Craft Bike Transalp 2018
Quick facts about Craft Bike Transalp 2018
Also in 2017 the participants can once again look forward to a stage race with high standard, the trails are challenging and provoking. Overall almost 520 kilometers and 17.750 meters in altitude have to be managed. The BIKE Transalp is relatively a little bit shorter regarding the total distance, but the quality is higher in return. Brevity is the source of wit: less asphalt, more trails, steeper gradients, challenging downhill, more fun. The first stage leads from Imst to Nauders in Austria, an exciting and sporty circuit above the Inn Valley rocker along the famous Via Claudia. The next day, the second stage goes from Nauders further to Scuol. This short, but decidedly diversified stage leads through three countries: Austria, Italy, and Switzerland. The third from Scuol to Livigno is an absolute dream-stage in a bike territory, which counts to the best of the Alps. From Livigno the participants have to ride further to Bormio. This fourth stage has beautiful trails and crisp climbs to offer. From the Passo Alpisella the route leads further to the Umbrail Pass, here starts the single trail to Bocchetta di Forcola, the roof of the Transalp at an altitude of 2.768 meters with an incredibly all-round view. The royal stage is this time the fifth stage from Bormio to Mezzana – a sporting, technically peppered and ambitious scenic stage. The sixth stage leads from Mezzana over the Pass le Fraine to Trento, before the participants have to ride finally on the last stage to Arco at Lake Garda. The last stage is once again short and crispy.
7 Stages with 519,51km / 17.751m elevation gain