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St.Moritz-Innsbruck 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2
An artist with brush and colours, inspired by impressionism, would need weeks for this tour. There would be too many sensual impressions for the artist and the magnificent panoramas of the picturesque Engadin villages like Zernez, Susch, and Lavin, as well as of the wide valleys of Upper Engadin, and of the great forests of the Swiss National Park would be too impressive. Then, suddenly, the scene changes: Welcome to Tyrol! The best place to enjoy conviviality. And also your final destination Innsbruck, a culture city as well as an Olympic city, will impress you with a different cityscape. The artist becomes a bon viveur.
You will cycle on many bike paths and on some forest and gravel roads which are in good condition. The route is slightly hilly and you will cycle up two to three moderate climbs and down many smooth descents
If you would like to hire a bike (85 EUR) or e-bike (189 EUR) please contact our office when booking [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Arrival in St. Moritz
You can either come to St. Moritz directly or drive to Innsbruck and take the bus to St. Moritz.
St. Moritz – Zernez approx. 35km
Today you will cycle via Samedan (Old Tower), La Punt (San Andrea Early Gothic church with frescos) and Zuoz (window paintings in the church San Luzi) to Zernez. You will ride your bike through the valley of Upper Engadin. Zernez is the gateway to the national park (national park house).
Zernez – Scuol approx. 35km
First, you will cycle to Lavin, which still looks like an old mountain village. The place name of the pretty village Guarda (“Look!“) derives from the splendid views which can be enjoyed here. Today’s destination is Scuol, with the adventure water park “Bogn Engiadina” and the castle Tarasp, which is the majestic symbol of Engadin.
Scuol – Ried/Prutz approx. 55km
From Scoul you will cycle via Martina until you reach the border and from there you will continue via Pfunds and Tösens to Ried/Prutz. Following the river Inn, you will get to the famous gorge Finstermünster Schlucht. The town centres of Stuben and Pfunds in Tyrol are noteworthy.
Ried/Prutz – Imst approx. 40km
On the sixth day you will ride your bike through the “Oberes Gericht“ from Ried via Prutz down to Landeck (castle with museum, ruin Schrofenstein, Gerberbrücke, showplace of the Tyrolean fights for freedom). Then you will cycle past the monastery Zams and through the protected Mils Au (floodplain) to Imst (city of fountains, numerous churches and chapels). The gorge Rosengartenschlucht is worth a visit.
Imst – Innsbruck approx. 65km
Small villages are located on the Inn cycle path. The cultural highlight of today’s route is the Cistercian monastery of Stams (collegiate church with rose grids). Numerous churches and ruins are located above the Inn valley. Cycling along the Martinswand (mountain face) you will get to Innsbruck with its well-kept old town (Golden Roof, City Tower, Imperial Palace, Hofgarten Park, Heblinghaus).
Departure or Extension of Trip
If you prefer to drive yourself but would like to follow our itineraries and hotel choices we can help you with a brand new Renault vehicle - minimum 21 days - and have your itineraries and hotels ready for you.
Please email [email protected] for your choice of vehicle and pick-up and drop-off points in European countries.