The stuff of legends: the alpine passes
Whether Germany, Austria, Italy or Slovenia – these countries all have famous pass roads. They cast a spell over road bikers – so much so that they want to tackle them again and again. The pass roads have long had cult status as pilgrimage sites for road bikers.
This type of challenge is the be-all and end-all for most road bikers. It’s all about comparing yourself with the heroes of this sport: cycling in the tracks of Marco Pantanis or Jan Ullrich and conquering world-famous passes such as the Grödner Joch in the Dolomites or the Stilfserjoch – anyone who achieves this deserves to feel like a hero!
Across legendary pass roads: top quality road bike events
Be there when road bike history is written! With the combination of an outstanding network of paths, spectacular mountain backdrops and frenetic fans, the Transalp or classics such as the Dolomites tour and Maratona dles Dolomites are predestined to create a unique race atmosphere. Feeling the magic of the big races cheering on your idols live or being part of the start line-up are undoubtedly some of the absolute highlights of a road biker’s career.
Road bike region + pass road = your next Roadbike Holidays destination
Set yourself higher goals – ideally high alpine ones: Discover the legendary pass roads of the Alps and cross borders. The pale Dolomites, the road biking region of West Tyrol, the majestic three-thousand peaks of the Upper Tauern, the alpine panorama in the Ötztal or the impressive summits of the Allgäu Alps there’s no shortage of top-quality pleasure tours and challenges in Germany, Austria, Italy or Slovenia.
And if you simply can’t decide, choose some surprise regions. Such as Nauders on the Reschen Pass, where road bike tours take you to the 3-nations region of Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Simply the best region …
Definition: homebase - your road bike home & retreat in the Alps
After climbing all those metres and with burning calves you want to 100% arrive – not just move down a gear but completely switch off. That’s easy to do in the right homebase. Our specialist Roadbike Holidays Hotels know what you and your bike need after a tour and that every conquest should be rounded off in the panoramic sauna, in a private lake or in an award-winning gourmet restaurant.
What do all of our partner hotels have in common? A passion for road biking and the proximity to top alpine passes! What are you waiting for? Select your road bike retreat: