Wednesday : Arrival & Warm Up Ride
Arrive at Bergamo Airport before 10.30am for the transfer to Bormio which will leave the airport no later than 11.00. We arrive in Bormio at around 2pm where our mechanic will be waiting to help build bikes. After check-in to the hotel you have time to go for a 25km warm up spin before our welcome dinner at 7.30pm with a brief on the week.
Thursday : Stelvio Loop
- Front Group 115km & 3930m
- Main Bunch 72km & 2813m
The Queen Stage. We start at 8.30am (depending on weather / time of year) and immediately start the climb to the Stelvio from Bormio. The front group get to the summit of the Stelvio, descend the Umbrail pass before lunch in Prato. From there it is just 48 hairpins back to the top and a descent home! The main bunch climb from Bormio before descending half way down the Prato side (the iconic part) before lunch and then climbing the last 13km of the second side & descending back to the hotel. We set up feed stops regularly and there is a lead guide with each group. After the ride we grab a beer on the terrace before dinner at 7.30pm.
Friday : Cancano / Livigno
- Front Group 93km & 2831m
- Main Bunch 54km & 1663m
A "slightly" easier ride after a big day on the Stelvio. We roll out slightly later at 9.30am to allow for a more relaxed morning and head over to the beautiful climb of Cancano for the Main Bunch and on to Livigno over two climbs for the Front Group. This is one of the pro team capitals of Europe in the summer with most teams having a base here to prepare for the Tour. For the Main Bunch we come back to Bormio and take on the climb of Bormio 2000 before descending into town for lunch.
Saturday : Mortirolo / Gavia Loop
- Front Group 111km & 3330m
- Main Bunch 109km & 3072m
Another roll out at 8.30am, and we descend down the valley to Grosio where you have the choice of which side to climb the mighty Mortirolo. The first side from Grosio is 14km at 8% or continue to Mazzo for the famous side, 12km at 11%. We meet at the top and then descend and ride to Ponte di Legno for lunch. From here, we climb the Gavia before descending back to Bormio.
Sunday : Departure Day
Our transfer home is at 10am so a well-earned lie in, late breakfast and time for some last minute souvenirs before heading home. The transfer takes approximately 3 hours, so please book flights to depart from Bergamo after 1500 (3pm) in the afternoon.