Stelvio and Mortirolo passes are the climbs of the Giro D’Italia!!!!
Stelvio pass as breathtaking for its length to the summit, as it is for its beauty will lead you through its switchbacks, or tackle the rather ominously named Passo di Mortirolo and its steep slopes.
If you are a passionate cyclist and you love long and challenging rides, a Dolomites bike tour is perfect for you.The Dolomites or Italian Alps is Giro Italia territory – the famous Italian cycling race.
BikeRidingTuscany will accompany you, guiding and offering assistance throughout the trip to help you climb some of the most magnificent climbs in the Italian Alps.
We will plan your assault on the Dolomites, hotels, meals, bikes and more, ensuring your only requirement is to pedal, and we will be right there with all the support you need as you cycle to glory.
WE LEAVE YOU FROM TRAVEL’S CONCERNS TO LET YOU ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY
DAY BY DAY
1 – Wellcome you at Bormio
Meet at Malpensa airport. Transfer to Bormio.
Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.Bike-fitting session – optional test ride on cycling. Explore the picturesque village: Bormio. Welcome Gourmet Dinner at hotel.
2 – Bormio to Prato Stelvio and back
Today a first touch of Dolomite Cycling. Across Bormio and start your first 25 km climb to pass of Stelvio, now pedal downhill for 26 km through the amazing Dolomite.
Arrive to Prato Stelvio stop for lunch and back to climb again to Stelvio and down to hotel where you can relax your muscles dipping into the SPA.
Total Distance:92km 51mi 3400 climb mt 6.00 hours needed.
3 – Bormio loop Gavia
Loop to Gavia and Mortirolo
Today is the ride trough Santa Caterina di Valfurva. Form hotel you will take the easy road to Santa Caterina to warm up. Once in the village you will take climb inside the forest and mountains.
No words are needed to describe this tour, the remarkable land- scape speaks for itself.
After this challenging day back to hotel and dinner
Total Distance: 108 km 67 mi 4400 climb 5.30 hours needed.
4 – Bormio to Mortirolo
Start again from Bormio, fist part of the ride mostly downhill, until Tiolo after that we torn left and we star to climb the Mortirolo pass. Passo del Mortirolo in Italian, is one of the few climbs in the world that strikes fear even in the hearts of professional riders. The peleton is always nervous when the Giro d’Italia passes through Mortirolo pass.
After a photo and lunch on the top we enjoy the downhill to the valley, but remember we have to climb back to Bormio.
Total Distance: 73 km 45mi 1780 climb 4.00 hours needed.
5 – Bormio to Umbrail pass
Today we ride to Livigno. This town second settlers were probably shepherds during the Middle Ages. The first documents called this area Vinla et Vineola. This Latin name does not refer to the presence of vineyards in the area.
The valley has always been at risk from this point of view.
The last avalanche hitting the village was in 1951, which caused seven deaths and damage to a dozen houses.In the last year in this town a lot of bike Pro team came in the summer time for train, maybe we can also meet some famous riders. Riding through the valley of Livigno we arrive in Switzerland and after the Umbrail pass we’ll enjoy the downhill from the Stelvio to Bormio.
Total Distance: 100km, 62mi 3338 climb 5.00 hours needed.
6 – Bormio Cancano lake and Bormio 2000
Unfortunately today is the last day ride, so we discover the land around Bormio. Cancano is a plateau at almost 2000 m altitude among the mountains of Bormio, Livigno and the Switzerland. There are two large artificial lakes which are used to power the nearby hydroelectric dam in Premadio.
The last part is full of hairpin bends, until you get to two small tunnels before the towers. The second part of the ride is to Bormio 2000.
This a great warm up climb if you arrive in the afternoon or just want to have a short day to have a bit of a rest.
The road finishes at Bormio 2000 – where the gondola from the village goes up to. At the top you can enjoy a coffee or coke and some fantastic views of the valley.
Distance: 57 km, 35mi 1500 climb 3.00 hours need.
7 – Arrivederci!
Transfer to Malpensa airport.
Price & Inclusions
Cost €2950 per person in double occupancy
single room supplement euro 550
Six nights in superior hotels and breakfast
Snacks and drinks along the way
All maps, trip notes and detailed route directions
All Shuttles and technical assistance
Van Support, all baggage transfers
experienced english speaking guides
Airfare to Italy, lunches, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, laundry expenses and items of a personal nature.
Bike Rental for tour
Race bike euro 280
E-Bike euro 280
Custom groups any time
June 26 – July 02
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