Thursday 30th May, 2024: Travel to Bormio
Please make your own arrangements to either arrive in Bormio or meet us at Milan Malpensa Airport. We will run one transfer from the airport today at 11.30 (£80 one way / £160 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 3.5 hours so we will get to Bormio for about 15.00.
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.
We are staying at either Hotel Nevada or Hotel Baita dei Pini in Bormio. Our hotels are located within minutes of the start of the Gran Fondo. Both hotels are 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 at
- Secure bike store
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 31st May, 2024: 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:
- The classic Mortirolo / Gavia loop can be done by choosing a more relaxed ride from Grosio or a more challenging ride from Mazzo
- 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 1st June, 2024: 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.
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 2nd June, 2024: 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.
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 3rd June, 2024: Departure
We will run one airport transfer to Milan Malpensa today. We depart from the hotel at 08.00, for flights departing from Milan Malpensa after 13.30 (allowing for a 3.5 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.