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Rando Imperator — a road bike dream with gravel

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Rando Imperator — a road bike dream with gravel

Road Cycling Collection by komoot

6

Tours

40:08 h

410 mi

12,725 ft

At the beginning of May, the Rando Imperator takes place: a brevet from Munich to Ferrara along the Via Claudia Augusta. The route takes you off road whenever possible, along bike paths and on good gravel roads. And while it might lead you to call this Tour a "gravel ride", it's possible to finish it on a classic racing bike.

The roughly 660 km (440 mile) is a track that those participating in the Rando Imperator will attempt to tackle in one go. So you can enjoy the journey, however, we have divided the course into 6 easy-to-ride sections that offer a relatively relaxed transalpine experience. Therefore, if you’re looking to avoid traffic while crossing the Alps and are not afraid of gravel, you will find pure joy on this route. Now, all that’s left for you to do is to go, put on the 28mm ‘wide’ tires and conquer the Alps!

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Rando Imperator — a road bike dream with gravel

405 mi

12,525 ft

14,225 ft

Last updated: December 16, 2021

Tours & Highlights

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    Etappe 1: Von München nach Ehrwald – Via Claudia Augusta

    Difficult
    10:02
    71.0 mi
    7.1 mph
    2,925 ft
    1,400 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    You start relaxed on this Transalp: From Tierpark in Munich you roll south on the Isarradweg. Today it is always only slightly uphill, the 900 meters of this stage accumulate so gradually, without a "real" increase. But you always have the Alps well in mind, so as not to forget where it goes. Especially

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  • Difficult
    09:51
    67.9 mi
    6.9 mph
    5,625 ft
    4,425 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Today is the king's stage - it goes over the Alps! Two passes are conquered today: first the Fernpass, which we conquer for the most part on the gravel of the original Via Claudia Augusta in order to avoid motorized traffic. Careful, here lurks the most technical part of the whole Transalp: if you do

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  • Difficult
    05:13
    74.7 mi
    14.3 mph
    1,350 ft
    4,975 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The topic today is: downhill. From Nauders there are only a few meters up to the Reschenpass, so you have reached the roof of the tour, you are in Italy and have crossed the Alps. After the Reschensee it goes down rapidly along the Etschtalradweg. You follow the river all day long, always slightly downhill

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    41.0 mi
    13.9 mph
    325 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    Today is a half rest day on the program: after a relaxed short tour that runs again completely on the perfectly developed Etschtalradweg, you have the rest of the day to explore Trento: Best Italian gelato and cappuccino, pasta & pizza and maybe a Bath in the fountain beckon ...

    

    If you absolutely do not

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  • Difficult
    06:54
    89.1 mi
    12.9 mph
    1,925 ft
    2,450 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The tour from Trento to Mantua is the longest leg of this Transalp. The first 70km run relaxed again along the Adige, which is now called Italian Adige. Then you have to climb a few meters through the vineyards to get to the shores of Lake Garda. Here there is a short stretch of busy road to Peschiera

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  • Difficult
    05:11
    66.4 mi
    12.8 mph
    575 ft
    600 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On to the final spurt: Today it goes almost the entire time flat along the Po, slopes there are no more. You will pass lonely farmhouses and poplar plantations and it would not be surprising if Asterix and Obelix appeared and chased a troop of Roman legionnaires ...

    

    After 675km you arrive in the historic

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    410 mi
  • Duration
    40:08 h
  • Elevation
    12,725 ft

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