6 of the best cycling routes in the Alps


River Inn Cycle Path

In Tyrol, there are over 900 km of signposted bike paths along indescribably beautiful valleys. The top 3 longest cycle routes include the 500 km Inn Cycle Path, which is considered one of the best cycle routes in Europe. A self-guided tour of the itinerary, which includes 9 nights in 3-star family hotels with breakfast, with bike rental, luggage transfer, maps and traffic information, can be ordered from 890 euros. There is also a shorter 5-day (4 nights) route of 107 km from Innsbruck to Kufstein. Here you will need to do 25-45 km a day. The road is mostly flat. A pleasant bonus is the familiarity with typical Tyrolean inns serving traditional cheese, good schnapps and crispy bread. Prices for this tour start at € 400, including baggage transfer and themed culinary evenings.
Prepare all the necessary camping and travel cycling equipment before traveling.

River Inn Cycle Path

Around Lake Annecy

An excellent family cycling trail runs from Annecy to Albertville along the old railway. The route completely rounds Lake Annecy and has direct access to the beaches at Marquesa and Sevrier. Bicycles can be rented, for example, at the Le Chatenier apartment, for 80 euros for 6 days for adults and 60 euros for children. The cost of housing in the same hotel is from 224 euros.

Around Lake Annecy

From South Tyrol to Trentino

The scenic river valleys of South Tyrol, Italy, offer easy cycling trails with mountains in the background. In addition, the area is renowned for its excellent food and drink. Local wines Schiava, Lagrein, Gewürztraminer combined with traditional appetizers such as roasted sweet chestnuts and smoked ham will leave an unforgettable experience. You can spend two nights in the historic city of Bressanone, a night in the local regional center of Bolzano, another night in the walled city of Trento. If you do not want to spend the night at the hotel, use the camping and tent. The difficulty of the route is easy to moderate, along the river banks, through gardens and along village roads. If you want to take a break from your bike, you can always take the train. A self-guided tour from South Tyrol to Trentino, including 6 nights with breakfast, luggage transfer between hotels, maps and bicycle rental with 18 gears (there is an alternative - an electric bike) will cost from 1140 euros per person.

From South Tyrol to Trentino 

1200 km of bike trails in Kitzbühel

The trail in and around the beautiful Kitzbühel ski area traverses a wide variety of terrains and offers a range of levels of difficulty for both road and mountain biking. The total length of cycling routes here is 1200 km, and there are many that are located away from busy trails. Weekly half-board in a three-star hotel will cost from 430 euros. Bicycles can be rented for 21-55 euros per day.

1200 km of bike trails in Kitzbühel

Lake constance

Lake Constance (Constance) is located on the border of three countries. The 270 km coastline is shared between Germany, Austria and Switzerland. From the German side of the coast, there are wonderful views of the Swiss Alps. Here, the 6-day tour is designed for a distance of 140 km and goes along the eastern shore of the lake. On the way, you stop at the Island of Flowers in Mainau, where an amazing variety of Mediterranean vegetation is presented. The bike ride is easy and enjoyable, with a visit to the historic town of Meersburg with its castle and vineyards. You will also see the village of Lindau with its cobblestone streets and harbor. A 6-night tour with breakfast including baggage transfer, maps and itinerary information, two boat trips and entry to the Rossgarten Museum, costs € 480 per person. A weekly bike rental costs € 74 for an adult and € 56 for a child.

Lake constance

Gruyeres, Gstaad and Bernese Oberland

This route runs through the most beautiful places in Switzerland and in the center of the cheese region, through Gruyeres, Gstaad and the Bernese Oberland. The road mainly goes along river valleys and lakesides, without major differences in elevation. The ride includes an unforgettable cable car ride to the top of Murren Shilthorn. 7 nights with breakfast, airport transfer, bike rental (electric bike is possible), train ticket from Gstaad, excursion to Schilthorn will cost from 1145 euros per person.

Gruyeres, Gstaad and Bernese Oberland