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Transalp Grainau-Gardasee 5. Etappe

Long distance cycling · Meraner Land
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  • Meraner Stuhl
    / Meraner Stuhl
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  • / Blickauf Meran
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  • / die Etsch bei Gargazon
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  • / Holzbrücke über die Etsch
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  • / Blickauf die Südtiroler Alpenkulisse
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  • / Brotzeit im Vinchgau
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  • / Burg Sigmundskron bei Bozen
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  • / Radlerbrücke
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easy
Distance 104.1 km
8:00 h
337 m
625 m
543 m
183 m
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
543 m
Lowest point
183 m
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Safety information

Start

Algund (538 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.687934, 11.102489
DMS
46°41'16.6"N 11°06'09.0"E
UTM
32T 660769 5172633
w3w 
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Destination

Trient

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Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.687934, 11.102489
DMS
46°41'16.6"N 11°06'09.0"E
UTM
32T 660769 5172633
w3w 
///sour.vindicated.junket
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Alpencross für Genießer, Garmisch-Gardasee, auf der Via Claudia Augusta

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
104.1 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
337 m
Descent
625 m
Highest point
543 m
Lowest point
183 m
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