Be part of the Inn crowd

Starting in the lakes near St. Moritz, the Inn flows down into Austria

When I get all of mys slides together from my cycling tours in Europe, there is one almost unbelieveable agglomeration of slides from the region of Switzerland near St. Moritz, where the Inn gathers its headwaters, and continuing down the long, picturesque Inn valley to the Austrian border near Landeck and on of course, to Innsbruck itself. A remarkeable and eminently bikeable road follows this long, patient descent. The terrain is actually rolling since the road often follows bluffs and buttresses that come down to the rivers' edge. But if the weather is good count on hours and hours of riding thru hayfields, towns and endless vistas of scenic, green forested hills and mountains. In my opinion only the California coast highway comes close to the Inn as a spectacular riding experience. It is true that the Inn is much shorter-- a day or two, depending upon your pace. But the rolling, descending countryside just unfolds before you in a most pleasant assortment of wall and water.
Upon arrival in Landeck, if you have the time before continuing on to Innsbruck or wherever, try turning left and riding up the Silvretta road and coming around back thru the Vorarlberg. This part of western Austria is not often seen by tourists.
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