|Type of tour:||Guided|
|Distance:||31 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Jul 19, Aug 23, Sep 20, 2014 (minimum 2 participants)|
|Start city:||Lech, Austria|
|End city:||Kitzbuhel, Austria|
This guided 9-day E-Bike tour is packed full of cultural highlights and phenomenal wonders of nature. You will cycle through fabulous mountain scenery and along rivers, enjoy delicious traditional food, discover the life of the locals and visit some of the region's highlights.
The route will take you to five of twelve Best of the Alps resorts in Austria and Germany, including St. Anton, Garmisch- Partenkirchen and Kitzbuhel. Popular for their well-established structures, their close links to the region in which they are located and their blend of tradition and progress, they are the best known holiday destinations in Europe’s Alpine countries - in spring, summer, autumn and winter. They guarantee top quality and act as ambassadors for the entire Alpine region. They are twelve remarkable places, internationally known, loved and united through the happy circumstance of being located in one of the most picturesque landscapes on earth.
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Day 1: Lech/Zürs
Individual journey to Lech. At 5 p.m. meet your tour guide at the hotel bar for a briefing of important tour details. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Lech.
Day 2: Lech/Zürs (cycling time 4 hrs)
After breakfast, we will get accustomed to our FLYER e-bikes. We then cycle to Zug and on to the impressive dark blue Formarinlake (5,882 feet/1,793 m), all through breathtaking scenery. On the way back, we will stop for lunch (not included) and then cycle back to the hotel.
Overnight in Lech.
Day 3: St. Anton (cycling time 3 ½ hrs)
Today we cycle to Oberlech, stopping for a coffee break at Montana Hotel. Patrick Ortlieb, the owner, is a former Olympian and World Ski-Champion. We then return to Lech and cycle over the Flexenpass to St. Anton am Arlberg. Spend time discovering the beautiful village of St. Anton.
Overnight in St. Anton.
Day 4: Seefeld (cycling time 6 hrs)
Today's cycle route goes from St. Anton to Seefeld. Highlights along the way include Landeck Imst, Telfs, Buchen and Wildmoos.
Overnight in Seefeld.
Day 5: Seefeld (cycling time 3 hrs)
An easy day awaits you, as we cycle a flat route around Seefeld. We will visit the nature reserve and look at typical old houses from this region. There will be enough time to enjoy the great spa at the hotel following the cycle tour.
Overnight in Seefeld.
Day 6: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (cycling time 3 ½ hrs)
Today we cycle from Seefeld across the border to Germany to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the home of the last ski world championships. On a guided tour, we learn everything about the big Olympic ski-jump and the world of fearless jumpers.
Overnight in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Day 7: Zugspitze (Rest day)
Today we take a break from cycling and visit Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze standing at 9,717 feet (2,962 m). A cog wheel train goes to the very top, which has spectacuar panoramic views of 4 different countries and over 400 peaks and the only glacier in Germany. We then take the nostalgic train back to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Overnight in Garmish- Partenkirchen.
Day 8: Kitzbühel (cycling time 5 hrs)
After breakfast we take a bus to Wattens, where we visit the famous Crystal worlds of Swarovski. After learning about crystals and water, we break for lunch (not included) at the Restaurant Terra. From there we cycle the well-known and very idyllic "Inntalradweg" to Wörgl. Along the way we pass through Brixen, before arriving in Kitzbühel.
Overnight in Kitzbuhel.
Day 9: Kitzbühel
After breakfast, the tour ends. If you would like, you can extend your stay with extra nights.
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Day 8: Hotel Kitzhof, Kitzbuhel
Interested in visting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.
Bikes available on this tour, and included in the tour price (reserved in advance at the time of booking):
Bikes come equipped with:
Helmet rental is not available on this tour. For safety and hygiene purposes, we recommend that you bring your own helmet or plan to purchase one upon arrival.
This tour is mainly on paved secondary roads with no or very little traffic. The tour is often flat with some steep sections, which are no problem when you're assisted by an e-bike. Approximately 80% of the tour is on quiet roads; 10% on dedicated bicycle paths; and 10% on roads shared with traffic.
Nearest airport: Innsbruck, Austria
Nearest train station: Lech, Austria
Nearest airport: Innsbruck, Austria
Nearest train station: Kitzbuhel, Austria
It is easy to travel by either train or bus to Lech and Kitzbuhel from Innsbruck. It would therefor be easiest to arrange your flights in/out of Innsbruck and then arrange train/bus travel to the tour start/end cities.
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