Tour of the Alps 2024

Stans & Schwaz stages (April 16 & 17, 2024)

Tour of the Alps 2024
© Jaroslav Svoboda

The "Tour of the Alps" is a professional cycling race that takes place annually in the Alpine regions of Europe. The route leads through parts of Austria and Italy and showcases the breathtaking landscapes and challenging mountain routes of the Alps.

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 133.3 km

The 47th edition of the Tour of the Alps starts in Neumarkt, South Tyrol.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 189.1 km

In the second stage, the athletes start in Salurn, cross the Brenner Pass and cover around 189 km with an ascent of 2,510 meters to Stans, where the finish is located.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 127 km

The third stage, starting in Schwaz, is 127 km long and runs on North Tyrolean soil. This route can be roughly divided into two sections: While the first 89 kilometers are quite hilly along the slopes of the Inn Valley, the route changes fundamentally in the last 38 kilometers with the climb up the Weerberg and high up the Pillberg.

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 141.3 km

The fourth stage leads from Laives to Borgo Valsugana, the athletes have to overcome 141.3 km and almost 4,000 meters of altitude.

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 118.6 km

The fifth and final stage ends in Levico Terme and is the shortest stage of the race. It serves as the crowning finale of the Tour of the Alps 2024.

➳ More information and further updates can be found on the official Tour of the Alps page.

The stages
in the Silberregion Karwendel

This year, the Tour of the Alps will pass through two towns in our Silberregion Karwendel in the beautiful Inn Valley from April 15 to 19, 2024.

The municipality of Stans serves as the finish of the second stage (16.04.2024) and the silver town of Schwaz as the start and finish of the third stage (17.04.2024).

The gateway to the Karwendel. - Welcome to Stans!

STANS - STAGE 2

Supporting program 16.04.2024

The racing cyclists start at 10:35 am in Salurn and are expected to reach Stans at around 3:00 pm. Meanwhile, SmirkBike will be offering a BikeCheck, where problems or damage to visitors' bikes will be identified and repaired free of charge. There will also be numerous stalls with local products on site, accompanied by musical entertainment from the 7er Partie.

Overview:

  • Finish time: approx. 15:00 - 15:35
  • Bike check with Smirkbike (12:00-15:30)
  • Stalls with local products (12:00-15:30)
  • Musical entertainment by the band "7er Partie" (12:00-15:30)

Support the professionals with your applause at the following locations:

  • Terfens: Fischergasse & L222 - 14:50 to 15:20
  • Pill: L389 & B171 - 14:55 to 15:25
  • Schwaz: B171 - 15:00 to 15:30
  • Stans (destination): L215 - 15:05 to 15:35

Road closures 16.04.2024

  • Terfens: Fischergasse, Dorfstraße L222, Neue Landstraße L389; from 14:20 - 15:30
  • Pill: Innstraße L189, B171 from the village center; from 14:25 - 15:35
  • Stans: L215, Am Rain; 14:35 - 15:45
  • Schwaz: B171 from the town entrance, swimming pool traffic circle, Münchnerstraße, highway entrance and exit; from 14:30 - 15:45
  • Schwaz: forecourt of the parish church; from 17:00 - 22:00
  • Schwaz: Josef-Wopfner-Straße: 19:00 - 00:00 h

The gateway to the Karwendel - Stans

The sunny village of Stans with its 2000 inhabitants is the perfect starting point for discovery tours in the Karwendel mountains. Enjoy the warm atmosphere of the village, which lies at an altitude of 563 meters, and indulge in culinary highlights.

Stans is a popular starting or finishing point for Karwendel tours for both experienced hikers and beginners. Rugged peaks and lush alpine meadows accompany you on your way through the nature park. After the tour, you can relax in the outdoor pool and round off the evening with delicious dishes from local and international cuisine.

 

Deep gorges and hidden castles

The gentle murmur of the Wolfsklamm gorge surrounds you during your hike. You climb step by step through the rocky gorge. At the end of the gorge, you can already see the pilgrimage church of St. Georgenberg perched high up on the rocky cone. It promises fascinating insights into days gone by.

For those who avoid hiking but don't want to miss out on history, Tratzberg Castle between Stans and Jenbach is ideal. It hides away and offers visitors a captivating "radio play tour" (fairytale version for children), which conveys the exciting history in an enjoyable way.

Charming, genuine and authentic. - Welcome to the silver city of Schwaz!

