June 19 - 28, 2020
Tour Transalp is the classic road race for the hail and hearty. If you haven’t raced Europe’s longest-running stage race, you haven’t raced Europe!
A 7-day stage race through some of the most storied passes and valleys in cycling’s history. Starting in the foothills of the Bravarian Alps and finishing on the shores of Lake Garda, Italy, the Tour Transalp is the longest running and most renowned amateur cycling race in Europe. Our race package gives you the support you need to race like a pro.
Spectacular roads, stunning passes, well-known stage locations, a polished and professional event, and participants from over 30 countries make this event a unique and unforgettable experience.
In the last 17 years the TOUR Transalp has developed to one of the most famous and best-known road stage races. This fascinating crossing of the European Alps is an absolute highlight for every amateur cyclist and to do so with the same support provided professional riders will be an absolute highlight in your cycling career.
- The experience of racing like a pro
- Approx. 800 kilometers and 18,000 vertical meters
- Stunning mountain passes and valleys
- Beautiful picturesque European stage towns
- Making friends with racers from around the world
- 9 nights double occupancy accommodations at 3-4 star lodges and hotels;
- Race registration and entry fee, including all services provided by the organizer;
- Airport pickup/dropoff and all transits during the race;
- All bike, luggage and personal transfers during the race;
- Two support vehicles during the race, including baggage transport and on-course feed station;
- Tour Transalp finisher jersey;
- Professional quality Magic Places race jersey and bib shorts;
- A very personal, friendly and professional service by the ‘Magic Places’ support team.
Optional Services Include:
- Race Massage Package – 6 x 30min post-race massages from our professional therapist: $500 ;
- Single Occupancy room supplement for $1200;
Day 1 – After everyone has checked into our first hotel we meet at 7:00pm for a meet and great and a toast to safe and fun trip…
Day 2 – Registration
Day 3 – …
Day 4 – …
What does a typical day look like?
6:30am – Breakfast starts.
7:30am – Bags in the lobby so the Magic Places team can pick them up and transport them to the next hotel.
8:00-8:30 am – Depart for the start line
9:00am – race starts (occasionally changes).
1:00pm – 5:00pm – Arrive at the finish line where you will be greeted by one of our team members who will point you in the direction of the hotel or drive you there if a shuttle service is required.
Once at the hotel you can get your amazing post race massage from our skilled in-house massage therapist (additional service). The massage order will be determined by our massage therapist and you will know your time slot in advance.
6:00pm – Go enjoy the pasta party hosted by the host towns, or sit down at one of the many local restaurants and share a drink and some amazing local cuisine with fellow riders. Dinners are not included in this package meaning there are no mandatory sit down group dinners, but our guides will regularly be offering to book a table for the group at one of our hidden gems.
9:00pm: Our guides will send you a stage brief on the next day’s stage, with weather, safety, and all relevant race details.
Where do I fly in and out of?
Our guides can pick you up on the 19th (or morning of the 20th) of June at Innsbruck Airport (INN), and will shuttle you to Verona Airport (VRN) on the 28th of June. If you have alternate arrangements let us know in advance and we can help accommodate these.
What is the terrain like?
The Tour Transalp is a very physically demanding race and you will be going over some very high passes. Each year the total meters of climbing are roughly 19,000m+ over 800km. Ths means on average you are required to climb 2700m+ a day, and ride at least 100km.
Roads are usually in good condition and the first hour behind the ‘Inizio Gara’ or (lead vehicle) is closed to traffic. However this does not mean that you won’t encounter vehicles and other obstacles on the road. In summary, you should expect lots of climbing and descending on technical roads in variable weather conditions. We’ve seen 34C temperatures at the top of the Stelvio, and we’ve seen -3C and snow!
What are the hotels like?
We make an effort to choose hotels as close as possible to the start/finish line. Because we have been taking groups along on the Tour Transalp for 16 years, we are very familiar with the best and most convenient hotels. Our preferred hotels and pensions are 3-4 stars and usually within walking distance of shops and restaurants as well as the finish line.