Five stages and a technically demanding route await athletes and fans. The unique round trip starts on 16th April 2018 in Arco and leads through the European region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino to the finish in Innsbruck.
On 20th April 2018 world stars will give everything they’ve got for the tours last stage, which starts from the medieval town of Rattenberg. Last year 144 cyclists and 18 cycling teams competed on the tours impressive stages. Numerous elevation challenges and demanding Alpine routes push cyclists to their limits.
1st stage – Monday, 16th April
Arco – Folgaria, 134,6 km
Altitude differnce: 2530m. degree of difficulty: ***
2nd stage – Tuesday, 17th April
Lavarone – Fiemme/Alpe di Pampeago 145,5 km
Altitude differnce: 2900m. degree of difficulty: ****
3rd stage – Wednesday, 18th April
Auer – Meran 138,3 km
Altitude differnce: 2600m. degree of difficulty: **
4th stage – Thursday, 19th April
Klausen – Lienz 134,3 km
Altitude differnce: 2300m. degree of difficulty: ***
5th stage – Friday, 20th April
Rattenberg – Innsbruck 161,6 km
Altitude differnce: 2770m. degree of difficulty: ***
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On 20th April Rattenberg is the perfect place to be to experience the race up close. See off the cycling pros from the small town and after 56 km cycling past Breitenbach (Schönau) - Mariastein - Breitenbach (Glatzham) to Kramsach (Lake Reintal) and cheer them on when they briefly pass the start again.
The route then takes participants to Alpbach, at 1.074m the highest point of the last stage. It is here after 64,1 km that the first mountain rankings of the last stage will be determined! The former Höhenstraße from Reith i.A. to Alpbach via Brunnerberg - Scheffachberg to Alpbach village centre is a hot tip for all those who want to see the race live.
The tour continues via the L5 federal road to Reith im Alpbachtal past the lake via St. Gertraudi on to Strass and along the Inn Valley to Innsbruck. The finish is on the Rennweg near the ORF studio and the Hofgarten Innsbruck!
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The best opportunity to perfect your cycling is at one of the road racing camps programmed for June and July 2018.
From 22. - 30.09.2018 the Tyrol will host the Road Racing World Championships 2018. The Alpbachtal Seenland with Rattenberg, Austria's smallest town together with three other Tyrolean regions will put the Tyrol on the map!
With just 400 inhabitants and a surface area of 10 ha Rattenberg is Austria´s smallest historical town. The medieval pedestrian zone is dominated by the unique displays of glass craft in the numerous shops.
From the first night of their stay in the Alpbachtal Seenland all guests are given their Alpbachtal Seenland Card - free of charge - giving them access to important and interesting services in the region such as the use of mountain lifts, admission to bathing lakes and more.