Prepare yourself…this is possibly going to be the ride of your life and you will need to be ready. The second of our big rides traversing the Alps, not only are you going to ride your bike through the Dolomites from the northern lands of Austria through the great mountain range of Europe to Italy but you are going to do it over the highest pass route between these two great nations…standing at over 2,500m above sea level…the mighty Großglockner Pass!
And we haven’t even mentioned the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, San Boldo Pass and the Venice Causeway cyclepath yet…

Total Distance: 470km
Total Ascent: 4,200m
Max Alt: 2,504m
Difficulty Grade: 4/5
5 NightsNext Departure: T.B.A.
Ristretto Score: #5
Guide Price: POA

Itinerary

Day One – Arrive Salzburg airport – Times of recommended flights given at time of application.
Day Two – Salzburg to Bruck an der Großglocknerstraße – 100km +1,270m
Day Three – Bruck an der Großglocknerstraße to Versciaco – 125km +3,000m
Day Four – Versciaco to Ponte Nelle Alpi – 120km +2,000m
Day Five – Ponte Nelle Alpi to Venice – 120km +900m
Day Six – Pack down bikes before transfer for flight home. Times of recommended flights given at time of application.

 

Included

Experienced Cycle Leader(s), Full Vehicle Support including Driver/Mechanic, First Aiders, Baggage Transfer, 3/4 star Hotel Accommodation (5 nights inc Breakfast), Airport Transfers (designated flights)

Not Included

Flights, Lunches, Evening Meals

Logistics

Recommended flight information will be given on your application. To help us help you, It is important you notify us of any extraordinary travel arrangements you may have that prevents you from arriving at the recommended times.
Your personal bags will be carried by the support vehicle throughout the event.
We strongly ask your bikes to be transported by bike bags (semi-rigid/soft). Please do not arrive to the event with rigid bike travel boxes. Support vehicles will have limited space and unable stow large solid bike boxes as well as all luggage and equipment through the event.
Please contact us with any questions regarding flight transport of your bike, we will be more than happy to discuss this further with you.

Weather & Kit

We can expect warm, sunny weather, however we should expect slight temperature drop and cool conditions on the mountains (800m+) – Remember to bring layers – not heavy coverings.
This is a road bike tour. Your bike should be well maintained and in good running order with suitable ‘road gears’ and brakes.
A full kit list will be issued in your ‘Tour Instructions’ document after your application. We will be glad to discuss any aspect of kit and your bike with you, please call us anytime with any questions.

Fitness & Training

This is a level 4 cycle event. You will be capable of riding comfortably upto 140km in a day and/or used to riding distances upto 100km over hilly terrain – minmum. If you have any doubt as to your fitness regarding participation in this event please give us a cal and we will be more than happy to chat with you.
Please arrive to the event ready to ride and not rely on ‘muscle memory’ or riding into ‘trip fitness’ – don’t let us or yourself down…please train to ride.

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Salzburg To Venice Trans-Alp Grossglockner Route

Salzburg To Venice Trans-Alp Grossglockner Elevation Profile

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