This page includes route maps and basic details for all Zwift routes on the Innsbruck course.
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.
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 >
“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!
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.
Distance: 47.38km (29.4 miles)
Elevation Gain: 973m (3194′)
Strava Forward Segment
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, 8% climb located around 5km from the start. This hill forces an attack every lap. Save your feather power-ups!
Distance: 8.8km (5.5 miles)
Elevation Gain: 72m (237′)
Strava Forward Segment
Lutscher and Lutscher CCW
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!
There are two Lutscher routes: the standard one and a reverse one (“Lutscher CCW”). The official routes end after you cross the KOM banner for the second time.
We have also created verified Strava segments for the KOM loop in both directions.
- Lutscher – 24.2km (15 miles), 827m (2713′): Loop around the climb portion of the course, which finishes each lap at the KOM arch: The distance of the loop itself is about 15km; the 24.2 includes the lead-in.
- Lutscher CCW – 22.1km (13.7), 826m (2710′): Same as above but in reverse (this is way steeper, as evidenced by the shorter total distance)
Distance: 24.2km (15.1 miles)
Elevation Gain: 823m (2703′)