ROUTE DI STELVIO (MILAN TO VENICE)
Route di Stelvio
(Milan to Venice)
Breathtaking route through the Italian Alps and Dolomites also taking in the Italian Lakes and the vineyards of the Prosecco region.
6 days of riding, 395 miles with 10,090m of climbing and 10,154m of descent. Average of 66 miles per day. The welcome meal and tour briefing will take place in the medieval town of Monza and we begin the ride around the great park that also contains the famous gran prix circuit. We leave the city and head towards the Italian Alps via Lake Como and on the way visit the Madonna del Ghisello a sacred chapel on a hillside dedicated to cyclists. Once in the Alps we take on one of the all time great climbs to the summit of the Stelvio Pass. The tour then continues East towards the Dolomites and the beautiful Sellaronda circuit with the dramatic rocky outcrops before heading South towards our final destination of Treviso via the picturesque vineyards of the Prosecco region. On the last evening we sometimes take the short train ride into the heart of Venice to celebrate or equally satisfying is to enjoy the delights of Treviso also known as little Venice.
6 days cycling, 7 nights.
Total of 632km, 5 cols, 10,090m
of climbing, 10,154m of descending
Average of 105km per day, 1,681m of climbing per day.
Personally led on the road plus support vehicle providing regular assistance.
Good stops for coffee and
lunch on route
Fitness guide: comfortable with 60 miles within 4 hours on UK roads as a base.
Small group sizes : maximum
of 8 cyclists per tour.
Upon arrival at Milan Linate airport you will be met by the Blue Sky Team.
Dinner in the old city.
A full tour briefing takes place after the welcome meal in readyness for the grand depart the following morning.
The day starts with a relaxed breakfast.
Coffee and Lunch stops taken each day.
Every evening there will be a briefing of the next day's ride
We plan to celebrate your arrival in Venice with a glass of sparkly, probably Prosecco!
Celebrations continue into the evening before a free transfer to Treviso airport the following day or stay longer if you wish.
Can be summoned to bring forward:
Extra clothing if cold.
Reduce clothing if warm.
Snacks from your snack bag.
Carries spare free issue inner tubes (700 by 25 mm Presta standard valve only).
Carries some spare brake blocks (issued free if they fit) - some long descents!
Carries basic tool kit, track pump, bike stand.
Can hop in at any time (subject to availability of seats).
Hand picked, Tried and Tested.
Emphasis on quality.
Character locations, bars and restaurants on doorstep
Plentiful Buffet Breakfasts.
Secure overnight garage for the bikes.