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LAKES & STELVIO

THE ITALIAN JOB PRIVATE TOUR 

RIDE ACROSS THE ALPS FROM LAKE COMO TO PASSO STELVIO

START/FINISH

LAKE COMO - BORMIO

DURATION

7 DAYS/6 NIGHT

AVG.DISTANCE

80 KM

AVG.ELEVATION

1'500 MT

DIFFICULTY

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HIGHLIGHTS

This tour has something for everybody: some hilly lake-side riding, good climbing and thrilling descents but above all incomparable views across Italy’s northern alpine Region. We start in Lago di Como, Bellagio and the Giro di Lombardia race course: Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano! Here We will savour some of Italy’s finest wine and cuisine and explore some charming villages, great for non-riders: Boat trips, Wine and cheese tasting, Botanic gardens and cycling museum are only some of the activities offered after the rides...

After two days we will ride into the Alps, climbing the Mortirolo and the Gavia before we get to Bormio! We will then climb the king of the Alps, the legendary Passo Stelvio from both sides!

Bormio is the perfect cycling town, Situated in the foothills of the Stelvio at 1400m altitude, it’s a charming town that offers great hotels and natural hot springs!

You will love the scenery and the atmosphere of these majestic mountains.

DETAILS

  • Level: Intermediate - Advanced

  • Terrain: Mountains

  • Daily Distance: Approx 100km

  • Daily Ascent: Approx 2000m

  • Main Route 600km

  • Total Ascent: Approx 12'000m

  • Duration: 7 days/6 nights

  • Recommended Airport: Milano Malpensa

DATES & COST

  • 26 June - 2 July 2023

Tour Cost per person in twin Room:

  • up to 13 guests: 2650 euro

  • up to 18 guests: 2550 euro

  • up to 25 guests: 2450 euro

 

EXTRA:

  • Single room: 400 euro

  • Rental bikes (high end road bikes): 300 euro

  • ROAD E-BIKES (small extra fee of 100 euro)

 YOUR RIDE 

WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?

The experience is built for all riders able to ride for 3-5 hours. This is not a race or high intensity riding, but rather a true cycling adventure across some of the most picturesque region in the world.

We will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the short climbs, so that everyone will enjoy the ride. On top of each major climb we will regroup to celebrate and refill our bottles, and then enjoy the descent together. As a team, we’ll support each other during the ride and make sure everyone finishes safe and happy!

All cyclists interested in exploring a new region, learning about local culture while admiring magnificent scenery will enjoy this incredible experience.

THE TOUR INCLUDES

  • A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea

  • All hotel accommodations in beautiful hotels, generally 4 stars, in double room

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and all dinners 

  • 3-4 professional guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)

  • Airport Transfer for the group

  • Van support throughout the tour

  • All in-tour transfers

  • Food supplements including electrolytes, gels and energy bars during rides by OTE

  • 1 top quality cycling kit made by DAMA (jersey, knicks, socks)

MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN

We have selected some of the best climbs of the Alps so the terrain will be mainly  Mountains with some valley roads in-between. The start from Lake Como is perfect as a warm up, but from day three we climb the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo!

The climbs are long and steady and the gradient is always around 7-8% and when steeper, generally for short distances.

There are some exceptions of course, such as the Mortirolo, where the gradient reach 15-17%!

ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunches

  • Personal airport transfer

  • High-end rental bike

  • Massage at hotel

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Tips for guides

SPECIAL CANCELLATION POLICY

MORE THAN 90 DAYS: FREE
90-30 DAYS: 250 euro for Admin Fee
29-16 DAYS: 500 euro for Cancellation Fee (loss of deposit)
15-7 DAYS: 50% of Tour Fee for Cancellation Fee, whichcan be transferred on any other trip within a year
7 DAYS or Less: 100% of Tour Fee for Cancellation Fee. 50% of the full amount can be transferred on any other trip within a year

TERMS

  • Cancellation and request for refund must be received in writing as soon as possible.
    ONE MORE RIDE will make no exceptions to our cancellation policy, irrespective of personal or external factors. This includes but is not limited to weather, personal emergencies, having to leave the tour early or arriving on tour late. Consider carefully your level of travel insurance to cover such eventualities.

  • If notice is received 15 days or more prior to tour commencement, tour payments may be transferred to another tour in the same year, subject to availability.
    The cancellation fee and subsequent refund, if applicable, is calculated on the base tour fee only. Extra costs such as single supplement or any other options which have been pre-paid by OMR are non-refundable.

TOUR ITINERARY 

Day One – Lake Como Warm-up Ride

Main Route: 40km; 25mi Total Ascent: 450m; 900ft

Activity: Airport pick up, Transfer to hotel, bike set up and ride

This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body into a week+ of riding.  Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out that tiredness.  It will include some small climbs and offer beautiful views across the region.

Day Two – Lake Como Loop to Madonna del Ghisallo

Main Route: 85km; 52mi Total Ascent: 1150m; 3600ft

Our last ride is one of the most spectacular, as we tackle the famous Colle del Ghisallo and Muro di Sormano. These climbs are the symbol of the Giro di Lombardia pro race and every cyclist should do it once in his life! We will stop on top to visit the Cycling museum and the chapel dedicated to all cyclists. After the ride, there will be enough time to enjoy an Aperol Spritz in one of the many bars in town!

Activity: Visit Bellagio and the Cycling Museum on the Ghisallo

Day Three – Lake Como to Bormio

Main Route: 130km; 80mi Total Ascent: 1500m; 4600ft

The longest ride of the trip is a very pleasant journey through out the Valtellina, a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. we will ride along the river on a quiet cycling path away from cars. The Stelvio is waiting for us in Bormio, but no rush!

Activity: relax and walk in Bormio!

Day Four - Bormio Rest Day

Main Route:

Total Ascent: 

After three days of intense riding, we deserve some rest! Bormio is the perfect spot with its hot springs and natural pools. 

Activity: relax at Bagni Vecchi SPA

 

Day Five – Bormio Loop to Passo Stelvio

Main Route: 80km; 50mi Total Ascent: 2250m; 6900ft

Today is the big day: we climb the king of the mountain PASSO STELVIO! we have different options including the double ascent from Bormio first and from Prato. Both climbs are incredible and end up at 2750 mt above sea level!

Activity: rest!

Day Six – Bormio Loop to Passo Gavia

Main Route: 60km; 40mi Total Ascent: 1650m; 4900ft

if we will have some energy left, on the very last day we ride up to Passo Gavia, another legend climb of the Giro D'Italia. again, short or long option available including the challenging Passo del Mortirolo!

Activity: celebration dinner

Day Seven, Goodbye

Main Route:

Total Ascent: 

Activity: Bike packing and transfer to airport

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