Trans Alps Euro Velo

Self guided

6 nights

Intermediate

435 km

3525 m

Lake Caldaro
AlpsTrans Alps Euro Velo

Summary

Ride through 3 countries on a memorable ride from Munich in Germany to Verona in Italy, via Innsbruck in Austria. Enjoy a carefully designed route on bike paths and on occasional, quiet roads. Enjoy spectacular scenery and changing Alpine landscapes. This is a perfect trip as an introduction to gravel riding and great for families with older children.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

435 km

HOTELS
★★★★★ ★★★★★
REGION

Alps

Terrain

Gravel

LEVEL

Intermediate

Average Distance X DAY

72 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 48 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 2.999

TOUR highlights

Munich

Innsbruck

Verona

Riva del Garda

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Intermediate

Rated 2 out of 4 our Intermediate tours are designed for sporty people who are looking to enjoy some more challenging rides. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to Munich!

The gravel bike Trans Alps Tour starts in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Located to the north of the Bavarian Alps & on the banks of the River Isar the city makes a grand start to the ride. Spin south towards the mountains through woodland, trails & traffic free roads. Follow the River Isar from Munich through Bad Tolz, the gateway to the Alps! Continue to our first stop in Lenggries.

EAT

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SLEEP

Der Altwirt Hotel, Lenggries

CYCLE

Ride Munich to Bad Tolz, 70 km, 760 m

Day 1

Hochalm

From Lenggries the scenery starts to change dramatically as the route enters Austria & the Alps. Ride across the Sylvenstein Lake and on into Austria. The road reaches 1,000 m altitude at the town of Maurach before a steep descent meets the River Eno, which carves a flat route to Innsbruck.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck

CYCLE

Bad Tolz to Innsbruck 79 km, 1300 m

Day 1

Brenner Pass Station

30 kms south of Innsbruck lies the Brenner pass. The Brenner Railway provides transport for the first part of the day, taking riders safely past a busy section of road. Brenner station is at 1,371 m altitude – the highest point reached on the Italian & Austrian rail networks. At the pass is the Italian border & the gravel road begins again with a glorious descent through Italy. Drop through Colle Isarco & a myriad of Italian villages to our resting place in Klausen, conveniently located at the base of the route to the Italian Dolomites.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Bischofhof, Chiusa

CYCLE

Brenner to Klausen 68 km, 350 m

Day 1

Klausen to Trento

It’s time to head south again, this time to the Italian city of Trento. The route follows the gently descending valley through Bolzano, the capital of South Tirol. Bolzano is considered as a bridge between the North and South due to the three spoken languages in South Tirol - Italian, German, and Ladin, and the confluence of Italian and German-Austrian culture.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Scrigno del Duomo, Trento

CYCLE

Klausen to Trento 99 km, 550 m

Day 1

Trento to Lake Garda

Continue south on a flat trail through the town of Rovereto. Detour up a gentle climb to see the spectacular Lake Garda.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Lake Garda

CYCLE

Trento to Lake Garda 65 km, 425 m

Day 1

Lake Garda to Verona

Retrace and follow the trail to the heart of Verona, a city made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

Hotel Firenze, Verona

CYCLE

Lake Garda to Verona 54 km, 140 m

Day 1

Departures

Sadly, it's time to say goodbye!

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

Self-Guided

We’ll welcome you to the start of your tour, talk you through the week ahead and ensure you have everything you need to enjoy a great ride.

Guests receive a detailled digital Road Book, containing routes, route descriptions, details of hotels and our recommended places to stop along the way. Guests can choose to navigate from their own phone or GPS devices are available on request.

On a self-guided tour it’s important that guests are comfortable navigating and capable of fixing basic mechanicals like punctures. You’ll have a number to call should you need support along the way!

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Adlar Hybrid Gravel E-Bike

Gravel Electric

This lightweight carbon gravel e-bike is almost identical to the non e-bike version, with the adition of a 300 W power unit weighing only 3.9 Kg. The Adlar has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. A range extender is available to hire for double the range. The bike has a Shimano GRX 1 x groupset.

Electric

Cannondale Supersix Evo CX

Gravel Race

An evolved race bike ready for the rough and tumble of grass crits, mud ruts or open gravel tracks. Enojy a Lightweight, durable carbon frameset with ample tire clearance and a SRAM Force 1 11-speed groupset.

Wilier Rave SLR

Gravel Race

The Rave is perfect for all-road, perfect for gravel and is desgined for speed. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame with racey geometry and an electronic SRAM Rival XPLR groupset for full gear range and precision shifting.

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THE GUIDES

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

We recommend flying into Munich or arrive by train to the main station in Munich.

MEETING POINT

Munich train-station

TIME

10:00 am

DEPARTURE

Verona

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

Self-Guided

ACCOMMODATION

3* & 4* hotels

FOOD

Breakfast every day

TRANSFERS

Availble on request

BIKE RENTAL

Available on request

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Alps

The soaring peaks and deep green valleys of the Alps stretch north from the French coast through northern Italy and beyond. Best experienced in summer, these dramatic landscapes are home to legendary climbs such as the Passo Stelvio, The Passo Mortirolo and the Passo Gavia in Italy, and the Col du Télégraphe, Col du Galibier, Col de la Madeleine and the Alpe d’Huez in France, many of which are commonly featured in the Tour de France.

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RESERVATION
& PAYMENT

If you have any questions about our tours, dates, or anything else, contact us here
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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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