A dream for every cyclist, ride the top climbs with no cars on the road. Thanks to Parco Nazionale dello Stelvio it is possible to enjoy traffic-free roads on the surrounding Alpine passes. Each year the local council in Bormio , close various mountain passes on different days to cars so cyclists can have a peaceful ride up the climbs and then drop down without the worry of being “tooted” by the edgy car owner.
We will be running a trip from 13/6/2024 – 17/6/2024 (4 days) – tbc , which gives us the chance to climb Cancano , Stelvio (all sides) and the Gavia – traffic free. All these passes have been used by the Giro d’Italia, so now’s your chance to cycle at your pace in the tracks of the Pro’s.
The Palace Hotel (our base) provides a feast of cycling within easy reach with a wellness centre and swimming pool for you to relax in after a day in the saddle.
Thursday 13th June – Arrive , unpack , get together , welcome drive , chat about the weekend
Friday 14th June 2024 – Morirolo Pass Closed.
Saturday 15th June 2024 – Camcano to the Lakes Pass Closed
Sunday 16th June 2024 – Stelvio Pass Closed
So why not come and join us for a fantastic weekend staying in the heart of Bormio at the 4 star Palace Hotel.
You will be staying at the 4-star Palace Hotel, Bormio which sits 1km from the Stelvio and 2km from the Gavia. It’s a cycling friendly/perfect hotel with a secure cycle room for your bike and offering customers the chance to submit their cycling kit for washing , free of charge. It’s a well known hotel in the town and has hosted many Pro teams when the Giro is in town and when teams are on training camps. The Palace Hotel is equipped with everything you need to relax after a day in the saddle , a wellness centre and swimming pool.
Quality Continental breakfast, locally made pastries, great coffee, juices , fruit cold meats and a selection of yoghurts.
Aperitif, starter, main course desert – a mouth watering different menu each night with a great wines.
Bike perfect hotel
Your bike is in a safe place. There is a large purpose-made underground bike room where your bike can stay overnight, and where you can make any adjustments you may need, including washing it down over the grated floor.
Fly into Milan Malpensi airport (MXP) and board the coach for the journey to Bormio – it’s about 3 hours with a break just after half way. – ensure you are though customs by 13:00 , the coach leaves at 13:30 – Terminal 1 – where I personally will meet you (Dudley Samuels)
On our arrival at the hotel we will check in and just before our evening meal we will gather in the bar and a full introduction of staff (European Cycle Events)
Roll out @ 10am – todays route will take us down the valley road to the famous Mortirolo – this pass is very hard with an average of 10%. At the top we have the option to roll around the back and come up the back side of the Gavia or back up the Valley road to our hotel.
Roll out @ 10am – a slightly easier day if there such a thing in Bormio but a ride up to the Cancano Lake. After this we have the option to return to our hotel or go on and climb the Bormio 2000 or the Foscango both very challenging.
Roll out @ 10am – today is a big day , we take on the mighty Stelvio , there are options here . At the 3km to go section we can turn left into Switzerland , roll around the back and climb the Stelvio from the other side , therefor doing it both ways.
The other option is to go over the top of the Stelvio , loop around the back and climb the Umbrail Pass , connecting 3km from the top of the Stelvio and then drop down to our hotel.
Time to reflect on your time away whilst travelling back to Milan Malpensa Terminal 1 Airport. We leave at 10:00 , we suggest you have a flight booked after 15:00 , this factors in being at the airport two hours in advance and traffic en-route
£799.95 per person.
No hidden extras.
If we get enough bookings (12) there will be an option for us to take your bike by road.
£100.00 deposit secures your place
£200.00 interim payment on/by 1/2/2024
Balance on/by 1/5/2024
£175.00 – Single room supplement, subject to availability.
Please take a look at our payment and cancellations Terms and Conditions.
Please ensure you are through passport control by 13:00 as the coach leaves at 13:30
We will be at the arrivals section at Milan Malpensa Terminal 1 to greet you
On return the coach leaves the airport at 10:00 am and its about a 3.5 hour drive so
please factor that in when booking your return flight
Many thanks for deciding to take a trip with European Cycle Events, we really look forward to seeing you.
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