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Lindau-Pisa Long-Distance

From Lake Constance to the Leaning Tower – 23/06-1/07/2018

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Over the Alps. Taking in the prestigious high passes. Stelvio Pass. Passo di Gavia. Passo del Vivione. Stop-off at Lake Garda. Those are the ingredients for a transalpine classic. With our long-distance Lindau-Pisa we are adding another one. We cross the Po Valley, conquer the tranquil Apennine passes, take a dip in the Mediterranean at Lerici, and round off our tour at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Transalpine extended, Epic Climbs-style.

Set off from (almost) home, enjoy great passes in like-minded company, finish off at one of Europe's dream destinations. Those are the ingredients for our long-distance rides. And we garnish the whole with a large pinch of Italian attitude. Sport and la dolce vita. The leaning tower awaits.

Let's head south!


The Guides

Tom – Cake-Face Tom

quäldich-Guide Thomas Brunner

With his sunny disposition and laid-back Upper Bavarian nature, he's not easily upset. 2016 Guide Discovery of the Year.

Stefan – the Transalpinist

quäldich-Guide Stefan Fottner

Veteran of the fast groups with impressive mileage in his legs and an even more impressive race record. Very much at home in the mountains and looking forward to his guiding debut in 2017.

Paul – The Pilot

quäldich-Guide Paul Velten

A friendly, cheerful Dortmunder and a huge believer in the dolce vita. Totally devoted to looking after his flock and, once on the road, it's diesel to the top and jet fuel to the bottom.

Sille – Sport Support

quäldich-Guide Sille Stefaniak

Our Sille loves following the group in the broom wagon, in first or second gear. She dishes out excellent sympathy to everyone that approaches her and her vehicle suffering from exhaustion or a crash. Her lunchtime buffets are legendary, and her sports massages save the day for many. Founder, boss and the good fairy of Sille's Sport Support.

Getting there

Our starting point of Lindau is easily reached with all forms of transport.

Cars can be parked, for a charge, near to the hotel.

We offer the option of return transport from Pisa to Lindau. On Sunday 1st July 2018 you can travel back to Lindau on our bus which has a bike trailer.

From Germany via Ulm-Memmingen or München-Memmingen on the A96 to the Sigmarszell exit, then the B31 to Lindau. From south-west Germany, too, take the B31 along Lake Constance to Lindau.

From Switzerland via St. Gallen and Bregenz on Germany's A96.

From Austria via Bregenz on Germany's A96, or via München-Memmingen on the A96.

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

The nearest airport is Friedrichshafen. From there, take a regional train to Lindau.

Other potential airports are Stuttgart, Munich and Zurich.

You can get to Lindau on IRE trains from Stuttgart via Ulm, and on IC trains from Munich and Zurich.

The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 23/06-1/07/2018

  • Saturday, 23rd June 2018
    Travel to Lindau. Evening meal in the hotel at 8pm.
  • Sunday, 24th June 2018
    Stage One Lindau - Landeck
  • Monday, 25th June 2018
    Stage Two Landeck - Bormio
  • Tuesday, 26th June 2018
    Stage Three Bormio - Boario Terme
  • Wednesday, 27th June 2018
    Stage Four
    Boario Terme - Gargnano (Lake Garda)
  • Thursday, 28th June 2018
    Stage Five Gargnano - Parma
  • Friday, 29th June 2018
    Stage SixParma - Lerici
  • Saturday, 30th June 2018
    Stage Eight Lerici - Pisa.
  • Sunday, 1st July 2018
    Optional return transport by bus from Pisa to Lindau and return home.

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