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8 dagen bikepacken in Zwitserland en Italië

William van der Staaij

8 dagen bikepacken in Zwitserland en Italië

Collection by William van der Staaij



55:44 h

541 mi

62,650 ft

Last summer (2019) I went on a solo bikepacking trip from Luzern in Switzerland through the Alps to Milan in Italy. A freedom trip on the roads of the mythical climbs of this region. Surrounded by mountains, goats and all the best of nature. When I arrived in Milan after 8 days, 900 kilometers and almost 20.000 meters of altitude the adventure wasn't over. For the way back to Luzern I chose the Gotthard Express (train). The train trip through the Alps is known as one of the most epic train trips in the world. And it was! In this collection I share my experiences of this adventure with you. Including some of the best highlights and photos. Hopefully my adventure will inspire you to have your own Alps adventure one day. If you enjoyed checking out this collection, feel free to leave a comment, use it and follow me on Komoot for more collections and inspiration. Keep exploring folks! 💚

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  • Dwars door de Alpen - 8 dagen bikepacken in Zwitserland en ItaliĂ« (dag 1)

    107 mi
    8.8 mph
    13,625 ft
    10,325 ft
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    Grosse Scheidegg

    Road Cycling Highlight

  • Passhöhe Oberalppass

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The Oberalp Pass connects the two Swiss villages of Disentis / Mustér in the Surselva in the canton of Grisons with Andermatt in the Urserental in the canton of Uri. Wikipedia

    Altitude: 2,044 m
    Mountain range: Alps
    Ø gradient: 4.4% (914 m / 20.9 km)
    Canton of Grisons
    Watershed: Vorderrhein
    Valley: Disentis / Mustér

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  • Passo Bernina

    Bike Touring Highlight

    I admit, I would like to take this pass with the Rhaetian Railway to the Ospizio Bernina station and then I just let myself roll down towards Pontresina.
    Still an impressive alpine landscape, provided the weather is fine.
    Twice the weather, twice fog, snow and headwind.
    More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berninapass and quaeldich.de/paesse/berninapass

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    Tip by RadlerJan

  • Passo Forcola di Livigno

    Bike Touring Highlight

    From Roli - The Forcola di Livigno connects the Italian customs free zone of Livigno with the Valle di Poschiavo in the Swiss canton of GraubĂŒnden. The road crossing Passo Forcola is one of only three accesses to the Valle di Livigno. The other two variants run from Bormio via the Passo Foscagno and the Passo d'Eira or from the Ofenpass road through the Munt la Schera tunnel at the northern end of Lake Livigno to the winter sports resort.
    The driveways to Forcola di Livigno are very different. On the Italian side, from Livigno, you have to negotiate 450 Hm over almost twelve kilometers, while the Swiss ramp has a difference in altitude of 261 m over 3.5 km. From GraubĂŒnden you can either get from the Passo del Bernina and thus from the Engadin or you have the long journey from Tirano (450 m altitude) behind you.
    In addition to the already mentioned combination possibilities, the beautiful road to Passo Torri di Fraele is also nearby.

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    Tip by Alpvelo

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    Passo dello Stelvio

    Road Cycling Highlight

  • Stilfser Joch Serpentinen

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The queen of all Alpine passes, a sweeping carousel that is second to none. 48 hairpin bends take you up the 1,200 vertical meters from Gomagoi, Trafoi to the Franzenshöhe. The hairpin bends are numbered, so you know every agonizing meter how much you still have ahead of you. Head against body, body against road. You can win the battle and conquer the highest road in the Eastern Alps in the face of the Ortler.

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    Tip by Betty Achrainer

  • Passo di Gavia

    Road Cycling Highlight

    A very nice pass! Scenic a smooth one. Deductions in the B-Note are available for - to my taste too many - motorized vehicles. Apart from that, it slowly but steadily climbs up to the summit without being too steep. But there is an awesome place: right up there is a tunnel waiting for you. In contrast to the otherwise well-known galleries, the tunnel is actually pitch-black. You just do not see anything. And: The drivers do not see you at all. So remember to bring at least a little lighting for this tunnel, it will greatly contribute to your relaxation. ;) If you do not want to drive through the tunnel, you can take the dirt road outside. However, he is not mobile with the road bike.

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    Tip by Martin Donat

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Highlights
  • Distance
    541 mi
  • Duration
    55:44 h
  • Elevation
    62,650 ft

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