We've put together an action packed itinerary for your week in Bormio. Here's what we've got in store for you...
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Milan airport and group transfer over to Bormio in the Italian Alps. Here you'll have the opportunity to settle in and meet your new cycling companions over dinner at our hotel.
Day 2: Mortirolo Pass, Ponte de Legno and Gavia Pass - 105km, 3200m of climbing
Due to its height and length (17km) the Passo Gavia is a very challenging climb. At 2600m the air is thin, which makes this even tougher! For this reason, we take our time going up and save our
legs as much as possible. We start the climb from Ponte di Legno, following the route of the 97th Giro D'Italia in 2014, which was won by the Colombian Nairo Quintana of Movistar.
Day 3: The Two Sides of the Stelvio Pass - 60km, 2200m of climbing
The Stelvio pass has been a cycling legend since 1953, when 34 year old Fausto Coppi was able to take his last Giro D'Italia, dropping the GC leader, the Swiss Hugo Koblet, in what turned out to
be a legendary day.
There's a big debate amongst cyclists as to which side of the Stelvio is the nicest; the Lombardy side from Bormio or the Trentino side from Prato allo Stelvio. We don't want to influence your
opinion, so we've given you the opportunity to do both and you can make up your own mind! We ride up from Bormio, traverse all the way down across Switzerland, and back up again from Prato allo
Stelvio, making the most of each and every one of those 48 hairpins to the top!
Day 4: Ride up the Mortirolo to watch the Giro Queen's Stage on the top of the pass. Return through Tirano - 80km, 1,925m of climbing
Today we dedicate to watching the Giro from the sidelines of one of Europe's toughest climbs, the Mortirolo pass. This 'must do' haute category climb is world famous. It was included in the 1990
Giro, and became famous for the spectacular stage in 1994 when a very young Maro Pantani dropped 'his majesty' Miguel Indurain, making his mark as a new star of the cycling world. A monument to the
famous Italian climber is located at km 8. We take a break just before the top of the climb at the rifugio and select a good spot to watch the riders.
Day 5: Ride to Cancano Lakes - 25km, 1000m of climbing
We take things a bit easier today and give our legs a chance to recover! We'll do a shorter ride up to the Cancano Lakes to explore the lovely mountains closer to Bormio. Short, but beautiful,
this gives us the time to take an afternoon stroll in the town and watch the end of the Giro's stage.
Day 6: Livigno and Stelvio's swiss side - 108km, 3,100m of climbing
Is it possible that the Stelvio can offer three totally different, yet amazing routes? Today we'll cross the Foscagno Pass, west of Bormio, to reach the highest Italian village, the lovely
Livigno. From there we pass the Livigno lake and cross over into Switzerland. Approximately 75km into the ride we reach Mustair (or Santa Maria as the Italians call it) and start our third climb up
the Stelvio Pass. Normally the question amongst riders is 'which of the two Stelvio sides do you like best?', but you'll be one of the few cyclists that can debate between the three ways up.
After a cappuccino and some local pies, we descend to Bormio and celebrate a glorious week of cycling in the Alps.
Day 7: Farewell and departure day
Today we say goodbye and after breakfast transfer back to Milan airport for the journey home