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Italy - Italian Alps Introduction - Guided Road Cycling Holiday

Holiday Highlights

  • Climbing the Gavia and taking on the Stelvio next day
  • Sampling delicious Italian cuisine night after night
  • Riding the challenging Mortirolo
  • Stunning descents that follow epic climbs
  • The sense of achievement at the top of passes
  • Enjoying a night out in the historical Bergamo

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Day Description Distance Ascent Meals
1 Arrival: Milan Bergamo Airport Non Riding Day    
2 Iseo to Bagolino via Passo dei Tre Termini and Cocca Lodrino 44 Miles / 70 Kms Approx. 1,650 Metres Approx. B L D  
3 Bagolino to Edolo via Passo Crocedomini 47 Miles / 75 Kms Approx. 1,900 Metres Approx. B L  
4 Edolo to Bormio via Mortirolo 34 Miles / 55 Kms Approx. 1,800 Metres Approx. B L D  
5 Bormio Rest Day - Optional Loop Ride 19 Miles / 30 Kms Approx. 850 Metres Approx. B  
6 Passo dello Stelvio Ride 44 Miles / 70 Kms Approx. 2,800 Metres Approx. B D  
7 Bormio to Edolo via Passo Gavia 40 Miles / 65 Kms Approx. 1,550 Metres Approx. B L  
8 Departure: Milan Bergamo Airport Non Riding Day   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

An amazing road cycling holiday to the stunning Italian Alps. The smooth roads winding through these beautiful mountains have been enticing road cyclists for generations, and rightly so, with challenging climbs and mind-blowing descents they provide the perfect arena for a week of riding.
We start our week in Bergamo, a pivotal starting point for many popular Italian Grand Fondo's and road races, situated right at the foot of the Italian Alps. After leaving Bergamo and it's Città alta, or upper city, an imposing medieval historical hilltop centre, behind us we begin our journey through the Alpi Orobie. Our route takes us over a number of lesser known climbs including Passo della Presolana, Passo Vivione and Valico Santa Cristina – these passes may not be as famous as some of those we’ll encounter later in our tour, nevertheless they are not without challenges and have, over the years, contributed to in their own way to the legend of the Giro D’Italia.
During the days that follow the climbs get longer and the riding becomes progressively tougher as we head deep into the higher mountains. An early highlight includes the Mortirolo, once considered by Lance Armstrong as the toughest in the world of professional cycling. 
No journey into the Italian alps can be considered complete without a visiting the summit of the Gavia or experiencing the legendary 48 hairpins of the Stelvio, which at 2,758m is one of the highest alpine passes in Europe.
We end our adventure with a brief excursion into Switzerland to tackle Passo Maloja, taking in Passo del Foscagno, Passo Forcola on the way before heading back over the border and completing our circuit by dropping back down into Bergamo.

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7 nights agriturismo/hotels

5/6 days riding

Breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches and 3 evening meals

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Last Updated: 24/10/2018

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