Transalp Engadine – From St. Anton to Lake Como 6 stages – 350 km – 6100 m elevation gain – Level 2-3
- Summits for four days we'll be at an attitude of 2000 meters
- Val Mora The valley is regarded as one of the finest mountain bike trails worldwide.
- Swiss glaciers A spectacular descent from the Bernina Pass to St. Moritz
First day – Arriving at St. Anton/Austria
You'll receive all travel documents about 14 days before departure. They contain the exact hotel address and further information. Please arrive by about 6:00 p.m. You'll meet your group and the guide. After discussing the tour, the group will go to dinner together.
Second day – From St. Anton to Ischgl – 43 km, 1130 m elevation gain
After a high-alpine start, we'll head for the Heilbronner Hütte (2,230 m) over a strenuous passage which includes pushing your bike. But then we'll have a wonderful descent into Ischgl and our 4-star hotel with a wellness area.
Third day – From Ischgl to Nauders – 54 km, 800 (1200) m elevation gain
Today we'll surmount the main ridge of the Alps. Fortunately, a cable car will assist us in this. Unique mountain panorama at 2760m. Following the trail of the legendary Transalp Challenge, we'll ride up- and downhill towards Nauders. Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel with a wellness area and everything that an athlete might desire.
Fourth day – From Nauders to Sta. Maria – 51 km, 980 m elevation gain
The breathtaking view of the snow-covered Ortler is the highlight of this varied biking day. We'll reach the Swiss National Park. In a cozy hotel, we'll enjoy hearty cyclists' fare and listen to old smuggling tales.
Fifth day – From Sta. Maria to Livigno – 47 km, 1270 m elevation gain
Today, the mountain bike shows what it is capable of. Too remote to reach on foot, Val Mora presents exceptional scenery and vegetation. From the impressive Lago di Cancano, we'll climb to Alpisella. From there we'll roll into Livigno. Shopping in a duty-free haven. Overnight stay at the chic SPA Hotel Lac Salin.
Sixth day – From Livigno to Sils – 55 km, 1000 m elevation gain
The view of Swiss glaciers from the Bernina Pass is hard to beat. The easily single track to Pontresina is another highlight. The small red Rhaetian Railway line will accompany us part of the way. The diminutive mountain lakes, quaint mountain huts and easy trails of the landscape around St. Moritz will be our last impression before we turn in for the night in Sils.
Seventh day – From Sils to Lake Como – 82 km, 500 m elevation gain
From now on it’s downhill. On ancient, hidden cart paths, past a waterfall, over small bridges to the border. Italian lifestyle envelops us. In the evening light, we'll reach the Mediterranean climes of Lake Como. Farewell dinner at the lake.
Eighth day – Departure
After breakfast, the bikes are loaded onto the bus. Return trip by bus back to St. Anton. Upon arrival, everyone travels home individually.
„You can't experience more mountain adventures on any crossing of the Alps. For four days, we'll be over 2000 meters high. The air is clear, the views are fantastic. But this tour shouldn't be taken lightly, even if we often spend the nights in quite comfortable hotel beds. The Transalp Engadine is a true super tour, for which you need to prepare both your bike and your body in a diligent manner. The experience will remain unforgettable for everyone – I promise.“
Level 2-3: Physical fitness Riding technique
Arrival: Arrival by car or by train to St. Anton/Austria.
Type of route: Forest and gravel paths, asphalt secondary roads, trails, short passages of pushing and carrying.
Daily distance: 500-1270 m elevation gain, 43-82 kilometers
Total distance: 6100 m elevation gain, 350 kilometers
Included in the price: Guided tour with 7 overnight stays and half board (breakfast buffet, multi-course dinner menus) in 3- and 4-star hotels in a double room, often with wellness areas. Luggage transport, cable car ticket to Idalp, return transfer in a comfortable bus.
Minimum number of participants: 8 people
Price: € 1.215
Single Room Supplement:
optional € 170
July: 01. / 08. / 09. / 15. / 16. / 22. / 23. / 29. / 30.
August: 05. / 06. / 12. / 13. / 19. / 20. / 26. / 27.
September: 02. / 03. / 09.