1. Stage: Hirschegg — Lech am Arlberg
Start 09/04/2021, distance 31.7 km, uphill 1,900 vertical metres, downhill 1,590 vertical metres
The Transalpine Run 2021 starts in Hirschegg in Kleinwalsertal. Through the Gemsteltal, the route goes up on the north-eastern side of the Widderstein to the Gemstelpass (1,971m) and on to the Widdersteinhütte. A short, steep descent to the V1 at Hochtannbergpass leads to the beautiful trails to Körbersee and further down the valley to the V2 at the Schröcken alpine pasture. Now the 2nd ascent of the stage follows. Over the Butzensee up to the Mohnenfluhscharte (2,313m), the highest point of this stage. A steep descent to Oberlech (1,637m) and on to Lech (1,431m), today’s destination.
2. Stage: Lech am Arlberg — St. Anton am Arlberg
Start 09/05/2021, distance 28.7 km, uphill 1,640 vertical metres, downhill 1,770 vertical metres
Starting in Lech, the route takes you over the Rüfikopf (2335m), past Monazabon See down to Zürs (1718m) and on to the Flexenpass (1766m) with the first food station. Through the Hölltobel and the Flexenmulde we come to the Alpe Rauz (1679m). There follows a steep ascent along the Valfagehrbach up to the second food station at the Ulmer Hütte (2253m). Through the Steißbachtal we descend to the finish in St. Anton (1299m).
3. Stage: St. Anton am Arlberg – Galtür
Start 09/06/2021, distance 34,0 km, uphill 2,450 vertical metres, downhill 2,130 vertical metres
With an early start in St. Anton (1300m), the route goes straight uphill to the Moostal and past the Kartellstausee to the V1 at the Darmstädter Hütte (2,386m). Via Kuchenhöchli (2.730m) and Schafbichlhöchli (2.637m) we are going to the V2 at the Friedrichhafener Hütte (2.141m). From here you can already see the village of Galtür. The route leads along Adamsberg, before descending to Galtür (1,575m), today’s destination.
4. Stage: Galtür — Klosters
Start 09/07/2021, distance 42.3 km, uphill 2,030 vertical metres, downhill 2,420 vertical metres
We leave Galtür (1,575m), first on flat paths along the Silvretta Hochalpenstraße up to the Bieler Höhe (2,035m) and reach the V1 here. The route leads over first technical, later demanding trails to the first crossing at the Hochmadererjoch (2,505m). We follow the high trail to the V2 at the Tübinger Hütte (2,190m). Freshly strengthened we tackle the 2nd ascent to the Carnäirajoch (2.489m). Up here we cross the border into Switzerland. Towards the valley we go into the Schlappintal to the V3 (1.916m). A final ascent brings us to the highest point of the stage, the Älpeltijoch (2,539m). From here the day’s destination, Klosters, is already clearly visible. For the following, very technical descent (approx. 400m) absolute concentration is required. Finally, the trail leads over picturesque alpine meadows to the finish (1,210m).
5. Stage: Klosters Mountain Uphill
Start 09/08/2021, distance 8,5 km, uphill 810 vertical metres, downhill 140 vertical metres
After the start in Klosters (1.210m) we go up to Planatsch (1.314m). After crossing the Talbach, there is a short descent before it first climbs slightly to Matatsch and then, becoming steeper and steeper, heads uphill to the finish on the Madrisa (1,894m).
6. Stage: Klosters — Scuol
Start 09/09/2021, distance 46.8 km, uphill 2,300 vertical metres, downhill 2,200 vertical metres
Start of the longest stage of TAR 2021 in Klosters (1,210m). The trail first follows the Landquart river, then the Vereinabach up to the V1 at Berghaus Vereina (1,920m). Embedded between peaks of 3000m, the trail continues through the Vernela Tal up to the highest point of the stage, at Fuorcla Zadrell (2,759m). A gravel trail from here down to the V2 at the Chamanna Marangun (2.021m). Continue through the lonely Val Lavinuoz and on panoramic trails over into Val Tuoi, at the foot of Piz Buin. Recharge your batteries at the V3 in Bos-Cha (1,662m). Beautiful trails follow over Unterengadiner mountain meadows and past mountain villages such as Ardez. Always in view of the fabulous mountain world with high 3000m peaks. V4 and therefore the last chance to mobilise your reserves is in Ftan (1.645m). The last few kilometres are certainly easy to manage with the goal in sight. The very long and demanding stage ends in Scuol (1.208m).
7. Stage: Scuol — Prad am Stilfserjoch
Start 09/10/2021, distance 44.0 km, uphill 2,290 vertical metres, downhill 2,640 vertical metres
From Scuol (1,208m) in the Unterengadin, the route leads steadily steeply up on unique trails to the V1 at the Lischan Hütte (2,500m). The climb continues to the highest point of the TAR 2021 at Fuorcla da Rims (2,975m). Now it continues through high alpine terrain downhill to the Italian border. A few more kilometres and we reach the V2 at the Sesvenna Hütte (2.258m). The route continues downhill to Schlinig (1,717m). Over the Way of St. James out of the Schliniger Tal to Latsch (987m). Along the Adige to Glurns (914m) we reach Lichtenberg (927m). The last section of the route is characterised by fantastic single trails – below Schloss Lichtenberg and to Prad (911m) in the Vinschgau.
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