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Stelvio Italy Stelvio Pass Cycling Holiday

Stelvio Pass Cycling Holiday

What sounds better than four days in the Italian Alps with daily rides covering local routes, classic climbs and tackling the mighty Stelvio? When you aren’t exploring on your bike, Bormio has a lot to offer, including exploring the old town and soothing aching muscles in the hot springs.

Bike Hotel in Bormio
Return Airport Transfers
Daily Guided Rides
Breakfast & Dinner
Mechanical Support
Optional Extras Bike Rental
Stelvio by Sportive Breaks
Routes Details
Itinerary
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Event Info

Ride Notes

Stelvio Cycling Holiday Overview

For avid climbers, this weekend is perfect. You will spend five days climbing the stupendous Stelvio (not just from one side, but two), the Mortirolo and the Gavia. With a few local routes sprinkled in for fun.

The three main riding days are tough, but worth it, with three climbs per day reaching elevations of over 3,000m. Rear cassettes are a must if you are going to tick these climbs off your bucket list successfully.

After a day of hard cycling, visit Bormio’s hot springs or treat yourself to gelato from one of the numerous ice-cream shops in town. You will deserve it.

Real Rider Reviews

Andy, Etape du Tour. 2019: "The Sportive Breaks team were helpful, knowledgeable, patient, thoroughly professional and calm! A great service from a great team of people! We will be back again, thanks for a great, hassle free trip! "

Ride Highlights

  • Conquer the Stelvio - Twice

    The Stelvio is one of the greatest climbs in the world, with one side being vastly different from the other. Both are equally iconic, so we will be tackling both.

  • Defeat the Mortirolo and Gavia Double

    Once we have conquered the Stelvio, we are ready to take on the Mortirolo and the Gavia. Twist through the Mortirolo, which boasts of 32 corners and very short straight stretches, before climbing above the treeline of Gavia to be immersed with staggering scenery.

  • Take a jaunt into Switzerland

    This is the longest climb of the trip, scheduled on day 3. We ride 35km into Switzerland before returning via the stunning Forcola Pass where we will be treated to a dramatic view from the mountain valley.

  • Recover in Bormio

    We set our base in the spa town of Bormio. This ride is set within a beautiful valley with plenty to discover. Just a few of the activities you can participate in include visiting the famous hot springs, relaxing in the hotel wellness centre or shopping in the old town.

Trip Summary

  • Break duration: five days / four nights.
  • Availability between June and September: Every week from Wednesday to Sunday.
  • Average cycle distance covered: 105km per day.
  • Average elevation reached: 3,050m per day.
  • Pricing: From £569.
  • Bucket list climbs: Stelvio, Mortirolo, Gavia.
Routes Details

Route Overview

Stelvio Sportive 2020 Routes

From a short ride up Cancano to tackling the Stelvio, each day of our four-night break will feature between two-three climbs, reaching elevation levels exceeding 3,000m.

Stage One

Stage One

From Bormio to Bormio

Ride Distance 100
Elevation Gain 3303

The Queen Stage of our Bormio Weekender. Starting out of Bormio we take the first part of the Stelvio, through the tunnels and over the hairpins before crossing into Switzerland and the Umbrail pass. From here it is a long descent down to Prato for the classic ascent of the Stelvio. This is the most famous side of the climb featuring 48 hairpins over 24km with an average gradient of 7.4%. From the top, you can freewheel all the way back down to Bormio, a glorious 21.5km decent.


Climbs at Stelvio

Passo dello Stelvio (Bormio)

The Passo dello Stelvio is guaranteed to be on every serious cyclist’s bucket list. The first route we cover could be considered to be the ‘easier’ side of the Stelvio...possibly. This particular climb splits into four sections. The start of the route greets us with old tunnels (you may want to bring your own lighting) and some steep sections. After we have hit some switchbacks, it is time for the final kick up to the mountain summit where altitudes will exceed 2,700m.

Ride Distance 21.5km
Elevation Gain 7.1%
KOM  1hr 04 mins

Passo dello Stelvio (Prato)

If the Bormio side of the Stelvio is considered ‘easier’, that makes the Prato side the more difficult route, however, it is the side of the mountain you will recognise from all the pictures you have pinned to your cycling Pinterest board. This route takes us on a near-endless ride of 48 sharp, steep hairpins with gradients that rarely ease up. It's true, this is a long, tough ride - but it is a classic for a reason.

Ride Distance 24.3km
Elevation Gain 7.4%
KOM  1hr 21 mins

Mortirolo (Monno)

Lance Armstrong once referred to the Mortirolo as the hardest in cycling. With gradients hitting 8% and hardly easing up over the 10km route, not to mention the incredibly steep hairpins, we would have to agree with him. Thankfully, the Mortirolo route has a lower altitude than the Stelvio to contend with. Although this also means that the views are less impressive - still impressive - but less so than you will have seen on previous rides. You will definitely want to soak sore muscles in Bormio’s hot springs after this trip.

