Held in July in the European Alps the TransAlp Challenge is the original Epic Race.
With a route of nearly 600kms; 20,000 metres of vertical climb and 8 days of competition the Jeantex TransAlp has become the most challenging mountain bike event in the World. . . . The Original Epic Mountain Bike Race
. . . 550 teams of pro-biker and semi-pro 2 man teams
. . . 8 days, 600 km and 19,500 vertical meters
. . . Complete traverse of the Alps
Here’s your chance to have your say !
If you’ve survived this Classic Epic tell us about your experiences. . . Was it a “Walk in the Park” or were you just happy to have survived it.
What was good about the event, and what sucked . . . would you do it again?
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Some Race History
Heinrich Albrecht and Chester Fabricius have had their hand on the tiller of Epic Mountain Bike Race design and organisation since the 1980’s. Their inspiration in creating World Cup events in Europe and North America are legendary.
In 1998 they changed their focus and brought together over 200 teams of Mountain Bikers in what was to become the start of something Epic, The TransAlp Challenge.
The TransAlp Challenge
Now in its 12th year this Alpine Challenge is retracing some elements of the original Albrecht - Fabricius course from 1998.
The route traces some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy from Mittenwald to Riva del Garda.
TransAlp Challenge Stage Profiles
can be found on the official Jeantex website.
For the faint hearted, look away now . . .
Stage 1 – Mittenwald to Reith im Alpbachtal
Stage 2 - Reith im Alpbachtal to Mayrhofen
Stage 3 - Mayrhofen – Brixen
Stage 4 - Brixen – St.Vigil
Stage 5 - St.Vigil – Arabba
Stage 6 - Arabba - Val di Fiemme
Stage 7 - Val di Fiemme – Folgaria
Stage 8 - Folgaria – Riva del Garda
“The preparations of the jubilee race are running on full speeds and the cooperation between the stage towns, organizers and sponsors are working out fabulously. Everyone wants to represent himself in a positive way” Anika Mueller, event manager from the event-agency PLAN B. She is expecting an exciting race, satisfied participants, great weather and hopes that everyone will reach the finish in Riva del Garda (ITA) in best health.