Epic Stelvio Weekender

  • Location

    Bormio, Italy

  • Duration

    5 days | 4 nights

  • Length

    25 - 132km daily

  • Climb

    300 - 4800m daily

1 Jun 2023 - 5 Jun 2023 / 21 Jun 2023 - 25 Jun 2023 / 16 Aug 2023 - 20 Aug 2023

The Passo dello Stelvio (or Stelvio Pass) in the Italian Alps is one of the most famous and mythical roads in the cycling world. Stelvio is for cycling what Everest is for mountain climbing: an iconic place that everyone into the sport knows about and refers to with both familiarity and deep respect.

Escape from the routine of your days and immerse yourself in a fascinating adventure in one of the most important places for cyclists because its history, challenges and great battles. You will have the opportunity to climb the mythical ascent starting in Prato allo Stelvio and be able to do the double ascent to the top, or if you have energy why not try to ride the triplet to the top, visiting Switzerland on your way. Wait! That's not all... get amazed by the spectacular view of the Torre di Fraele switchbacks on the way up to Lago de Cancano.

Cross off one of your bucket list rides with the famous Mortirolo and Gavia Loop. These two ascents cannot be missed and need to be ridden at least once in your lifetime!

You have two options for lodging. If you are completely focused on training and preparing, the Hotel La Genzianella will be the ideal one. If your main focus is epic cycling AND after relaxing in a luxurious wellness spa, then the Hotel QC Terme Bagni Nuovi is for you!

Take this opportunity to prepare for future trips and explorations in the great mountains, as well as disconnect from the world and focus on the majestic landscapes.

** Santini Granfondo Stelvio ** - The Epic Stelvio Weekender with dates from 1 to 5 JUNE is offering guaranteed entries to the Santini Granfondo Stelvio. The arrival is on Thursday 1st and the departure is on Monday 5th of June 2023.The tour is fully supported by former professional team members that will guide you during the tour and race. If you want to explore the full tour from Bellagio & Lake Como, into Saint Moritz in Switzerland and back into Sud Tyrol, and then Bormio, Click here: Santini GF Stelvio Tour 2023.

Total price: FROM €2,590

  • Discover a unique and epic cycling destination
  • Train and enjoy in one of the most extraordinary cycling destination
  • Discover the majesty of riding up the Stelvio pass
  • Ride the classic Mortirolo - Gavia Loop
  • Bike rental (carbon frame and Shimano Ultegra or equivalent) available
  • Expert planning and support from our team (guides, mechanics, drivers)
  • Maximum group size of 14 (max client to guide ratio 7:1)
  • Day 1 - Wednesday

    Arrival in Bormio

    20km / 320m

    We will meet you at Milan airport in the morning and transport you to our hotel overlooking the beautiful mountains around Bormio. We'll help you get fitted to your bike, hand out the team kit, and make final preparations before this afternoon's ride. A 20km ride will take us on a tour around the Bormio, to explore the centre as well as test our bikes. Upon returning to our hotel and after discussing the week's program, we'll enjoy a hearty Italian dinner.

    Hotel La Genzianella***s Alpine Chic Hotel
  • Day 2 - Thursday

    Passo dello Stelvio (2 sides / 3 sides)

    105km / 3,580m or 132km / 4,800m

    Bucket list climb 1…Passo Stelvio at 2,757m (2 times or 3 if you´r feeling like a superhero!). There are three routes up to the legendary Passo Stelvio and we will start from the town of Bormio climbing 14km to the summit. We will then descend down into Switzerland via the Umbrail Pass - the highest paved road in Switzerland - before ascending from the Italian South Tyrolean side.

    Once at Passo Stelvio for the second time, we’ll stop for a legendary apple strudel! Before throwing on our cycle layers to stay warm, make good use of the photo opportunities, and enjoy the long long 14km descent back into Bormio and to our hotel for a massage and dinner. Psst....The GTP van will be close by with extra layers, ride snacks and support!

    Hotel La Genzianella***s Alpine Chic Hotel
  • Day 3 - Friday

    Lago di Cancano

    42km / 1,200m

    Today we will have an easier epic ride up to Cancano Lake. From the centre of Bormio, we will have around 5km to warm up before starting the climb, passing through beautiful small villages.

    The average gradient of the 8.4km climb is 7.1%. We start with a couple of easy hairpin bends before we change gears and start the real climb. Be blown away by the view of the switchbacks on the spectacular Torre di Fraele!

    We will stop for a revitalizing coffee when we reach the lake and then descend together into Bormio. Once in our hotel, you will have the opportunity to get well deserved spa time and recover for the next epic day!

    Hotel La Genzianella***s Alpine Chic Hotel
  • Day 4 - Saturday

    Mortirolo and Gavia

    110km / 3,050m

    We start the day with yet another legendary climb - the Passo Gavia. It is 25.6km long with 1,404m of altitude gain and an average of 5.5 percent... and that's just the warm up! Here we will refuel before we descend to the foot of the Mortirolo. The Mortirolo is renowned for its 30+ hairpin bends and narrow road that winds gracefully to the summit, without any respite for the riders.

    First featured in the 1990 Giro d'Italia, this climb has become a classic due to Pantani's unforgettable ride in 1994. His ascent time of 42m 40s is still a standing record and it's only fitting that on turn 11 you will find a tribute to the pirate himself! You really will be riding on the roads of a true legend!

    Hotel La Genzianella***s Alpine Chic Hotel
  • Day 5 - Sunday


    All good things come to an end. After a last coffee and breakfast overlooking the beautiful mountains, its time to go home and share your Epic Weekend stories (and photos) with your envious cycling friends!

    We wish you a pleasant journey onwards and hope to meet up again soon for another Epic Weekend in the Alps.