Stelvio Pass Classic Cycle Climb

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At 2757m high, the Stelvio Pass (“Passo dello Stelvio”) is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest in the whole of the Alps. Our 4-day route starts in Treviso, and includes highlights such as three 100-mile days, accommodation on the shores of Lake Garda, and of course, the famous Stelvio Pass.

 

Not for the faint hearted, this is a serious ride in serious terrain.

 

A total of 607km riding

Over 7400m climbing

4 days guided cycling

Full support crew

Ride along sections of the 2012 Giro D’Italia

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly into Venice-Treviso airport and transfer to overnight accommodation. Depending on flight schedules, we have dinner in a local restaurant, where you will have a chance to meet your guides and the rest of the pie crew.

Day 2 – 164km, 1490m Climb

After a fuelling breakfast, we cycle out of Treviso, climbing gradually to the first main climb, the Sella di Roa. We follow the 2012 Giro D’Italia route for 100km, before turning west towards Lake Garda, and finishing at the village of Caldonazzo, close to the shores of Lake Caldanazzo and Lake Levico.

Day 3 – 164km, 1350m Climb

Another 100 mile day, although the majority of climbing is over before the first stop. Our route takes us around the eastern side of the beautiful Lake Garda, for a relatively flat final 100km. We finish the day at Gardone Riviera on the western side of the lake, with accommodation and evening meal in Gardone.

Day 4 – 165km, 1800m Climbing

The final 100mile day! We head south west away from Lake Garda and into slightly flatter terrain, before heading north into the mountains again at Lake Iseo. Much of the afternoon is spent climbing towards our overnight stop at Edolo.

Day 5 – 114km, 2800m Climbing

This is where the training counts! A shorter day in terms of distance, but with the added challenge of the Stelvio Pass. We attack it from the Bormio side, gaining over 1500m in elevation in 21.5km.

Save some energy for the final few kilometres – this is where the pass is at its steepest (over 10%), but the views from the top are well worth the effort!
A celebration meal awaits those returning, with overnight accommodation in the ski resort of Bormio.

Stelvio Pass - Bormio group ride event managers guided full support crewDay 6

Transfer to airport for the flight home, and a well-earned rest.

More Information

Interested? Please contact us for more details. Call 01932 460090 or email info@pieevents.co.uk and download the event summary sheet.

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We are a cycling events company specialising in developing and delivering high quality bespoke guided bike rides throughout the UK and Europe. We work with multinationals, charities and private groups to deliver exactly what you want, so your ride is tailor made for you.

All of our events are fully supported. Our multi-day rides are guided on a ratio of 1 guide to 10 cyclists and supported by an experienced crew of tour leaders and medics. Our sportives are fully supported with vehicles, medics and an experienced team delivering safety and logistics. We provide 3 food stops a day, we transport luggage from A to B, and deal with all mechanical and medical issues.

Beautiful scenery & great riding is provided as standard!

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