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Bad Wörishofen - Lake Garda

Neuschwanstein

On The Way To Hahntennjoch

Scenic Views In The Oetztal

Starting The Climb To Stelvio

Ortler - Italy's Highest Mountain

48 Turns Winding Up to Passo Stelvio

Descending Passo Gavia

Approaching Our Goal: Lake Garda

 

Ride across the most beautiful and famous passes in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France with blueplanetcycling.com. In 2014, you will have the choice among two different routes. Our Classic Transalp will take you across famous Passo Stelvio and alongside the Brenta Dolomits to Lake Garda. On an alternative route you will experience the Dolomite Alps, Cortina d'Ampezzo, finally reaching Venice.

Itinerary Transalp Classic:

July 19-25, 2014

 

Price

€ 790,00 per person in twin bed room

single room surcharge € 200,00

In some of our stages in the Alps it is very hard to get a sufficient number of single rooms for just one night. If possible, we would therefore ask you to book a double room. Respectively, we would be asking for your understanding in the exceptional case of having to pair (certainly sorted by gender). For each night you cannot spend in a single room we would reimburse you € 40,00

Participants: 4-8 persons

closing date: May 31, 2014

 

Our Services:

  • 1 overnight including dinner and breakfast in Bad Wörishofen
  • 5 overnights in twin room including half pension during the stages
    (single room available at surcharge)
  • Minibus (support vehicle)
  • Tour Guide of blueplanetcycling.com
  • bike mechanic service
  • Supply during the stages
  • return trip in Minibus



General Tour Information:

  • medium difficult Transalp (North to South traverse of the Alpine range); good shape and experience on the road bike are prerequisites. Also important: no problems with high altitude (2 passes are above 2.500 m / 8.200 ft.)
  • 539 km / 867 miles total distance
  • 10.300 meters / 33.800 ft total climbing
  • 5 stages
  • Highest point: Passo Stelvio / Stilfserjoch 2.757 m / 9.045 ft.

 

What we offer you:

 

An experienced guide will always be with you on the bike. Further a support car accompanies the group at all time. It will not only carry the luggage. Sometimes it will be ahead of the group, sometimes behind. It will provide drinks and snacks and will service your bike in case of a puncture or technical problem. About two thirds up the pass we will provide refreshments, that will give you the push for the last climb. When reaching the pass you may get your warmer gear for the downhill. Our overnights will be in 2 or 3 star hotels including dinner.

Our stage rides start around 9 am and are set up in a way that we may an extensive lunch break and reach the hotel latest at 6 pm. In the plains we ride together as a group. When climbing the pass everyone can ride at his own pace. Meeting point will at the pass.

 

The Passes at a Glance:

  • Hahntennjoch (1.894 m / 6.210 ft)
  • Timmelsjoch / Passo Rombo (2.509 m / 8.230 ft)
  • Stilfserjoch / Passo Stelvio (2.757 m / 9045 ft)
  • Gaviapass / Passo Gavia (2.652 m / 8.700 ft)
  • Passo Tonale (1.884 m / 6.180 ft)
  • Campo Carlomagno (1.682 m / 5.520 ft)

 

Tour Itinerary
(539 km / 336 miles, 10.300 m / 33.800 ft climb):

 

Day 1: Arrival at Bad Wörishofen until 6.30 pm; common dinner; presentation round; tour explanation

 

 

Day 2: Bad Wörishofen - Imst (140 km / 86 miles, climb 2.014 m / 6.600 ft)

"Rolling start" with some minor hills along the River Lech and Lake Forggen. Catch a view of world famous Neuschwanstein Castle. After Füssen, we cross the border to Austria and keep rolling on small side roads to Reutte. We further enter the Lech Valley until we reach the tiny village Elmen. Here the climb to our first pass, the Hahntennjoch starts. Downhill to Imst.

 

 

Day 3: Imst - St. Leonhard  (102 km / 63 miles, climb 2.352 m / 7.700 ft)

We start rolling at Imst almost at level just above the river Inn in direction to the Oetztal. The climb starts right here but will be very soft until we reach the skiing station Soelden. After some rest we are ready for the real climb that will lead us past Obergurgl all the way to the Timmelsjoch or Passo Rombo. This is the highest elevation of the famous "Oetzthal Marathon". From here we have a 30 km or 18 mile downhill to St. Leonhard, our next stage.

 

 

Day 4: St. Leonhard i.P. - Bormio (123 km / 75 miles, climb 2.694 m / 8.840 ft)

From St. Leonhard we could also be climbing the Passo Jovo, but that is not our goal today. We first descend towards Meran and then drive through scenic fruit plantations across the Venosta Valley. From Prad we start to climb the King of Passes: the Stelvio. After mastering the 48 turns, we enjoy the downhill to the skiing resort Bormio.

 

 

Day 5: Bormio - Dimaro (78 km / 48 miles, climb 1.953 m / 6.400 ft)


The ascent to Passo Gavia starts right after leaving Bormio. Usually undisturbed by motorized traffic we enjoy a climb through pristine Alpine forests and pastures that give way to a breathtaking mountain views when reaching higher altitudes. Down in Ponte di Legno today's second and minor pass waits for us: the Passo Tonale. Back to the bottom on the other side we reach Dimaro, our stage for tonight.

 

 

Day 6: Dimaro - Riva del Garda (94 km / 58 miles, climb 1.326 m / 4.350 ft)

Lake Garda draws near. Only one more pass blocks our way: Campo Carlomagno, that starts right in front of our hotel in Dimaro and takes us to Madonna di Campiglio. From there, only a few hills are left to climb to Dro and Arco to Riva.

 

 

Day 7: Return to Bad Wörishofen by Bus

We load our bus at 9.30 in Riva and takes us and our bikes back to our starting point in Bad Wörishofen. A great trip ends here and everyone returns home individually. Of course, you may choose to extend your stay here for a couple of nights and ride a few flat stages for once...

 

 

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