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Transalp Private Exclusive

Road Bike Exclusive Private Package

 

Crossing the Alps, we strongly believe that it is a once in a lifetime experience.

 

We cross following parts of the Via Claudia Augusta, an ancient  Roman road, which linked the valley of the Po River with Rhaetia (modern Southern Germany) across the Alps. It is the easiest way to cross them but it is still a great achievement and you will cross 4 countries! Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

The stages are of moderate climbing apart from one, the crossing to Italy on day 2. More info in the day by day section below.

 

The route follows cycling paths and minor roads.

Mileage / Gain

490 km (300 miles) / 3420 mt (11000 ft)

Longest day: 124 km (72.5 miles)

Longest climbing day: 1000 mt (3360 ft)

When to go

From June to September

Level

Avid

Increasing uphills and longer stages and some steeper downhills.

Duration

6 days, 5 nights, 5 days cycling

Price per person

2-3 People

6990 €

4-5 People

5490 €

6+ People

4990 €

990 € single room supplement

You need only van support?

Our “Exclusive Package” includes one guide in the van and one on the bike. We like to take great care of our clients and believe that a guide on the bike is essential for you to get the best our of your trip. But of course we understand if you would like to be alone with your partner or family. In this case we would just support you with the van and all the logistic and give you a professional Garmin gps with loaded tracks and a road book. In this case the price of the package would be also lower.

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Day by day

DAY 1 - From Sternberg to Lermoos

100 km / 680 mt ascent (52 miles / 2176 feet ascent )

 

We pick you up at your hotel and we just transfer you by van outside the city traffic to a beautiful lake. From there so we can start riding on a safe cycling path along the lake, the alps in the background are calling us. We will ride the lake from north to south before jumping in the picture like countryside. Today’s ride will end in Lermoos, one of the most famous German Austrian resorts at the foot of Zugspitze, a 9500 feet mountain.

DAY 2 - From Landeck to Malles

83 km / 1090 mt ascent (52 miles / 3488 feet ascent)

 

(40  minutes shuttle from Lermoos to the starting point in Landeck)

 

We will start riding and soon find ourself in Switzerland, but just for a few km!  We will immeidately get back to Austria and start climbing the Resia Pass. On top we will enter Italy! After a few km we will get to the nationally famous Lake Resia with its iconic underwater bell tower. After a nice break with a view we can start the very long and fast descent to Venosta Valley and our accomodation.

DAY 3 - From Malles to Bolzano

99 km / 100 mt ascent (62 miles / 320 feet ascent)

Today ride is a fun downhill all the way to Merano. We will ride in Val Venosta, famous for its apple. The river Adige will keep you company all day. Later we will get to Merano. The spa town of Merano lies in the heart of the region of South Tyrol on the southern side of the Alps. Due to its location, this multicultural city is considered as the gateway to the south of Europe, as well as a meeting place between different cultures.  The last effort will take us to Bolzano, our destination for the night. Thanks to its double perspective, Bolzano is able to mesmerize tourists who come from all over. Its two lifestyles, one Northern European and the other more Mediterranean, combine to make the perfect union, which can be clearly seen in the historic and artistic treasures of this city.

DAY 4 - From Bolzano to Lago di Garda

Easier: 116 km / 380 mt ascent (72,5 miles / 1290 feet ascent)

Harder: 125 km /1050 mt ascent (72,5 miles / 3360 feet ascent)

 

We will head south using a perfectly maintained cycling path that runs in the middle of Val D’adige. Once we get to the city of Trento we will decide whether to climb the famous Bondone mountain or to keep going flat to Lake Garda.

Both ways are nice and will take us to Sarca Valley, a legendary location  for climbers, bikers and windsurfers. We will spend the night in the town of Riva del Garda. Poets and politicians, divas and dictators, they’ve all been drawn to captivating by this town and the lake.

Harder

Easier

DAY 5 - From Lago di Garda to Verona

79 km / 490 mt ascent (49 miles / 1568 feet ascent)

 

We will start cycling along the lake and enjoy stunning views of the mountains that dive directly in the water. Later we will climb a small hill and on the other side we will find again the Adige Valley which will take us all the way to Verona.

The last part of today’s ride is flat so we will be flying all the way to Valpolicella wine region, the hills just outside Verona.

DAY 6 - Verona

Arrivederci! After breakfast you will be on your own. You can spend a few more days in Verona or you can move to the close Venice or Milan for some more Italian exploring.

 

We make customization our secret ingredient.

Feel free to ask for changes.

