MB1 Across the Alps on a Mountain Bike -
Lake Constance to Lake Como
GO mountain bike through 5 countries across the Alps
GO experience the Alps · GO live your bucket list · GO where your colleagues can't find you
GO cycle to the base of the impressive Morteratsch Glacier in Switzerland on an optional side trip
GO connect two of Western Europe's most famous lakes
GO explore 5 different countries on your mountain bike: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy; with the majority of time spent in Switzerland
Mountain Bike self-guided through Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Italy; passing castles and enjoying breathtaking mountain views. This mountain bike tour presents little technical difficulty, but requires adequate conditioning for the daily elevation gain. Covering 331 km. (206 miles) and 4,212 m. (13,819 ft.) of elevation gain over a total of 6 active cycling days is rewarded at the end with a gentle downhill ride to Lake Como in Italy.
This route is 83% on pavement, 14% on dirt roads, and less than 3% on trail. There is one day of spectacular, but easy, single track high up on a pass. The rest of the tour is on dirt or paved roads. There is more interaction with motor vehicle traffic on this tour than some of our other tours. If that is not for you, please contact us and we can work out a better option for you.
Airport: Munich, Germany
Zurich, Switzerland and Milan, Italy can also be used as alternative airports. For bike rentals, we recommend Milan, Italy as the most convenient airport.
Season: June to September
This tour can be booked year-round; however, some of the passes may present challenges due to snow conditions.
Skills and Experience Required
Day 1- Land and stay in a hotel in Munich
Bike rental is available for 220€ in the town of Como, Italy at the end of the tour. If interested in Bike Rental, we recommend flying in and out of Milan. The itinerary will be modified, and may include an additional 25 km. of cycling, as well as a ferry ride across Lake Constance (not included - 13€).
Return transportation can be complicated for groups larger than 3, and also for last minute tours. We have several alternative solutions for varying group sizes, but the price may vary. Please contact us for more specific information.
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Across the Alps on a Mountain Bike -
Lake Constance to Lake Como
Included in all packages
Exclusive access to tours in a navigation app, even when offline
Personalized eGuidebook containing maps, daily itinerary, accommodation information and more
Optional Airport to Airport full service booking
Booking and logistics assistance during your tour
Unlimited time spent answering your questions
Peace of mind by leaving the planning and booking to local experts
More time for the important things in life
*When booked 2 or more months in advance
Airport to Airport Package from Munich Public
2 nights 2-star hotel in Munich
1 night 2-star hotel at Lake Como
All transportation between Munich Airport and hotels (public transportation)
Airport to Airport Package from Munich Private
2 nights 3-star hotel in Munich
1 night 3-star hotel at Lake Como
All transportation between Munich Airport and hotels (private transportation)
This add-on lowers the Responsible Travel Score from 10 to 9 points
Mountain Bike Rental
Rental bikes are good quality with 21- or 27- gears
Components are Shimano Deore quality or better
Customers have the choice between 27.5" or 29"
All prices are per person
*Private transportation packages require a minimum of double occupancy
Fees for any additional transportation
Any meals not specified
Some accommodations charge tourist or city taxes that must be paid on site. These rarely exceed 2€ per person per night