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Rhaetian Alps: Around the Stilfserjoch

The loveliest passes in the Border Triangle – 8/07-15/07/2017

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The Stilfser Joch – the Queen of Alpine Passes. Scarcely a pass in the Alps exerts such fascination as this 48-hairpin climb. This is somewhere you have to visit, and we give you the opportunity to do so. As a mountaintop finish, spending the night at 2757 m altitude. But the programme doesn't only feature the Stilfser Joch - the highlights come thick and fast on our trip through the Rhaetian Alps. The gorgeous Albula, the wild Gavia, the remorseless Mortirolo, the glorious Splügen. Peaks, peaks and more peaks.

The Rhaetian Alps are located in the Swiss-Italian-Austrian border triangle. Starting from Chur in Switzerland, which is very accessible from Germany, you'll ride seven stages and experience three countries, three cultures and many, many passes.

Are you ready for a week of giants?


The Guides

Jörg - The Flatlander

quäldich-Guide Joerg Lenz

Comes from the Münster area and earned his climbing spurs by riding all (!) the passes and summits in the Baumberge hills. But as his Epic Climbs name reveals, doesn't mind the less mountainous rides.

Julia – The Explorer

quäldich-Guide Julia Wiedemann

With us since 2013 - now nobody can take away her claim to be the «First female Epic Climbs guide». A particularly tough opponent in the mountains. Always on the lookout for some new lane to get away from the main roads.

Torsten - The Coach

quäldich-Guide Torsten Günther

As Coach to a cycle racing team, Torsten spends many miles in the support vehicle. But anyone who thinks that this makes him a pushover on the bike will discover otherwise on a climb or into the wind.

Erich – The Gunslinger


Erich did his greatest service for Epic Climbs back in 1980, when he began creating our fastest guide.
Famous as a top luggage driver on the Tour of Germany, and never slow to offer a strong opinion.

Getting there

Our start hotel is in the centre of Chur.

Cars may be parked all week close to the hotel (fees payable).

Via Zurich or via Lindau/Bregenz on Switzerland's A13 to the Chur-Nord exit.

We recommend you use our internal forum to organise car-sharing.

The nearest airport is Zurich, which has direct flights from many European airports. Take the train from Zurich Airport station to Chur (changing in Zurich Main Station).

From western Germany ICE trains run regularly to Chur via Basel. From Germany, Northern or Western Europe change trains in Zurich, from Central and Eastern Europe change trains in Munich and St. Margrethen.

The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 8/07-15/07/2017

  • Saturday, 8th July 2017
    Travel to Chur. Evening meal in the hotel at 8pm.
  • Sunday, 9th July 2017
    Start of first stage (Chur - Pontresina) at 9am.
  • Monday, 10th July 2017
    Second stage Pontresina - Aprica
  • Tuesday, 11th July 2017
    Third stage Aprica - Bormio
  • Wednesday, 12th July 2017
    Fourth stage
    Bormio - Scuol
  • Thursday, 13th July 2017
    Fifth stage Scuol - Stilfser Joch
  • Friday, 14th July 2017
    Sixth stage Stilfser Joch - Chiavenna
  • Saturday 15th July 2017
    Seventh stage Chiavenna - Chur. Arrive there between 1pm and 3pm. Then depart (or stay another night)

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