Day 1: Garmisch to Zams
After the official opening the teams start their tour individually. For the first kilometers we cycle easily to Mittenwald. The Buchener Sattel is the first real challenge for us. As a reward we can enjoy a rapid descent to the Inn valley, where we end up for the day in Zams.
Day 2: Zams to Santa Maria Val Müstair
We continuously climb while we cycle along the river Inn. After crossing the Swiss border we climb the Norbertshöhe to Nauders and pass Lake Reschen with its sunken church tower. From here we descent easily on cycling roads to the Vintschgau and after another climb we reach Santa Maria in Val Müstair.
Day 3: Santa Maria Val Müstair to Sondrio
The day starts with a climb to the Umbrail mountain pass. Ambitious cyclists can detour via Passo Stelvio instead. The following long descent to Bormio requires your full attention and good brakes. The rest of the day we cycle easily through the valley of the Adda to Sondrio, our destination of the day.
Day 4: Sondrio to Lake Como
The last cycling day is not very challenging, compared to the previous days. Again we cycle along the Adda to the northern part of Lake Como. From here we cycle along the eastern coast to Varenna, embark on the ferry to the other see side and cycle finally to Como, with multiple gorgeous views to the lake.
Day 5: Lake Como (Departure day)
In the morning the bus shuttle will bring us and the bikes back to the starting point in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where everybody departs individually.
The tracks of the different stages differ in general regarding their length and the climb as well as the surface.
A detailed description can be found here:
Recommended for all kinds of bikes including road bikes. Only paved roads on the track. Shorter and less challenging than track 2.
Recommended in particular for road bikes, the distance is longer and more climb than on track 1.