January 25, 2017

2016 Bicycle Tour of the Alps

July 6th to July 16th
11 days
15 mountain passes
18,000m of climb

To remind myself to do something crazy once in a while.

Many thanks to my wonderful wife for taking care of the kids while I was away.

Check out Piaw's detailed trip report for the whole tour.

Day 1, July 6th

  • 83km, 1240m climb.
  • Luzern, Sarnen, Melchtal, Stockalp, half way up Melchee-Frutt, Sarnen, train to Meiringen, bus to Rosenlaui

Day 2, July 7th

  • 86km, 1640m climb.
  • Rosenlaui, Grosse Scheidegg, Grindelwald, Interlaken, Giessbach, Meiringen, Rosenlaui

Day 3, July 8th

  • 60km, 2090m climb.
  • Rosenlaui, Innertkirchen, Grimsel Pass, Furka Pass, Tiefenbach

Day 4, July 9th

  • 116km, 840m climb.
  • Tiefenbach, St Gotthard Pass, Bellinzona, Grono

Day 5, July 10th

  • 86km, 2350m climb.
  • Grono, San Bernardino Pass, Passo dello Spluga, Campodolcino

Day 6, July 11th

  • 78km, 1780m climb.
  • Campodolcino, Maloja Pass, St Moritz, Pontresina, Berninahaus

Day 7, July 12th

  • 87km, 1020m climb.
  • Berninahaus, Bernina Pass, Livigno Pass (Forcola di Livigno), Livigno, Munt la Schera Tunnel, Ofen Pass (Passo del Forno), Santa Maria Val Müstair, Schluderns

Day 8, July 13th

  • 58km, 1850m climb.
  • Schluderns, Stelvio Pass, Bormio

Day 9, July 14th

  • 107km, 2270m climb.
  • Bormio, Gavia Pass, Tonale Pass, Brez

Day 10, July 15th

  • 99km, 2260m climb.
  • Brez, Mendola Pass, Bolzano, Karersee, Passo di Costalunga (Karerpass), Canazei, Alba

Day 11, July 16th

  • 44km, 770m climb.
  • Alba, Passo Sella, Selva di Val Gardena, Ponte Gardena


  • Innsbruck

More photos from Piaw.