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Austria (all)

This page lists all reports that for Austria including those that involve other countries too.
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Tours (continued)

Southern Tyrol Tour 2008
by Iris Mueck, tour started September 2008, submitted 13 August 2010
Europe: Austria, Italy

Lana, has qualified to be a standard location, we visit every year end of August, begin September... A wonderful place! Bicycling is like to play in a huge fruit garden. Nobody cares, if you take an apple for refreshment... Lana has the advantage of beeing near to the Passo Mendola, it lays on foot of Passo Palade (Gampenpass). Nearby the city of Meran, with a lot of cultures opportunities, e.g. Gardens of Trautmannsdorf. From Lana you may reach the beautiful Passo Lavazze with a 18 % steep climb, and the Sella Ronda. Moreover at Marlings you may reach the train, which can lead you to Spondinig (close to the entrance of the Stelvio Road) and Mals (close to the Passo Rescia). Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

climbing up the Penser Joch
Bicycle Tour to the Austrian 'Waldviertel'
by Iris Mueck, tour started August 2006, submitted 12 August 2010
Europe: Austria

This Tour is not so far from our home... The city of Gmünd may get reached in a day ride (round 200 kilometres). We pedalled via the city Krems on Danube, the Krems river Valley North to the city of Zwettl. At Zwettl a wide range of gastronomic offers awaited us. Travelling further to the city Weitra another highlight has been hit: a local brewery.

At Gmünd, just before the Czech boarder we found a hotel. The very next day, we have been riding South to the river Danube. It has been so hot, as our bike tire has been gluing to the melted asphalt... Nearby the Danube, at Waldhausen we found a natural public bath. Right in the in the dam area of the local river. Refreshed we continued. Passing the well known Wachau. Night at a little hotel at Spitz on Danube. Riding home was easy from now on... Enjoy the pictures! Good luck to all the followers!

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

Iris look ... !
A roundtrip by bicycle in the center of the Alps
by Iris Mueck, tour started August 2003, submitted 12 August 2010

I have met a friend on the occasion of the Norwegian 'Styrkeproven'. My longest tour, I ever did. The Styrkeproven starts at Trondheim and finishes after 540 kilometres in Oslo. I made it in 21 hours... My Norwegian friend decided to join me on a planned tour throughout the Alps.

We started at Landeck (Austria). So, the first summit has been the Arlberg Pass. Then we have been riding up the Rhein Valley in Switzerland. Night we spent at the city of Chur.

The very next day, we did two summits: Lenzerheide and Julier Pass. I remember, when I did the Julier Pass in my youth: people in the valley avoided to talk to foreigners. Of course they speak the Roman language (some of the 'ladinisch' - which is more or less the same, but with a touch of Italian (latin) influence... We ended in an expensive area. St. Moritz. [...] We left Livigno over the two Eira Passes ending at Bormio. It has been late, but there was still a little power in us: we made the Stelvio Pass from the South. Very demanding attempt! As it was late, we spent the night at the Franzenshöhe Hostel. Further down we hit Mals and later the Rescia Pass. As we ended at Landeck again and my Norwegian friend had time enough, we decided to continue by bicycle. We have been riding all the way the 'Inntalradweg' to Passau and further to Vienna, where the tour ended. Good luck to all the followers!

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

View to the Stelvio Summit from Bormio side
Crossing the Alps by Mountainbike
by Iris Mueck, tour started July 2000, submitted 12 August 2010

This has been my first attempt of crossing the Alps by mountainbike. I joined an experienced group. They started at Lech/Arlberg. On the first day, we climbed the Kristbergsattel, having night at Silbertal (Montafon). The very next day, we climbed up to Gargellen and then the 'bike-push' part over the Schlappiner Joch. Now, we are in Switzerland. Night, somewhere in the Engadin Valley. [...]

