Classic Climbs of the Giro

Supported

6 nights

Advanced

440 km

11045 m

Classic Climbs of the Giro
ItaliaClassic Climbs of the Giro

Summary

This is an epic tour designed for big mountain-lovers. Tackle up to 11 bucket list Giro climbs including the iconic slopes of: Passo Stelvio (up to 3 ways!), Passo Mortirolo, Passo Gavia, Passo Giau, the Sella Ronda’s & Passo Falzarego. Discover the beauty of the Sella Ronda, climb with the ghost of Pantani on the Mortirolo and channel your inner Dumoulin on the slopes of the Stelvio.

The first three nights, stay in Hotel Chiasa in Corvara, a graceful and picturesque village, surrounded by the towering peaks of the Dolomites, is the ideal place for all who wish to experience the spirit of the Dolomites, admire the legendary panoramic views and take in the rare beauty of this natural world. Move on to Bormio and stay in Albergo San Lorenzo, a fabulous hotel in the centre of Bormio with an excellent restaurant.

The tour is fully supported with breakfast every morning at your hotel. Lunch is provided en route and is either a nutritious picnic served by your hosts or at a selected cafe. Evening meals are at local restauants in town and on the longer days, dinner is enjoyed at the hotel.

DURATION

7 days / 6 nights

DISTANCE

440 km

HOTELS
★★★★★
REGION

Italia

Terrain

Road

LEVEL

Advanced

Average Distance X DAY

88 km

Average Time X DAY

4 h 24 min

PRICE PER PERSON FROM€ 3.399

TOUR highlights

Passo Giau

Sella Ronda

Passo Stelvio

Passo Mortiolo

Umbrail Pass

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Advanced

Rated 3 out of 4 our Advanced tours are designed for people who ride regularly and want back to back challenging days on the bike. Riders should be confident riding in a small group, comfortable on extended climbs (at your own pace) and have good bike handling skills on corners and descents. E-bikes are available on all of our tours.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Welcome to the Dolomites!

Welcome to Corvara! The first day of the tour is about getting set up on your bike and getting ready for the tur ahead. Enjoy a welcome meal to ensure your body is getting fuelled for the days ahead.

EAT

Welcome lunch and evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Gran Ciasa

CYCLE

Arrival day

Day 1

Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego, Passo Valparola, Mur dl Giat

Take on Passo Giau and Passo Falzarego, Passo Valparola, Mur dl Giat today. The ride begins with an easy roll out of town and then up and over into Arraba. From here, the road has undulating hills until kilometre 34 where the first challenge begins. Passo Giau is 10 km in length and gains 908 m making the climb and average gradient of 9%! After a stunning descent, get ready for the next one as you take on Passo Falzarego. This climb takes you across Passo Falzarego and Valparola. It is more gentle, averaging 5.7% for 11 kilomtres. After a winding descent, there is a long stretch of road taking you down to Mur dl Giat. The challenge is not over yet, you have another 8 kilometres of a steady gradient back to your hotel.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch en route, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Gran Ciasa

CYCLE

Passo Giau & Falarego 88 km, 2657 m

Day 1

The Sella Ronda

Today’s ride is a showstopper & features on the bucket list of cyclists from all over the world. The Sella Ronda is a string of 4 passes starting and finishing in Corvara. Warm-up for the ride on the Passo Campolongo, descend and climb again to the Passo Pordoi. Next up is the Passo Sella & finish with the gorgeous Passo Gardena & a spectacular descent back to Corvara. Enjoy steady gradients, well surfaced roads and switchbacks constructed by the god’s of cycling.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch en route, evening meal

SLEEP

Hotel Gran Ciasa

CYCLE

The Sella Ronda 51 km, 1680 m

Day 1

Ride Stage 18 of the 2020 Giro from Lasa to Lake Cancano via Passo Stelvio

The day begins with a transfer to Laas. From here, ride out along the Adige river until about kilometre 10 where the climb up to Stelvio begins. The climb from this side is 25 km in length, gains 1,868 m and averages a steady 7%. Halfway up the climb you'll take on the (in)famous switchbacks taking you to the summit. From the top, descend down and end your ride in Bormio or, if your legs haven't had enough, ride out to lake Cancano and back.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch en route, evening meal

SLEEP

Albergo San Lorenzo

CYCLE

Ride Stage 18 of the 2020 Giro from Lasa to Lake Cancano via Passo Stelvio 89 km, 2892 m

Day 1

Passo Mortirolo & Passo Gavia

Head South of Bormio and towards Passo Mortirolo. Today is a long day with two stage climbs. The first climb begins at kilometre 30 as you turn off from the village of Mazzo di Valtellina. The climb is 12 km in length and gains 1,305 m, averaging 10%! After the descent, there is a steady incline as you base yourself at the foot of the Passo Gavia. This climb is more gentle but nontheless demanding. From the top, it is all downhill.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch en route, evening meal

SLEEP

Albergo San Lorenzo

CYCLE

Passo Mortirolo & Passo Gavia 112 km, 3193 m

Day 1

Passo Stelvio from Bormio & the Umbrail Pass

The final stage of the tour is just as mighty as the rest of the tour. Climb up to the Umbrail Pass, situated on the Swiss-Italian border. It is the highest paved road in Switzerland, and undoubtedly provides stunning views. The route takes you on a clock-wise circle back.

