Sportive Date 7th June 2020
Nights Available 4 Nights
Stelvio Santini Bormio Italy
Sportive Overview
Stelvio Santini By Sportive Breaks
Routes & FAQs
Travel Packages
Tour Overview

Stelvio Santini

The Italian Alps are distinct from the French peaks to the west, the Austrian and Swiss mountains to the north and the Dolomites to the east. The region around Bormio holds three of European cycling’s giant passes: the Mortirolo, the Gavia and the biggest of them all, the Stelvio. At a whopping 2,757 metres above sea level, this is Italy’s highest paved pass, and second only to the Col de la Bonette in the whole alpine massif.
The GF Stelvio Santini offers one or two of these monsters, giving the finisher some serious bragging ability upon his or her return to humanity. The beginning of June is pretty early in the season to come this high, and poor weather is more than a possibility. You need to like it difficult to enjoy this event, but if that’s what turns you on, this is a significant feather in any cyclists’s cap, and a great opportunity to bag three icons in one ride.
A serious event for serious riders, but the reward for completing it is immense.

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Sportive Weekend Highlights

Sportive Weekend Highlights

  • Slay the Stelvio

    One of the world's best mountains. The Stelvio is tough at any time, doing it after the Teglio & Mortirolo is heroic!

  • Great warm up rides

    Bormio, the host town for this event, is tough to get to (almost a 3 hour transfer from Milan) so make the most of your visit to this cycling spot by riding the other classic climbs the days before on our guided warm up rides. The Gavia is 25km and tops out well over 2,500m - anywhere else in the world this would be the feature climb. We also take in Bormio 2000, Cancano & ride parts of the route.

  • Relax in Bormio

    Our base is the pretty spa town of Bormio. Have a drink with cyclists from around the world or check out the famous hot springs. A great town to relax after a tough ride.


A chance to climb the Stelvio and Mortirolo in one epic ride! There is something for everyone with 3 routes available. With some beautiful warm up rides and the Spa town of Bormio to enjoy this promises to be an unforgettable weekend.

Why Book With Us

  • Warm up rides to the best local routes
  • Guaranteed entry to Granfondo Stelvio Santini
  • Bike friendly hotels in Bormio
  • Easy airport transfers from Milan


Thursday 4th June

Arrival day. Transfers leave Milan Linate (LIN) at 11.30, please arrange flights to arrive at least 30 minutes before this. The drive is approx 3 hours to Bormio. Our mechanic is on hand to build bikes before we take a short (25km) spin to Bormio 2000

Friday 5th June

Warm up ride: after breakfast we offer two warm up ride options:
One - The classic Mortirolo / Gavia loop. You have two options on the Mortirolo, the "easy side" (14km at 8%) from Grosio or the hard way up from Mazzo.
Two - Livigno out and back, 75km up and over two climbs. A great warm up ride but not as tough as the first option.

Saturday 6th June

A shorter warm up ride to the mini Stelvio - the Cancano. After the ride we collect race packs and prepare for the Granfondo.

Sunday 7th June

Granfondo day! Early breakfast and then it's you vs the Stelvio (and Mortirolo).

Monday 8th June

Departure day. We leave Bormio at 12pm to get back to Milan Linate at 3pm. Please arrange a flight 2 hours after 3pm.


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Routes & FAQs

The Routes

There are three routes for the sportive each finishing with the climb of the Stelvio. The short route is 60km - a short spin down the valley and then a long climb. The medium route includes the Teglio climb as part of a 120km there and back before the last climb and the long route, 151km, includes the Mortirolo and a long drag back to Bormio before the the Stelvio.

Stelvio Santini Long Route 2017
Stelvio Santini Medium Route 2017
Stelvio Santini Short Route 2017

Choose the Route

Ride Distance: 151

Elevation gain: 4058

A real challenge of a route featuring the very tough Mortirolo as a warm up to the Stevlio.

Ride Distance: 138

Elevation gain: 3053

While the main climb is the Stelvio, the first 120km along the valley and then a long drag back to the start of the Stelvio should not be underestimated.

Ride Distance: 60

Elevation gain: 1950

A relatively short spin along the valley to keep legs fresh for the long ascent of the Stelvio.


Frequently Asked Questions

Getting There

The sportive is based in Bormio. The most common way of getting there is flying to Milan (either Malpensa or Linate) and driving three hours to Bormio. Transfers are available. The other option is to break up your journey and spend a couple of days in Lake Como taking in some of the great riding there. Check out our dual location packages.

Documents Required

Signed medical certificate, print out of your race number & ID

What to Pack

There is a bag drop at the start which you can pick up at the top of the Stelvio. 2,757m in early June is cold and you will need warm clothes for the descend.


Race packs can be picked up on the morning of the event and for the two days before at the Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Bormio.

Start & Finish

The sportive starts at 7am with grids opening from 6.15am in central Bormio. The finish is at the top of the Stelvio where you can collect your bag and add layers before the descent back to Bormio.

Travel Packages

Popular Packages

All packages include return transfers from Milan, sportive entry, daily warm up rides and mechanic support.

All Packages Include:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • 3 guided warm up rides
  • Entry to Granfondo Stelvio Santini
  • Return transfers from Milan Linate
4 Nights: 4 - 8th Jun 2020
Summary Price Quantity Total  

4 Nights Half Board at 3* Hotel
Single Room at Hotel Nevada
Return Airport Transfers from Milan Linate
Daily guided warm up rides
Entry to Stelvio Santini
Mechanical Support & Ride Nutrition

£799 £799 Book Now

4 Nights Half Board at 3* Hotel
Twin / Double Room for 2 people at Hotel Nevada
Return Airport Transfers from Milan Linate
Daily guided warm up rides
2 xs Entries to Stelvio Santini
Mechanical Support & Ride Nutrition

£1299 £1299 Book Now
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