Transalp / Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lake Garda / Gravel Adventure Bike Packing Tour
- Day 1 / Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Längenfeld ( 90k / 1,900m elevation)
- Day 2 / Längenfeld to Vilpiano ( 100k / 1,600m elevation)
- Day 3 / Vilpiano to Riva del Garda ( 115k / 300m elevation)
Day 1 / Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Längenfeld
Embark on a breathtaking solo gravel bike journey from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Längenfeld in Ötztal, covering a challenging 90 kilometers of terrain with a staggering 1900 meters of elevation gain. This adventure takes you through the scenic Marienberg route, promising a physically demanding yet incredibly rewarding experience.
Navigating this rugged path demands excellent endurance and bike-handling skills, as you conquer steep climbs and conquer the diverse terrain. But the effort is well worth it, as you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas of the Bavarian and Tyrolean landscapes. This journey is not just an endurance test; it’s a thrilling and unforgettable adventure for those who appreciate the beauty of nature and have the biking prowess to tackle this demanding route.
Day 2 / Längenfeld to Vilpiano
Via Timmelsjoch (2509m)
Embark on an exhilarating solo gravel bike adventure from Längenfeld to Vilpiano, a stunning 100-kilometer journey that will take you through the renowned and breathtaking Timmelsjoch, nestled on the border between Austria and Italy. With an elevation gain of 1600 meters, this route promises a challenging ascent and a thrilling descent.
Set against the backdrop of the changing colors of September, this trip offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and thrilling cycling. The Timmelsjoch pass, with its winding roads and panoramic views, is the crown jewel of this ride, offering a visual feast for the senses.
As you pedal through this picturesque landscape, you’ll experience the magic of transitioning from the Austrian Alps to the Italian Dolomites. This solo gravel bike expedition is an unforgettable journey for those seeking adventure, stunning vistas, and a memorable cycling experience.
Day 3 / Vilpiano to Riva del Garda
Embark on the final leg of a challenging three-day solo gravel bike expedition from Vilpiano to Riva del Garda. This 115-kilometer journey along the Etschtal Cycle route offers a relatively gentle 350 meters of elevation gain, providing a more relaxed but still scenic ride.
As you pedal through the picturesque Etschtal Valley, you’ll be treated to warm and sunny autumn weather, making the journey all the more enjoyable. Along the way, take a brief respite in the charming city of Trento, where you can savor an espresso and a delicious sandwich.
With just 1.5 hours remaining until you reach your destination in Riva del Garda, this final stretch promises a sense of accomplishment and the satisfaction of completing a memorable multi-day gravel bike adventure. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the pleasant weather, and the anticipation of reaching your journey’s end in this stunning part of Italy.