The well-known stage race TOUR Transalp has today announced its 2023 course. It's going to be awesome. The course builders have once again managed to find a nice balance between well-known climbs and lesser-known names.
CycloWorld editor Peter Koens on the road in the 2022 edition.
The schedule for the 2023 edition consists of seven stages. The shortest is 77 km and the longest 141 km. There are also between 1810 and 3244 meters to climb per stage. In total, participants will come home with 827 km and 18,233 meters of elevation. That's substantially more than in 2022, when 609 km with 15,864m+ were covered. So the experiment with the slightly shorter stages does not seem to be continuing.
Starting in the Austrian town of Lienz, the seventh stage finishes as always in the Italian town of Arco on Lake Garda.
Lovers of famous climbs will definitely get their money's worth in 2023. With the Passo Giau, Monte Grappa and the Passo Manghen, you can come home with peace of mind. As always, the organization additionally tries to broaden your horizons with some lesser-known names. The course builders have also done everything possible to put as much variety into the route:
"On the same day, first the cool mountain air and then the warm south wind blow around your ears. And the next day it's the other way round again. You have to be prepared for things to turn out differently at the end of the day than you imagined at the beginning. But that is exactly the attraction of the Transalp adventure - the ride into the unknown."- TOUR Transalp
More info can be found on the website. The event will take place between June 18-24, 2023. You can participate in pairs or solo.