Austrian Tyrol Self Guided Tour

Where you choose the date and set the pace
Start / Finish in UK

Tour Information

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 spacious 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 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 the 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 to 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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Tour Itinerary

DayEventApprox Daily Mileage
Day 1

Crossing from Folkestone to Calais
Combination of motorway and non-motorway roads towards Luxembourg

Day 2

Start towards the Black Forest region of Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 3

Start towards Tirol region of Austria
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 4

Optional free day

Day 5

Optional ride to village of Glorenza, Ressia pass, Stelvio pass, Silvretta Alpine road and Weisseespitze Glacier

Day 6

Optional day trip to Innsbruck

Day 7

Start towards the Black Forest region of Germany
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads. Mountain passes included – Arlberg pass, Flexenpass and Hochtannberg pass

Day 8

Start towards Champagne region of France
Combination of motorway and non motorway roads

Day 9

Start towards Calais
Afternoon crossing to Folkestone



  • Depart and return when it suits you

Tour Hightlights

  • Medieval town of Glorenza
  • Stelvio pass
  • Day trip to Innsbruck
  • Timmelsjoch pass
  • Weissseespitze Glacier
  • Ressia Pass
  • Piller Pass
  • Silveretta Pass
  • Arlberg Pass
  • Biker cafe Oilers 69

Tour Pricing

  • Rider and pillion £995 pp
  • Solo rider sharing twin room £1,075 pp
  • Solo rider single room £1,245 pp

Price Includes

  • Return channel crossing

  • 8 nights b&b accommodation

  • 8 evening meals

  • GPX routes

  • Trip check list

  • Daily itinerary

  • Suggested tourist attractions

  • Emergency services numbers

Price Excludes

  • Hotel parking

  • Petrol

  • Toll charges (vignette)

  • Admission charges

  • Meals other than those specified

Pre-Trip Checklist

  • Make sure the tyres on your bike are going to last the duration of a trip.
  • Make sure that the bike is serviced for the duration of a trip.
  • Puncture repair kit recommended.
  • A good bike chain is also highly recommended.
  • Chain lubricant.
  • Spare bike keys.
  • Spare battery for the alarm fob (if you have an alarm).
  • Spare bulbs (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare fuses (in some countries required by law).
  • Spare spark plugs (in some countries required by law).
  • Some tools.
  • Some extra bike security device (padlock and chain, disc lock).
  • Torch.
  • Valid passport.
  • Valid riding licence.
  • European breakdown cover recommended.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Green card for European travel.
  • Check if your bike insurance covers (Green Card) all the countries will be passing through (e.g. Eastern Europe).
  • Copy of bike insurance policy.
  • Registration document.
  • E111 obtained from the Post Office (this guarantees you equivalent NHS treatment in EC countries only).
  • High viz vest/jacket.
  • Breathalizer.
  • Waterproofs.
  • Spare set of gloves.
  • Enough clothes to last you for a trip.
  • Some swimming gear.
  • Some casual clothes.
  • Some local currency.
  • A major credit card recommended.
  • Mini first aid kit (in some countries required by law).
  • Some basic pain killers and prescription drugs.
  • Note with your driving licence of any allergies in Latin.
  • Pack everything into plastic bags before putting it into the panniers.

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