Stelvio Trip – August 12th 2020 to 17th August 2020 – 5 nights
If you have wanted to take on the climbs as seen on the big Gran Tours such as the Giro d’italia – then this is the trip for you. We are based in Bormio which is the home of the Stelvio pass which is often featured in the Giro. Bormio is not just about the Stelvio though, there are others of 2000m and above , such as Umbrail Pass (15km) , Gavia (25km) , Mortirolo (14km) , Bormio 2000 (12km) , Foscango (22km) and Concano (12km). As you can see it’s not just about the jewel in the crown Stelvio.
Not all of us are top climbers , so please note we are not here to ride the legs of customers for two reasons , 1) we can’t 2) we want these climbs to be enjoyable. In addition to a great trip we have a custom built trailer to take your bike , whereby NO bike box is needed ! – This service costs £125.00 but when booked on the SAME DAY as your trip , you will get a £25.00 credit on your statement.
You will be staying at the 4-star Palace Hotel, Bormio at the foot of the famous Stelvio climb. It’s a great hotel to stay in, very cycling focused and 500 meters from the town centre of Bormio in Northern Italy.
The Palace Hotel is equipped with everything you need to relax after a hard day in the saddle. It’s got a Purpose built secure bike basement
Wellness centre and swimming pool.
Everything you could think of for a breakfast ,fresh breakfast each day, cooked eggs made for you, just ask. Continental breakfast , cereals , sweet locally made pastries, great coffee, juices and fruit. Oh, and cake!
A fantastic salad bar , Aperitif, starter, main, desert – delicious different menu each day and a great wine menu – NO BUFFET FOOD
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 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 past Lake Como. – ensure you are though customs by 13:00 , the coach leaves at 13:30 – Terminal 2
Arrive at the hotel where we meet Dudley from European Cycle Events.
Then we will have a general meet and greet.
Dudley will show you your bike in the underground storage facility (assuming you chose to have your bike transported by Dudley).
Ride the Foscango (2,250m) pass up to and over the Swiss border , drop down a few kms for a coffee and cake . Return to Bormio and ride up Bormio 2000 , should riders want too.
he beautiful Gavia (2,550m). Then return to the hotel.
Ride the tiugh but beautiful Gavia (2,550m). Then return to the hotel.
Ride the Stelvio (2,757m the second highest road pass in Western Europe) , if we are feeling eager we can drop down the other side and loop round and ride up the Umbrail Pass which connects 3km from the top of the Stelvio.
Ride the brutal Mortirolo (1,852m) made famous by Marco Pantani! Lance Armstrong reputedly said it was the hardest climb he had ever done, and the Mortirolo made its first appearance in the Giro in 1990, and is part of the long route Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini
We go home. The coach leaves the hotel at 10:00 , we suggest when booking your flight is after 15:00, this factors in being at the airport
two hours in advance and traffic en-route
Dudley on 07595 023 536 if you have any questions.
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£799.95 per person.
Single room supplement £150.00 subject to availability
£200.00 deposit secures your place and entry.
Balance to be paid by 1st June 2020
Please take a look at our payment and cancellations Terms and Conditions.
Many thanks for deciding to take a trip with European Cycle Events, we really look forward to seeing you.
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Deliver your bike on 9/8/2020 between 14:30 – 16:30
Collect Your bike on 19/8/2020 between 17:00 – 20:00
Location Big Yellow Box Wandsworth -100 Garratt Ln, London SW18 4DJ
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