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The Italian Job

1. Overview

VIVE IL GIRO D’ITALIA

VIVE IL GIRO D’ITALIA is a cycling adventure created by Velodrom Summits that will take you through challenging terrain and breathtaking scenery to create an unique cycling experience. You will need to choose between 3 epic missions to be  completed in the Ortler Alps and the Italian Dolomites, the landscape of legendary stages of the Giro d’Italia. The Italian Job is not a competitive race, but  during the route you will need to challenge yourself against timed sections and you will need to make sure you stamp your passport at  the different checkpoints along the route. Only the ones who managed to complete their mission  will enjoy the glory at the end of the trip. We will take care of everything: transport, feeding stations, mechanical assistance, 4* hotels and whatever you will need to complete your mission.

This year we have included the live viewing of a stage of the Giro de Italia. We will watch the riders attack each other on the slopes of Lago di Cancano, probably one of the hardest stages of the Giro 2020!

Trip Facts

3 different routes (missions) for different cycling levels (Easy, Medium, Hard)

Timed sections and checkpoints

The most spectacular mountain Passes of Italy: Mortirolo, Gavia, Stelvio, Marmolada, Tre Cime Lavaredo amongst others

Pro-level mechanics and soigneurs to bring legs back to life and experienced race leaders

Spectacular live viewing of the Giro d'Italia 2020 stage.

General Info:
  • Prices: from 2350 €
  • Dates: from 23th Saturday May to 29th Friday May 2020.
  • Duration of the trip: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 Stages
  • Rider Type:  Avid intermediate level
  • Hotels: 4****
  • Bike Rental Option: Pinarello Prince Disc Ultegra DI2 with disc brakes.
  • Route Preparation: Precise cue sheets, elevation profiles, and complete route maps distributed in advance of trips.

MISSIONS

When you join our trip, you will need to select a mission. Each mission has different difficulties and you can modify the mission you will join just until the trip begins. Once the trip has started there is no way back!

easy

Missione Facile

In this mission you will need to complete between 1 and 2 climbs each day without external help (no guiding pushing, no van lift!).  This is the perfect mission for the beginners in the mountains!

medium

Missione Complicata

In this mission you will need to complete between 2 and 3 climbs each day without external help (no guiding pushing, no van lift!). This looks like an easy task, but it’s not when you find yourself in the Italian mountains!

difficult

Missione Imposibile

You will need to complete every single kilometer and climb of the trip. Only the bravest and the toughest riders will reach the glory of completing this mission!

THE ROUTE

2. Stages

Stage

1

  • Distance 102 km
  • Time 6 h 0 min
  • Speed 0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 967 m
  • Peak 2228 m
  • Climb 3016 m
  • Descent 3016 m
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THE SELLA RONDA

This is one of the classic loops around the Gruppo di Sella mountain range, it is one of the most spectacular bike rides in the whole Europe.

From our hotel in Alleghe, we’ll head over the Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella and the Passo Gardena to Corvara. From Corvara, our final climb is the Passo Valparola, before the long descent to Alleghe. Prepare to see one of the most breathtaking views of your life.

MOUNTAIN PASSES

Passo Pordoi

  • Elevation Gain
    741 m
  • Length
    12km
  • Average Slope
    7,2%
  • Category
    1

Passo Pordoi is one of the pretiest roads of the Dolomites, and from the Arabba side, the engineer  did the a great job – a climb with an average grade that never goes above 7%.

Mandatory climb for all missions!

Passo Sella

  • Elevation Gain
    479 m
  • Length
    7,7km
  • Pendiente media
    6 %
  • Categoría
    2

The Passo Sella is one of those climbs that offers breathtaking scenery. All you see in front of you are the Sella Massif walls and if you look around you get an amazing view of the Marmolada Glacier the higher you climb.

Mandatory climb for all missions!

Passo Gardena

  • Elevation Gain
    353 m
  • Length
    5,4km
  • Average Slope
    6%
  • Category
    2

Passo Gardena with the Sella massif is the main connecting road between the ladin valleys of Val Badia and Val Gardenaj.
When you reach the top, you will feel what all our guests say : the “WOW”‘ moment. A different view opens up in front of you with the majestic Sasslong / Sassolungo in the background.

Mandatory climbs for all misssions!

Passo Valparola ( Optional)

  • Elevation Gain
    637 m
  • Length
    11km
  • Average Slope
    5.5%
  • Category
    HC

Beautiful climb surrounded by forests in it’s first part, but with a spectacular lunar landscape at the top. The final tornantis of this climb will push the limits of the toughest riders!

Mandatory climb on Missione complicata and Missione Impossibile.

