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  • LOCATION

    Lake Como | Stelvio | Lago Maggiore | Italy

  • START | END

    Milan Malpensa Airport

  • DURATION

    8 Days | 7 Nights
    30th May – 6th June

Our Tour Highlights

2018 Lake Como | Gran Fondo Cycling Stelvio Santini Tour

Lake Como, Madonna Ghisallo Chapel, Wall of Surmano | Passo’s Stelvio, Gavia, Mortirolo | Lago Maggiore

Photo Credits – MATTEO CAPPE

Welcome to Milano, Italy

and the lake Como | Granfondo Stelvio Santini tour.

Italy is like our second home, we’ve spent much of the last ten years running cycling trips here. We love everything about Italy, it’s cycling, it’s food and it’s passion for “la dolce vita”.

Our lake Como | Granfondo Stelvio Santini trip, provides the perfect mix of challenging rides in the Italian mountains, participating in the Granfondo Stelvio Santini, riding the lake regions of Como, Lago Maggiore, mixed with a cultural and culinary Italian experience.

We ride legendary routes used in Giro d’Italia in the Granfondo Stelvio Santini including the Mortirollo and finish with the beautiful climb up the Stelvio Pass.

From our Lake Como base we ride a loop to the church of the patron saint of cycling, the Colle del Madonna Ghisallo and the wall of Surmano.

In Lago Maggiore we ride the stunning lake roads, cross into Switzerland and climb some super picturesque roads and show you many of the famous Giro d’ Italia and Tour of Lombardy “The race of the falling leaves” routes, climbs and descents in this stunning part of Italy.

We’ll show you the smaller roads and stay in charming chic Italian hotels.

May / June is a beautiful time to visit and ride in Italy.

Our Como, Stelvio Gan Fondo trip is led by our experienced team who’ve been hosting trips to Italy for many years and know how to get the best out of your riding, Granfondo experience, in a safe, supported and team like experience.

The Granfondo Stelvio Santini is Sunday 3rd June. This is a brilliant way to experience Italy with a full immersion into Italian Cycling by participating in the Stelvio Gran Fondo.

Italy it’s a country practically born and raised on two wheels, the terrain is almost purpose-built for cyclists who love lakeside roads, panoramic climbs, and sweeping views, any wonder Italy is regarded as cycling’s birthplace.

Our Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 – Wednesday 30th May

Airport pick up: 7.30am, Milan, Malpensa.
Trip start: 9am Assemble bikes (at pre trip Airport hotel Milan, Malpensa.)
Ride: 11am Malpensa/Cardano il Campo, Verese, lake Como 75km/100km
Overnight: Como hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Dinner

Day 2 – Thursday 31st May

Ride: Como – Belaggio – Madonna Ghisallo Chapel of Cycling  – Wall of Sormano Loop 70km/95km
Overnight: Como hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – Friday 1st June

Transfer: Como to Ponte di Legno
Ride: Passo Gavia, direction Bormio  50km/90km
Overnight:  Bormio
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – Saturday 2nd June

Active recovery day
Ride:
Morning, Mini Stelvio, Lago Cancano 40km/65km.
Afternoon: visit local thermal pools, race briefing
Overnight: Bormio
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 – Sunday 3rd June

Ride: Stelvio Gran Fondo. Three distance options 60km, 140km, 150km
Overnight: Bormio
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – Monday 4 June

Active recovery day after Stelvio Gran Fondo
Ride: Depart Hotel, Bormio descending valleys ride 50km.
Transfer: Lago Maggiore
Overnight: Lago Maggiore
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – Tuesday 5th June

Ride: Ride to Switzerland for Coffee and a famous Revella sports drink – Lake Ride, return via the 2016 Giro d’Italia mountains route above Lago Maggiore 50km/100km
Overnight: Lago Maggiore.
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner.

Day 8 – Wednesday 6th June

Ride: Depart Hotel Lago Maggiore to Milan Malpensa/Cardano al Campo pausing for coffee at the beautiful lakeside hamlet of Orta san Guilio, Lago d’Orta 30km/50km/90km
Meals: Breakfast
End of Tour: Milan, Malpensa Airport or Aiport Hotel.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Lake Como, Granfondo Stelvio Santini tour, Italy 2018.

