Welcome to the Alps

Germany, Austria, Italy.
If 12 or 16 days of travelling on bikes seems a bit too long, or you can't get that sort of time away from other commitments - or simply doesn't fit in with your other travel plans - this 8 day tour could be the answer.
 
We've designed the tour with a 3 days out - 3 days back riding format, with a 'rest-or-ride' day in the middle.
But if you are keen for lots of riding, don't despair: all our overnight stops and our 2 nights 'rest-or-ride' day are smack in the middle of some of the best the roads the Alps has to offer. Each travel day has us into our destination by 3pm - with 6 hours of daylight to explore locally - either on or off the bike. The riding obsessed will be given easy instructions (and a back-up map) to get the best of the local area mountain roads, and we will tailor an afternoon loop for you according to how much riding you feel like doing. And if the majority of the group are up for extra riding, the guide can head out with the group to showcase the local roads; same goes for the rest-or-ride day.
 

Day 1

Transport from Munich to Weilheim, our 'base-camp' in Southern Bavaria. Tourist day, meet your fellow riders, plenty to see and do. Wash away jetlag and relax in a German biergarten. 

Day 2

Orientation day. Onto the bikes, introduction to right-side riding, European road rules and etiquette, and explore the local area. 
Stunning scenery and photo ops. Min 100km.

Day 3

First travel day - and first alpine pass. Into Austria and over the Hahntennjoch (1884m). Overnight in the ski town of Imst on the side of the Inns river valley.
Riding and tourist options abound. Min 160km.

Day 4

Up and over our biggest pass of the tour; Timmelsjoch (2475m). Gold medal pass as rated by Alpineroads.com; get the t-shirt / hat, visit the museum at the Italian border, take in the (thin) atmosphere. 
Overnight in the Tyrolean valley below at historic St Leonardo. Min - very curvy -170km
Extra riding:  the Jaufenpass, or ‘Passo di Monte Giovo' another Gold Medal Pass.

Day 5

Run down 2 valleys via Merano into the provincial Italian city of Bolzano. Options for some windy riding alternatives through pretty roads and endless villages along the sides of the valley. Min 80km (through the middle, no detours). Extra riding in all directions.

Day 6

Rest-or-Ride Day. 
Take it easy- play tourist in Bolzano, true cappuccinos or spritzers and pizza or pasta - take a well earned break. 
Or more corners? 
Everything from the famous amongst motorcyclists Mendolapass, with racetrack-like smooth perfection, to the ‘go large’ Wurtzjoch. Great day out on the bike if your up for it.

Day 7

Biggest day on the bikes. Climb out of town to the Penserjoch (2210m), yet another Gold Medal mountain pass.
Difficult to describe - you'll have to see it for yourself...
Cross out of Italy into Austria over the Brennerpass in the footsteps of the allied forces of WWII. History abounds, and get that photo of a foot in each country. Min 220km.
Overnight in the heart of Innsbruck, so much to see and do.

Day 8

Back to Germany via a combination of 'romantischstrasse' (romantic roads), a secret twisty sporty road, and a autobahn blast.
Overnight back at our basecamp of Weilheim. Min 110km.

Day 9

Transport into Munich city, Munich Airport or hire car offices, etc.

 
 
Memories of a lifetime - we are confident that at the end of the tour you will be already planning to come back for more...
 
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