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Tyrol - Alps between Rhine valley, Inn and Oberallgaeu

Overview map region 1 - Tyrol, Lechtal valley and BregenzerwaldThe mountain world of the Allgaeuer Alps, Bregenzerwald, the Lechtal valley Alps and the Silvretta mountain group is in the meanwhile a well coordinated grouped tourist area supplying multiple services on a very high level for international tourists. The entry gate to that beautiful holiday area is usually, when you come with your motorbike, form the northern countries like the UK, Scottland or Scandinavia, the Autobahn highway via Stuttgart, Ulm and Kempten or via the Lake of Constance (Bodensee) through the towns Lindau and Bregenz and the Bregenzerwald. This area provides several great multiple day motorbike tours in the Bregenzerwald area and the Lechtaler mountain region.

We recommend to enter the region around Lake of Constance and use the Bregenzerwald as a base for the trips. Typically you use the A7 from Wurzburg or Ulm and then exit to Bregenzerwald. The last piece from Ulm you should take the Bundes- and Landstrasse (county roads) via Biberach, Bad Waldsee, Wangen, Lindau and Bregenz. The Oberschwaben region and the Allgaeu region can be toured during nearly any season and are a dream for motorbike travellers. Endless twisting country roads lead you through meadows, woods, fruit plantations and along nice small rivers down to Lindau.

The most southern day tour you may take based from Bregenzerwald ist the most popular SIlvretta Alpine road up the Bieler pass summit with the Silvrettta storage lake. Even the shorter distance trips across the Lechtaler Alps like riding across the Namloserr Tal valley from Reutte over to the Lech valley surprises with an outstanding landscape, excellent road grip and endless curves and you will find mostly other motorbike riders on that roads, since the main traffic goes either via the Fernpass or the Brenner pass. That region offers multiple guesthouses, hotels and hostels that are normally recommended through the German “Tourenfahrer” motorbike traveller magazin. We choose the guesthouse recommended below and use in the meanwhile a motorbike trailor, which is a standard car trailer, where we have added four rails for motorbikes. We drive down to Gasthof Alpenrose, drop the car and trailer, unload the bikes and go for two weeks on the road. The Gasthof Alpenrose is member of the Motorradringhotel and they organize all overnights in the Dolomiti mountains, Switzerland or Savoy Alps free of charge.

When you are there, don’t miss Lake of Constance, a journey with the Bregenzerwald steam train and the specialties of the Cheese-Road. This is a special pleasure and should be combined with the many local Musikfests (like a small and cosy Oktoberfest).

hostel

Gasthof Alpenrose

13 double bedrooms at 3,281ft above sealevel. The host Manni rides a trial motorbike and speaks English. Snuggish countryside guesthouse with an outstanding panorama view over the mountains. Does have a restaurant with local specialties and a sun deck.

Room charge with breakfast included starting at 34,- Euro, half course starting at 49,- Euro

A-6863 Egg / Bregenzerwald

www.kaltenbrunnen.com

GPS N47°26’30” E009°52’15”

 

hostel

Hotel Schwarzer Adler

26 double bedrooms, 3 single bedrooms, 1 suite. A familiy owned hostel, where the owner Martin, the host, does cook himself. Rooms with bathroom and some do have a balkony.

Room charge with breakfast included starting at Euro 44,- half course starting at Euro 52,-

A-6655 Steeg / Lechtal

www.gasthof-schwarzer-adler.at

GPS N47°14’51” E010°18’20”

hostel

Hotel Schönauer Hof

63 beds. Rooms with shower or bath tub, radio, tv, phone, sat. Kai the host does ride his own motorbike. Drying room, parking garage, tools, touring and touring tipps.

room charge with breakfast starting at Euro 42,-, half course at 52,- Euro

A-6653 Bach / Lechtal

www.13A.at

GPS N47°16’13” E010°24’13”

Riedbergpass

Gaichtpass

FurkajochFaschinajoch

HochtannbergpassFaschinajoch

Hahntennjoch

Namloser TalFernpass

FlexenpassArlberg Pass

Bieler Höhe SIlvretta

Alpine pass name

period opened

altitude

from - to

driving time

distance

 Arlbergpass

the whole year

1.793m/5,883ft

St. Anton - Bludenz

45 min

41 km/25.5mls 

 Bielerhöhe

June - October

2.036m/6,680ft

Galtür - Partenen

35 min

26 km/16.2mls 

 Faschinajoch

July - September

1.486m/4,876ft

Damüls - Sonntag

30 min

11 km/06.8mls 

 Fernpass

the whole year

1.209m/3,967ft

Lermoos - Nassereith

40 min

22 km/13.7mls 

 Flexenpass

the whole year

1.773m/5,817ft

Warth - Klösterle/Stuben

35 min

25 km/15.5mls 

 Furkajoch

July - September

1.761m/5,778ft

Damüls - Rankweil

50 min

28 km/17.4mls 

 Gaichtpass

the whole year

1.093m/3,586ft

Nesselwängle - Weißenbach

10 min

8 km/5.0mls 

 Hahntennjoch

Juni - October

1.884m/6,181ft

Elmen - Imst

60 min

30 km/18.6mls 

 Hochtannbergpass

the whole year

1.676m/5,499ft

Warth - Schoppernau

35 min

20 km/12.4mls 

 Jochpass

the whole year

1.178m/3,865ft

Bad Hindelang - Tannheim

30 min

19 km/11.8mls 

 Namlos

the whole year

1.360m/4,462ft

Bichlbach - Stanzach

40 min

27 km/16.8mls 

 Riedbergpass

the whole year

1.420m/4,659ft

Fischen (D) - Hittisau (CH)

40 min

14 km/08.7mls 

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