Included

Accomodations

  • All hotel accommodation in 4s and 5 star hotels (6 nights)

Food and Drinks

  • Full board: breakfasts, lunches and dinners, drinks*
  • Snacks and fresh fruit on route

Support

  • 1 English speaking guide on the bike
  • 1 English speaking guide in the van (Soigneur)
  • Van support with luggage transport
  • All transportation from randez vous to drop-off
  • Daily cleaning and bike maintenance
  • 1 Laundry service for biking clothings

Bikes & Gear

  • Carbon road bike rental (Giant Defy)  + helmet + pedals
  • Official BIKO jersey, cycling cap, bidons and bag

Activities

  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
  • Wine tasting in Bolzano

 

Not included

  • International flights
  • Cancellation insurance and travelling insurance
  • Items of personal nature
  • Massages
  • Gratuity for your bicycle guide
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Transfers that are not specified on the tour description
  • Extra activities that are not specified on the tour description

*Drinks consumed beyond normal amounts and away from group activities (cocktail hour) not included

Road racing carbon bikes | INCLUDED

 

Model: GIANT DEFY ADVANCED 1- CARBON

 

Choose the longer route. Climb higher mountains. This all-new endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides in all types of conditions. It’s smooth, it’s efficient, and it’s fast.

Available in M and L size

Group: Shimano Ultegra

Frame : Carbon

Brakes: Disc brakes

FESTKA Road racing bike upgrade | 100 € per day

 

You can upgrade and rent this bike for the Holiday.  Festka is a manufacturer on  the sharp edge of bicycle development. Utilising the best carbon in the modern-day market, each frame is assembled by hand with a clear vision for whom it is created.

 

Renting a Festka is cool but...

having one built for you and delivered for your Holiday is the ultimate trip!

Read more about the Amazing Festka Project.

Accessories

 

We are happy to prepare your bike according to your bike fitting measurement, if you wish to and we will provide you with accessories to make your trip more comfortable. All you have to do is to fill our "Mesurements & Accessories Form" below.

 

Gel seats, mud guards, gel seat covers and many other things are  FREE OF CHARGE. We also have a wide variety of pedals to choose from in adition also FREE OF CHARGE. Shimano SPD, Shimano SL, Look Keo Classic, Classic pedals with possibility to add toe cages.

 

Check out the "BIKE MEASUREMENTS & ACCESSORIES FORM"

Hotel Post ****s

The home of luxurious pleasure & exclusive relaxation. Open your senses to enjoy, to discover, to marvel; in a hotel ensemble that touches you from the moment you enter, and continues to inspire you thereafter. Discover our Alpine Luxury Gourmet & SPA Hotel in Lermoos as a spacious panoramic hideaway with spectacular views of the Zugspitze mountain, and find out what “wellbeing with tradition” is all about.

Hotel Garbenhof ****s

Garberhof merges with the scenic beauty of South Tyrol. Vibrant shades, harmonious contrasts and inebriating scents envelop this small corner of paradise. Add unsurpassed comfort and a “silent luxury” and you have an oasis of tranquillity where you will find the ideal conditions to experience a feeling of total freedom.

Park Hotel Laurin****s

Set in the heart of Bolzano, 200 m from the cathedral, Parkhotel Laurin is surrounded by a beautiful park where you can dine on warm, summer evenings, or relax by the pool. This elegant hotel dates back to 1910 and is built in the Art Nouveau style. Each room features designer furniture and original artwork by contemporary artists.

Hotel Lido Palace*****

The Lido Palace is an exclusive 5-star hotel on the shores of Lake Garda in the Italian Lakes district. Exquisitely restored and redesigned to capture its former glory as a retreat for royalty, our establishment offers a luxury stay in the resort of Riva del Garda, complete with a superb spa and gourmet restaurants.

Villa del Quar*****

Villa del Quar is a National Monument that is truly worth seeing. It is steeped in Italy’s cultural history and heritage which inspired me, the owner, an architect by profession, to restore this beautiful building paying minute attention to the use of ancient materials and antique furnishings that would perfectly complement the villa’s past. Because of the mild climate and the beauty of this place. Here you can enjoy a wonderfully intimate relationship with the surrounding nature as is traditional for Venetian villas and the villas of the Roman era.

Professional video by BIKO Media

 

In BIKO we are not only cyclists... Filippo and Toby are also professionale video makers.

We make videos a strong added value to our holidays. We are able to offer two different packages that will help you remembering your trip forever.

 

- Essential Video Package: we will shoot the video while guiding the holiday. This way we can keep the price reasonable. We know already where the best shots are so while guiding we shoot without you even "feeling it".

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price : 500 euro

 

 

- Ultimate Video Package: you will have a dedicated team of videomakers that will follow your group and your guides independently. The result will be a true Hollywood action movie.

