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Ötztal and Bergamo Alpine Giro

Giants of the Tyrol, South Tyrol, Lombardy – 7/07-14/07/2018

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The Alpine Giro through the Ötztal and Bergamo Alps was the first tour holiday that Epic Climbs organised, back in 2006. So, tried and trusted, yet without having become even the slightest bit dull, this trip will take you over the big-name passes that we know from the Giro d’Italia, such as the Stelvio and the Gavia, as well as over some rather more secretive passes such as the Vivione and the Croce Domini. The four passes of the Ötztal Cycle Marathon complete our tour: the Brenner, Jaufen, Timmelsjoch and Kühtai.

So we are guaranteed the right setting for an epic week in the saddle. It starts and finishes in Innsbruck, so it is very accessible from any direction. All that is missing is an adventurous group of cyclists... Are you looking to do battle on prestigious alpine giants, or just to enjoy the incomparable views of the High Alps in the company of like-minded people? Are you with us?

The alpine giro - tested, and certified outstanding!


The Guides

Klaus – The Diesel

quäldich-Guide Klaus Beier

Came to Epic Climbs in 2009 after the first Tour of Germany, and has been a guide since 2010. You'll never get him worked up. After a brief, short-haired interlude he's got his neck-carpet back again.

Klaus – The Saxon from Lago

quäldich-Guide Klaus Hoffmann

Since Klaus moved to Lago Maggiore for family reasons, he's been unstoppable on the bike. On his first Epic Climbs trip as a guide, he's definitely far more than a linguistic support for the team.

Swabian Stefan

quäldich-Guide Stefan Gillich

Der Guide-Newcomer 2018 ist im „Ländle“ zuhause, meist findet man ihn den Albtrauf rauf und runter heizen, gerne auch mal mit dem Mountainbike. Nicht zuletzt aufgrund von chronischer guter Laune in den Ostalpen 2017 mit allerbesten Zensuren vom Team ausgestattet und somit folgerichtig als Guide gecastet.

Thomas – The Provisions Guy

quäldich-Guide Thomas Bonde

Being a real Dortmund lad and a Chamber of Commerce-certified beer ambassador, he might be waiting for you at the pass with a refreshing mountaintop beer. In 2016 Thomas made a successful début driving the support vehicle on a Pyrenean double feature, and he is always ready to hear what you want or need, and he'll do his best to get it for you.

Getting there

Our start hotel is located in the western outskirts of Innsbruck.

Cars may be left free of charge all week in the hotel car park.

From Germany via Ulm - Füssen - Fern Pass on Austria's A12 to the Innsbruck-Kranebitten exit. From Switzerland also via Feldkirch - Arlberg on Austria's A12.

From Bavaria and Austria also via Rosenheim - Kufstein on Austria’s A12 to the Innsbruck-West exit.

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

There are direct flights to Innsbruck Airport from Frankfurt.

From Germany there are frequent EC trains to Innsbruck (bikes are permitted). Possible need to change in Munich.

The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 7/07-14/07/2018

  • Saturday, 7th July 2018
    Travel to Innsbruck. Evening meal in the hotel at 8pm.
  • Sunday, 8th July 2018
    Start of Stage One (Innsbruck - Merano) at 9am.
  • Monday, 9th July 2018
    Stage Two Merano - Madonna di Campiglio
  • Tuesday, 10th July 2018
    Stage Three Madonna di Campiglio - Boario Terme
  • Wednesday, 11th July 2018
    Stage Four Boario Terme - Ponte di Legno

  • Thursday, 12th July 2018
    Stage Five Ponte di Legno - Stelvio Pass
  • Friday, 13th July 2018
    Stage Six Stelvio Pass - Hochgurgl
  • Saturday, 14th July 2018
    Stage Seven Hochgurgl - Innsbruck. Arrive there between 2pm and 4pm. Then depart (or stay another night).

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