Mythical Mountains – Austria, Italy and Switzerland – Grossglockner, Stelvio, Gotthard, Furka and Many More
The Mythical Mountains of Austria, Italy and Switzerland are simply some of the finest in the world. Yet they are unknown to many cyclists who focus their attention on the mountains of the Tour de France. Join us on our latest cycling tour as we journey off the beaten track onto mountain toll roads, the world’s best road, a cobbled monster, the scene of James Bond’s most famous car chase and many more truly iconic moments in the saddle that will stay with you for a lifetime. A collection of climbs, unrivalled by any other, for the true connoisseur. Riding from Austria, to Switzerland, via the Dolomites and Italian Alps, over six stages. Pinch yourself, this is actually happening. Epic rides, superb support, a lifetime of memories.
The Mythical Mountains six stages of cycling perfection begin on the Austrian/Italian border with the climb of the Grossglockner mountain toll road, which takes us into three days of the best climbs in the Italian Dolomites and Alps. From the best road in the world, the Stelvio Pass, to an off the beaten track mix of six of the Giro d’Italia’s back catalogue of passes, our route majors on the spectacular, while presenting an achievable challenge for the seasoned mountain rider. From the top of the Stelvio we descend into Switzerland on the incredible Umbrail Pass and begin our Swiss adventure. For the uninitiated Switzerland is simply mind-blowing, offering some of the world’s greatest climbs, that very few cyclists have had the pleasure of riding, with us ticking off a total of eight Swiss brutes.
The Mythical Mountains cycling tour ends with one of the greatest day’s riding imaginable as we ride the Swiss Alps’ most famous loop. Beginning with the Grimsel and Nufenen, we then join one of the most unique passes in the world, the cobbled Tremola ascent of the Gotthard Pass. With motor traffic diverted along one of two alternative routes over the pass, we have this road to ourselves. Whether you ride it in one, or stop to soak in the unique atmosphere and stunning views, you will remember this one for a lifetime. The day and indeed the tour ends with the Furka Pass, home to James Bond’s Goldfinger car chase and the abandoned Belvedere Hotel, with the epic descent offering unrivalled views of the Rhône glacier, the source of the mighty river which shares its name.
All this is delivered with our first class supported riding service, excellent hotels and meals, airport transfers and a team you can trust – ensuring all you have to do is focus on enjoying these mythical mountains and the time on your bike in this incredible corner of Europe.Show More