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Rhaetian Alps: Around the Stilfserjoch

The loveliest passes in the Border Triangle – 13/07-20/07/2019

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

Tom – The Sous Chef

quäldich-Guide Tom Bender

After interludes in South Baden and Savoy, Swabian Tom is now based in the border area near Aachen. But from the Savoy Alps he's taken away a passion for real mountains and genuine tartiflette. In 2016 he became Holiday Manager at Epic Climbs and he's the mastermind behind our 2017 programme!

Marco - die Maschine

quäldich-Guide Marco Helfenberger

Glücklicherweise hatten wir bei Berlin-Venedig den Bolzer dabei, sonst hätten wir Marco nicht ansatzweise kaputt gespielt bekommen. Überzeugt durch seine ruhige Art auch unter Volllast. Konsequenterweise vom Fleck weg für das Guide-Team 2019 gecastet.

Ricarda – The Newcomer


As a veteran of the Flensburg-Garmisch and Garmisch-Florence, Ricarda never missed an opportunity to swim in a lake. Now she's shaping up to be the Guide Discovery of 2017. How to recognise her: pink fingernails.

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 13/07-20/07/2019

  • 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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