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.
Arrival, transfers from Venice Airport to Corvara
Passo Giau, Passo Falzarego, Passo Valparola, Mur dl Giat, 83 km, 2,500 m
Passo Campolongo, Passo Pordoi, Passo Gardena, Passo Sella, 52 km, 1,600 m
Transfer to from Corvara to Lasa
Ride Stage 18 of the 2020 Giro from Lasa to Lake Cancano via Passo Stelvio, 89 km, 2800 m
Passo Mortirolo & Passo Gavia, 112 km, 3,200 m
Passo Stelvio from Bormio & the Umbrail Pass, 97 km, 3,200 m
Departure from Bormio
Our Classic Climbs of the Giro is a fully supported tour. Experienced guides will set a comfortable pace for the group between climbs & invite guests to ride at their own pace up the mountains. Enjoy the back-up of of a support vehicle stocked with ride nutrition, food & water, as well as a change of clothes if the weather turns.
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.
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.
Hard riding requires harder recovery at our carefully selected 4* hotels, including:
Hotel Chiasa****, Corvara
No matter the season, this 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.
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.
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.
RIDLEY FENIX SL 105
RIDLEY FENIX DISC
RIDLEY HELIUM X
Arrive: Meet at Venice Airport at 10 am on Day 1 of the tour for a group transfer to Corvara.
Depart: Take a group transfer to Milan Malpensa Airport on Day 7 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
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 Malpensa Airport
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.
Deposit: a €500 deposit will secure your place on the tour.
2nd payment: 50% of the balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.
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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