Of course the mountains also play a central role in cycling. But the Tyrol also offers cyclists a wide choice of attractive routes in addition to mountain biking and downhill trails. An overview of the cycling areas of the Tyrol, regional cycle paths, long-distance cycle paths as well as tips for e-bike riders can be found here and, with a search function by fitness, vertical metres, length and proficiency, on the Bergfex platform.
Walking and mountaineering
Walking or hiking and mountaineering have long been traditional activities in the Tyrol and are very popular with people in all age groups. Your first port of call for mountain hiking is the Alpenverein, which also runs its own mountain huts and offers one- or multi-day guided walks and courses on all aspects of walking in the mountains. The Bergfex website also offers a wide choice of walks and mountain hikes, with a search function by physical fitness, vertical metres, length and ability.
The Tyrol is also a paradise for rock climbers. Innsbruck hosts top-class sport climbing events, and some of the world’s best climbers in all disciplines train in the Tyrol. In the great outdoors, the choice is enormous, with over 5,600 sport climbing and multi-pitch routes as well as excellent bouldering locations. But indoor climbing is also in a class of its own in the Tyrol thanks to Kletterzentrum Innsbruck (Sillside, WUB Climbing Centre), the most modern indoor climbing facility in western Europe.
The Climbers Paradise Tirol association, which provides topos, maps and photographs of climbing areas in the west of Austria, is a very prominent player in the climbing scene and has done a lot to promote climbing in the Tyrol.