Stage

2

  • Distance 128 km
  • Time 0 s
  • Speed 0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 608 m
  • Peak 2150 m
  • Climb 3861 m
  • Descent 4236 m
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La Regina

One of the biggest stages of the trip. We will start facing the spectacular Passo Giau, with breathtaking views at the top and steep sections up to 15%.

We will descend into Corvara In Badia to climb one of the hardest and most famous climbs in the area: Tre Cime Di Lavaredo. With a maximum gradient of 20% it will definitely be a challenge for most riders.

Campolongo will be the latest climb of the day, with an average gradient of 5.5% will feel like an easy climb to get back home!

MOUNTAIN PASSES

Passo Giau

  • Elevation gain
    884 m
  • Length
    9.7km
  • Average Slope 
    9.1%
  • Category
    HC

Selva di Cadore is the gate of the Passo Giau, one of the most beautiful and toughest climbs of the Dolomites. After several turns the wood gives way to high alpine meadows up to the top, for us that we want to continue along the opposite side, it comes down to Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Queen of the Dolomites.

Mandatory climb for all missions!

Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Optional)

  • Elevation Gain
    389 m
  • Length
    3,7km
  • Average Slope
    12%
  • Category
    2

One of the most iconic climbs of the Dolomites and starts  from the beautiful lake Misourina. Some serious slope will be in front of you, with maxing out on  14.3%. Spectacular views of the Tre Cime Mountain will be waiting for you at the top!

Mandatory climb for Missione Complicata and Missione Impossible!

Passo Campolongo

  • Elevation Gain
    320m
  • Length
    5,4km
  • Average Slope
    5,6%
  • Category
    2

The Campolongo is perhaps considered the  Ugly boy of the Dolomites compared to the other climbs around, as it´s one of the lowest climbs in the Dolomites with an altitude of only 1,875 m. It’s an easy way back home, perfect to stretch your legs and enjoy the scenery.

Mandatory for all climbs!

Stage

3

  • Distance 77 km
  • Time 5 h 0 min
  • Speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 898 m
  • Peak 2724 m
  • Climb 2158 m
  • Descent 1660 m
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Kill Stelvio
Today is one of our preferred stages: Kill Stelvio. You will need to tackle both faces of the giant of the Alps. We will start the climb heading towards the Passo Umbrail, the highest road of Switzerland with just over 2500 meters of altitude.
Depending on your mission, you will need to start the descend towards Switzerland, across the Italian border again, and have a face to face with giant of the giants: Passo Dello Stelvio.
MOUNTAIN PASSES

Passo Umbrail

  • Elevation Gain
    1.746 m
  • Length
    17km
  • Average Slope
    7.1%
  • Category
    HC

Passo Umbrail is your gateway to Switzerland. It shares parts of it’s ascent with Passo Dello Stelvio. Spectacular views from the summit!

Mandatory climb on all Missions!

Passo Stelvio (Optional)

  • Elevation Gain
    1.829 m
  • Length
    24km
  • Average Slope
    7,6%
  • Category
    HC

Passo Dello Stelvio: the greatest. The biggest. The most impressive one. One of the longest ones. You will never forget this climb.

Mandatory in Missione Complicata and Missione Impossible.

Stage

4

  • Distance 120 km
  • Time 6 h 0 min
  • Speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 731 m
  • Peak 2768 m
  • Climb 3196 m
  • Descent 3196 m
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2 PIGS ITALY

The start of our adventure is not made for the faint-hearted. The 3 pigs is a Velodrom Classic ride where you need to overcome 3 major peaks in one ride in different parts of the world, and in this case, it's here in the Italian Alps.

The Mortirolo is considered one of the hardest climbs of the big tours, averaging 10,5% during 13km. After the summit, we will head to ponte di legno where you will face the second challenge of the day: Passo Di Gavia, made of 17 strenuous kilometers that will take you to over 2700 meters of Altitude.

If you have signed for the Mission Impossibile and you want to win the 3 pigs trophy, you will need to climb all the way to the Passo Stelvio. Only the hardest and toughests riders will complete the mission!

MOUNTAIN PASSES

Passo Mortirolo

  • Elevation Gain
    1.235 m
  • Length
    11,3km
  • Average Slope
    10.9%
  • Category
    HC

The Passo Mortirolo is one of  the toughest mountain one can climb in Italy and many professional cyclers consider it as the MOST difficult mountain to be climbed in any of the three major tours. 18% maximum gradient.

Mandatory climb on all missions!

