8 day Independent tour The River Inn bike path: this down river tour offers the cyclist a combination of sensual impressions, from magnificent alpine panorama’s, to cute mountain villages of the Engadin like Zernez, Susch and Lavin. The Inn bicycle path leads through many outstanding landscapes: the wide Hochtal (valley) of the Oberengadin merging into […]
8 day Independent tour
The River Inn bike path: this down river tour offers the cyclist a combination of sensual impressions, from magnificent alpine panorama’s, to cute mountain villages of the Engadin like Zernez, Susch and Lavin.
The Inn bicycle path leads through many outstanding landscapes: the wide Hochtal (valley) of the Oberengadin merging into the big forests of the Swiss National Park. As the scenery changes, you cycle into the Austrian province of Tyrol, welcoming cyclists with warm hospitality. The bike tour ends in Innsbruck, with a stay in this Olympic city one of the highlights of this wonderful bicycle trail.
Day to Day Schedule
Individual transfer to St. Moritz
Free day to explore the city, its surrounding mountains, or cycle upriver towards the source of the Inn.
St. Moritz – Zernez approx. 35 km
Departing chic St. Moritz you bike through Samedan (Old Tower), La Punt (early gothic church San-Andrea with its frescos) and Zuoz (window paintings in the church San Luzi) to Zernez. You bike through the high valley of the Oberengadin. Zernez is the gateway to the only Swiss National Park.
Zernez – Scuol approx. 35 km
First you bike to Lavin, which preserves the character of an old mountain village. The name of the village Guarda (“Look!”) is based on the beautiful views from here. The aim of today’s stage is the town of Scuol, with the castle Tarasp, the majestic landmark of the Engadin.
Scuol – Ried approx. 55 km
From Scuol to Martina, we then reach the Austrian border. We follow the route along the River Inn’s Finstermünzer Schlucht (gorge), through the town centres of Stuben and Pfunds/Tirol, before reaching our desination, Ried.
Ried – Imst approx. 40 km
Through the “Obere Gericht (Upper Court)” from Ried over Prutz down to Landeck (castle with museum, ruin Schrofenstein, Gerberbrücke – a showplace of the Tyrolean struggles for freedom). We pass the monastery Zams and through to Imst (town of the wells, plus lots of churches and chapels). Recommended is a visit to Rosengartenschlucht (rose garden gorge).
Imst – Innsbruck approx. 65 km
There are many lovely, small villages on the Inn bike-path. Cultural highlight of today’s stage is the Zisterzienserstrift Stams (collegiate church with rose windows). Numerous small churches and ruins dot the hillsides of the Inn Valley. Along the Martinswand we come to Innsbruck with a very smart “old town” (Golden Dachl, town tower, Hofburg, Hofgarten, and Helbinghaus). The bikes are returned this evening.
Your tour ends after breakfast. Depart for home or extend your stay.
|Tour Rating- easy to moderate|
Partly paved cycle paths along the river and partly hardpack gravel paths; a few moderate hills but mostly flat or downhill; suitable for all levels of cyclist.
Schedule & Price
Tours depart every Friday from mid May to the end of September.
Six night tour option departs every Saturday.
|Price per person||CAD $1220|
|High season surcharge: June thru August departures||$80|
|Optional Swiss Flyer Electro Bike||$150|
|Optional dinner plan||$320|
|Airport / transfers|
Round-trip Swiss Rail transfers from/to any arrival point in Switzerland may be supplied at a cost of $150 per person.
|This tour includes:|
• 7 nights accommodation in a double room with private facilities. The hotels we use on this tour are family run inns and hotels of 3 star quality (4 star in Innsbruck)
Note: Also available as a 6 night itinerary with Day 2 deleted.