Riding Day 6 - Warth to Schwaig
The last few days have flown by so fast and our last riding day already begins. We leave Warth through the Lech valley and take a short detour to enjoy the nice roads of the "nameless valley". We visit the most popular castle of king Ludwig II., Neuschwanstein, and have our lunch at Plansee. This time our lunch is a picknick an we all enjoy the austrian meat loaf. After a long ride through the bavarian countryside we arrive back at the hotel. What a wonderfull tour!
Riding Day 5 - Pontresina to Warth
Our fifth riding day predicted a lot of rain. But we got lucky an until lunch we stayed dry. Tom and Jason went out on their own to discover Julier and Albula pass road. Everyone else went with Gottfried over the Flüela pass road, into Lichtenstein and to the lunch stop in Laterns. Unfortunately the Furkajoch was still closed so we had to take a little detour to our hotel in Warth. When we arrived it was raining hard and so we were curious to check out the just opened SPA area in the hotel Jägeralpe.
Riding Day 4 - Bozen to Pontresina
As the rest day was covered in rain the group decided to go back to the hotel after a short ride up the "Mendelpass". Unfortunately the rain continued on riding day 4 as we made our way to Glurns. Despite the bad weather we went up the Stelvio Pass road to have a delicious sausage with saurkraut at the top. We continued to Livigno and as a landslide blocked the Bernina pass road we had to leave Livigno on the other side through a small tunnel. At the end of the day everybody was happy to arrive at the hotel in Pontresina.
Riding Day 2 - Lienz to Bozen
On our second riding day we started in Lienz and crossed the border into Italy after a few kilometers. After passing through Toblach we entered the small mountain roads of the Dolomites. First coffee stop was a lake Misurina before we continued to Cortina. We took the Falzarego pass road and went up mount Lagazuoi by cable car. After having lunch at a typical italian restaurant we continued over Gardena pass road and reached our destination Bozen in the afternoon. Half of the group decided to extend the ride and went for the Penserjoch. It was a pefect riding day.
Riding Day 1 - Schwaig to Lienz
The first High Alpine Tour of 2016 started in the tiny town of Schwaig, which lies next to the Munich Airport. Our group of 12 bikes went out through the beautiful bavarian countryside. In the morning the weather was already very hot as we made our way to Prien at the Chiemsee.
After the stop at Chiemsee we continued southwards and crossed the border into Austria. The roads became more winding and the traffic eased up. We had lunch at the "Pillersee" lake and got tables directly at the lake. Our first Schnitzls were also very tasty
As the temperatures rose with every kilometer we got further south, we were really looking forward to gain some altitude on the Großglockner High Alpine Road. On the ride up we encountered the first switchback turns - a good warm up for the following days.
After we went down on the other side of the Großglockner High Alpine Road, we continued to Lienz and barely arrived at the hotel before it started raining.
Our first day was a perfect start for this trip and we are all looking forward to the next days...