Tirol is a land of superlatives for road bike riders. It is home to the highest mountain pass road, the highest point that can be reached on a roadbike and the steepest climb in Austria. As if that wasn't enough, in 2018 Tirol will host the UCI Road World Championships.
Tirol's scenic roads and byways provide a beautiful way to see all that the region has to offer. Novice riders can look forward to easy cycling on flat to gently rolling terrain in the valleys, while advanced cyclists can test their fitness on challenging climbs and twisty downhills along mountain and pass roads. In 2018 the best road cyclists on the planet will gather in Tirol for the UCI Road World Championships. More than 1,000 riders and 350,000 spectators from around the world will attend the event.
Tirol’s varied terrain and beautiful scenery provides endless opportunities for road touring and is the perfect destination for your next cycling holiday. Use the bike route planner to explore the extensive network of quiet back roads and virtually inexhaustible supply of on-road bicycle routes. Below are five of Tirol's best-loved road bike rides – an absolute must for ambitious road bike riders on a cycling holiday in the mountains of Tirol.