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Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini 2023

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The 11th edition of the Stelvio Santini Granfondo will take place on 4th June 2023 . This is your opportunity to climb the Stelvio and Mortirolo in one epic ride! There is something for everyone with 3 routes available

  • Short: 60 Km – 1950m ascent
  • Medium: 137.9 Km – 3110m ascent
  • Long: 151.3 Km – 4340m ascent

As well as taking on the Gran Fondo, we also offer you the opportunity join us on our guided rides to explore more of this fantastic area. We don't think you should miss the opportunity to ride the Gavia Pass. Even though it doesn't feature on the Gran Fondo, it's just up the road from Bormio.

Weekend Highlights

Ride with a Giro d’Italia Stage Winner: Your lead guide for this Gran Fondo is Andrea Ferrigato, Giro d’Italia stage winner and our head guide in Italy. His local knowledge and wealth of experience will make your trip with us unforgettable.

Guided warm up rides: Daily warm up rides taking in the beautiful Dolomites led by our ride guides with support van.

Mechanical support: On hand all weekend, our expert mechanics are there to make sure your bike is in perfect nick. You can also hire one of our rental bikes.

Post ride social: This is a small group cycling break. We eat breakfasts & dinners together and have some celebratory beers after the sportive.

Join Andrea and his team for a long weekend of cycling in this beautiful area. Stay with us in Bormio for 4 nights at our Spa hotel. Your weekend includes all support and daily guided rides from our team. Guaranteed entry for all 3 distances, airport transfers, bike rental are all available. 

Included with your package:

  • Hotel in Bormio for 3 or 4 nights
  • All breakfast & dinners
  • Laundry service for technical clothing
  • Entry to the hotel’s wellness centre
  • Secure bike storage
  • Guided Warm Up Rides with ride guide & support van
  • Mechanic Available all weekend

Also available

  • Guaranteed entry to the 2023 Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini at £80
  • Bike Rental Available from £140
  • Transfer from Milan Bergamo Airport - £80 return at set times
Your Itinerary

Thursday 1st June, 2023: Travel to Bormio

Please make your own arrangements to either arrive in Bormio or meet us at Milan Bergamo Airport. We will run one transfer from the airport today at 11.30 (£80 return). Please book a flight that lands before 10.30, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 3 hours so we will get to Bormio for about 14.30.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Our Hotel

We are staying at Hotel Nevada in Bormio. Our hotel is located within minutes of the start of the Gran Fondo. The hotel is booked on a Half Board basis, with breakfasts and evening meals included. You will also have free access to the following:

  • Access to the Spa and Wellness centre
  • Laundry service for cycling kit
  • Secure bike store 

Guided ride

This afternoon, join us on our first ride; a 25km guided ride to Bormio 2000.

Late afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.

Friday 2nd June, 2023: Warm up ride 1 or arrival day

For those arriving today it's the same itinerary as Thursday.

For yesterday's arrivals, it's breakfast followed by a warm-up ride. There are multiple options available: 

  1. The classic Mortirolo / Gavia loop can be done by choosing a more relaxed ride from Grosio or a more challenging ride from Mazzo
  2. A 75km ride with two climbs. This is a more comfortable ride than the first option

This afternoon you are free to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and we will have the evening meal together at the hotel.

Saturday 3rd June, 2023: Warm up ride 2

After breakfast and any final bike adjustments, we will take you on a supported, guided ride. A short coffee spin has been organised to keep your legs moving, but nothing too strenuous the day before the sportive. We propose a shorter ride to the Cancano, nicknamed the ‘Mini Stelvio’.

Registration & Expo

Race pack collection and preparation for the Gran Fondo. The expo is just a short walk from our hotel. This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. 

Race Briefing

This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through GF Stelvio race day logistics and of course the route. We will have an evening meal together at the hotel.

Sunday 4th June, 2023: The Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini

Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurant.

Getting to the start

It’s just a short roll out from our hotel to the start line. Please make your own way to the start this morning, based on your own start time. Our staff will be on hand this morning if you have any last minute mechanical issues, or if you need directions to the start line.

