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, 425 miles with 10,352m of climbing and 10,554m of descent. Average of 71 miles per day.The welcome meal and tour briefing will take place at Citta Alta the beautiful old town on the hill above Bergamo that can be reached by cable car. (or on foot for those that like a challenge!)The next day we leave the city and head towards the Italian Alps via Lake Como and we will visit the Madonna del Ghisello a sacred chapel on a hillside dedicated to cyclists. Once in the Alps we take on the climbs made famous by the Giro and there is a two night stay in the lovely spa town of Bormio. 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 take the short train ride into the heart of Venice to celebrate.
Sat 8th July to Sat 15th July
Sat 9th Sept to Sat 16th Sept
Other dates available for groups of 4 or more
Extras package available
6 days cycling, 7 nights.
Total of 680km, 7 cols, 10,352m
of climbing, 10,554m of descending
Average of 114km per day, 1,725m 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 Bergamo 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 thefollowing day or stay longer if you wish.
Hand picked, Tried and Tested.
Emphasis on quality.
Character locations, bars and restaurants on doorstep
Plentiful Buffet Breakfasts.
Secure overnight garage for the bikes.
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).