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Now in its 20th year, the Bike Transalp is the grand tour of mountain biking, traversing the Alps from Mayrhofen in Tirol to Riva del Garda in Italy in seven days in July 2017.
This is a bike expedition over the Alps, the rooftop of Europe. Spectacular mountain bike trails, breathtaking vistas, amazing mountain passes, picturesque villages and towns and cyclists from over 40 countries create an exceptional atmosphere and make it a perennial favourite in the mountain bike world. The course crosses the Alps from north to south and totals 540 kilometers, and for most of it, 500 teams of two are either going up or coming down.
Total climbing is 18,200 meters, and riders can expect to cross one or more mountain passes each day, for seven days. In its 20th year, the race across mountainous terrain starts in Tirol, in the village of Mayrhofen in Zillertal Valley. Day one brings riders to Brixen in South Tirol. The route continues along Kaltern and Trento to Italy’s Riva del Garda, located on the shores of Lake Garda. The scenery is stunning, but it is the great feeling of achievement and the adrenaline that will be a long-lasting memory!