The Austrian Tyrol self-guided motorcycle tour is a popular choice with all new hotels and modified routes. It offers the very best of Alpine hospitality.
Furthermore, the high mountain passes, as well as the alpine views and the peaceful valleys, make this a great journey. The Tyrol region might not be the biggest place in the World. But it certainly has the scenery on a grand scale.
This fantastic Austrian Tyrol self-guided motorcycle tour will start with a short channel crossing and a leisurely ride to your first overnight stop in Luxembourg. The second stopover will be in the Black Forest.
Your base in Tyrol is a traditional alpine-style hotel. It has modern and spacious rooms as well as a fantastic restaurant. It also 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 an excellent way to relax and reflect on the day’s events.
From here, your Austrian Tyrol self guided motorcycle tour truly shows its famous Alpine charm and character. You’ll 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, Silvretta and of course, Stelvio. Piller and Reschen are less challenging but also enjoyable. 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, 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 of the Austrian Tyrol, local cuisine is coupled with Italian culinary flair. The result is a unique assortment of gastronomic delights. These include grostl (bacon, onion and potato fry-up), speckknoedel (bacon dumplings) and spätzle (macaroni & cheese).
However, if you fancy something more biker authentic, you might opt to have a cheeseburger and chips. You can find this at the Oilers 69 café. 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. And some from the rest of the World in search of 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.
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Today is the start of your Austrian Tyrol self guided motorcycle tour. A morning channel-tunnel crossing will take you under the water to Calais. From there, you’ll be heading towards Belgium. The first half of the route will be on the motorways.
This will give you more time to ride the beautiful country roads in the afternoon. A great thing about riding through the Belgian Ardennes is you’ll never be short of breathtaking views. As an added bonus, there are also uncongested motorways and scenic N roads as well as perfectly maintained country lanes.
If your interests lay in military history, then Bastogne is an excellent place to visit. There is the War Museum, Mardasson Memorial, Bastogne Barracks and a little tank parked in the town centre.
The town also has a lovely square with several cafes and restaurants offering a great selection of traditional specialities. The cakes from the bakery appear to be particularly popular amongst our clients. There is also a large car park with allocated motorcycle bays.
From here, it is only a short but pleasant ride to your hotel in Vianden – Luxembourg.
What our customers say
“Thank you for a brilliant holiday. The Stelvio Pass is something to remember. This was our first bike tour to Europe and it was fantastic. See you next year.”
Tracy & Shawn
Dublin, Ireland, 2019