On top of the Tremalzo Pass you find a tunnel, which you have to pass. There is a bus shuttle service for bikers accommodated in Riva, just interested on the downhill. It is one of the most famous downhill roads in Europe. You find down hillers, never seen before... But you see, from time to time bike accidents... A wonderful scenic view to the Lago die Garda paid for the effort of climb. Our tour ended in Riva. This people are prepared for bikers. You can find every spare part you need. Hotels and restaurants are prepared for bicyclists. We left Riva, after a rest day, by a shuttle bus, back to Austria. Good luck to all the followers!

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

the old 'graphit' road down to Bormeo
Swiss Alps and more
by Iris Mueck, tour started May 2010, submitted 9 August 2010

My daughter Anne, a very brave bicyclist, joined me. After a long winter we like to see the sun again... Unfortunately, we have seen rain and snow again... The best part has been the Lago Lugano (on Italian side...) and the Lago di Como (North shore - wonderful detours to avoid the Hwy tunnels...). We have visited Madonna di Ghisallo, whereas a museum and a bicycle monument is there... Nevertheless, Madonna di Ghisallo is elevetad by round 800 meters, what means: climb bicyclist, climb!

On the way back we hit the very nice city of Sondrio. Due to strong front wind, we went up the passo Bernina by train (ferrovia Retica). Worth to do this relax tour: good views to Piz Bernina and Piz Palue. But we went back on bike at the Hospiz Bernina. A short downhill to meet the entrance to the Passo Forcola (Border to Livigno, which is a so called free trade zone - no value added tx - belongs politically to Italy). [...]

Recommended to see this wonderful bicycle path... Good luck to all the followers!

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

two brave bicyclists, visitng Madonna di Ghisallo
A Mountainbike tour to Livigno
by Iris Mueck, tour started August 2004, submitted 8 August 2010

Half way of the classic tour to Lago di Garda. But still nice, as it covers the prim half part. Interesting the climbing over Schlapiner Joch, Scaletta and most interesting Alp Chaschauna. A sort of power check... Livigno is a very nice ( and rather cheap - no tax) place to stay. We left Livigno, using the tunnel to the lower end of the Passo Fuorn (Ofenpass). Further down the Inntal bicycle path way. Ending at Landeck, whereas we catched the train back to Vienna. Good luck to all the followers!

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

climbing up Alp Chaschaunna
Ticino Tour 2006
by Iris Mueck, tour started July 2006, submitted 7 August 2010

Starting at Feldkirch (Austria), we followed the Upper Rhein bike path, which leaded us nearly to the city of Chur. As it starts raining, we went by bus over the San Bernardino pass, down to the city of Bellinzona (Ticino). Via Monteceneri we hit Lugano.

The Italian side of the lake is just wonderful. Not so extreme busy as on the Swiss side. Looks logical we followed the road to the Lago di Como and further to the city of Sondrio. At Tirano we have crossing the boarder again. Back to Switzerland and up the Bernina pass from the South. Nor recommended - too strong head wind. With our very last power, we have been climbing up the Passo Forcola. Downhill to Livigno on low speed to avoid further cold. Fingers went stiff!

The very next day, we left Livigno in snow. Snowflakes at night covered the landscape with snow powder. We have been one of the last bikers leaving Livingo Tunnel by bicycle. Today they have installed a bus shuttle service. Down the Ofenpass (Passo Fuorn) to Zernez and further the Inn valley bike path to Landeck. Now the very last part close to Landeck is finished. Good luck to all the followers!

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

At the Lago di Como
Slovenia Tour 2004
tour started July 2004, submitted 7 August 2010
Europe: Slovenia, Austria, Italy

Starting at the Wurzenpass, were we suffered the very steep climb, crossing boarder to Slovenia near Kranska Gora. Not knowing that we end up in a rather long climb again, we rod South, doing the Vrsic Mountain road. On the other side, the beautiful Soca river valley (Slovenian name of the river Isonzo). We have crossed back to Italy at the Selva Nevea pass. This tour covered cities like Udine, Grado, Triest, Ljubljana, whereas we went home by train. Good luck to all the followers!

downhill on Selva Nevea
Krimmler Tauern & Southern Tyrol - Mountainbike Tour
by Iris Mueck, tour started June 2004, submitted 7 August 2010
Europe: Austria, Italy

We tried hard. To our surprise we ended in a snow field. If weather would have changed, we won't be more able to publish this page... As the weather didn't change, we had a wonderful tour. Passing Val di Vizze, ending at the Inn river valley bike path. Good luck to all the followers!

