Schwalbe Tour Transalp 2012: the exciting bike race arrives in Montegrappa!
28 June 2012
Considered one of the most important bike races in Italy, the Schwalbe Tour Transalp 2012 is now including Crespano del Grappa amongst its stages: on 28 June there will be a great party dedicated to bike racing and Montegrappa!Crespano del Grappa, located in the province of Treviso on the foothills of Montegrappa, amidst Prosecco vineyards and the places of the Great War, will host the arrival of the 5th stage and the start of the 6th stage of the Tour Transalp 2012.Now in its 10th edition, Schwalbe Tour Transalp is considered the most important non-professional cycling stage race in Northern Italy and, for the first time, the area around Montegrappa has been added to the challenging route of Tour Transalp.This demanding bicycle race in Italy has always required an outstanding level of fitness and great determination: structured as a team marathon, Tour Transalp covers a total distance of over 806 km and a total ascent of about 19.081 meters.Seven exciting days between Mittenwald and Lake Garda, with more than a thousand cyclists competing in one of the most adventurous bike rides of 2012.To liven up the Crespano del Grappa stage of Tour Transalp, the Tourist Bureau Vivere il Grappa and the Comune of Crespano del Grappa have organized numerous collateral events to promote this enchanting area and attract more cyclists to Monte Grappa.Expo village, restaurants, pasta party and entertainment will offer a great welcome to cyclists and all those coming to Crespano del Grappa for this great event of bike riding in Italy with the slogan Visit Montegrappa during the Schwalbe Tour Transalp 2012.Positioned between the provinces of Belluno, Vicenza and Treviso, Montegrappa covers an area of extraordinary beauty that is still relatively unknown. Culture and tradition are combined with sport and outdoor activities available all year round, with cycling and hand gliding being the prominent sports, thanks also to the natural currents that make Monte Grappa one of the best sites in Europe.Do not miss Montegrappa Tour Transalp 2012! Crespano del Grappa is waiting for you with numerous collateral events to celebrate the arrival of this historic cycling ride in Italy .