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ALPS & DOLOMITES

OVERVIEW

On 26 June 2009 the Dolomites were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, which is the world’s highest distinction for a natural site.

Imagine looking out the window from your spacious rooms at the majestic mountains, surrounded by the impressive, towering peaks of the Dolomites. As your eyes slowly absorb the stunning color palette that surrounds you – vibrant green hues along the valley floor, dark pines lining the forest, and the rosy spires of rock that lie beyond – you realize that you truly are a world away. In the days ahead you will live in the moment, doing exactly as you please, knowing that the only thing on your mind will be enjoying the exciting adventures that each day holds.

The landscape of the famed Dolomite mountain range in Italy offers epic riding: as you climb the jagged peaks and legendary roads made famous by the Giro d’Italia.

This cycling trip offers the very best of the dramatic Dolomites and Italian Alps.

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1: WELCOME TO BORMIO

6th July

Your guides will meet yout at the Airport in Malpensa at 9.00 am and travel to Bormio.
Check in, welcome lunch, bike fitting before to talk about your first day into the Italian Alps.

 

Ride: about km 45 with 1110mt elevation gain
Meals: Light Lunch and Welcome dinner
Accomodation: 3 or 4 stars hotel in Bormio.

Day 2: STELVIO DAY

7th July

Your daliy ride will start along a beautiful valley so your legs could get a nice warm up just before to get the change to ride up to the BIG MOUNTAIN: STELVIO.
Ride on Passo Stelvio is the dreams of every cyclists. People come here from everywhere.
The Stelvio Pass (Stilfser Joch in German, 2758 m above sea level).

 

Ride: about km 50 with 1500 mt elevation gain
Meals: B,L,D.
Accomodation: 3-4 stars hotel in Bormio.

Day 3: MORTIROLO

8th July

Last day into the Alpswill offer you more options like enjoy the Bormio SPA or an easy ride along the valley but today will be another unique day for you because you will have the opportunity to take another great famous italian climb where the Giro d Italia was big: Passo Mortirolo.

 

The traditional tough route that the Giro takes over the Mortirolo Pass via Mazzo di Valtellina. The first 30 kms to Mazzo are dead easy descending down the valley, with just a couple of small bumps on the way. From Mazzo the climb up to Mortirolo starts and it’s tough: 12.4 kms gaining 1300 meters at an average of 10.5%. There are some sections around 18%, so you’ll need your lowest gears. Once in top of the climb we’ll back to Bormio where you will have time for relax, enjoy the villages.

 

Ride: about km 80 – 2000 mt elevation gain
Meals: B,L,Dinner
Accomodation:  3-4 stars hotel in Bormio

 

Day 4: DOLOMITES – CORTINA D'AMPEZZO

9th July

After breakfast you’ll shutlle to Cortina d’Ampezzo by private transfer.

 

The village is described as the queen of the Dolomites. Charming hotels, great  restaurants and shops, make this place as so great. Today is a day off so it can be a good day for your legs before to conquer the Dolomites next days.

Of course chance to ride along the bike pat from the hotel up to Cadore Lake, easy ride and no climb.

 

Ride: about  km -35-40  or rest day.
Meals: B, Lunch
Accomodation: 4 stars hotel in Cortina

Day 5 : TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO

10 July

Today we will ride to the top of an epic mountain: Le tre cime di Laveredo.

Theater of great battles during the past Giro D’Italia, the climb presents a really challenging final, its last three kilometers are so hard but beautiful, ask Nibali when you see him.

 

Ride: about 55 km  - 1500 mt elevation gain
Meals: B,L,D
Accomodation: 4 stars hotel in Cortina

 

Day 6: PASSO GIAU & PASSO FALSAREGO

11 July

Finally !!
We have arrived at the great day, today we can only say so: EPIC DAY.
Passo Falsarego and Passo Giau, two real  BIG mountains: fatigue and happiness will be your traveling companions today.
Obviously you don't have to worry about anything,  all your staff and the van will always be present and ready to give you support whenever you want.

 

Ride: about 65  km  -2100 mt elevation gain
Meals: B,L,D
Accomodation: 4 stars hotel in Cortina

Day 7: SELLA RONDA

12 July

The Gruppo Sella is a cluster of mountains that rise like rock towers over the center of the Dolomites. The route is a rite of passage for Italian cyclist and is featured in the annual Maratona delle Dolomiti, a one day amateur ride that attracts 10,000 cyclist from everywhere.

 

While the actual loop is only 52km it includes more than 1850 meters of climbing with four major passes, the Pordoi, Sella, Gardena and Campolongo. This will be a memorable part of the trip as it is definitely one of the world’s great rides. Don’t forget to stop at the top of Passo Pordoi where the Coppi monument is.

 

Ride: about km 50 – 1800 mt elevation gain
Meals: B,L,D
Accomodation: 4 stars hotel in Cortina

DAY 8: CIAO CIAO ITALY

13 July

Have one more cappuccino before say ciao to Italia. We’ll shuttle  you to the Airport after breakfast.

OTHER INFORMATION

TRIP DETAILS
INCLUDED
NOT INCLUDED

Dates:  6th – 13th  July  2020
Duration: 8  days – 7 nights
Start&Finish: Malpensa Airport
Accommodations: 3/4 stars hotels
Group Size:  14 guests - 3 staff
Suitable for:  Cyclists
Suitable cyclist ability: Experienced
Prices: 4.450 Euro
Optional single supplement: 600 Euro

  • Pick up and drop off  in Malpensa Airport
  • 7 nights accommodations in 3/4 stars hotels
  • Two expert guides to provide local knowledge, support and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, lunches and all dinners (one dinner free)
  • Snacks and drinks for everyday travel
  • All tips for driver, local experts and hospitally staff
  • All baggage and transport transfer during the trip
  • Cycling Kit Astrocycling
  • International and domestic flights
  • Personal expenses during the trip (minibar, laundry ,etc)
  • Accident Insurance (you MUST have your own insurance)
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