Day Bags and the finish

At the finish it can be very cold, even in June. With this in mind, we’ll be at the finish line with our vehicle, so you can have a day bag waiting for you for when you finish. You can place some warmer, winter clothes in there for your descent ride back to Bormio. We’ll collect the day bags from you before you set off in the morning.

We’ll also have some food and drink ready for you when you finish.

Post Ride

We’ll meet you for post ride beers at the hotel from 17.00.

We will have an evening meal together at the hotel this evening, where you can share tales of your exploits.

Monday 5th June, 2023: Departure

We will run one airport transfer to Milan Bergamo today. We depart from the hotel at 08.00, for flights departing from Milan Bergamo after 13.00 (allowing for a 3 hour transfer and 2 hour check-in).

If you book a flight at any other time, either earlier or later, please contact us directly to discuss private transfer options. 


Need to Know

Who can take part?

  • Amateur riders, from 19 years old
  • All cyclists from 17 years to 18 years old and from 65 years old onwards, can only participate in the short (60 km) or medium routes (137.9 km)
  • Amateur riders from 15 to 17 years old can take part only to the short route (60 km)
  • Participation is allowed to children from 15 to 18 years old and is only permitted with specific release signed by the parent or guardian
  • Electric bicycles are not allowed

Jersey is obligatory

You will be given a top-of-the-range Santini Cycling Wear jersey with your entry. It is obligatory to wear the jersey. Without the jersey it will not be possible to access the starting grids and to have access to the food stops and mechanical assistance points. Please be sure to check the jersey sizing guide before selecting your jersey size.

Event Distance

At time of booking we ask you to select your distance.

Participants that select the short route can change the route chosen to medium or long (and the other way around) only before May 15th, and must do this in writing to Destination Sport Experiences.

Participants who have selected the medium or long route may decide to change their route to long or medium during the race.

Time limits

The time limit at the start of the Stelvio Pass climb is scheduled for 14:00. Riders starting their Stelvio ascent after the time limit will not be considered in the ranking

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct room type for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place. 

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Italy’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

Medical certificate

Please note you need a medical certificate to take part in the Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini. 


The race is open to all male or female riders that are at least 17 years old. Participation is subject to provision of a medical certificate: a certificate of fitness to practice competitive cycling (certificates for other types of sports such as triathlon, duathlon, athletics, etc. are not valid)

Race Licence

Each participant in possession of a valid race licence is considered covered by insurance. Those who are not in possession of a race licence, must purchase an FCI day racing licence that will be valid for the day of the event only and will ensure full insurance to the athlete. The FCI day racing licence can be purchased at race pack collection. The event is insured by the F.C.I. ( and is also covered by the supplementary policy Assofondo ( Non-registered cyclists must not enter the group, under penalty of expulsion. In the event of an accident, they will be reported according to the law.

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in Italy. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.



Bormio is close to these international airports:

  • Milan Bergamo (BGY) Airport which is 103.4 km away, and the airport we are using for our airport transfers
  • Verona (VRN) (125.5 km)
  • Milan Linate (LIN) (140.4 km)
  • Milan Malpensa (MXP) (158.7 km)
  • Zurich (ZRH) (175.4 km).

You can rent a car at the airport or take our airport transfer from Bergamo at £80 return. 


The nearest railway station to Bormio is Tirano. From Tirano, the bus service run by Perego will take you to the centre of Bormio. More information:


Bormio is easy to reach by car. From Milan or Lake Como, take the SS 38 road from the north end of the lake. From Bergamo or Brescia, the easiest route is via the Aprica Pass on the SS 39. This road is also open in winter. Or you could travel via the Gavia pass (closed in winter). From the east, you have the option of the Stelvio pass (only open in summer) or the Gallo pass from Livigno (open all year round) via the Munt La Schlera tunnel in Switzerland. Another option from Switzerland is to take the Bernina pass.

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