Transalp

All-mountain in Austria, Switzerland and Italy

This trip is an amazing all-mountain riding journey through some of the most spectacular mountains in Europe. We designed this route to showcase the best trails along the way using some lifts and the famous red train to Passo Bernina. You’ll start this point-to-point adventure in the famous Tyrol region of Austria, then pedal into Switzerland’s remote far eastern province, Graubunden, into the Lombardy region of northern Italy for a night, back into Switzerland for a final descent to one of Italy’s crown jewels, Lake Como, where you’ll lay your bike down on the beach and dive in. Expect family run hotels in spectacular settings, amazing trails and views and cultural variety – from Austria, to Switzerland and Italy ending with a cold beer in Munich! Less technical than our Swiss Cloudraker, our Transalp trip is designed for fit strong intermediate riders and above.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrivals day

Guides pick you up at Munich airport and transfer to beautiful Ischgl, Austria. Warm-up ride.

Day 2: Bad Scoul

Spectacular big climbs and bigger descents to the historic village of Bad Scoul, Switzerland.

Day 3: Bormio

Superflow trails today ending above the famous ski resort of Bormio, Italy.

Day 4: Passo Bernina

This could be the best day of the trip, topped off with a sweet ride on the famous Red Train to Passo Bernina.

Day 5: St Moritz

Sweet lift-accessed laps on St. Moritz’ new IMBA-built flow trail. Explore St. Moritz this afternoon.

Day 6: Descent

3000 meters of descent today ending with an Italian cappuccino and a big dinner.

Day 7: Lake Como

Shuttle the unforgettable Tracciolino trail high above spectacular Lake Como, Italy.

Day 8: Munich

Pack the bikes and transfer to Munich for final celebrations and a beer, or two.

Day 9: Transfer to Munich

Drive to Munich airport for flights home. Auf wiedersehen!

What our Guests Say:

“What a journey! Most people check European countries off from a tour bus. This is the way to experience Europe.”

- Rowen S.

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Details

Dates: Jul 15-23, 2017 | Sep 9-17, 2017

Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
Joining In: Munich, Germany
Skill Level: 3 fitness, 2 technical
Type: All-Mountain
Land Cost: $2650 USD /person | Currency Conversion ?

Ride Map

See the approximate route of the trip on Google maps. Register today!

Skill Levels

To make sure that you are well prepared for your trip, please read the following ability guidelines carefully. It is important that you speak with us prior to booking your trip. Call us Toll Free in North America: 1-866-894-0220 or drop us an email: info@ridebig.com.

Each trip’s ability level is the minimum level required for that trip.

Fitness

Level 2

Exercise 2-3 times a week for 30 minutes or more. Are comfortable with sustained output at athletic pace with occasional short anaerobic periods. Can ride 4-6 hours per day for 2-4 consecutive days and are comfortable pushing and hiking with the bike for sections.

Technical

Level 2

Have been mountain biking for at least one year, can climb and descend under control on moderately steep singletrack with loose rocks. Can ride with mild exposure at times. Would embrace more riding time and would consider taking a lesson to help prepare for the trip.

Level 3

Have been mountain biking for over two years, are confident riding all types of singletrack, are able to ride small drops and jumps and descend technical steep sections including rocks drops and uneven roots. Can ride confidently with exposure.

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