One thing is clear: The great spectacle of the Dolomites traditionally belongs to this eastern Transalp route, elaborately staged during the crossings of major passes (Furkel, Valparola, Falzarego, Rolle and Valles) with even larger mountains as backdrops. There they stand majestically on the wayside: Peitlerkofel, Kreuzkofel, Sassongher, Sella, Lagazuoi, Marmolada, Civetta and the Pale di San Martino play the leading role in the staging of the landscape experience.
Unknown sections in spotlight
But this play is not only set in the Dolomites, also the legendary Monte Grappa or the Manghen Pass in the Lagorai chain are moving into the spotlight. But it is not only the celebrities who give the new edition of this play its special charm. It is also the B-sides, the less-noticed settings, the unknown sections that have never been part of the Transalp route before. These include the road to Tesselberg above Brunico, the enchanted road on the Lago del Mis on the way to Monte Grappa, the climb from Primolano on the Brenta river between Bassano del Grappa and the Valsugana. This leads up to the Asiago plateau and another new section of the route over the Passo Vezzena to Lavarone.
Five new destinations
The equally remote and bizarre Passo San Boldo with its hairpin bends carved into the rock as tunnels, which leads down into Valmarino and the Prosecco vines of the region around Valdobbiadine, still belongs to this series – although it already has been part of the TOUR-Transalp crossing in 2016. There is a lot of the unexpected in this new production and the ensemble of the stage towns was also strongly re-cast. Five of the eight stops of 2021 - Brunico, San Martino di Castrozza, Possagno, Asolo and Lavarone - have never been reached by the TOUR Transalp.
Those who like boring repetitions have no business at this event. The performance starts on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Ready? Register now!