Route Maps & Details for Zwift’s Innsbruck Course

Route Maps & Details for Zwift’s Innsbruck Course

This page includes route maps and basic details for all Zwift routes on the Innsbruck course.

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2018 UCI Worlds Course Short Lap

Innsbruck’s flagship route is actually just a portion of the 2018 UCI Worlds course which was raced in September 2018.

Route Profile

It begins in Innsbruck on a flat road which crosses the Sill River then heads beneath the Inntal Autobahn overpass before hitting the big climb. At 7.4km (4.6 miles) with an average grade of 5.4%, the Innsbruck climb is similar to Watopia’s Epic KOM in terms of difficulty.

Enjoy the descent, but don’t rest too much: you’ve still got a sprint coming! Head back into town and see if you can make the leaderboard for the sprint along the Inn River (the town’s namesake) before crossing the finish line.

UCI Race Details

At the UCI Worlds race, the men’s elite racers began in Kufstein and ride 84.7km to Innsbruck, where they covered this circuit 7 times. And if that wasn’t painful enough, the final circuit (not part of the Zwift’s Innsbruck course at this time) was a modified one which included an additional climb featuring 25% gradients! Spain’s Alejandro Valverde won the 2018 UCI Worlds Elite race from a final pack sprint of four riders. See the finish >

Route details:
Distance: 23.6km (14.7 miles)
Elevation Gain: 487m (1598′)
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Achterbahn

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“Achterbahn” is German for rollercoaster, but this challenging route is a lot more work than any rollercoaster you’ve ever taken. Covering all Innsbruck roads in both directions, this figure 8 route is almost 20km longer than Watopia’s Figure 8, with 4x the elevation gain!

“Achterbahn” is German for rollercoaster, but this challenging route is a lot more work than any rollercoaster you’ve ever taken. Covering all Innsbruck roads in both directions, this figure 8 route is almost 20km longer than Watopia’s Figure 8, with 4x the elevation gain!

Route Basics

Length: 47.38 km (29.4 miles)
Elevation:
973 m (3,192‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Innsbruck

Start & Finish

Spawn point and event start pens are just before the downtown Innsbruck lap banner, which is where this route ends.

Achievement Badge: 950 XP

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Route Description

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This is the longest route in Innsbruck. It begins at the start/finish line, but takes you over the steep reverse KOM first, then over the forward KOM before ending at the start/finish. Along the way you’ll hit the sprint next to the Inn river in both directions.


Innsbruck KOM After Party

“Innsbruck KOM After Party” is an event-only route on Zwift, meaning it is only available for use in events–it cannot be ridden on a freeride or individual workout.

Route Description

In terms of profile, this ride is essentially ~30km (18 miles) of flat followed by a solid climb up the Innsbruck KOM. This makes for exciting race possibilities as riders with more pure power work to drop climbers in the early flat portion, while climbers claw back time on the final KOM. We begin with three laps of Innsbruckring. This portion is quite flat, except for the famed “Leg Snapper” climb which is short but steep enough to really hurt in a multi-lap race. After those three laps, we head out into the countryside for a ride up the KOM. This is a solid climb at 7.4km (4.6 miles) long with 400m (1311′) of climbing. The route finishes at the KOM banner, but why not keep going and enjoy the 5.7km (3.6 miles) descent? You’ve earned it!

Route details: Distance: 37.2km (23.1 miles) Elevation Gain: 640m (2100′) Strava Forward Segment


Innsbruckring

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Innsbrucking is the flat(ish), “in town” portion of the Innsbruck course. Beginning and ending at the start/finish banner, this route makes a great crit race course thanks to the “Leg Snapper”, a 450m long, 7% climb located around 5km from the start. This hill forces an attack every lap. Save your feather powerups!

Innsbrucking is the flat(ish), “in town” portion of the Innsbruck course. Beginning and ending at the start/finish banner, this route makes a great crit race course thanks to the “Leg Snapper”, a 450m long, 7% climb located around 5km from the start. This hill forces an attack every lap. Save your feather powerups!

