Day 1: Martina - Landeck
Distance: 46 Kilometers; Total Riding Time: 3 Hours 45 Minutes
The first segment of the Tirol Inn Cycle Path features changing uphill and downhill sections but no strenuous ascents, including lush meadows and deep green forests, interspersed with lovely little villages. The entire area boasts an infinite number of awe-inspiring churches and mighty castles, such as Siegmundsried Castle, a former seat of noblemen and courthouse which gave the name to this part of the Upper Inntal Valley, ”Oberes Gericht” (literally ‘Upper Court’). The lively district capital Landeck, the destination end of this day, invites cyclists to a shopping tour, a stopover at lovely cafés and inns, or a visit to the ruins of Schrofenstein Castle. Cyclists who prefer a more leisurely pace will feel at ease on this part of the cycleway that is perfectly suitable for children aged eight and older.
Day 2: Landeck - Telfs
Distance: 52.5 Kilometers; Total Riding Time: 3 Hours 45 Minutes
This day tour starts with amazing views of Landeck Castle and the rushing torrents of Sanna River, an eight kilometer long tributary of the Inn. Soon you will get to magical „Zammer Lochputz“, Tirol’s Mystical Gorge where views of the waterfalls are revealed from many spectacular viewing points. On your way downstream you’ll pass by the district capital Imst, a charming small town to explore eclectic shopping venues, diverse dining experiences and unique cultural attractions. This pleasant cycle tour with easy ups and downs along the River Inn eventually takes you to Telfs, Tirol's third largest town by population.
Day 3: Telfs - Innsbruck
Distance: 28.5 Kilometers; Total Riding Time: 1 Hour 45 Minutes
From Telfs, located in a wide open basin of Inntal Valley, there’s easy cycling over flat terrain for about 30 kilometers along the scenic banks of the River Inn. This segment ends in Tirol's provincial capital of Innsbruck. The first part of this cycleway takes you to the densely wooded and sunny upland plateau of Telfs-Mösern, and past the Peace Bell which is suspended high above Inntal Valley and is weighing over 12 tonnes. Some 14 kilometers eastwards you will reach the lovely village of Zirl, North Tirol's only wine-growing village with the mighty Martinswand rock face as lovely backdrop. After a few kilometers you will get to Innsbruck, Tirol's capital. Encircled by the most glorious mountain scenery you can imagine, Innsbruck offers the best of both worlds—the urban sophistication of a historic town and an Alpine playground. Its charming old town district is famous for the Golden Roof and the scenic Imperial Church. Picture-book Ambras Castle, the Ski Jump on Bergisel Mountain and Zaha Hadid’s space-age Nordkette Funicular are a must to see as well.
Day 4: Innsbruck - Strass
Distance: 52.5 Kilometers; Total Riding Time: 3 Hours
Leaving behind the picture-book scenery of Innsbruck you follow the river to the historic small town of Hall with its rich minting heritage. Explore the beautiful old town district and see the mint that has the distinction of being the cradle of the modern day ‘Dollar’. Stepping south of the medieval town center is the Burg Hasegg, which has had a 300-year career as a mint for silver Thalers (coins, the root of the modern word ‘dollar’). The scenic route travels further to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, a subterranean labyrinth of crystalline chambers of wonder that tops the list of Austria’s most-visited attractions. Then it’s on to the Silver Town of Schwaz which has still maintained its medieval atmosphere. Many of the buildings and beautiful facades are dating back to the heyday of silver mining. Today the Schwaz Silver Mine, ranking among the most prosperous medieval mines, is open to visitors. At the train station of Jenbach, you can admire three different railway types, among them splendid narrow-gauge Achensee Cog Railway, Europe's oldest, steam operated cog railway which is still in operation.
Day 5: Strass - Kufstein/Erl
Distance: 52 Kilometers; Total Riding Time: 3 Hours
At the entrance to scenic Zillertal Valley the Inn Cycle Path leads past Rotholz Castle, built in 1575, and offers breathtaking views of the Pilgrimage Church of the Visitation at Brettfall. Kramsach, lovingly dubbed „Tirol’s Lakeside Resort“, is home to the worthwhile and unique Tirol Farmstead Museum, a place where history comes alive. Another local must-see is the Cemetery Museum, which is the world’s only collection of grave and tombstone inscriptions and shrine sayings. Standing on the banks of the Inn River, the medieval center of Austria’s smallest town, Rattenberg, is full of revitalized townhouses, cobbled streets and alleyways and dotted by specialist glass shops. The small town of Kufstein has been celebrated in a song and is steeped in history and character. Encircled by mighty Kaiser Mountain Range, the historic town on the banks of the Inn River is a charming place full of cobbled streets, unusual shops and ancient sights. Kufstein’s most famous sight is remarkable Kufstein Fortress that towers high above town. Another cultural highlight awaits you at the destination end of this tour, the contemporary Festival Hall at Erl.