The 19th edition of Europe’s largest amateur gran fondo stage race is set to start 18 June 2023 in Lienz, Austria and travel 827 kilometers, including 18,233 vertical meters of climbing, before concluding seven days later on the shores of Lake Garda, Italy 24 June.
Race director Marc Schneider has put together a TOUR Transalp route that takes participants past the glaciers of the Hohe Tauern, deep into the heart of the Dolomites, through the Prosecco vines in Veneto, down to the stunning vineyards on Lake Caldaro and over the Asiago high alpine plateau filled with wildflower meadows.
Legendary climbs of Passo Giau, the wall of Passo Manghen, Passo Mendola, Passo Predaia, Passo Daone – with the first three kilometers at 10% gradient – and Passo Duron will provide daily challenges, epic struggles and wonderful memories for all. Even for the most fit cyclist a compact chainset is not optional.
Not only will the views be intense, but also the competition from individual and two-person teams with age/gender subcategories. Spirited competition from all participants will make daily stage, general classification and leader jersey awards all the more memorable.
For amateurs, riding a week-long stage race is something every gran fondo rider should have on their bucket-list and TOUR Transalp knows how to organize a world class event with nothing left to chance.
The entry level registration fee is 1299 Euros which includes laundry, bicycle washing, en-route aid stations, post stage food, bicycle storage, timing, route signage and support, etc. Additional up-market services are also available if you want to truly ride and recover like the pros. Also, to help out the next generation of riders U23 participants receive a 200 Euro discount.
Race rules and regulations available HERE.
Full stage details, route profiles and registration available HERE.
Photos: TOUR Transalp