DURATION

4 days/3 nights

TOTAL DISTANCE

114km

LONGEST DAY

36km

TOTAL ELEVATION

5325m

BIGGEST DAY

1900m

PRICE

from €289 pP

Lienz Dolomites Gravel Bike Tour

Four big days Bikepacking Epic Austrian Gravel

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East Tirol’s beautiful capital Lienz is the launching point for this amazing four-day gravel bike tour. Bikepackers will be treated to an Alpine wonderland of jagged and rugged mountain peaks, including the highest summits of Austria, Großglockner and Großvenediger. Perfect gravel winds along this amazing route for four days, staying in mountain huts and shelters where you will be warmly welcomed.

GRAVEL BIKE TOUR OVERVIEW

Bikepacking the Lienzer Dolomites of Tirol

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 4 days of bikepacking incredible gravel in the Lienz Dolomites
  • 3 nights at jaw-dropping mountain huts
  • Half-board meals included (breakfast and dinner)
  • If needed:
    • Bike maintenance
    • Adjusting of sitting position and cockpit
  • Optional core training each morning
  • Bike Austria tech t-shirt

PRICE

  • € 289 per person
  • +€ 60 for single room
  • +€ 200 for Guide based on 5 riders

GRAVEL BIKE TOUR ITINERARY 

gravel bike map

Lienz – Anna Shelter

Day 1 | 18km, 1350m

  • 9:00 – Roll out from the magnificent town center of Lienz, the capital of East Tyrol. 
  • Grind gravel along the Drau River before heading up to our first hut, the Anna Schutzhaus.  The steep final 200 meters will make the fine food and drink taste that much better.
  • 19.00 -Dinner together
  • Accommodation: Anna Schutzhaus

Anna Shelter – Lienzer Hut

Day 2 | 25km, 1100m

  • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning exercise
  • 9:00 – Roll out for traverse into and then up the stunning Debanttal Valley.
  • Today’s gravel bike tour climbs up to an elevation of 2000m, where the Lienzer Hut sits nestled under jaw-dropping peaks.  The “Red Head” is 3282m high.
  • 19.00 -Dinner together
  • Accommodation: Lienzer Hut

Lienzer Hut – Hochstein Hut

Day 3 | 36km, 1800m

  • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning exercise
  • 9:00 – Roll out for the biggest day of climbing through stunning terrain.  Start of with a climbing traverse before dropping to Lienz and climbing the south slopes.
  • 19.00 -Dinner together
  • Accommodation: Hochstein Hut

Hochstein Hut – Lienzer Dolomiten Hut – Lienz

Day 4 | 35km, 1050m

  • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning exercise
  • 9:00 – Roll out for a gorgeous day of biking gravel on the flanks of the Lienz Dolomites.
  • Lunch at the the Lienzer Dolomiten Hut before heading back to Lienz.
  • Tip: If you are feeling more energetic, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the splendid Tristachersee lake.

    REQUIREMENTS

    ABILITY

    Experience riding gravel and dirt is important.  However, if you are primarily used to road biking, come a day early for a prep course with us to make sure you have the time of your life.  We will not be riding anything technical, but solid braking technique is critical with CX tires moving fast down gravel.

    FITNESS

    This tour is for those who enjoy going long and hard. If you can climb 2000 meters on a gravel bike, you are going to have a blast.

    EQUIPMENT

    CX / Gravel bikes are best suited for this gravel bike tour.  Although slower on the flatter sections, light hardtail mountain bikes can also work well.  Save a little room for plenty of nutrition, and a warm/ dry layer. Questions? We love those! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our guides.

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