Day 20: Friday, July 17, 2020
Ried to Mittenwald
101 km, 1100 m of climbing

On this day the tour is back to the rather busy Inn river valley with its many towns and major traffic routes. The general trend of the day still is a downhill ride with a couple of short climbs in between.

I have logged a track that seeks to avoid Tiroler Straße, the main road next to the autobahn. It has all the local traffic including light and heavy trucks. The side roads I have chosen should all be paved and good to ride; there is a rather short section of the Inn Valley bike trail, which may be unpaved. Should that route turn out to be unsuitable for riding or should you want to ride with the traffic, the main road is always there and nearby.

The adventure for day 20 begins at Telfs, 65 km into the ride. You may want to take a little break there, refuel, but you shouldn’t go for a big meal. As we leave the town, the climb up to the village of Leutasch begins. It will be a steady uphill of about 600 m over a distance of about 8 km (see map on the right). Take a look back at the top, it is your last view of the Inn valley in Austria. There is another option to climb up to Leutasch via Mösern and Seefeld, elevation gain is about the same, but it is longer, with a softer passage between Mösern and Seefeld.

Leutaschklamm


Before reaching Mittenwald, at about 92 km into the ride, the tour reaches a rather unique spot — the Ache, a wild, small river heading down from the mountains has carved its bed deep into the mountains, creating a spectacular gorge. You may want to turn off on the parking to the right and take a look.

After that, it is just rolling into Mittenwald. Make sure to buy food and drinks as the campground is 5 km beyond town to the north, though it also has a little shop , a beergarden and Bavarian food.


Accommodation:
Naturcampingpark Isarhorn
Am Horn 4
82481 Mittenwald
Tel: +49.8823.5216

© Josef Janning 2019