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The Stelvio & Mortirolo Weekender

3 nights from £415.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Climb the epic Stelvio and Motirolo passes on your cycling holidays in Bormio
  • Fully flexible holiday arriving any day for any length of time
  • Incredible Alpine views
  • Excellent bike hire
The Stelvio & Mortirolo Weekender
3 nights from £415.00
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WE LOVEBucket List Climbs
The Stelvio, Mortirolo and other climbs around Bormio are a regular feature of the Giro dÍtalia. Take on these behemoths and follow in the tracks of legends.

WE LOVEThe Views
The high mountain passes of Italy offer spectacular views. Snow capped mountains, plunging valleys and pristine tarmac roads offer an unparalleled experience.

What's Included

Your Stelvio & Mortirolo Weekender

We can tailor make this trip for you
Day 1Arrival into Milan

Our Stelvio and Mortirolo trip is entirely flexible and this is just our suggested itinerary. Arrive into one of the Milanese airports and we will pick you up and take you to Bormio. We work with many hotels in Bormio from budget to luxury so just let us know what you prefer.

Day 2Climb the Stelvio
We have 5 epic rides to choose from and our favourite is a true bucket list ride. You will climb the Stelvio from both Bormio and Prato climbing over 3,500m in the day.
 
Starting in Bormio, the climb is 22 km with an average gradient of 7%. You will skirt the Swiss border as you ascend to the summit with the final 3km of the climb ramping up to an average of 10% topping out at 2758m.  You will then turn on your heels and head on a thrilling descent into Switzerland before coming face to face with arguably the most famous side of the climb, from Prato. The ride has a whopping 48 hairpins averaging 7.5% over 25km.

 

Day 3Climb the Mortirolo & Gavia
This is another tough day in the saddle with a loop ride taking you up the Mortirolo and the Gavia.
 
You’ll ride out of Bormio and head for the toughest climb in the region, the Mortirolo from Mazzo. The climb never dips below 8% average gradient and averages 11%. The climb is pretty relentless but you will pass cycling royalty as you come up to the Marco Pantani memorial, before the road picks up the road from Grosio. From here, the climb settles down and you will summit with views over Alpine pastures.
 
The descent takes you towards beautiful meadows before a gentle climb to Pezzo. From here you have 17km averaging 7.5% to the top of the Gavia climb, before a long descent all the way back into Bormio.
Day 4Departure

Today we will take you back to Milan or you can choose to extend your stay with us.

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What to ExpectFrom Epic climbs with incredible Alpine views

24km long at 7.4% average
Passo dello Stelvio from Prato
21.5km long at 7.1% average
Passo dello Stelvio from Bormio
12.4km long at 10.5% average
Mortirolo from Mazzo

How's the Weather? in Italian Alps

The SpringMarch to May
The cycling season can sometimes begin very late May but the weather can often mean the passes are closed if Spring has been col.
The SummerJune to August
The summer is the best time to ride the Stelvio and Mortirolo. The weather in the Alps is of course changeable so you should be equipped for warm and cold weather riding.
The AutumnSeptember to November
You can still ride the passes usually in early autumn but any later and inclement weather is likely to close the passes.
The WinterDecember to February
The winter is the playground of the skier rather than the cyclist!

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