Ride Distance 9km
Elevation Gain 8%
KOM  20 mins 50 secs

Passo Gavia (Bormio)

Another classic climb generously offered by Bormio. Altitudes during this ride exceed 2,000m. which means you can expect to see some pretty spectacular views along the way. The start of the Gavia is gentle, allowing you to take in the riches the valley has to offer before hitting some steeper gradients leading us high into the remote mountains. Gradients on this ride don’t exceed 6%, making it the easiest of the four in that regard. It is, however, slightly longer than the Passo dello Stelvio (Prato).

Ride Distance 24.8km
Elevation Gain 6%
KOM  1hr 10 mins
Itinerary

Stelvio Cycling Itinerary

Stelvio Pass 2020 Itinerary

Sportive Breaks offers weekly cycling trips to the Stelvio between June and September. The itinerary remains the same each week, with a mixture of classic climbs and local routes. All rides are led by our expert team with mechanical support available should you need it.

Itinerary

Day One Wednesday

Cancano

● Our transfer to Bormio leaves Milan Linate at 11:15.
● We arrive at the hotel around 14:00.
● Our team of mechanics will be available on arrival to assist with building your bikes.
● Check into your hotel room.
● Optional warm-up spin: a short climb to Cancano.
● 19:30 welcome dinner and brief on the plans for the week.

Ride Distance 33 km.
Elevation Gain 911 m.

Day Two Thursday

Stelvio Loop

This particular route is known as the ‘Queen Stage’. The time of year and weather will dictate what time we set off; however, we usually aim for an 8:30 start.

● We leave Bormio and jump straight into climbing the Stelvio.
● Following the summit, we will ride down the Umbrail pass.
● Stop for lunch in Prato.
● We tackle 48 hairpins until we reach the other side of the Stelvio.
● Energetic descent and return to the hotel.

Ride Distance 108 km.
Elevation Gain 3450 m.

Day Three Friday

Mortirolo / Gavia Loop

● We set off at 8:30, cycling down the valley into Grosio.
● Groups choose which side of the Mortirolo they would like to climb:
1) Option 1 - includes a 14km route with an 8% gradient.
2) Option 2 - head to Mazzo to tackle the ‘famous’ side of the mountain. This is a 12km route with a gradient of 11%
● Both groups meet at the top before descending to Ponte di Legno for lunch.
● Once we have refuelled, we tackle the Gavia.
● We ride back to the hotel.

Ride Distance 110 km.
Elevation Gain 3420 m.

Day Four Saturday

Livigno Out & Back

After two particularly active days, we take things down a notch with a ‘slightly’ easier ride.

● A later start at 9:30.
● We head towards Livigno on a route featuring two climbs.
● After lunch, we tackle one climb on the route back into Bormio.
● Arriving back at the hotel by 14:30.

Ride Distance 79 km.
Elevation Gain 2276 m.

Day Five Sunday

Bormio 2000

There is the option of a very quick early morning ride before we head to the airport.

● 8:00 start time, heading up to Bormio 2000.
● This route includes a 9.5km climb.
● We arrive back at the hotel to break down our bikes, with assistance from our team of mechanics. If you have rented a bike from us, we will do this for you.
● Transfer to Milan Linate (LIN) leaves at 11:00.

Ride Distance 18 km.
Elevation Gain 700 m.

Airport Transfers

Airport collections are from Milan Linate (LIN) and the drive to Bormio takes just over three hours.

Arrival

We offer a transfer service from Milan Linate (LIN) to Bormio, where we will be based throughout our trip. After meeting everyone at airport arrivals, the transfer will depart at 11:15. Please schedule all flights to arrive at a minimum of 30 minutes prior to this departure time.

We will provide a telephone number you can use should your flight be delayed.

Arrival Airport
Transfer Times
LIN
Arrive before 10.45am for 11.15am transfer

Departure

Our transfer to Milan Linate (LIN) will leave Bormio at 11:00. We have scheduled this transfer to give you time to check in your bike (for those who haven’t rented one from us) and perhaps grab a coffee or do some light shopping before your flight.

We recommend that you schedule your flights from 16:30 onwards.

Departure Airport
Transfer Times
LIN
Depart after 4.30pm (transfer arrives at Linate at 2pm)
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Stelvio Travel packages

Our Stelvio cycling holiday travel packages offer an unforgettable experience as well as the opportunity to cross some pretty impressive climbs off your bucket list. We have a variety of dates available from June to September, book online today.

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Date Hotel Name Room Type Price  

Giro Weekender

27 - 31st May 2020 Hotel Alu Single Room £649 Sold Out
Twin / Double Room £1099 Sold Out

Summer 2020

17 - 21st Jun 2020 Hotel Alu Single Room £649 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1099 Book Now
24 - 28th Jun 2020 Hotel Alu Single Room £649 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1099 Book Now

Late Summer / Autumn 2020

26 - 30th Aug 2020 Hotel Alu Single Room £699 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1249 Book Now
2 - 6th Sep 2020 Hotel Alu Single Room £649 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1149 Book Now
9 - 13th Sep 2020 Hotel Alu Single Room £649 Book Now
Twin / Double Room £1099 Book Now

Stelvio
June to September

4 nights

Single Room £629
Twin Room £549
  • Return transfers from Milan Linate
  • 4 nights Half Board Accommodation
  • Mechanical Support
  • Daily rides with local guides & support vehicle
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Bike rental