Date June 4, 2023
Nights 3 or 4 Nights
Price From £649pp
Stelvio Santini June 4, 2023 Italy The Big Six

Stelvio Santini with Sportive Breaks

The 11th edition of the Stelvio Santini Granfondo will take place on the 4th of June 2023. This is your opportunity to climb the Stelvio and Mortirolo in one epic ride! There is something for everyone with 3 routes available. Short // Medium // Long.
Our weekend trip includes a 3 or 4 night stay in Bormio. Stay for 4 nights and arrive on Thursday if you want to tackle the Passo Gavia. It’s not on the Gran Fondo route but it would be a waste to come all this way and to not ride this beauty as well! For Friday arrivals, we do a warm up ride to Cancano on Saturday to warm up for the main event on Sunday.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking

  • Guided Warm Up Rides: Daily warm up rides taking in the beautiful Dolomites led by our ride guides. Arrive on Thursday and we'll tackle the Gavia on Friday. Cancano ride on Saturday.

  • Mechanical Support: Our expert mechanics are on hand all weekend to do any work needed on your bike or hire one of our bikes with 11/34 cassette.

  • Post ride socials: This is a small group tour (12-16 people) and we eat together and have a couple of post-ride beers on the terrace.

What's Included


3 or 4 nights in excellent family run hotel

Included Meals

Breakfasts & dinners

Guided Warm Up Ride

2 warm up rides

Laundry Service

Free overnight kit laundry


Expert mechanic on hand all weekend


Day bag service and transport back from the Stelvio post-Gran Fondo

Additional Extras

Bike Rental

Available at a supplement


From Bergamo Airport available at a supplement

Stelvio Santini

The most famous climb in cycling and one of the best sportives of the year. This is a great time to ride the Stelvio with closed roads and a cracking route that includes the mighty Mortirolo. Bormio is a great base for a sportive weekend with it’s famous spa, clean mountain air and amazing views. This is a small group tour with plenty of social time. We offer two warm up ride options each day so you can ride with people of similar ability. All our guided rides are led by our expert guides & supported with our mechanic in the team van.


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1st June, 2023 : Arrival & Warm up ride

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Short Route 25km 750m 2/5

● Meet us at the hotel
● Optional airport transfer from Milan Bergamo at 11:00 (Please book a flight that lands before 10.00)
● Arrive at Bormio at approximately 14:30.
● Build bikes (our mechanics are on hand to offer assistance)
● 25km bike ride to Bormio 2000
● Evening meal

Select Route:

2nd June 2023 : Ride Day One: Gavia option

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Short Route 75km 1,950m 3/5
Medium Route 105km 3,000m 4/5
Long Route 110km 3,150m 4/5

● Same itinerary as yesterday for Friday arrivals
● For Thursday arrivals, breakfast followed by a warm-up ride. There are multiple options available:
1) The classic Mortirolo / Gavia loop. Choose from a more relaxed ride from Grosio or a more challenging ride from Mazzo
2) A 75km ride with two climbs. This is a more comfortable ride than the first option

Select Route:

3rd June 2023 : Ride day two

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Short Route 33km 1,000m 2/5

● A shorter ride to the Cancano nicknamed the ‘Mini Stelvio’.
● Race pack collection and preparation for the Gran Fondo.
● Evening Race Briefing

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4th June 2023 : Sportive Day

● Early breakfast.
● Gran Fondo. Take on the Mortirolo and the Stelvio.
It’s just a short rollout from our hotel to the start line.
Please make your own way to the start this morning, based on your individual start time. Our staff will be on hand this morning if you have any last-minute mechanical issues, or if you need directions to the start line.
Day Bags and the finish
At the finish, it can be very cold, even in June. With this in mind, we’ll be at the finish line with our vehicle, so you can have a day bag waiting for you. Transport back to the hotel is available

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5th June 2023 : Departure Day

● Departing Bormio at 8:00.
● Arriving at Milan Bergamo at 11:00.

We will run one airport transfer to Milan Bergamo today (optional).
We depart from the hotel at 08.00, for flights departing from Milan Bergamo after 13.00
(allowing for a 3-hour transfer and 2-hour check-in).

Sportive Options

This is your opportunity to climb the Stelvio and Mortirolo in one epic ride! There is something for everyone with 3 routes available.
• Short: 60 Km – 1950m ascent
• Medium: 137,9 Km – 3053m ascent
• Long: 151,3 Km – 4300m ascent
For the 2022 edition there was a special change of route to celebrate the 10th edition. The organisers have introduced a change to the long route. The Mortirolo is tackled in a slightly different way from the town of Sernio. We have to wait to see if this change will stay on the route for 2023.

Long Route


Hotel Nevada

Via Battaglione Morbegno, 21, 23032 Bormio

Our base in Bormio is the brilliant, family run Hotel Nevada. Set a 2 minute walk from town, there is a great terrace for enjoying a post ride beer. The spa is ideal to relax after a tough ride and the chef makes superb local dishes including the famous pizzoccheri. With friendly staff, secure bike storage and two lovely mountain dogs, this is our top hotel in Bormio and a great setting for an epic cycling weekend.

Airport Transfers

Our transfers run from Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY) and take 3hrs. We transport you, your luggage and your bike box. Transfers cost £80pp return. Our guides will meet you in arrivals. If you cannot find flights to meet our transfers, please get in touch and we can give you options for private transfers.

Arrival Times
Departure Times
Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY)
Please make your own arrangements to either arrive in Bormio or meet us at Milan Bergamo Airport. We will run one transfer from the airport today at 11.30. Please book a flight that lands before 10.30, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 3 hours so we will get to Bormio for about 14.30.
We will run one airport transfer to Milan Bergamo today. We depart from the hotel at 08.00, for flights departing from Milan Bergamo after 13.00 (allowing for a 3-hour transfer and 2-hour check-in).

If you book a flight at any other time, either earlier or later, please contact us directly to discuss private transfer options.

Dates & Book Now

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