Road cycling: a popular sport
The racing bike is the current darling of the cycling world. More and more cyclists are taking to the saddle of the fastest of all bicycles with their minds set on exercise, racking up the miles and enjoying the countryside. And Upper Austria is the ideal location. From stretches of flat roads ideal for racing and tough, hilly routes through to magical tours of lakes and mountains, racing cyclists are in paradise.
Many routes starting in Wels lead into the foothills of the Alps. In the Salzkammergut, an extensive tour of the region's lakes is rewarded with a refreshing plunge into the clear water. The ups and downs of the undulating granite landscapes of the Bohemian Forest promise an enjoyable ride. And in Pyhrn-Priel, mountain passes with challenging climbs and winding descents beckon riders to hit the road.
6 dream rides
A 111-km ride from Wels across the ...Limestone Alps tour
A 110-kilometre circuit from Bad ...Bad Goisern-Attersee
This 75-kilometre tour is a shortened ...Mondsee three-lakes
A circular tour through the Böhmerwald ...Dreisessel tour
If you have a passion for mountain ...3-passes road tour
This 88 km route climbs close to 800 ...Linz tour
Road cycling tours in Upper Austria
With its indulgent lakeside routes, mountain passes and winding descents, the Salzkammergut draws cyclists from near and far. In the Mühlviertel region, with its extensive granite landscape, the steady ascents from the Donautal (Danube Valley) up to the Böhmerwald are a popular challenge. And Wels offers an impressive array of well-developed routes. GPS data is available to download for all of our road cycling tours.