Gravelbiking in Tirol, © Tirol Werbung
Gravelbiking in Tirol, © Tirol Werbung

Gravelbiking in Tirol


Tarmac + trails = gravelbiking. This booming cycling discipline combines the best elements of road riding and mountainbiking, taking riders high into the Alps both onroad and offroad. Gravelbikes are made to be fast but are at the same time super robust to deal with any kind of terrain. With its thousands of kilomeres of roads and trails, Tirol is a paradise for gravelbikers.

With their wide and grippy tyres, curved handlebars, lightweight frame and fast-running wheels, gravelbikes live up to their reputation as a hybrid bike somewhere on the spectrum between a roadbike and a mountainbike. They have been enjoying a massive boom in recent years among riders keen to explore more than just one kind of terrain. Their natural habitat are forest trails, including those leading high into the mountains, though gravelbikes can also be seriously speedy on the road and deal with some pretty rough terrain. This broad profile opens up a huge range of rides both down in the valley and up in the mountains. We have put together a few of the best in Tirol, including tips on places to eat and stay the night. Ready, steady ... gravel!

Gravelbiking in Tirol, © Tirol Werbung

Gravelbike Adventures

From forest paths to gravel trails to tarmac roads, gravelbikers can enjoy the full range of riding on offer in Tirol. A combination of wide tyres and fast wheels with a lightweight frame and curved bars make gravelbikes ideal for a fun experience taking in terrain both onroad and offroad. Check out our gravelbike test to find out more.

Gravelbike riding in Tirol

 

Five Top Gravel Rides

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