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7-day Transalp Mountain Biking Tour from Sankt Anton to Lake Garda

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Join us for this challenging but rewarding 7-day mountain biking classic alpine crossing from from Sankt Anton to Lake Garda.

Group

Alps

7 Days

Jul, Aug

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Traverse some of the most famous mountain bike passes. Fimba Pass, Passo Costainas, Montozzo Saddle.

* 6 stages through the Alps - 9500 meters of ascent and 330 kilometers.

* Take in the beautiful scenery of the Alps everywhere we ride.

Description

Unforgettable Ascents, Epic Trails: Conquer the Classic Transalp Route

Traverse legendary Alpine passes on this 6-day mountain bike odyssey. Conquering iconic climbs like Fimba Pass and Passo Costainas, you'll rack up 9,500 meters of vertical and 330 kilometers of distance, culminating at the breathtaking Lake Garda.

A Rider's Paradise: Where Mountains Meet Adventure

This Transalp route is a dream realized. Forget asphalt stretches – scenic valleys and flowing singletrack dominate your journey. We've meticulously crafted the path, incorporating legendary sections of the Albrecht Route and weaving in newly-created trails.

From the Verwall Valley's Majesty to Technical Thrills

St. Anton sets the stage for the stunning Verwall Valley, just the first of many awe-inspiring landscapes. Day two unleashes the pure exhilaration of the Fimba Pass descent – challenging, rideable, and utterly unforgettable. This is just the beginning.

Beyond the Ride: A Celebration of the Journey

We understand a Transalp is more than just pedaling. We've curated delightful accommodations, ensuring post-ride relaxation with a well-deserved beer. Savor delicious local cuisine and relish the camaraderie that forms on the trail.

Embrace the Challenge: A Transalp for Trailblazers

This adventure is designed for mountain bikers and e-bikers seeking an epic alpine challenge. Solid fitness is essential, with the ability to conquer 1,600-meter climbs a daily routine. Technical S2 trails demand confident downhill skills, but we're here to help! Take a pre-tour skills course, and rest assured, we prioritize enjoying the stunning scenery, even if you have to push through sections.

Ready to Conquer Your Transalp Dream? Contact Us Today!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Included:

6x overnight stays with half board in double rooms in 3-star hotels, some with wellness facilities.

6x guided tours by certified bike guides.

Luggage transfer.

Return transfer to the starting point.Technical support during the tour.

Photo service provided by the guide.

Not included:

Lunch.

Beverages.


Itinerary

Day 1: From St. Anton through the Verwall Valley

Your Transalp adventure begins at 9:00 am in St. Anton's eastern parking lot. After meeting your guide and a quick bike check, conquer a brand new trail through the Verwall Valley to the Heilbronner Hut. Refuel at lunch, then descend to Lake Kopp and continue to Galtür before following the valley cycle path to Ischgl. Brace yourself – the alpine magic is just beginning!

1300 meters ascent, 50 kilometers

Day 2: Over Fimba Pass into Switzerland

Stunning climb to the Heidelberger Hut kicks off day two. After a breather, conquer the challenging (and possibly push-bike-worthy) trail ascent to Fimber Pass. Your reward? An epic descent on technical singletrack into the Engadin Valley, ending your day in Scuol.

1500 meters ascent, 35 kilometers

Day 3: Through Val Bella

Day three delivers another epic ride! We cruise up to Passo Costainas, then tackle some steeper climbs before diving into the true star: a phenomenal descent through a majestic valley. Prepare for breathtaking scenery and pure riding bliss!

1600 meters ascent, 30 kilometers

Day 4: Passo del Gallo

Epic landscapes unfurl as we conquer high valleys, carve through flowing trails, and skirt three dazzling blue lakes before reaching Bormio. But the day's not over! One final push from Bormio to Santa Caterina separates us from that well-deserved beer on the hotel terrace – cheers to an unforgettable ride!

1400 meters ascent, 50 kilometers

Day 5: Gavia Pass and Montozzo Saddle

This morning's climb to Gavia Pass is crucial, as we'll need all our energy for today's epic ride. Conquer the pass, then savor a thrilling descent on a singletrail designed specifically for the Transalp Challenge. Refuel in a charming medieval cheese village before tackling the mighty Montozzo Saddle. The climb's a challenge, but the reward – a phenomenal descent to Lago Pian Palu – is pure magic!

2000 meters ascent, 70 kilometers

Day 6: Passo Bregn d'Ors

Leaving Dimaro, we trade the town for a verdant forest climb that leads to Madonna di Campiglio. A quick detour takes us to a charming refuge nestled beside a cascading waterfall – the perfect spot for a coffee and cake break to fuel the climb ahead. We conquer Passo Bregn de l’Ors, with the stunning Lago d’Agola sparkling below the Brenta massif. A long, exhilarating gravel descent awaits, followed by some asphalt connectors before the glorious final plunge into Riva del Garda!

1700 meters ascent, 95 kilometers

Day 7: Return transfer

Return transfer to the starting point and individual journey home.

 

Details

Accommodation

6x overnight stays with half board in double rooms in 3-star hotels, some with wellness facilities.

More info

This tour caters to experienced mountain bikers and e-bikers with a strong fitness base who crave breathtaking alpine views, technical singletrack, and the thrill of conquering a legendary route.

Meeting point

We will meet in Innsbruck.

FAQs

How much experience and fitness skill do I need to join this trip?

-Experience with mountain biking or e-biking on trails in the Alps

-Conditioning for up to 2000 meters of elevation gain with the e-bike or mountain bike.

About the guide

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Flat Sucks

Guiding agency

We are a team of mountain guides and mountain bike trainers connected by the passion for mountain sports. We also want to pass this on and therefore offer the following:

  • Courses – We will teach you how to do it and what you need to know.
  • Travel  – We show you our best tours and descents.
  • Projects  – photo stories and film from the mountains

Specializing in biking in summer and skiing in winter. In between, there is still time for climbing and classic mountaineering. The main thing is 365 days on the mountain.

Languages

German | English

Certificates

IFMGA


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