Currently we are working hard to design the most suitable route for you. As soon as we have confirmed locations, we will update this page immediately.
The final tracks and the GPS files will be available by beginning of June.
Day 1: Milan (IT) - Montichiari (IT)
The welcome ceremony and a short tour briefing traditionally opens a GBI Europe tour. After that the participants start the tour within their teams. The first day is ideal for warming up. After we left the metropolian area of Milan to the east, we will cycle on flat ground through the Po Valley. To the left we can see the Italian Alps in the distance, but track 1 will not touch them. Our destination Montichiari is located about 10 km southwest of Lake Garda.
Track 2 will leave the regular track to the north and visit the city of Breschia. A hilly, but beautiful detour to the surrounding Brescian mountains will be the highlight of the day.
Day 2: Montichiari (IT) - Cavaion Veronese (IT)
Today a short cycling day along Lake Garda is on our tour schedule. Shortly after starting the day we will reach the southern coast at Desenzano, a marvellous lake town. After a short detour to the inland we again reah the lake at Pesciera del Garda, another pearl at the lake shore. With its fortification and old town it is a superb spot for a longer break. After leaving Peschiera we will cycle between the lake and the Adige valley northwards. As our destination Cavaion Veronese is located on a hill, we have to climb for the last couple of kilometers.
Track 2 will leave Peschiera to the east and head towards Verona. Cruising through Verona (it's recommended to walk the bike in the inner city!) allows you to see some of the sightseeing monuments like the Arena di Verona or Casa di Guilia. We will follow the river Adige to Cavaion Veronese.
Day 3: Cavaion Veronese (IT) - Trento (IT)
From our elevated camp location we first have to cycle down to the Adige Valley and the Via Claudia Augusta cycling path. It is recommended to use this cycling path and NOT the streets! The mountains on our sides rise constantly the more we head to the north. We will cycle the whole day with a slight, but steady incline. In Trento we will leave the Adige north of the city and arrive at our destination in Gardolo very soon.
Track 2 is heading for the first real mountain experience of the tour. Some kilometer after leaving the camp we have to climb up the mountain range of Monte Baldo, appr. 1400 height meters. We will cycle through a beautiful mountain scenery with another tough, but short climb before descending to the Adige valley and joining the regular track to Trento.
Day 4: Trento (IT) - Brixen (IT)
The first part of the day to the nutrition stop in Bozen will show us the beauty of the Adige valley. We cycle on the cycling path, almost the river besides us. After the nutrition stop the city of Bozen/Bolzano may be a good option for a luch break. Now we turn into the valley of the river Eisack/Isarco, that cuts deep into the Dolomite mountains. The ascent is now increasing noticeably and the route is curvy, but you will have some impressive views meanwhile. Please keep on the marked cycling path and not enter the major streets instead!
Track 2 detours from the regular track some kilometer behind Bozen. Please switch on your lights when entering the tunnels on that route! We will discover the Seiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi area with many challenging climbs and great views. After conquering the Passo Pinei (1437 m) we will descent to Val Gardena and later on to the Eisack valley to join again the regular track for the last couple of kilometers to Brixen.
Day 5: Brixen (IT) - Innsbruck (AT)
This is the queen's stage of the tour for Track 1. We will immediately start to climb the mountains after leaving the camp, approx. 800 m of climb must be conquered to the Brenner pass. We have to cycle on busy roads for the first 10 km, afterward we will switch to the Eisack cycle path. In Sterzing there is a last chance to refresh yourself before you tackle the last part of the climb. After the nutrition point at the Brenner there is a very long descent down to the Inn valley and to our destination in Innsbruck. Be careful of some very difficult and steep parts of the descent, especially on the last part of the day from km 80 to Innsbruck!!
Before reaching the Inn valley, track 2 loops to the east along the mountains and high above the Inn valley.
Day 6: Innsbruck (AT) - Bad Aibling (D)
Today there is no dedicated track 2, all cyclists will follow the same route downstream the river Inn. Although we will descent in general, there are some smaller hills inbetween and it is a very long day with about 130 km. To our left and right the Alps rise high while we cycle most of the time on the Inn cycling path, always close to the river. The city of Kufstein might be a good spot for a lunch break. Later on we cross the German border and have to climb one challenging hill before returning to the valley and head to our destination in Bad Aibling.
Day 7: Bad Aibling (D) - Munich (D)
The last day will be quite relaxing compared to the the previous days. There are only a two noticeable hills on our way. We will cycle through the beautiful bavarian countryside east of Munich. There is always an opportunity for a photo stopp or a typical bavarian Brotzeit (snack) in one of the lovely beergardens along the route. The village of Markt Schwaben might be indeed a good coffee or lunch break option, as it is very close to the start of the group cycling in Finsing.
Track 2 will start the day by cruising towards the river Inn again and later heading eastwarts to Markt Schwaben.
The final group cycling for the last couple of kilometers is always a highlight of the last stage. North of Munich in Hallbergmoos we will celebrate a week of challenges and fun, new friends and exciting memories at the traditional closing event. Now the time is coming to say farewell to your team mates and to go back home with a smile.
The tracks of the different stages differ in general regarding their length and the climb as well as the surface.
A detailed description can be found here:
Recommended for all kinds of bikes including road bikes. Only paved roads on the track. Shorter and less challenging than track 2.
Recommended in particular for road bikes, the distance is longer and more climb than on track 1.