CLASSIC CLIMBS

6 NIGHTS

COMFORT

Advanced Bike Tour of the Alps

LEVEL 2-3

379 KM

11,500M

ITALY CYCLE TOUR

Tackle the classic cycling climbs of the Giro d’Italia in Northern Italy. Ride out of two locations: Corvara in the Dolomites & Bormio in the Italian Alps. 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.

On an Eat Sleep Cycle tour all you have to think about is enjoying your ride. Our trip support is second to none and we pride ourselves on a high staff-guest ratio. We take care of everything so you can savour the ride of a lifetime. This is a flexible itinerary offering riders the opportunity to extend or shorten the ride depending on their fitness level.

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival, transfers from Venice Airport to Corvara

Day 2:

Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego, Passo Valparola, Mur dl Giat, 83 km, 2,500 m

Day 3:

Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi, Passo Gardena, Passo Sella, 52 km, 1,600 m

Day 4:

Transfer to Bormio
Optional afternoon ride to Torre Fraele & Lake Cancano, 33 km, 1,000 m

Day 5:

Passo Mortirolo & Passo Gavia, 112 km, 3,200 m

Day 6:

Passo Stelvio from Bormio & Prato allo Stelvio, 99 km, 3,200 m

Day 7:

Departure from Bormio

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

Our Classic Climbs of the Giro is designed for ‘Advanced’ riders with optional extensions for riders who want to challenge themselves further, as well as options to shorten the rides for those who need to. To best enjoy the tour riders should be comfortable riding 100 kms and able to climb for at least an hour without stopping. Training for the tour is recommended.

MAP

Classic Climbs of the Giro d'Italia Cycle Tour Map

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • PASSO STELVIO
  • PASSO MORTIROLO
  • PASSO GAVIA
  • PASSO GIAU
  • PASSO PORDOI

CLASSIC CLIMBS OF THE GIRO INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

Rides are fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.

The ride support vehicle is stocked with natural ride nutrition, electrolytes and water. On longer days the team will serve a roadside lunch – a time efficient pit stop with the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fruit & veg to keep you energized and feeling healthy all week.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders 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. Our Tour Leaders know the region well and speak the local language.

Mechanical support will be close by at all times.

Quick Facts
  • THE PASSO STELVIO IS THE HIGHEST CLIMB EVER TO FEATURE IN THE GIRO.
  • THE GIRO STARTED IN MAY 1909.
  • THE PASSO STELVIO HAS 48 HAIRPINS.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Full Board

The Italians have a real love affair with food and this is one aspect of the trip to be excited about.

Breakfast is a buffet at the hotel each morning. We will keep you fuelled on the road with our favourite ride nutrition. We serve a cold lunch roadside; our proven way to keep you pedalling & avoid long wait-times at cafes and restaurants.

Dinner is included at each hotel. Sit back, relax & enjoy Italian cooking & hospitality at its best.

*Drinks at riders own expense.

Italian Hospitality

Hard riding requires harder recovery at our carefully selected 3* hotels, including:

Berghotel Ladina***, Corvara
The sister hotel to the famous La Perla. Experience the same high quality service, delicious food & attention to detail.

Albergo San Lorenzo***, Bormio
A fabulous hotel in the centre of Bormio with an excellent restaurant.

*Hotels shown subject to availability at time of booking.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike.  All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY HELIUM X

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY FENIX DISC

  • Disc Brake Road Bike
  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • DTSwiss R24 DB wheelset.

FACTOR O2

  • State-of-the-art lightweight frameset
  • Black Inc. carbon wheels & finishing kit
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

9th- 15th June 2019

7th – 13th September 2019

On demand for groups

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,549

Single Supplement €469

Travel Logistics

Arrive: Meet at Venice Airport at 12 noon on Day 1 of the tour for a group transfer to Corvara.
Depart: Take a group transfer to Milan Airport on Day 6 of the tour. You will be at the airport by 12 noon, in time for flights departing after 14:00.

Guests are responsible for booking their own flights and travel
insurance.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 3*/4* Hotels and guesthouses.
Food: Full board
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Group transfer from Venice Airport and to Milan Airport

Group Bookings

Groups of 6 or more riders: can opt to make a tour private and choose their own dates.
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

TAILOR OUR CLASSIC CLIMBS OF THE GIRO TOUR ITINERARY TO SUIT YOU

Choose your dates, accommodation type, tailor your ride itinerary & support.
Add a physio, gourmet food experiences and more!

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

Classic Climbs of the Alps 5 star reviews

5 STAR REVIEWS

You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Local Knowledge

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

Everything from our bike rentals, hotel reservations, and ride routes were carefully planned and taken care of so all we had to do was enjoy riding our bikes. (...) Lee and the staff did everything humanly possible to make sure all of our requests and needs were met during the long days in the saddle.

Jen, San Francisco.

I've been on lots of cycling trips but ESC are absolutely the most accommodating organizers i have ever had the pleasure of touring a place on a bike with. They are the best! I highly recommend them.

Jeeanette

Eat Sleep Cycle are so good at what they do... Hands-down best cycle tour operator in Europe. They handled our group of 45 with ease. Everyone including the mechanics at the hub, the guides that took us on fantastic group rides and the guys that run the show, are simply excellent. And an extra special thank you to Lee, Silvia and Brian for making our trip so memorable.

William Jed Harrison

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