At the end of the holiday we will present you with a long video of 20 minutes and one "Best Of" video from 3 to 5 minutes.

Price: depends on the route and on the group size. Starting from 3000 euro

Essential Video Package

Ultimate Video Package

Transalp Strava Cup

 

Are you traveling with your (very competitive) friends? So let us organize a competition for you!

We will chose 2 or 3 Strava segment every day. Climbing , time trial and descent. We will measure your time via Strava and give you the temporary ranking every day.

At the end of the tour there will be a winner and a prize (for each of the participants)

 

Price: 200 euro + 25 euro per person for prizes

Zugsptize cable car to the highest German mountain - Day 1 or 2

 

Get to the roof of Germany and enjoy a breathtaking 360° view over the Alps. It is easy, you just need to jump on the Tyrolean Zugspitze Cable Car which will take you from 1225 to 2950 meters above the sea level in a few minutes!

 

Price: 50 euro per person for Up and downhill ride

Duration: 2/3 hours

We highly recommend spending a few days on your own exploring Munich and Verona before and after your trip with us.

If you wish we can help you with your accomodation and to connect you with our local experts.

Extra day of cycling: The iconic Passo Stelvio 

 

Just outside our hotel door in Malles starts one of the most famous roads not only in Italy but in the whole world, Stelvio pass. So why not to spend and extra day in the area, ride the beast and then go back in one of the best spa hotels in Italy?!

 

The most famous stage in Giro d’Italia. With no less than 48 hairpin bends, the Stelvio Pass Road is regarded as one of the toughest in the entire Alps. Zigzagging its way through magnificent vistas and physically testing as it is, the route provides cyclists with a radically new set of challenges and every year a multitude of riders from across the world converge there to take on the strenuous, winding mountain road.

Something every cyclist must do once in life.

Price varies according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

 

68 km / 1850 mt elevation

 

Extra day in Verona: City bike tour and lunch in Agriturismo with wine tasting

 

We reccommend to spend a couple of days in Verona at the end of the tour. To help you discovery the city we prepared you a one day package that has it all.
Start the day with a personalized off the beaten path bike tour of the city (could be done also as a walking tour) which will end in  a wonderful restaurant located in a farmhouse with the best view over Verona. There we will enjoy lunch with wine tasting.
Price varies according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Extra day hiking: Enjoy one day hiking/trekking in the Alps

 

Why not to break this bike ride with an Amazing day of hiking?!
We would spend an extra night in Malles, after day 3, and you could choose from 3 different option:
  • A fascinating intense hike on the High Alpine Trail of Slingia/Schlinig to Uina Gorge, unique 900 m long high route cut into the rock in 1908-1910
  • Walk the Panorama Tral,  am easy, interesting mountain path which does not require a lot of effort and offers wonderful views of the mountain scenery with the imposing glacier giants of the Weißkugel and the Ortler massif, as well as views of the greenish-blue Reisa Lake.
  • Get to a glacier and the feet of 4000 mt mountains with an easy walk from Solda to Rifugio Milanoin the Ortles mountain group.
And after the hike you will be able to go back to one the best spa hotel in Italy.
Price varies according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Extra day sightseeing: Bolzano
Bolzano is a very interesting town and it could be a good idea to spend a day extra there.

Thanks to its double perspective, Bolzano is able to mesmerize tourists who come from all over. Its two lifestyles, one Northern European and the other more Mediterranean, combine to make the perfect union, which can be clearly seen in the historic and artistic treasures of this city.
For centuries, Bolzano has been the privileged centre of commercial exchanges between Italy and Germany.
Today, the capital of Alto Adige has become a cosmopolitan city that knows how to be lively, cheerful, modern and yet refined all at the same time!

 

Among the many nice things we recommend you to visit the Ice Man museum and Messner mountain museum.

Price vary according to number of participants and activities.  Ask for a quote.

Reservation, payment and cancellation

 

To reserve the trip we ask 50% of the total price via bank transfer or cash.

 

The remaining balance must be paid in cash or with credit card the day before the beginning of the trip or via bank transfer 12 days before the departure.

 

No refund of the deposit if the tour is cancelled less then 31 days before the departure (working days).

 

100 percent of the tour will be charged if the tour is cancelled less then 3 days before the departure.

We had an epic transalp tour! Filippo is a master of putting together a gorgeous, interesting, safe and spectacular route that perfectly fits clients fitness level and desire for good food and drink. He is meticulous in his planning and execution. Better than that though, it’s like riding with a friend who has your back and keeps you inspired.

Ken B.

CFO at MATT Construction - Los Angeles

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