See all 110 reports by Iris Mueck

keep goin'
Tour of Switzerland and Austria
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2010, submitted 30 July 2010

Cynthia Wong, Kekoa Proudfoot, Phil Sung, Lisa and I just returned from the Tour of the German Speaking Alps. As tours go, the statistics were unusually bad: we got in 945 miles and 88,916 feet of climbing, of which 13,879 came from 4 hikes we did in Switzerland, meaning we got in only 75,037 feet of climb on the bike. We only had 2 flat tires, both of which were caused by a bad tire blowing out on descents. We did lose almost a week to rain, and another 3 days due to a number of us (myself including) getting sick on tour.

See all 13 reports by Piaw Na

View of the Eiger from Kleine Scheidegg
Andras Szilagyi s web page about bicycle tours Alps,Carpathians,Dolomites...
by Andras Sszilagyi, tour started 2010, submitted 25 July 2010

A short summery of my bicycle tours done in the past in Italy, Austria, Romania,Hungary,Slovakia,Poland,Ukraine.

There are a lot of tour suggestions including Georgian Millitary High Road,where I am looking for cycling mates.

My web site is getting richer in every two-three months by adding new tours.

Grossglocknerstrasse before Heiligenblut
Austria e Svizzera, Agosto 2003
by Davide Tambuchi, tour started 2010, submitted 22 July 2010

The east part of Switzerland and the West part of Austria. Great mountains, great nature!

See all 15 reports by Davide Tambuchi

Milan - Praga - Berlin by bike
by bikeblog, tour started August 2008, submitted 19 July 2010
language: spanish

The most interesting places of this trip are:

  • Lago di Como (Italy)
  • The Alpes (Switzerland and Austria)
  • Munich
  • Crossing the border to Check Republic
  • Praga
  • Dresden
  • Berlin

:)
Trans Alps Bike Tour: Switzerland - Italy - Slovenia - Austria
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010

Starting in Switzerland, biking across the Alps in eastern direction through the Dolomites of Italy to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia; cruise around Mt.Triglav National Park, and finally mastering Austria's Southern Alps on the way back to Switzerland. Strong presence of snow and as a consequence the closure of some mountain passes caused many spontaneous changes of the route.

See all 10 reports by camino10

München - Prag - Dresden - Berlin
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010
language: de

Fahrrad Tour durch die Alpen der Schweiz, dem Inn Tal entlang in Österreich, Oktoberfest Pause in München, Schloss Tour in Tschechien mit der faszinierenden Hauptstadt Prag und schlussendlich über Dresden nach Berlin.

See all 10 reports by camino10

Balkanised: A ride (mostly) in the former Yugoslavia
by Peter Quaife, tour started March 2010, submitted 22 June 2010

A ride mostly from Albania to Austria which included too much snow.

See all 5 reports by Peter Quaife

Descending the Cakor Pass, Montenegro
Crossing Europe via the EuroVelo 6
by James Chassee, tour started May 2010, submitted 7 June 2010

After graduating from grad school, I decided it was finally time to do the trip that I had been thinking about for years--crossing europe via the EuroVelo 6. This journal is a light-hearted account of my trip. I try to include as much information as possible for other cyclists wishing to do the same trip, but I also try to make it entertaining. You can be the judge of that.

a country road in France
Danube from Passau to Vienna
by Wieslaw Kraus, tour started 2006, submitted 27 May 2010
Europe: Austria

European cycle route number one. I'm going with two of my children. The route I recommend to all. Goes exactly along the river and occasionally cross it by a bridge, then by ferry, which is the additional attraction.

