Published on: 4 February 2018 | Last updated: 4 January 2020
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|Hall in Tirol - Innsbruck||11 kms|
|Hall in Tirol - Brenner via Innsbruck||50 kms|
|Brenner - Sterzing (Vipiteno)||22 kms|
|Innsbruck - Matrei am Brenner||31 kms|
|Matrei am Brenner - Brenner||18 kms|
If you are continuing into Innsbruck, the cycleway takes you all the way into the centre of the city. Note that once you get closer to the city, there is a segregated cycle lane separate from the pedestrian path. The cycleway brings you to the Löwenhaus station on the Hungerburgbahn funicular. The station is one of four on the line designed by the architect Zaha Hadid each with a gorgeous canopy of curvy green glass. (Note that you can take your bike on the funicular but only from the Congress station a bit rather on).
There’s a bike wash by the station if it’s been raining and your bike is covered in muck.
If you haven’t seen it already, it would be a mistake not to have a quick look at Innsbruck’s altstadt. Coming into Innsbruck, as you approach the Innbrücke bridge, you need a look out for the sign ‘Zufahrt Altstadt’ pointing to the left. Take the crossing over the road and go down the Herzog-Friedrich Straße.
From here you pass the Goldener Adler Gasthof with its frescoed façade. Almost next door is the Helblinghaus which has an extraordinarily over-the-top baroque façade. The star of the show though is the Neuhof with the Goldenes Dachl (the new court with the golden roof), commissioned by Emperor Maximilian I (1459 to 1519) to commemorate his wedding to Bianca Maria Sforza of Milan.
Places to stay
Hotels and other accommodation
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I use Booking.com to find and book places to stay when there are no campsites in the area. The large majority of hotels and many hostels are now on ‘Booking’. I like it because it means that I can get almost-instant confirmation. The rating system is also a reliable guide to the quality of the accommodation.
I’ve never had a problem finding places to keep my bike —even if it’s a cupboard or store room. I always use the ‘special requests’ field on the booking form to tell the hotel that I’m travelling with a bike, which gives them the opportunity to let me know if there’s a problem.
Many properties offer free cancellation but it’s a good idea to check the conditions as these vary from property to property.
The Hostel Igls Heiligwasserweg is convenient for the route and might be a good place to stay if you are planning to make it over the Brenner in the same day.
There are no other hostels on the route until you get to Brixen.
After Innsbruck, there are no campsites until you get to Sterzing (Vipiteno) in Italy.
Transport and services
There are local rail services to Brenner operated by ÖBB (Austrian Railways). You can catch trains direct from Hall in Tirol if you prefer.
There are also international Eurocity services non-stop from Innsbruck to Brenner, but note that you need to reserve a space for your bike (10€) so this is a more expensive and complicated option.
There are also buses with bike racks that run as far as the seilbahn (gondola) at Patsch. This might be an option if there are a couple of you (one to load your bikes onto the bike racks and the other to load you bags onto the bus).
- Hall in Tirol: Bike Box | Bikebow Hall | Rasenmäher - Mopeds - Fahrräder (Salzburger Straße 11) | Waltl Wolfgang (Krippgasse 4)
- Innsbruck: Bike Point | Bikes and More | BKD | Conrad Fahrradreparatur u Recycling | Fahrradladen Innsbruck | Helmut Baumgartner | Rad & Tat | Radsport Neuner | Radsport Neuner GmbH | Radstudio Innsbruck | Sprint Fahrradtechnik | Veloflott
- Steinach am Brenner: Sport Resch (Zirmweg 84)
Places to eat
There are Baguette cafes in Aldrans, Lans, Patsch, Matrei am Brenner and Steinach am Brenner. The terrace of the branch at Patsch has a fine view.
- muenchen-venezia.info the official website for the route (de/it/en)
Tourist information websites
Articles in this series
- München-Venezia Overview
- München-Venezia: 1: München to Achenkirch
- München-Venezia: 2: Achenkirch to Hall-in-Tirol
- München-Venezia: 3: Hall-in-Tirol to Brenner
- München-Venezia: 4: Brenner to Fortezza Franzensfeste
- München-Venezia: 5: the PusterTal (Fortezza Franzensfeste to Toblach)
- München-Venezia: 6: the Ciclabile delle Dolomiti
- München-Venezia: 7: the Via Alemagna (Sotto Castello di Cadore to the Lago di Santa Croce)
- München-Venezia: 8: the Lago di Santa Croce to Treviso
- München-Venezia: 9: Treviso to Venezia