Conquer the iconic alpine passes of Stelvio and Gavia
Enjoy a warm-up ride through the beautiful Laghi di Cancano
Stay in cozy accommodations and indulge in delicious local cuisine
Extend your trip by one more day and tackle the notoriously tough Mortirolo Pass
Upon arriving in Bormio, you’ll set out on a warm-up ride to Laghi di Cancano. This picturesque route will activate your legs for the following days and prepare you for the climbs ahead.
Hotel in Bormio
30km, 750m elevation gain
Today’s challenge is the legendary Stelvio Pass, a climb that every serious cyclist must experience at least once in their lifetime. With its stunning views and challenging gradients, this climb is a true test of your endurance, but the reward of reaching the top and taking in the incredible panoramic views is worth every ounce of effort. After a well-deserved break, descend back to Bormio and spend your evening relaxing.
43km, 1540m elevation gain
Prepare yourself for an invigorating ascent up Passo Gavia, which presents a real test of endurance. The climb boasts magnificent panoramas of the encircling mountains and valleys, and once you have reached the peak, make sure to take a moment to relish in the surrounding magnificence before embarking on the descent back down to Bormio.
50km, 1430m elevation gain
As your beautiful cycling escapade in the Dolomites draws to a close, pause for a moment to remember the remarkable sights of this beautiful Italian mountain range. It is time to bid farewell to the demanding ascents, staggering panoramas, and winding roads of the Italian landscape.
For those who are up for an extra challenge, extend your trip by one more day and tackle the infamous Mortirolo Pass. Known as one of the toughest climbs in Europe, this ascent offers a true test of your cycling abilities. With gradients reaching up to 18%, you’ll need to dig deep to conquer this climb, but the sense of achievement at the top is unparalleled.
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Tour design and organization
Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions
Service and support during your tour
GPS navigation with an easy-to-use app
Accommodation as per itinerary
Welcome to the ultimate cycling adventure in the heart of the Italian Alps! Begin your journey by arriving in the charming town of Bormio, where you’ll have the option to cycle a warm-up tour called Laghi di Cancano, covering 30 kilometers and 750 meters of elevation. This is the perfect way to get your legs warmed up before the real challenge begins.
Get ready to conquer the most famous climb in the Dolomites – the Stelvio Pass. With its stunning views and challenging gradients, this 2,757-meter climb is the second-highest pass in the Alps and is a must-do for any serious cyclist.
Next, it’s time to take on the Passo Gavia – another epic climb that will test your limits and reward you with breathtaking views after you gain 1363 altitude meters over the course of 17.3 kilometers.
And if you’re up for an extra challenge, you can choose to extend your trip by one more day and tackle the Mortirolo Pass, known as one of the toughest climbs in Europe.
Throughout your journey, you’ll have the chance to experience the local culture and cuisine, stay in cozy accommodations, and enjoy delicious meals. And with our professional guidance, you can focus on the ride and leave the logistics to us.
Our priority is to find the ideal accommodation that suits your needs. We collaborate with several lodging providers that meet our criteria, but please note that availability can be limited, particularly during peak seasons. Furthermore, we can tailor your holiday to align with your preferences and budget, and are committed to finding a more suitable alternative that matches your taste.
To ensure availability, we advise booking your tour as early as possible. Our tours typically pass through highly popular tourist destinations where lodging options are restricted. Many of these desirable locations become fully booked for the summer season well in advance, often filling up by spring.
The availability of food options in Italy depends on the extent of your dietary restrictions. While it is relatively easy to find vegetarian dishes, locating vegan meals can be challenging, particularly in smaller towns and rural areas. Additionally, the traditional lunch stops we make may have limited ability to accommodate special requests beyond their standard menu. We recommend considering this when planning your meals.
Our tours in Italy can accommodate various types of bikes, including road, gravel, and mountain bikes. We maintain constant communication with you to ensure the optimal conditions for your cycling holidays in Italy.
A versatile option for cycling in Italy is the gravel bike, even if you plan to embark on a road cycling holiday. It does not significantly affect road performance and allows you to explore scenic backroads that may be slightly rougher than the main routes. Furthermore, gravel bikes typically offer greater comfort and more control.
Italy is a diverse country with something for every cyclist. Regardless of your choice of bike, we will customize the perfect route for your cycling holiday.
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