See all 5 reports by Wieslaw Kraus

The Blue Danube ... below Passau
Inn from the sources to Kufstain
by Wieslaw Kraus, tour started 2005, submitted 27 May 2010

My first bicycle trip, which my son accompanied me. Drove along the river Inn from its source, through Swiss, Austrian Tyrol to Kufstain on the border with Germany. 300 km of great cycling adventure.

See all 5 reports by Wieslaw Kraus

Inn below St.Moritz
Alpine bicycletour from a col onto an other col - 7th year / part
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started July 2009, submitted 17 February 2010

In the summer of 2009 I cycled in the Alps again. I organized my tour around 3 milestones: I registered for participating in the 2nd hardest well known bicycle-marathon of Europe, the traditional and famous La Marmotte (174 kms + 4900m heightdiff. with the Col du Glandon, Col du Galibier and at last Alpe d’Huez.). The other event was the international BIG meeting in South Bayern (Germany) with other bicycletourers and at last a test tour along the route of the Ötztaler radmarathon (228 km + 5200 m heightdiff.). A participation on that event in the following year became one of my dreams in my life. Beside these I visited another nice and memorable climbs above 2000m, in Switzerland (Mattmarksee, Lac Moiry, Barrage Grand Dixence, Alpe Galm, Tatschalp, Oberaarsee besides snowwalls and the wonderful Männlichen, etc) and in France (Col de la Colombiere, Val Thorens, Col de l'Iseran, etc.) the country of the Tour de France.

I had successful days on the La Marmotte and the Ötztaler radmarathon testtour.

Totally I cycled 2335 kms + 47060 m heightdifference on 18-19 whole days.

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Col de l'Iseran (2770 m), France
Cycling Passes and Summits in the Alps
by Michael Fiebach, submitted 29 January 2010

Cyling Passes and Summits in the alps: Here is a cross section of (sofar) 35 passes and unnamed summits - from the famous to relatively unfamiliar (ie from Timmelsjoch to Passo Cason di Lanza) - from a day long workout to pleasant afternoon climbs (ie from crossing Vrsic Pass to a nice hill outside of Vrsno) - from road to MTB rides (like the ride to the Karwendelhaus or Tiliacher Joch). All are represented with pictures, maps, approach elevation data -also many route descriptions, ride statistics and personal opinion. Content wil grow.

See all 8 reports by Michael Fiebach

descending the east side of Hochalmsattel, Karwendel Mountains, Austria
Originally round-the-world but now much more interesting
by Tom Allen, tour started June 2007, submitted 22 January 2010

This is my travel blog of several years on the road. It started life as a round-the-world trip, but before long I realised that A-to-B cycling isn't as interesting as getting off the beaten track and really exploring a place. So since I left home I've had as much time off the bike as on it, earnt more than I've spent, learnt a new language, met an amazing girl and got married to her! Eager to travel by bike as a couple, we're currently seeing where this new dimension takes us.

I prefer to write about the way the trip affects me psychologically and about the cultural, political and historical curiousities I encounter. It's an uncomfortably personal story at times, but I think it's more interesting than reading pages of distance measurements, road conditions and visa hassles.

My creative outlet comes through photography and video which I also share on the site - I carry 6kg of camera equipment and don't regret it for a second!

Sleeping under the Saharan stars
Europe on two wheels - From Holland to Sicily and back
by Erik Nomden, tour started July 2009, submitted 12 December 2009
language: en, nl

For the tenth year in a row I am doing a medium to large cycling trip. This time I will be staying in Europe. The idea is to cycle through Germany and Austria to southern Italy and Sicily and to cycle back home over Sardinia, Corsica, France and Belgium. An overall estimate shows me that it will be around six thousand to seven thousand kilometers to fully realise the plan.

