WHEN TO GO
Jun – Sept
DURATION
4 days / 3 nights
BIKE TYPE
Road Bike
RIDER TYPE
Level 4
NUMBER OF GUEST
Max 8 Cyclists
PRICE FROM
€1.550 / person

Tour
Overview

EPIC CLIMBS OF THE GIRO D'ITALIA

Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo

A quick escape to the heart of the Alps to 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
Vago cycling gears
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

Bike tour on Stelvio Pass, map
TOTAL DISTANCE

285km

TOTAL ELEVATION

7.500m

AVG DISTANCE PER DAY

75km

HARDEST DAY

Day 3

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.

Ride

40km / 800m D+

Eat

Dinner

Sleep

Bormio

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!

Ride

105km / 3000D+

Eat

All meals

Sleep

Bormio

03 Mortirolo and Gavia

An epic day with two more iconic climbs to be crossed off the bucket list: the harsh ramps of Mortirolo, by many considered the hardest climb in Europe, and Passo Gavia, the legendary gateway to the northestearn Alps. Legs are screaming, we know it, but don’t give up! Breathe, raise your head and admire the pristine beauty of these mighty mountains. A well deserved beer awaits on top!

Ride

110km / 3100D+

Eat

All meals

Sleep

Bormio

04 Sunrise over the Alps

If you can’t get enough of these beautiful mountain roads, hop on the bike and admire the magical beauty of the sun raising over the Alps. After the ride enjoy a last copious breakfast before we say goodbye. See you soon for your next adventure!

Ride

30km / 600D+

Eat

Breakfast

Sleep

Stelvio Pass at sunrise
relax in carefully selected hotels. Enjoy the ride and the bike tours
Local delights during a Stelvio bike tour

2021
Tours

2021
Tours

Jun 10 - 13
From €1.550
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Jul 08 - 11
From €1.550
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Aug 05 - 08
From €1.550
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Aug 19 - 22
From €1.550
Scheduled
Sept 20 - 23
From €1.550
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OUR BIKES FOR THE RIDE

The available models for this tour are Trek Emonda SL 6 Pro Disc, Colnago CLX Disc and Ridley Fenix SL Disc. Otherwise upgrade to Trek Emonda SLR 7 or Trek Domane SLR 7, for only €120.

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

  • 3 nights of accommodation at carefully selected hotels
  • Daily meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
  • One entrance at Bormio spa
  • 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, lights and pedals
  • Vago Cycling jersey to keep
  • 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 €300) 
  • Any optional activity not outlined in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not listed in the “What’s included” section