WHEN TO GO
Jun – Sept
DURATION
5 days / 4 nights
BIKE TYPE
Road Bike
RIDER TYPE
Level 3 & 4
NUMBER OF GUEST
Max 8 Cyclists
PRICE FROM
€2.190 / person

Tour
Overview

EPIC CLIMBS OF THE GIRO D'ITALIA

Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo

Escape to the heart of the Alps and conquer giants as Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Gavia and Mortirolo. Epic climbs that will stay in your heart (and legs) forever. In between the rides discover the charming village of Bormio, relax in refined thermal baths and savour the yummy alpine gastronomy.
We grew up here and know the place like the back of our hands. Join the ride for an unforgettable cycling adventure.

Tour Highlights

  • Epic climbs of the Giro d’Italia
  • Breathtaking mountain views
  • Relax at the thermal baths

Eat and drink

  • Alpine delicacies. Bresaola, Sciatt, Pizzoccheri
  • Local cheese. Bitto, Scimudin, Casera
  • Prestigious red wines. Sfursat, Inferno, Sassella
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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

All accomodations
Luggage transfers
High end road bike and helmet
Cycling Guides and Support Vehicle
Daily meals and beverages

Riding with local guides in Bormio
Hidden local gems with Vago Cycling
the beauty of the Alps at sunrise
Cycling Stelvio Pass and the Alps

Map

TOTAL DISTANCE

285km / 180mi

TOTAL ELEVATION

7.500m / 24.000ft

AVG DISTANCE PER DAY

75km / 46mi

OUR FAVOURITE DAY

Day 2

START

Bormio

FINISH

Bormio

Day by day

Day by day

01 Welcome to the Alps

Welcome to Bormio: our charming hometown at the heart of the Alps and gateway to some of the greatest climbs in Italy. Settle into your cozy hotel and put yourself at ease. When ready hit the road for a nice warm up ride on quiet backroads around the valley before climbing up to the enchanted Cancano Lakes. Enjoy an after ride aperitivo and a magnificent dinner in our favourite local restaurant… It’s just the beginning.

Distance

40km / 25mi

Elevation

800m / 2600ft

Sleep

Bormio

Eat

Dinner

02 The Stelvio loop

Fuel up your energy at the breakfast table… We’re going to need it all! Stelvio Pass, the highest paved road in Italy, awaits to be conquered. Ride countless switchbacks on a spectacular loop that tackles both the sides of this legendary mountain. Be sure to celebrate on top: this is the ride of a lifetime!

Distance

105km / 65mi

Elevation

3000m / 9800ft

Sleep

Bormio

Eat

All meals

03 Gavia

Today we’re going to cross off the bucket list another iconic climb: Passo Gavia. Legs are screaming, we know, but don’t give up! Breathe, raise your head and admire the pristine beauty of these mighty mountains before enjoying a well-earned rest at the Roman baths.

Distance

55km / 35mi

Elevation

1400m / 4600ft

Sleep

Bormio

Eat

All meals

04 Mortirolo

Another day, another climb: Mortirolo.With its 10,5% average gradient, this 12 km climb is rightfully classified as one of the hardest at the Giro d’Italia.Back to Bormio we’ll celebrate this great challenge and the conclusion of this great cycling adventure with a last feast at the dinner table. Well done!

Distance

75km / 45mi

Elevation

2000m / 6500ft

Sleep

Bormio

Eat

All Meals

05 Farewell

What a trip it was!  See you soon for your next adventure with Vago Cycling!

Distance

Elevation

Sleep

Eat

Breakfast

Stelvio Pass at sunrise
Local delights during a Stelvio bike tour

2024
Tours

2024
Tours

Jun 19 - 23
From €2.190
Guaranteed to Run
Jun 25 - 29
From €2.190
Private Reservation
cozy accommodation in Bormio

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS

June
Alpi&Golf Hotel – A cozy family run hotel in the village of Bormio

July & August
Hotel La Genzianella – A luxurious hotel in the heart of the Alps 

OUR BIKES FOR THE RIDE

The available models for this tour are Trek Emonda SL 6 Pro Disc, Colnago V3 Disc and Ridley Fenix SL Disc. You can upgrade to Trek Emonda SLR 7 or Trek Domane SLR 7, for just €250.

Other
details

Pick up

  • On day 1 Vago team will meet you at Tirano train station at 11am. Trains from Milano Centrale depart for Tirano every 2 hours and journey time is 2,5 hours. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any logistic and planning support.

Drop Off

  • On the last day the drop off location is Tirano train station. The approximate time for the drop off is 11am, please plan your travel accordingly. At any time do not hesitate to contact us for any logistic and planning support.

Pre and after tour tips

  • The main airports to reach and leave the tour are Milan Linate (LIN), Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY). In order to minimize the risk of jet lag and enjoy every moment of your cycling vacation, we suggest to land in Italy at least one day prior to the beginning of your tour. Before or after the tour we suggest to spend some days visiting the city of Milan. Once the tour is booked our Milan tips list will be shared with you.

What's included

  • 4 nights of accommodation at carefully selected hotels
  • Daily meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
  • At least two experienced local guides
  • Daily route support with cycling guides and support van
  • High end carbon frame road bike equipped with flat pack and pedals
  • Luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events as outlined in the itinerary

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Single occupancy supplement (from €400) 
  • Any optional activity not outlined in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not listed in the “What’s included” section