SCHWAZ - STAGE 3

Supporting program 17.04.2024

At 11:15 am, the athletes will set off from Franz-Josef-Straße in front of the church and are expected back between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm. In the meantime, Probike will be offering a bike check where bike fans can have their bikes checked for problems or damage and repaired free of charge. Local stalls offer various products: Purnerhof has regional specialties, Knappenmusik Schwaz serves Zillertal doughnuts, Manufaktur Genusssucht has sweet dishes, and EscAPE Café offers hot drinks. Musical entertainment and an additional entertainment program are also provided.Overview:

  • Crossing the finish line: approx. 14:30 - 15:00
  • U1 as a guest (10:00 - 12:00)
  • Bike check with trial bike (10:00-15:30)
  • Stalls with local products (10:00-15:30)
  • Musical entertainment by the band "Dixie Combo" (10:00-12:30)
  • Performance by the traditional costume association Almrausch-Sölleite (12:30-13:00)
  • Performance by the town music of Schwaz (13:30-14:00)

Support the professionals with your applause at the following locations:

  • Schwaz (start): Schwaz parish church, Franz-Josef-Straße, Wopfnerstraße, Husslstraße, Alte Landstraße - 11:00 to 11:20 a.m.
  • Buch in Tirol: L218 - 11:15 to 11:25 a.m.
  • Jenbach: Schalserstraße & Tratzbergstraße - 12:45 to 13:00
  • Stans: L215 - 12:55 to 13:10
  • Schwaz: B171 - 13:00 to 13:15
  • Pill: B171 - 13:05 to 14:15
  • Weer: Dorfstraße, Schelmleiten & Weerer-Eben - 13:10 to 14:00
  • Weerberg: Kirchgasse & L301 - 13:15 to 14:05
  • Pillberg: Pillbergstraße, Stempelweg & Arzbergstraße - 13:30 to 14:20
  • Schwaz (destination): B171 & Wopfnerstraße (destination) - 14:05 to 14:24

Road closures 17.04.2024

Schwaz

  • Josef-Wopfner-Straße; from 08:00 - 19:00
  • Parish church forecourt, Frans-Josef-Straße, Ludwig-Penz-Straße; from 08:00 - 15:00
  • Hans-Sachs-Straße; 08:00 - 12:00
  • Burggasse and Stadtplatz, Andreas-Hofer-Straße, Innsbrucker Straße; from 09:00 - 11:30 and 14:00 - 15:30
  • Wirtschaftsweg; 08:00 - 16:00
  • Lahnbachgasse, Tannenberggasse; 08:00 - 19:00
  • Marktstraße; 10:45 - 11:30 and 13:30 - 15:30
  • Husslstraße, Alte Landstraße; 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Highway entrance and exit Schwaz, country road L222, traffic circle EZEB, Münchnerstraße, B171 to the town exit in the direction of Wattens; 12:40 - 13:25
  • Swimming pool traffic circle to local exit in the direction of Wattens; 12:45 - 14:45
  • B171 from the swimming pool traffic circle to the bus terminal at Stadtgalerien; 13:35 - 14:45

 

Suburban communities

  • Buch in Tirol: country road L218: direction Schwaz 10:45 - 11:30 and direction Wörgl 11:00 - 11:30
  • Jenbach: Schalserstraße, Tratzbergstraße, Landstraße L215: direction Wiesing 12:15 - 13:15 and direction Stans 12:30 - 13:15
  • Stans: Am Rain, country road L215: direction Jenbach 12:25 - 13:25 and direction Jenbach 12:40 - 13:25
  • Pill: B171: direction Schwaz 12:30 - 14:45 and direction Weer 12:30 - 14:30
  • Weer: B171, Dorfstraße from St. Gallus church to Weererwirt, Schelmleiten, Weerer-Eben:
    Direction Pill 12:40 - 14:15 and direction Wattens 12:55- 14:15
  • Weerberg: Kirchgasse and country road L301: direction Weer and direction Pill 12:30 - 14:30
  • Pillberg: Pillbergstraße, Niederbergstraße, Arzbergstraße: direction Pill and direction Schwaz 12:30 - 14:45

 

Parking bans Schwaz

  • Wirtschaftsweg, parking lot at Eni petrol station (incl. motorhome parking), Margreitnerplatz parking lot, parking lots in front of the sports field at Paulinum; 08:00 - 16:00

Charming, genuine and authentic - the silver town of Schwaz

The silver town of Schwaz, situated at an altitude of 545 meters and the district capital, is home to around 13,000 inhabitants.

Thanks to a number of buildings from the heyday of silver mining, Schwaz has lovingly and magnificently preserved its medieval flair. It is worth planning enough time to explore the numerous sights. A stroll through the historic old town of Schwaz, which impresses with its sights, provides an insight into the rich history behind the old buildings. Franz-Josef-Straße leads past historic buildings to the Maria Himmelfahrt parish church, the largest Gothic hall church in Tyrol and the only four-aisled church in Europe, whose roof is covered with over 14,000 copper plates.

A varied cultural and art program delights both visitors and residents of Schwaz. As the heart of the Karwendel Silver Region, the town is an ideal starting point for hikes, mountain bike tours and excursions. The Tux Prealps with the proud local mountain Kellerjoch invite you to enjoy leisurely and challenging tours, while the Karwendel mountains are within easy reach. Experience the impressive mountain panorama on a beautiful summer's day and let nature take you on a sensory journey.

After an active day, the city center of Schwaz, sightseeing and the outdoor swimming pool offer the opportunity to relax. The restaurants in Schwaz invite you to round off the day with good food. A variety of summer events such as concerts, festivals, town & village festivals and traditional customs festivals round off the vacation program, with Tyrolean cuisine always providing for your physical well-being.