Dear Riders and AMT Followers,
We are delighted to present two new tours in the Alps. We know every rider knows the Alps and wants to ride them at least once in his or her riding career. Luckily, the territory is so wide, so big, it offers almost endless options for riding.
Our goal was first, to offer two shorter, 9-day tours, to make them more approachable to a wider range of riders. And second, we wanted to bypass the main-stream tour group itineraries; we wanted to avoid the crowds and follow the roads less travelled. While the Western version of the new Alps tour still rides some of the best known passes, the Eastern version takes you off the beaten track and onto roads which tourists haven't heard about, but which locals ride every day.
Jul 10-18, 2021
Jul 9-17, 2022
The focus of this new 9-day thrill ride are the Swiss and French Alps. The tour start is conveniently located in the Italian fashion capital of Milan, a perfect starting point for exploring the Alps. While Swiss Alps will include some of the best known and most ridden passes, such as Furka and Grimsel Pass, you'll explore some of the lesser known sections of the French Alps, equally astonishing and challenging.
TOURING COUNTRIES: Italy, Switzerland, France
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Furka Pass, Col de la Bonette, Col de L'Iseran, Évian-les-Bains, Annecy, Mountain ranges of Bauges & Chartreuse, Combe Laval balcony road.
Aug 21-29, 2021
Jul 23 - 31, 2022
And now to the East. Italy, Slovenia and Austria are countries on the menu. The ride starts in Venice. Venice, as does Milan, deserves at least one day of exploring, so allow yourself a day before or after the tour. Already on the 2nd day we leave Italy behind for Slovenia and the Julian Alps, the less known section of the Alps. The road takes us over the highest Slovenian pass crossing into Austria and its region of Styria. Here we follow the roads less travelled, riding long sweepers rather than switchbacks. On the way to Italy we climb up the famous Grossglockner pass and continue on to the spectacular Italian Dolomites. A perfect Alpine tour to start with if you haven't ridden the Alps yet.
TOURING COUNTRIES: Italy, Slovenia, Austria
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Austrian Alps, Vajont Dam, Passo Pura, Vrsic Pass, Maria Zell, Hallstatt, Schladming, Grossglockner, Passo Sella, Passo Gardena, Dolomites, Lago di Garda, Soča Valley.