Will be doing a self-supported week-long bikepacking tour from Verona, heading north to the Italian Dolomites then to Austria over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, then back to Verona. A 900km loop with over 20K of elevation.
Apparently June is a great time in the Alps because there’s still lots of snow on the mountains which looks nice in the summer sunshine.
Will be packing light with essentials in a saddle pack. We aim to book places to stay during each day to find the evening’s lodgings. We perfected this technique last trip and it works well. It removes the stress of finding a hotel and means we can secure decent prices.
Need to do some training for the mountains, especially as all my compatriots are quicker than me uphill :(
Route on Strava is here: https://www.strava.com/routes/23418746
If anyones interested or has had prior experience of these climbs to offer advice, I did a list here:
List of the major climbs
Monte Bondone 23.7km @ 5.1% 1203m, 1654 alt
Passo Pordoi 13km @ 6% 786m, 2242 alt
Passo Furcia 12.3km @ 6.1% 754m, 1789 alt
Grossglockner 25.7km @5.7% 1468m, 2571 alt
Gerlospass 7.2km @7.7% 549m, 1630 alt
Kühtai 26.8km @5% 1365m, 1988 alt
Timmelsjoch 22.5km @4.9% 1110m, 2474 alt
Passo Palade 18km @ 6.7% 1208m, 1518 alt
Passo Campo Carlo Magno 15km @6% 917m, 1681 alt
Monte Velo 12.7km @8.1% 1064m, 1175 alt
Monte Baldo (from Mori) 21km @6% 1356m, 1640 alt
Fosse 9.2km @8.3% 764m, 908 alt