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From Valley Low to Glacier High: A Tirol Road Bike Picture Story

Updated on 13.06.2018 in Sports
From portraits over landscapes to sports: Acclaimed British photographer George Marshall creates winning shots that are both authentically pure and highly aesthetic. He has dedicated his life to riding and documenting BMX at an early age. Later, he has moulded his passion into a career. He has now swapped his trick bike for a road bike and travels the world to capture photographs for the world’s leading sports and media brands. In late April, when spring and winter were still fighting against each other, George Marshall undertook a trek to the mountainous terrain of Tirol. “It is a hidden gem for dedicated road bikers and the mountains are of awesome natural beauty. I believe this could be the next road biking mecca”, he said after his trip across Tirol.

Day 1: Oetz – Kühtai – Kematen – Innsbruck

Start: Oetz
Distance: 110 kilometers
Elevation Gain: 1,720 meters
Time: 4 hours

Route Description (from Innsbruck)

Day 2: Karwendel Tour

Start: Innsbruck
Distance: 156 kilometers
Elevation Gain: 1,500 meters
Time: 7 hours

Route Description

Day 3: Kaunertal Glacier Road

Start: Prutz
Distance: 77 kilometers
Elevation Gain: 2,260 meters
Time: 4.5 hours

Route Description

Day 4: Ötztal Glacier Road

Start: Sölden
Distance: 31 kilometers
Elevation Gain: 1,550 meters
Time: 3 hours

Route Description



Dazzling lights and beautiful cityscapes: Ines Mayerl loves the exciting, fast-paced big city life. But no matter how far she may travel, she always returns home to escape to the mountains, to discover stylish, new cafés in Innsbruck and to hit the slopes.

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