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From Oberstdorf to Riva del Garda over the Arlberg, Graubünden and the Stilfser Joch National Park

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  • Gaviapass - memorial on the pass summit
    Gaviapass - memorial on the pass summit
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Distance 400.4 km
53:00 h
12,993 m
13,737 m
2,732 m
72 m
This physically challenging long distance mountain biking route leads us from Oberstdorf over the Schrofenpass, through the famous winter sports resort Ischgl, through the Uina Gorge and the Vinschgau Valley via Madonna di Campiglio to Lake Garda.

The Transalp route leads us in seven stages from Oberstdorf to Riva del Garda. Oberstdorf is one of the most popular starting points for a crossing of the Alps, because this is where the trend "Transalp" has its origin. So it was the Oberstdorf mountain guide Andi Heckmair, who in 1990 was one of the first bikers to explore a route across the Alps that could be covered by bike. On this tour we follow the (tire) tracks of Hekmair but only up to Lech. On this tour we will ride on steep ramps and long push/carry passages (e.g. the Schroffenpass). Apart from that, we will mainly ride on gravel roads across the Alps. But we will also take some "flowing" trails. Highlights of the tour are certainly the trip to the Heilbronner Hütte, the conquest of the Idjoch and the landscape of the impressive Val d'Uina.

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Michael Krueger
August 13, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 22, 2016
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Oliver Pfau
August 11, 2018 · Community
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