See all 19 reports by Erik Nomden

The West Coast of Corsica
nyffy.ch -- by-cycle to neverwhere
by Andy Nyffeler, tour started May 2009, submitted 19 November 2009
language: de

Meine erste grosse Radtour begann zu Hause und führte mich in Richtung Asien. Ich bin aber nicht der Typ, der für alles einen Plan hat. Ich lasse mich einfach dahintreiben, und finde Unterwegs immer wieder Ideen, wo ich gerade hin könnte. Häufig durch Jemanden, der gerade unterwegs ist, und mir von seinen Erlebnissen oder Plänen erzählt.

My Tour Logo
Europe en vélo
by Benoit Bergeron, tour started 2009, submitted 19 November 2009
language: fr

J'ai fait le tour de l'Europe à vélo en solo durant l'été 2009. J'ai parcouru 12 000km à travers 11 pays. J'ai vécu une expérience magnifique! Venez lire mon blog!

Passau, Germany
Cycling Gypsies: A Bicycle Odyssey with Dogs
by Fin & Zoa, tour started July 2008, submitted 14 November 2009

We don't just have our house on our bikes, we also have our two dogs, Jack and Paco, along for the ride. That's 60kg of furry luggage and another 50-60kg of non-furry luggage between the two of us! Needless to say we don't go fast but we do go everywhere, refusing to let our extra load stop us from tackling hills with grades of up to 18%. We have been on the road with our two dogs since July 2008. So far we have covered 17,000 kms and 18 countries in continental Europe.

Island Hopping in Arctic Norway
2003 Tandem Tour of the Alps
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2003, submitted 8 November 2009

A tandem tour of the Alps, starting from Munich, then riding through Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.

See all 13 reports by Piaw Na

Sustens Pass
The Greatest Schlep
by Scott, tour started June 2009, submitted 26 October 2009

One friend mired in med school, the other about to begin the rest of his life. Both wanted to go on an adventure. Both wanted to bike. Many arguments later, The Greatest Schlep was born. Keep track of us as we schlep from Prague to Athens.

Us in Split, Croatia taking break with Santa and Roman Soldiers.
Etschradweg 2008
by Olaf, tour started September 2008, submitted 21 September 2009
Europe: Italy, Austria
language: de

A short and relaxed biketour from Nauders to Brescia in Fall 2008 thru beautifull Vinschgau.

See all 4 reports by Olaf

Radweg neben der Brennerautobahn
Trans Alps Bike Tour
by www.camino10.com, tour started May 2009, submitted 20 May 2009

Starting in Switzerland and crossing the Alps in eastern direction through the Dolomites of Italy to Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia; cruise around Mt.Triglav National Park, and finally mastering Austria's southern Alps on the way back to Switzerland.

Trans Alps Bike Tour
EuroTour 2009: Trento - Praha - Berlin - København
by Flavio, tour started July 2009, submitted 8 April 2009
language: en, it

The EuroTour 2009 is a bicycle tour across Europe.

The program is from Trento, at the beginning of Italian Alps, to København. Main stops in Praha and Berlin. Around 2000 km through Italia, Austria, Deutschland and Denmark.

Departure is scheduled in July 15th, and in the website's page you can view daily maps and distances (it's only a scheme as a general rule, not mandatory!).

If you'd like to join our group, for all the path or for some parts, please write to us for any informations. The email address is in the website of the tour (grandride.com).

Scheduled path of EuroTour 2009
Dal Danubio alla Dalmazia
by Stefano Lugli, tour started August 2007, submitted 1 April 2009
language: it

Dal Danubio alla Dalmazia attraversando Austria, Slovacchia, Ungheria, Bosnia Herzegovina e Croazia. Un viaggio dal cuore dell'Europa all'Adriatico attraverso i Balcani e la loro recente storia.

See all 10 reports by Stefano Lugli

Summer cycling from Hungary to Morocco and across Canada
by Alfred Maleczki, tour started 2006, submitted 28 March 2009
language: hu

A lonely Hungarian cyclist who has the Summers free and likes to make new advantures on his bike.

Started with his short Croatian tours, but made it always longer, and in 2005 didn't stop before the 2700th kilometer in Greece. In the following year he decided to start the real adventure, to cycle out of Europe.

