Lakes and mountain ranges
Panoramic views of the Alps
Beautiful lakes and blue skies
Cycling tours in the Chiemgau
The Inn Cycle Path 2013
If you are looking for the typical Alpine river - the Inn River is it. No other body of water traverses as long a route through the majestic European mountains. The green-blue shimmering, untamed and wild river‘s source is in Switzerland at the Maloja-pass near to the chic town of St. Moritz.
The highest mountains of the Eastern Alps accompany the Inn along its early stages. The icy peaks of the glacial giants of the Bernina mountains tower over Upper Engadine and the jagged, rocky peaks of the Silvretta cap Lower Engadine. Then the River runs towards Austria. The river flows through Landeck, Innsbruck and Kufstein in the Tyrol before flowing into Germany through the Alpine foothills to Passau where it joins the Danube.
If the Inn is the typical Alpine River, then Innsbruck is the typical Alpine town. Framed by high mountain ranges: the Karwendelgebirge, the Stubaier and Zillertal Alps, the city spans the wide Inn Valley. Innsbruck gained fame as the host city of two Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976 and as a stage for the Four Hills Ski-Jumping Tournament (“Vierschanzentournee”) with the ultra modern Bergiselschanze ski-jumping hill, which has become a symbol of the city. The other more historical symbol of the city is the Goldene Dachl in the Old Town, whose roof is covered with 2,657 gilded copper shingles.
Even though the Inn doesn’t flow through any of the Upper Bavarian lakes, its tributaries together with the Isar River form the lakes of Chiemsee, Starnberger and Ammersee. The idyllic Alpine foothills, mountain panoramas and bright blue lakes create a dramatic backdrop for unique cycling holidays in the region surrounding Munich. The Bavarian capital promises visitors a metropolitan flair with lots of sausages and Weißbier.
As you can see there is much to discover along the Inn Cycle Path. We look forward to welcoming you!
Peter Schuck & Simon Mink