Austria and Italy
Step turns, sweeping bends, switchbacks and a superb panorama!
The Tour starts at Dover where we will meet for introductions and the briefing before catching our morning ferry to Calais. Once in France we will make quick progress to our three* half board overnight hotel in Reims. Day two will be a relaxed but progressive ride through the Alsace region of north eastern France where we cross the Rhine into Germany.
Our next transit accommodation is a quality half board, biker friendly hotel based in the heart of the Black Forest just south of Freudenstadt. Here we will enjoy a three course dinner prepared by our hosts and a good traditional breakfast on day three to continue our journey onwards into Austria.
Our four* half board biker friendly tour hotel for the next two night’s is in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol, located in the region of Paznaun-Ischgl at an altitude of 1,260 meters. The hotel offers great cuisine and the use of their Finnish sauna and steam bath, fabulous after a long days ride out! As make no mistake we are in bike touring paradise with the Silvretta Hochalpenstraße High Alpine Road, considered one of the most panoramic roads in Austria, right on our doorstep!
Day five is a journey south to Italy and a ride over the iconic Passo Della Stelvio to reach our next four * half board biker friendly hotel. Again we have the use of the hotel’s Finish sauna and steam bath to help us unwind after our fabulous ride outs, not to mention the great hospitality! Here we are located for three nights in the Fiemme Valley in Northern Italy, a part of the South Tyrol. Our location is in the Dolomite’s, another amazing Alpine biking region. Here the Passo Gardena is only one of many must-ride passes, curvy, winding through some incredible scenery and loaded with switchbacks!
On Day eight we re-trace our journey back to re-visit our first Austrian hotel and take the opportunity of riding back over the Passo Della Stelvio! An overnight stay with dinner and a relaxed departure on day ten will see us ride back into Germany and a welcome visit to half board hotel in the Black Forest before our final overnight transit to Reims and then a short journey on day eleven to catch the afternoon ferry at Calais for Dover.