Day 1: Salzburg - Bruck
After the official welcome, the teams start individually to the transalp adventure. First we roll comfortably along the Salzach to Salzburg city and cross the river at the famous Mozartsteg bridge. After a look at the imposing rock with the fortress Hohensalzburg, we turn south and pass pretty castles such as Hellbrunn Castle. The first challenge of the tour is already awaiting us and your legs can immediately look forward to a climb with a brief 22% gradient. A little later we cross the most southwestern tip of Germany close to Bad Reichenhall. Shortly later we return to Austria along the Saalach and via Lofer and Saalfelden we reach Lake Zell almost at the end of the day. From here it is only a few kilometers to our first stage destination in Bruck at the foot of the Großglockner High Alpine Road.
After Bad Reichenhall, track 2 initially turns towards Ramsau and later returns to the regular route via the Hirschbichl mountain pass, which marks the border to Austria. In addition to beautiful nature, there are also very demanding climbs and descents here.
Day 2: Bruck - Lienz
The second day already has the queen stage on the agenda. Today we cycle over the Großglockner mountain pass! The first few kilometers start off relatively flat, but at Fusch the long, strenuous climb begins including a few hairpin bends. The overwhelming mountain scenery of the Großglockner grants us continuous moments of happiness, if your body is receptive to it. After climbing the Fuscher Törl pass at 2,428 m, we first descent quite a bit before a counter climb takes us to the Hochtor at 2,504 m. From this highest point of the tour there is a long and very demanding descent down to Lienz. Perfect brakes and a good curve technique are required here. Before the stage finish is reached, another very demanding climb of 300 m must be overcome at Winklern.
There is no separate Track 2 on this day.
Day 3: Lienz - Vintl
We follow the Drau river from Lienz and pedal the entire Puster valley in east-west direction. On the way to the Italian border, the route climbs continuously by 500 m. For the rest of the day it's mostly slightly downhill. Dobbiaco or Brunico are ideal rest options during the ride. We continue to the stage location in Vintl, which is almost at the end of the Puster Valley. Since we mostly cycle in the valley, there are no extreme ascents or descents to master on this day, but there are still continuous ups and downs.
Track 2 skips Brunico and instead circles Kronplatz including climbing the Furkel mountain pass.
Day 4: Vintl - Bolsano
Shortly behind the start of the stage, the Puster valley merges into the lower Eisack valley. We cycle through this valley, which is sometimes quite narrow, on the Eisack cycle path alsways with the river close by. We reach the city of Brixen early in the day, which is definitely worth a coffee stop. Then we continue south to our days destination in Bolzano. If you have enough time, you can also stop off and do some sightseeing here, as our hotel is on the other side of the city.
Track 2 turns into Val Gardena behind Klausen and at St. Ulrich we have already climbed a few hundred meters in altitude and can enjoy a nice break here. The climb to the Seiser Alm is exhausting, but we are more than rewarded for it. Unique mountain panoramas and low-traffic streets accompany us the entire time. After a rapid descent into the Eisack valley we continue our ride to Bolzano.
Day 5: Bolsano - Torbole
The last cycling day is not very challenging, but offers sensational views of the South Tyrolean mountains. In the morning we set off on an excursion along the South Tyrolean Wine Route and later return to the Adige cycle path. Halfway through the day, you can stop in Trento before continuing along the Adige river to Mori. From here it is not far to our tour destination in Torbole. Even from a distance you can see the lake glittering in front of us and the tour destination is only a short descent away.
At Mezzocorona, track 2 turns from the Adige valley into the mountains for the last time. The route takes us high up to Lake Molveno and into a remote mountain region. From Lake Tenno we let it roll and reach Riva down at Lake Garda. From here it's just a short, relaxed ride to our tour destination in Torbole.
Day 6: Torbole - Salzburg
After breakfast the shuttle bus will bring the participants and their bikes back to the tourstart location in Salzburg.