EAT

Breakfast, lunch en route, farewell evening meal

SLEEP

Albergo San Lorenzo

CYCLE

Umbrail Pass 99 km, 3233 m

Day 1

Departure Day

Sadly the tour draws to an end on day 7. We can arrange transfers to nearby airports and train stations.

EAT

Breakfast

SLEEP

CYCLE

THE TOUR
IN DETAIL

RIDE SUPPORT

full support

Enjoy full ride support from our professional guide team & support vehicle.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water, as well as a full set of tools to resolve any mechanicals. On selected days the support crew will serve a delicious picnic lunch in a scenic location en route. Enjoy local foods chosen to keep you feeling energized and healthy.

Eat Sleep Cycle guides are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

All guests will receive access to our digital Road Book and routes, giving everyone the flexibility to ride at their own pace.

HOTELS

Hotels shown are examples and are subject to change

BIKE HIRE

Wilier Filante SLR

Pure Road

The Filante SLR is an extremely lightweight aerodynamic bicycle used by World Tour team Astana. Enjoy a Shimano Ultegra Si2 groupset and DT Swiss ERC 1400 wheelset.

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Wilier Filante SL Hybrid Road E-Bike

Pure Road Electric

Our top of the range road e-bike from Wilier. Enjoy a lightweight carbon frame, carbon wheelset and Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. The Filante Hybrid has a range of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs. Range extenders are avialable to hire which doubles this range.

Electric Premium Upgrade

Wilier Garda Hybrid Road E-Bike

All Road Electric

A comfortable e-road bike with a lightweight carbon frameset and a clean-cut design featuring fully integrated cable routing. The Garda Hybrid uses the proven and reliable Mahle X35+ drive unit with 250 Wh motor inserted in the rear hub while the battery is housed in the down tube. The groupset is Shimano 105 Di2. The Garda has an autonomy of 1,000-2,000m of elevation, or constant use 1.5-2hrs - it's possible to rent a range extender to double the range for an additional fee.

Electric

Wilier Filante SL

All Road

The Wilier Filante SL guarantees a first-class weight, a precise ride and a great aesthetic clarity thanks to the integrated cables. Carbon Monocoque frame with full internal cable routing Electronic Shimano 105 Di2 shifting Carbon wheels Chainrings: 50/34, Cassette: 11-34

Basso Diamante

Pure Road

The ultimate bike for climbers. The Diamante features a lightweight fully integrated frameset, a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and a carbon ERC 1400 wheelset from DT Swiss. The Diamante has gearing for climbing - a 50/34 chainset and an 11-34 cassette.

Premium Upgrade

Basso Astra

All Road

An endurance all-road bike that increases versatility with features that lean closer to gravel. Enojy a comfortable performance carbon frameset, an electronic SRAM Force AXS groupset and a MicroTech RE38 Carbon wheelset. 48/35 chainrings and 10-36 cassette

THE GUIDES

Emanuela

Emanuela is Italian and after many years living in Barcelona relocated to Mallorca. She started triathlon 10 years ago and has made it her life! Alongside guiding Emanuela hosts guests from all over the world in her Airbnb.

Mario

During the past 10 years, Mario has lived in different countries, but now he's back home in Conegliano to ride every steep hill in the area! Despite his focus on road cycling, he's had some amazing moments with his beloved steel gravel bike! Mario has been a member of the ESC Team since 2019 and couldn't be happier! He looks forward to seeing you on the road soon!

Details

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

HOW TO GET HERE

Travel to Venice

MEETING POINT

Hotel

TIME

13:00

DEPARTURE

Tour finishes at the hotel on day 7

WHAT THE TOUR INCLUDES

CYCLING

full support

ACCOMMODATION

4* Hotel

FOOD

Full Board

TRANSFERS

Optional

BIKE RENTAL

Optional

EAT SLEEP CYCLE LOCATION

ESC Italy

Italia! Pizza! Pasta! The Giro! Italy is a classic cycling destination with a huge variety of landscapes to explore & a history steeped in cycling culture. Italy is best enjoyed from April through to June and in the Autumn months.

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DEPOSIT

A deposit of €500 will secure your place on the tour.

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SECOND PAYMENT

50% is due 6 months before the departure of the tour.

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FINAL BALANCE

The final balance is due 2 months before the tour departure.

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FAQs

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What happens if I need to cancel the trip?

We have a flexible cancelation policy – please take a look at our cancellation policy at the time of booking. If you have any doubts please reach out and we’re happy to help.

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Is the tour the right level for me?

We rate our tours from Level 1 (Leisure) to Level 4 (Epic). Each tour contains a description of the level, expected daily ride time, distance and elevation. If you have any doubts we’re more that happy to speak to you on the phone and help to find you the perfect trip!

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What about bikes? Can I hire one or should I bring my own?

We recommend that you hire a bike for your tour and will work with you after you book to help you to choose the best size and model for your ride style. If you prefer to bring your bike, it’s no problem. Please be aware that on some of our epic trips we charge a supplement to transport your bike box to our finishing location. If you have any doubts, please ask!

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Is insurance included?

Insurance is not included in our tour packages. We highly recommend contracting travel insurance at the time of reservation with a company from where you are from.

Health insurance which covers you for illness or injury whilst cycling in your chosen destination is mandatory, we’ll ask you for details of your insurance providor before you travel.

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