Our Austrian Tyrol holiday is a popular choice with all new hotels and modified routes. It offers the very best of the Alpine hospitality. The high mountain passes as well as the alpine views and the peaceful valleys make this a great motorcycle tour.
The Tyrol region might not be the biggest place in the World. But it certainly has the scenery on a grand scale.
Your tour will start with a short channel crossing. A leisurely ride will take you to your first overnight stop in Luxembourg. Your second stopover will be in the Black Forest.
A traditional alpine style hotel is your base in Tyrol. It has modern and specious rooms as well as a fantastic restaurant. The hotel overlooks an alpine valley, pine forests and mountain peaks. This idyllic spot will provide you with an ideal location to enjoy the panoramic views. It is also a nice way to relax and reflect on the day’s events.
From here you will have the opportunity to ride into Switzerland, Italy as well as Germany. Day trips will also include rides over the local mountain passes. These include Arlberg, Silveretta and of course Stelvio. The Piller and Ressia are less challenging but also good.
While in Tyrol pay a visit to Glorenza a medieval town in Italy. It is a little town with a cobbled streets and a square protected by renaissance walls with ramparts and corner bastions.
If you decide to ride another iconic pass then your route will take you over the Timmelsjoch pass and the shady world of ancient smugglers and outlaws. The High Alpine Road offers a fantastic ride and magnificent views of the surrounding mountain landscapes. Two different museums mark a unique Timmelsjoch history.
Timmelsbach Bridge – a walk-in cube is created at the spot where the Timmelsjoch road crosses the ancient trail that leads from Tyrol to Italy. Also a worthwhile stop along this scenic ride is Europe’s highest motorcycle museum. It boasts over 230 exhibits from 100 different manufacturers.
The city of Innsbruck is only an hour ride away and definitely worth a visit. Main tourist attractions are the Golden Roof, the Royal Palace as well as the Bergisel ski jump hill.
Around these parts local cuisine is coupled with Italian culinary flare. The result is a unique assortment of gastronomic delights. These include grostl (bacon, onion and potato fry-up), speckknodel (bacon dumplings) and spatzle (macaroni & cheese).
However if you fancy something more biker authentic you might opt to have a cheese burger and chips. You can find this at Oilers 69 cafe. This is a 1950s style dinner just outside Imst (road 171). One can say this is the Austrian answer to the British Ace Café, Ponderosa Café or Super Sausage Café.. Here you will meet many other motorcyclists. Some are local riders out on a day ride. But also many are travelling from all over Europe as well as the World in search of the Tyrol’s famous passes.
From here, on your way back to the hotel you can continue your ride over the Piller Pass and stop at the Kaunergrat Nature Park as well. The café balcony offers fantastic views of the high alpine landscape and the river Inn below.
Finally you will return back the UK via Germany and France.
Please note for those with longer journeys alternative crossing can be arranged.
To extend this trip please have a look at Lake Achensee and/or Bavaria tour.
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