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Transalp Munich to Verona

Touring Premium Private Package

 

We strongly believe that it is a once in a lifetime experience.

This is an  easy variant so everybody with a little bit of fitness can enjoy this epic experience.

We cross the Alps 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.

The stages are very moderate apart from one, the crossing to Italy.

All stages can be made shorter by jumping on the support van.

The route follows cycling paths, gravel and minor roads.

Mileage / Gain

358 km (222 m) / 2443 mt (8000 ft)

Longest day: 87 km (54 m)

Longest climbing day: 1330 mt (4256 ft)

When to go

From June to September

Level

Avid

Increasing uphills and longer stages make these tour more demanding.

Duration

7 days / 6 nights

Price per person

2-3 People

4190 €

4-5 People

3490 €

6+ People

3190 €

490 € single room supplement

Do you want to share the ride?

This version could become semi-private if you wish. Which means that you could share the ride with other cyclists (max 8 pax). So you would have the price advantage of shared ride while keeping a high grade of privateness. If you are interested in this option just let us know and we will try to pair you with other like minded cyclist.

You only need van support?

Our “Premium 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 Starnberg lake (Munich) to Murnau

    50.2 km / 190 mt ascent (32 miles / 608 ft ascent)

     

    (40 minutes shuttle from Munich to the starting point in Starnberg)

    We pick you up at your hotel and we just transfer you by van outside the city traffic to a beautiful lake. From there  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 norht to south before jumping in the picture like countryside. Destination for the day is another alpine lake where we can enjoy a fresh beer in the waterfront terrace of our hotel.

     

    DAY 2 - From Murnau to Ehrwald

    57.2 km / 440 mt ascent (36 miles / 1400 ft ascent)

     

    Today we keep riding in beautiful Bavaria until we get to Ehrwald, one of the most famous German Austrian resorts at the feet of Zugspitze, a 9500 feet mountain.

     

    DAY 3 - From Imst to Pfunds

    54.7 km / 480 mt ascent (34 miles / 1536 ft ascent)

     

    (40 minutes shuttle from Ehrwald to starting point in Imst)

    After a little transfer by van we will start riding with the Alps in the background. Big pastures, traditional tyrolean villages and the bad Inn mountain streamwill keep us company all day until we get to Pfunds, a few km to the border with Switzerland.

     

    DAY 4 - From Pfunds to Prato allo Stelvio

    59.2 km / 1330 mt ascent (37 miles / 4256 ft ascent)

     

    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 view we can start the very long and fast descent to Venosta Valley and our accomodation.

     

    DAY 5 - From Prato allo Stelvio to Bolzano

    87 km / 90 m ascent (54 miles / 288 ft ascent)

     

    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 6 - From Avio to Verona

    50 km / 443 mt ascent (31 miles / 1453 ft ascent)

     

    (1 h 10 minutes transfer to Avio)

    We will stop in Trento – a must-see historical town. Explore the real Italian culture along with an espresso and something sweet in a local trattoria.

    After that you will hop on your bikes for the final time and ride to the world-famous Valpolicella wine region just outside of Verona, home to the world’s famous Ripasso wine.

     

    DAY 7 - 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 4 star hotels (6 nights)

    Food and Drinks

    • Half board: breakfasts and dinners
    • 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

    Bikes & Gear

    • Touring bike rental + helmet + pedals
    • Official BIKO bidons and drawstring bag

    Activities

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

     

    NOT INCLUDED

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

    Touring bikes | INCLUDED

     

    Models: Giant Roam (men) & Liv Rove (women)

     

    With its confident, flat handlebar positioning and lightweight ALUXX aluminum frame, Roam Disc gives you all the best qualities of a mountain bike and a road bike. Its front suspension adds comfort and control. It has powerful disc brakes and durable components, so it can take some bumps on rough city roads. And the fast rolling 700c wheels can handle smooth roads or dirt, making it a great choice for town-to-trail adventures.

     

    Available in  XS, S, M, L, XL size.

    Women bike frame available.

    Touring E-bike | Upgrade - 30 euro per day

     

    Models: Giant Explore E+ (men) & Liv Amiti E+ (women)

     

    It combines urban riding style with versatile performance that can handle rougher roads.  Designed for adaptability, Explore E+ gives riders the freedom to go wherever they want to go. Range in Eco mode 65-130 km. Yamaha 500Wh Lithium-ion battery for longer range.

     

    Available in  XS, S, M, L, XL size.

    Women bike frame available.

    Allux Road Bike | Upgrade - 15 euro per day

     

    Allux Model: GIANT CONTEND 1 

    Fast, fun and ultra-capable, these all-around road bikes for men are designed to help you take your road riding to the next level. Travel around and improve your performance with one of our versatile men’s road bikes. Liv Avail available for women (same bike typology).

     

    Available in S,M,L, XL size

    Group: Shimano 105

    Frame : Alluminium

    Brakes: Rim brakes

     

     

    Carbon Road Bike | Upgrade - 30 euro per day

     

    Carbon Model: GIANT DEFY ADVANCED 1

    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 S, M and L size

    Group: Shimano Ultegra

    Frame : Carbon

    Brakes: Disc brakes

    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, handle bar bags, 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"

    Griesbräu zu Murnau Brewery

    Spend a night in a historic brewery which proudly looks back on its long brewing tradition 1836. You can enjoy freshly tapped, home-brewed and naturally cloudy beers!

    Spielmann****

    A charming and cosy hotel. Modern but at the same time traditional. With a great location, nestled among meadows, woods and the impressive mountain backdrop, the hotel stands out for its regional flair, its commitment to sustainability and wellness center!

    Tyrol****

    The large hotel lobby with a lounge and an open fireplace makes already your arrival a sort of homecoming. The house bar, a stylishly furnished restaurant and the café with sun terrace complete the friendly and cosy ambient.

    Garden Park Hotel****

    A postcard view, the South Tyrolean hospitality combined with a Mediterranean flair, a delicious cuisine, a magic spa, and a beauty farm await you here.

    Hotel Luna Mondschein ****

    The family-run Parkhotel Luna Mondschein has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

    Hotel Villa Giona ****

    A 16th-century villa offering elegant classic-style rooms fitted with antique wooden furniture. Its large garden features a swimming pool, and Wi-Fi is free in public areas.

    Professional video by BIKO Media

     

    In BIKO we are not only cyclists..Filippo and Toby are also professional 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

    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 with our local experts.

    • 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.

    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 with our local experts.

     

    • Extra day in Riva del Garda

    Riva del Garda is also called “the jewel of Lake Garda”. Lemon trees, palm trees as well as bay trees are very characteristic for this village at the lake shore. This is also where the Gruppo di Brenta, a mountain massif, begins. There is culture and beautiful mountains to explore. You can chose among the activities.

     

    Explore the surrounding mountains on MTB / E-MTB!

     

    Rent a mountain bike or E-MTB and let your guide take you to the surrounding hills and trails. Ride Strada del Ponale, one of the most beautiful historical panoramic roads in Europe with spectacular views of the lake. Eat lunch at the top of the ride and enjoy a forest trail on the way down.

     

    Explore the culture and history

     

    Lovers of culture can look forward to the historical palazzi in the inner city, dating back to a time when the Venetians were reigning the area. The “Rocca di Riva” castle originates in the year 1124 and is completely surrounded by water. Today it houses the urban museum and a picture gallery called “pinacoteca”.

     

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

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

     

    We reccomend 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 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 refound 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.

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