Route Basics

Length: 8.8 km (5.5 miles)
Elevation:
72 m (236‘)
Lead-In: 0.2 km (0.1 miles)
Map: Innsbruck

Start & Finish

Spawn point and event start pens are just before the downtown Innsbruck lap banner, which is where this route ends.

Achievement Badge: 170 XP

Banners and Leaderboards

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Innsbruck Forward Sprint

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Route Description

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Additionally, this route includes a sprint segment which begins just after descending from the Leg Snapper. Give it all you’ve got, and grab that green jersey!

Looking for race tips on Innsbruckring? Check out this No Breakaways episode featuring top-ranked racer Scott Gleason delivering his advice for winning on this popular circuit:

 

 


Lutscher and Lutscher CCW

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Innsbruck’s “Lutscher” (German for lollipop) is a lollipop route, meaning you have a lead in then one or more circuits to ride. The route begins at the start/finish banner then places you on the KOM loop for as many laps as you can handle. With Innsbruck’s steep climbs this means you can pack in a lot of climbing if you wish!

Innsbruck’s “Lutscher” (German for lollipop) is a lollipop route, meaning you have a lead in then one or more circuits to ride. The route begins at the start/finish banner then places you on the KOM loop for as many laps as you can handle. With Innsbruck’s steep climbs this means you can pack in a lot of climbing if you wish!

Route Basics

Length: 13.7 km (8.5 miles)
Elevation:
823 m (2,700‘)
Lead-In: 10.9 km (6.8 miles)
Map: Innsbruck

Start & Finish

Begins before the start pens when free-riding, but the actual route begins atop the KOM - so you've got a LONG lead-in which includes the KOM climb!

Achievement Badge: 270 XP

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Route Description

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Both Lutscher routes (Lutscher and Lutscher CCW) officially begin when you ride through the KOM banner for the first time. This means the lead-in (when free riding or in an event) includes climbing up to the banner!

Your first lap of the route is completed (and you will receive your badge) after you cross the KOM banner for the second time.

About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Eric
Eric
10 months ago

Congratulations on the accurate distances and elevations for Lutscher (& CCW). I was a little disappointed but not terribly surprised when I didn’t get course credit after only one lap to the KOM start. I believe the Zwift description only has the elevation and distance per lap. .

Esteban Acosta
Esteban Acosta
10 months ago

UCI World for innsbruck is a bit off, unless i missed something. I ended up doing 16.8 miles and over 2600 feet of climbing on my adventure. Could be it dropped me off quite a way before the actual start.
Regardless, your site is pretty comprehensive and well organized. Thanks you.

Esteban Acosta
Esteban Acosta
10 months ago
Reply to  Esteban Acosta

Disregard! Just looked at my route in Strava, and apparently I got routed twice around the loop, and never made the turn to return to town.

Louis Champion
Louis Champion (@louis-champion)
6 months ago

What would be the ideal bike for this route? Full climbing setup, climbing bike with aero wheels, aero bike with climbing wheels?

John Welch
John Welch
6 months ago

I just did Lutshcer last night. There does not seem to be any lead in (anymore?). You start right before the KOM.

Clifton Arms
1 month ago
Reply to  John Welch

I did it last night and started back in town – total ride from start to second KOM banner to get the completion was 24.7KM

Tim
Tim (@timothy-muehleisen)
24 days ago

I am curious about the Lutscher and Lutscher CCW routes. I am on a journey to complete all available Zwift routes and thought that I had successfully completed both of these routes. I did receive an achievement badge for both in zwift. When I go to the zwift insider verified route for either of these routes in Strava my efforts are not listed. I use the third party ZwiftHub app to help me keep track, and I have some routes that I still need to complete, but these two are the only completed routes that don’t show up. I’ll probably… Read more »

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timothy.muehleisen (@timothy-muehleisen)
20 days ago
Reply to  Tim

Follow up if anyone is interested. My original rides were both done in a meetup. The Lutscher meetup started well into the first climb whereas the non-meetup Lutscher route started at the Start/Finish banner as listed above. There are two more routes that I need to re-ride Lutscher CCW and London Classique, I am not sure if there are any others that are affected in meetup or event mode but I would hate for the need to ride some of these routes twice, just to check them off my list.

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