Ciao Pat and Grace

Granfondo Stelvio Santini Information

The Passo’s Mortirolo and Stelvio are two of the most beautiful climbs in the world that echo with the feats of Fausto Coppi and Marco Pantani. During the Giro d’Italia 2012, a single stage saw the peloton take on both of these legendary climbs for one of the most brutal days of the race. Now for the sixth time, the Grandondo Stelvio Santini will allow you to pit yourself against these legendary climbs and follow in the pedal strokes of some of the greatest icons cycling has ever known.

There are three routes on offer – short (60km), medium (137.9 km) and long (151.3 km).

SHORT ROUTE

60km, 1950m of ascent
Bormio – Sondalo – Bormio – Stelvio

MEDIUM ROUTE

137.9km, 3053m of ascent
Bormio – Teglio – Bormio – Stelvio

LONG ROUTE

151.3km, 4058m of ascent
Bormio – Teglio – Mortirolo – Bormio – Stelvio

Advance Bookings:

We open up our Advance Reservations for trips so you can book well ahead. Guarantee your position by booking up to 12 months prior.

If you’d like to organise and book your trip more than 12 months prior, contact us via email or phone, we’ll arrange everything so you can make an advanced early booking.

An advance booking, accompanied by a fully refundable $750 AUD (Australian Dollar) ensures priority booking status when the trip details are announced. Note, an advance booking is not considered final until payment is received.

Once specific trip itinerary details are finalized, we’ll contact everyone on the advance reservation list via email, we’ll include the itinerary and offer a priority booking position before opening up bookings to the wider community.

If a trip fills – as it often does in the advance bookings, we create a waiting list and then offer reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date the advance reservation was made) once our advanced booking guest have finalised.

To cancel an advance reservation a cancellation request must be submitted in writing/ via email within 14 days of the trip details being published. The (AUD) $750 advance reservation payment will be immediately refunded for any cancellation received within this 14-day period.

Final Payments:

The balance of your trip payment is due no later than 120 days prior to your trip departure date, we will forward via email your final payment invoice. You can choose to make full payment earlier if you prefer to finalise your trip payment early, contact us and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent.

What if I have to transfer, change or cancel my trip:
We understand you may not be able to go on your trip, cancel, change or transfer due to personal or medical reasons. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to transfer to another trip that has places available. If you have a question give us a call or email.

Due to the high demand, limited hotel availability and the advance payments expected by our hotels and restaurants we use, the following cancellation conditions apply to all of our trips.

AFTER BOOKING, IF YOU CANCEL:

120 – 91 days prior to departure 50% cancellation fee of the trip price
90 – 61 days prior to departure 75% cancellation fee of the trip price
60 days and less prior to departure 100% cancellation fee of the trip price
Advance Bookings:

We open up our Advance Reservations for trips so you can book well ahead. Guarantee your position by booking up to 12 months prior.

If you’d like to organise and book your trip more than 12 months prior, contact us via email or phone, we’ll arrange everything so you can make an advanced early booking.

An advance booking, accompanied by a fully refundable $750 AUD (Australian Dollar) ensures priority booking status when the trip details are announced. Note, an advance booking is not considered final until payment is received.

Once specific trip itinerary details are finalized, we’ll contact everyone on the advance reservation list via email, we’ll include the itinerary and offer a priority booking position before opening up bookings to the wider community.

If a trip fills – as it often does in the advance bookings, we create a waiting list and then offer reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date the advance reservation was made) once our advanced booking guest have finalised.

To cancel an advance reservation a cancellation request must be submitted in writing/ via email within 14 days of the trip details being published. The (AUD) $750 advance reservation payment will be immediately refunded for any cancellation received within this 14-day period.

Final Payments:

The balance of your trip payment is due no later than 120 days prior to your trip departure date, we will forward via email your final payment invoice. You can choose to make full payment earlier if you prefer to finalise your trip payment early, contact us and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent.

What if I have to transfer, change or cancel my trip:
We understand you may not be able to go on your trip, cancel, change or transfer due to personal or medical reasons. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to transfer to another trip that has places available. If you have a question give us a call or email.

Due to the high demand, limited hotel availability and the advance payments expected by our hotels and restaurants we use, the following cancellation conditions apply to all of our trips.

AFTER BOOKING, IF YOU CANCEL:

120 – 91 days prior to departure 50% cancellation fee of the trip price
90 – 61 days prior to departure 75% cancellation fee of the trip price
60 days and less prior to departure 100% cancellation fee of the trip price
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Years of Experience

63

Tours Completed

1,384

Trip Guests

32,926km

Cycled on Tour

238

Hotels Visited

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