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The long way home

Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)

The long way home

Collection by Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)



31:10 h

328 mi

34,150 ft

A 3 day bikepacking trip to celebrate the end of the cycling season in the Alps. I started on the shores of Lake Garda (Italy) and finished in Brig (Switzerland). My route included the Passo Croce Domini, the Selvino, the Passo San Marco, the Splügenpass, the Oberalppass and the Furkapass. Riding the Furkapass at sunset on the last day before it closed for winter was definitely the highlight of this trip.

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Tours & Highlights

  • the long way home day 1

    90.1 mi
    10.0 mph
    10,025 ft
    8,925 ft

    Day 1: from the shores of Lake Garda to the Bergamo area. I loved the Passo Croce Domini that took me from Lago d'Idro to Lago d'Iseo

    by Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)

  • 11:41
    113 mi
    9.7 mph
    14,000 ft
    10,675 ft

    Day 2: a huge ride with the Selvino, the little known Passo San Marco and the Splügenpass (Passo Spluga in Italian) that took me into Switzerland

    by Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)

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  • 10:27
    124 mi
    11.9 mph
    10,100 ft
    12,375 ft

    Final day on familiar roads with the Via Mala, the Ruinaulta, the Oberalppass and the Furkapass. I called it a day in Brig and caught a train home. What an adventure!

    by Alain Rumpf (A Swiss With A Pulse)

  • Riva del Garda

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Located on the northernmost tip of the lake, it is an excellent refreshment point for the canonical tour of the lake

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    Tip by Federico Bassis

  • Salita Selvino

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The ascent of the Selvino is perhaps the most famous of the Bergamo climbs.
    It is the main ascent of the Gran Fondo Felice Gimondi and has ideal characteristics for a racer.
    They are 10 km. with an average gradient of just under 6% with a maximum peak of 7% at km.4. It starts from the town of Nembro and continues on the main road until arriving in Selvino.
    The 19 hairpin bends that characterize it have given the names of many Bergamo champions in professional cycling with the remaining number in km and the difference in height.

    Source: grimpeur.it / Conti Paolo on komoot.com

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    Tip by Paolo Conti

  • Passo di San Marco (1992m)

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The queen climb of Bergamo, with its 19km from the center of Olmo to Brembo is a challenge for every cyclist.The first part up to the Genzianella refuge is pedaled, from then on the slopes do not give up mine, reaching even 15% in the stretch in the wood.
    Absolutely to try

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    Tip by Federico Bassis

  • Sentiero Valtellina

    Road Cycling Highlight

  • Viamala Schlucht👍

    Road Cycling Highlight

  • Passhöhe Oberalppass

    Road Cycling Highlight

    At the top of the pass there is an inn if there is a lack of food, as well as an information house about the origin of the Rhine, which is marked here with a model of the lighthouse that stood at the mouth of the Rhine into the North Sea until a few years ago.
    In addition, the border between Uri and Graubünden runs over the top of the pass. From Andermatt there are 600 vertical meters and 9 serpentines to overcome, from Disentis a good 900 vertical meters and also 9 serpentines

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    Tip by Daniel

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Highlights
  • Distance
    328 mi
  • Duration
    31:10 h
  • Elevation
    34,150 ft

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