Currently we are working hard to design the most suitable route for you. The given routes, locations and distances show the current planning and are subject to change in the coming months. The final tracks will be available approx. 6 weeks prior to the tour start
Day 1: Seefeld (AT) - Ratschings (IT)
After the tour briefing, the participants start their transalp ride in the different teams. After leaving Seefeld, we first descent into the Inn Valley and follow the river Inn to Innsbruck. A short detour through the city center allows for a first photo and coffee stop before we climb the first Alpine pass of the tour, the Brenner. We steadily gain altitude until, after 61 daily kilometers, we reach the Brenner Pass at 1370 m. On the descent from the Brenner we reach the beautiful old town of Sterzing. From here it is only a short but challenging ride until we reach our hotel in the middle of an idyllic mountain scenery.
Track 1 & 2 follow the same route today.
Day 2: Ratschings (IT) - St. Virgil (IT)
After breakfast we can let it roll down to Sterzing. We follow the river Eisack to the Pustertal, which we enter at Mühlbach. On the Pustertal cycle path we reach St. Lorenzen with a moderate incline. Here we leave the valley and start cycling on the bypass of the Plan de Corones. The incline increases significantly and after a short descent we reach St. Virgil at the foot of the Plan de Corones.
Track 2 does not enter the Pustertal but instead stays at the Eisack river. We pass through the lively town of Brixen and shortly before reaching Klausen we turn east into the mountains. Today's highlight is the climb of the Würzjoch (Passo del Erbe) with 1987 m over a length of more than 25 km.
Day 3: St. Virgil (IT) - Cortina d'Ampezzo (IT)
Today we cycle south through the Badia Valley. At Corvara we start with the ascent to the Campolongo Pass, one of the four passes of the Sella Ronda. Now it goes down to Arraba, which offers a break to gather the strength for the second part of the day. We pedal up the Falzarego Pass at 2105 m before we reach today's stage destination shortly before Cortina d'Ampezzo.
For Track 2, today is the queen stage of the tour. For Corvara we start the 3/4 circuit of the Sella Ronda and cross the Grödnerjoch, the Sella Joch and finally the Passo Pordoi, before we join track 1 in Arraba and finally take the Falzarego Pass with us. Almost 3000 meters of altitude will have to be mastered on this day!
Day 4: Cortina d'Ampezzo (IT) - Cavaso del Tomba (IT)
We start our stage with visiting the chic Cortina d'Ampezzo, before we ride down the valley to Belluno partially on a bike path of the former Dolomitenbahn. Along the mountain slopes of the southern Dolomites, we now head to our destination for the day, which is located already outside the mountains. Since we mostly cycle down the valley, the only challenge is the distance.
Track 1 & 2 follow the same route today.
Day 5: Cavaso del Tomba (IT) - Verona (IT)
The last day of cycling is not quite as challenging one compared to the past few days. At the beginning we ride a bit hilly off the main roads before we come to Bassano del Grappa. Half a day later we reach Vicenza and from here we go directly to Verona. The imposing arena and maybe also the house of Romeo and Juliet have to be used for a photo stop before we pedal to our final tour destination outside the city.
For track 2 there is another highlight today. Shortly before reaching Bassano del Grappa we turn one last time into the mountains. 20 km with 1500 m of elevation is waiting for us before we are standing on top of Monte Grappa.
Day 6: Verona (IT) - Seefeld (AT)
After the breakfast the shuttle bus bring the participants back to the tour start location in Seefeld.
The tracks of the different stages differ in general regarding their length and the climb as well as the surface.
Recommended for all kinds of bikes including road bikes. Only paved roads on the track, if there is a need to use some (short) gravel sections, these are possible to cycle even with road bikes. In particular in the valleys it might be sometimes necessary to use some trafficed roads without separate cycling paths. If possible the track follows cycling paths.
Shorter and less challenging than track 2.
Recommended in particular for road bikes, but possible for all kinds of bikes. Only paved roads on the track, if there is a need to use some (short) gravel sections, these are possible to cycle even with road bikes. In particular in the valleys it might be sometimes necessary to use some trafficed roads without separate cycling paths. If possible the track follows cycling paths.
The distance is longer and more climb than on track 1.