parallel to the motorway to Imst. In Imst follow the signs to "Hahntennjoch". On 16 kilometres there are 1,200 metres of altitude difference to master, with a gradient of 12 - 17%, up to the pass summit. There follows a great descent to Elmen, down the Lech valley to Weißenbach. At the roundabout turn right into the Tannheimer Tal and back to the starting point.

Safety guidelines:

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!

Additional information:
Tourismusverband Tannheimer Tal
Starting point: Tannheim
Destination: Tannheim
Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
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

Public Transit
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.

Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
4 Passes Tour
Informationsbüro Tannheim
Vilsalpseestraße 1
6675 Tannheim