UCI GRAN FONDO WORLDS
ALPS TRAINING TOUR
GET READY FOR THE CHALLENGING COURSE OF GLASGOW WORLDS BY TRAINING IN BORMIO, LIVIGNO AND DOLOMITES!
BORMIO - LIVIGNO
An exciting training tour for intermediate-advanced cyclists keen to challenge themselves and become better cyclists by riding at high altitude on the majestic Alps. If you are preparing for a challenging event such as the Haute Route, Trans Alp, or UCI Granfondo World Championships, this will suit you perfectly!
The week will involve great riding and recovery, exactly the way all pros do!
We climb all the major climbs of the Alps, including Passo Stelvio, Gavia, Mortirolo, and many others.
You will ride with experienced guides who, as racers themselves, are happy to share all their knowledge! Massage, bike service, laundry, and coaching are just some of the perks you will get on this tour.
Bormio is the perfect start for this training experience. Situated in the foothills of the Stelvio at 1400m altitude, it’s a charming town that offers great hotels and natural hot springs!
Livigno is a fantastic mountain town located at 2000m above sea level, making it an incredible location for riding and outdoor activities. Many pro tour teams spend weeks in Livigno preparing the grand tours! Livigno is also famous for its great duty-free shopping, so it’s perfect for non-riders or family as well. As the main activity each day will be the morning ride, you will have plenty of time to relax in the afternoon!
Choose amongst the 8, 10 or 12 days tours...are you ready to live like a Pro?
Famous climbs: Passo Stelvio, Gavia, Mortirolo, Laghi di Cancano, Passo Bernina, and more!
DATES & COST
DEPARTURES & COST PER PERSON
22 - 29 July 2023 (8days) | 3'250 €
20 - 29 July 2023 (10days) | 3'650 €
COST PER PERSON:
8 days in Twin-Double room: €3'050 (Single + €450)
10 days in Twin - Double room: €3'650 (Single + €600)
12 days in Twin - Double room: €4'150 (Single + €750)
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?
The experience is built for all riders able to ride for 4-6 hours. This is not a race, but it’s also not an easy riding experience, as the terrain is quite challenging.
We will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the climbs, so that everyone can ride at his/her own pace. On top of each major climb we will regroup to celebrate and refill our bottles, and then enjoy the descent together trying to learn from one another. As a team, we’ll support each other during the ride and make sure everyone finishes safe and happy!
All cyclists interested in great rides and improving their fitness and bike skills will enjoy this incredible experience!
THE TOUR INCLUDES
A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea & Simon
All hotel accommodations in beautiful 4-star hotels with spa, in twin-double room
All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and all dinners except one (2 for the 12 days)
2 professional guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
Professional massage at the hotel after each ride
Van support throughout the tour
One main group airport transfer
All in-tour transfers
Bike service and laundry every other day
Snacks and food supplements, including electrolytes, gels and energy bars by OTE Sport
Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
1 top quality OMR cycling kit made by RAPHA (jersey, knicks, socks)
1 SCICON Race bag with your name and nationality flag
Free use of a POC helmet
Detailed printed tour information booklet
Small group of max 12 riders.
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
We have selected some of the best routes offering a mix of all terrains, but the terrain will be mainly mountainous.
The start from Bormio is perfect, as it is at lower altitude. The route then becomes more challenging in Livigno. That’s why we will work hard when below 1700m and take it very easy on the final km of the big climbs, which are at 2000+ m.
The climbs are long, but the gradient is generally around 6-8%, so not too hard.
There are some exceptions of course, like the Mortirolo and Gavia, which are both long and steep!
ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED
High-end rental bike
Personal training program by Simon Clarke
Personal airport transfer