2007 was the year of cycling across Canada, the headwindy way - of course :) After this 9000km trip now he is in the planning stage of the South-American tour for 2009.

Atlas mountains, Morocco
Cycling from Germany to Istanbul and back
by Christian Hoffmann, Jan Wilkening, tour started August 2007, submitted 14 February 2009
language: de

Cycling from Germany to Istanbul via Austria and the Balkan - and back via Greece, Italy and Switzerland in August and September 2007. Including tour diary in German, statistics, loads of pics and Google Maps.

Our team in Istanbul
Austrian Danube Bike Trail
by Ralph Herbert, tour started May 2008, submitted 13 January 2009
Europe: Germany, Austria

This was the first European bike tour I did after researching numerous alternatives. It begins in Vienna, goes to Regensberg, Germany and ends in Vienna. It was such an awesome experience that I have done two more since.

We packed our stuff in the panniers, stored our suitcases in a loft of the bike shop and hit the road. There is nothing like the feeling of leaving all your possessions behind except what you have on your bike, and striking out on a trip in a foreign country where you don't know the language, don't know a soul, and don't really care when you get back... It was finally lights out and I laid back in bed and it was such a surreal experience. Here I was on a night train to Munich, Germany, listening to the wind blow through the opened window, the clacking of the wheels on the track and the occasional squeal of the brakes as we pulled into the next station. Kinda like something out of an Agatha Christie novel.

See all 2 reports by Ralph Herbert

Bicycletour in the Alps with legendary climbs: Mt Ventoux, Bonette, Agnello, Passo Mortirolo, Passo Stelvio, etc.
by Györgyi Gábor, tour started July 2008, submitted 6 January 2009
Europe: France, Italy, Austria

In 2008 I cycled 1807 kms and 32199 m height difference in the Alps. I climbed the 3 ascents of Mt Ventoux in a day, had a nice tour in Provence and at the Riviera. I had huge memories: riding my bicycle from the sealevel to the 2802m high Cime de la Bonette that I reached in the evening.

I had a dangerous descent in the rain from Col d'Izoard. Also climbed Colle Agnello (top in fog), and another fantastic day with an italian guy, Mauro Repetti as we did the Trittico Mortirolo : 3 ascent in 1 day. The last serious ``task'' was Passo Stelvio (2760m) from Tirano.

See all 26 reports by Györgyi Gábor

Tour of the Alps 2008
by Jerry Nilson, tour started 2008, submitted 3 January 2009

The goal this Summer was to make sure I have climbed every asphalted (at least one side) pass throughout the whole of the Alps above 1700m (which I have detailed in a list at the cycloclimbing.com site). I also wanted to include some difficult roads that are not passes.

(Length: 4916.7 km for 29 days = 170 km/day; Height metres climbed: 105454 m for 29 days = 3636m/day.)

See all 13 reports by Jerry Nilson

Klammljoch/Passo di Gola (2288m)
Tour of the Alps 2008
by Jobst Brandt, tour started July 2008, submitted 16 December 2008

Stelvio summit with Valle di Trafoi background. Weather in the picture was typically cool with constant chance of rain and snow. It was a cold summer.

See all 20 reports by Jobst Brandt

The great day
Tour of the Alps 2007
by Jobst Brandt, tour started July 2007, submitted 16 December 2008

Ibach - Rosenlaui - Hospental - Biella - Ivrea - Tenda - St. Etienne - Arvieux - Lanslebourg - Bourg St. Maurice - Lavachey - Brig-Ried - Bignasco - Thusis - Brusio - Stelvio - Astfeld - Marebbe - Brixen - Landeck - Urnerboden - Alpnachstadt - Brunnen

See all 20 reports by Jobst Brandt

from Bassano to Vienna
by Fabio Ferronato, tour started August 2008, submitted 19 August 2008
Europe: Italy, Austria

Cycling from Bassano (Venice) to Vienna. Google maps + gps tracking files included.

See all 9 reports by Fabio Ferronato

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