Last Updated: 21st April 2019
Exploring the Alps on two wheels
Type/Duration: 16 days with focus on riding.
Riders: Maks 5
Distance: Planned 6338km
Est. Budget: 18.500 dkk/€2300
Countries: Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria
Leg 1: Days 1-3 through Germany
Leg 2: Days 4-10 in the Alps
Leg 3: Days 11-13 Black Forest
Leg 4: Days 14-16 back to DK
Bike: 2015 Kawasaki Z1000SX
Bike: 2017 Ducati Strada
Day 01 | 543km / 338miles | Copenhagen Altenau, Germany
Outline for today05:30 Departure07:00 Ferry to Germany17:00 arrival atLandhotel Alte AueMarktstraße 1738707 AltenauGermany
We carry on the tradition of meeting at Shell Karlslunde at the unearthly hour of 5 o'clock in the morning where we gather in anticipation with coffee until everyone arrives. Our holiday officially starts as we leave for the ferry at 05:30. By 07:00 we arrive at Rødby to catch the 07:15 ferry to Germany.
Once in Germany a short burst on the motorway and we pull in at the first German filling station. Just down the road we take the exit and we'll see motorways again, but that'll be in 15 days. Until then its all the B-roads we can find.
Our goal for today is to get past the flatlands of northern Germany. If you draw a straight line from Hannover to Leipzig, anywhere south of that line the terrain turns mountainous and the roads adjust accordingly.
After a long day with an early start we stop SE of Hannover at Lautenthal which is on the tip of the most predominant mountains of this area and tomorrow we take on the popular biking playground Harzen.
Day 02 | 347km / 216miles | Altenau Römhild, Germany
Outline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Hotel WaldhausWaldhaussiedlung 10 98630 RömhildGermanySo the next two days we will be in the old Eastern Germany riding south eastward through winding mountainous landscape known as Harz national park.
We finish Hartz with lunch and head towards the Thuringian forest to our next hotel.
Day 03 | 387km / 241miles | Römhild Neuschönau, GermanyOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Landhotel MoorhofSchönauerstraße 4294556 Neuschönau Germany
We make our way South East along the Chech Republic boarder nearly reaching Austria.
Day 04 | 418km / 260miles | Neuschönau Reichenau, Austria Outline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Hotel MarienhofHauptstraße 71-732651 ReichenauAustria
Today we leave Germany and enter Lower Austria and into the Alps.
Day 05 | 448km / 279miles | Reichenau Sirnitz, AustriaOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:SurtmannhofSonnseite 39571 SirnitzAustria
Day 06 | 443km / 276miles | Sirnitz Padola, ItalyOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Hotel ComelicoVia Milano 1832040 PadolaItaly
Day 07 | 317km / 197miles | Padola Arabba, ItalyOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Hotel Garni SerenaVia Precumon 4832020 ArabbaItaly
Day 08 | 425km / 265miles | Arabba Malles Venosta, ItalyOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Pension FlorianBurgeis 4339024 Malles VenostaItaly
Day 09 | 489km / 303miles | Malles Venosta Oberwald, SwitzerlandOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Hotel AlpenhofDorfstrasse3999 OberwaldSwitzerland
Day 10 | 386km / 240miles | Oberwald Biella, ItalyOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Santuario di OropaVia Santuario di Oropa 48013900 BiellaItaly
Day 11 | 391km / 243miles | Biella Oberdorf, SwitzerlandOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Hotel und Kurhaus WeissensteinWeissensteinstrasse4515 OberdorfSwitzerland
Day 12 | 383km / 238miles | Oberdorf Furtwangen, GermanyOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Berggasthof & Hotel BrendAuf dem Brend 778120 FurtwangenGermany
Day 13 | 347km / 216miles | Furtwangen Schömberg, GermanyOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Wellness Hotel TalblickLiebenzeller Str. 2575328 Schömberg Germany
Day 14 | 292km / 182miles | Schömberg Grünberg, GermanyOutline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:SportHotel GrünbergAm Tannenkopf 135305 GrünbergGermany
Day 15 | 300km / 187miles | Grünberg Bröckel, Germany
Outline for today09:00 Departure18:00 Arrival at:Viva BrökelZum Bolz 1229356 BröckelGermany
Day 16 | 490km / 305miles | Bröckel Copenhagen, Denmark
2017 Alp trip
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