Passo di Gavia

  • Elevation Gain
    1.320 m
  • Length
    16km
  • Average Slope
    8.1%
  • Category
    HC

Passo Di Gavia is one of the most spectacular climbs you will see in your life. Reaching almost 3000 meters of altitude is one hell of a climb. There is one pitch black tunner of 1km with a 8% average that will take your breath away (so remember to bring your front light!).

Mandatory climb in all missions!

Passo Dello Stelvio (optional)

  • Elevation Gain
    1.549 m
  • Length
    21km
  • Average Slope
    7,2%
  • Category
    HC

If you want to complete the 3 Pigs Italy, you will need to give it a go to Passo Dell Stelvio. 20km climb reaching almost 3000 meters as the final dish of the menu.

Mandatory climb Missione Impossible!

Stage

5

  • Distance 29 km
  • Time 3 h 0 min
  • Speed 0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 1197 m
  • Peak 1994 m
  • Climb 1111 m
  • Descent 1110 m
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GIRO D'ITALIA LIVE WATCHING

This is one of the best stages of the whole trip. We will ride towards Lago di Cancano, one of the most beautiful climbs of the Italian Alps. Near the top, we will install  our base camp with drinks, food and television to be able to follow the stage 18th of the Giro italia, one of the decisive stages of the Giro 2020.

MOUNTAIN PASSES

Passo San Pellegrino (Optional)

  • Elevation Gain
    920m
  • Length
    10.1km
  • Pendiente media
    7,5%
  • Categoría
    1

Passo San Pellegrino is a classic climb of the Giro de Italia and one of the main entrances to the Dolomites, with  peaceful environment that offers splendid scenery. Watch out for the last steep tornantis near the top!

Mandatory climb on Missione Impossible!

3. Practical Info

dates

23rd May 2020 – 29th May 2020

PRICE

From 2350 € in double room

BIKE RENTAL OPTION

Pinarello Prince with Ultegra DI2
+250 €

HOTELS

SportHotel Europa ****

Hotel Baita dei Pini ****

WHAT IS INCLUDED

7 days / 6 nights fully accompanied trip

All accommodations + All breakfasts + All Lunches + All Dinners

Pick-up at Venice Marco Polo and Drop-off at Milan Malpensa Airport

All ground transportation

All personal luggage transfer

Services of our expert guides

Experienced mechanic

Support vehicles

Jersey + Bibshort

Scicon bag + Welcome Pack

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare

Bike Luggage Transport from Alleghe to Bormio (Optional +85 eur)

Travel and personal insurance

Additional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities

Bike Rental (Optional + 250€)

4. HOTELS

Sporthotel Europa ****

Alleghe, Italy

This family owned hotel is located in the heart of the village of Alleghe next to a glaciar Lake.  Sporthotel Europa is a special place, with incredible attention to detail and comfortable rooms decorated in the regional style. The wellness center offers a full range of spa treatments and guarantees your stay will be relaxing and rejuvenating.
http://www.sporthoteleuropa.com/en/

Hotel Baita dei Pini ****

Bormio, Italy

The Baita dei Pini well represents its four stars and commitment to creating a relaxing stay with notable hospitality. The hotel has a well-equipped spa and offers excellent cuisine. There are spaces inside and out to enjoy the flowers, views of the mountains, and the traditional style of classic Italian vacations.

www.BaitaDeiPini.com

5. BIKE RENT FOR THE TRIP

Pinarello Prince Ultegra DI2 Disc

For the lifetime cycling adventure you need one of the best bikes in  the industry’s  to match. We have updated our fleet to feature the award-winning Pinarello Prince with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Pinarello with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven.

Bike: Pinarello Prince Disc with Ultegra DI2 gruppo

Gear Ratio: 50/34 – 11-32

Handlebar: Most

Wheels: Fulcrum

6. Non-rider options

Non-Riders Info

This trip’s route was designed for optimal cycling but keeping in mind that you might want to be with your familiy. Both Bormio, in the Italian Alps, and Alleghe in the Dolomites, are very touristic and beautiful towns  with loads of activities for non riders. Contact us for more information regarding  non riding options.

7. PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

8. Book the trip

VIVE IL GIRO D’ITALIA

2.350,002.899,00

  • Dates: May 23rd – May 29th 2020.
  • Duration: 6 days/ 7nights
  • Rider Type: Avid (3-4/5)
  • Missions: 3 different Missions with 3 different difficulty routes, you can modify the mission you join until 24 hours before the start of the trip.
  • Hotels: Hotel Baitia del Pini Bormio – SportHotel Europa Alleghe
    Hotel Baita dei Pini
  • Route Preparation: Precise cue sheets, elevation profiles, and complete route maps distributed in advance of trips.
  • Payment: A deposit of 350€ must be payed in booking confirmation. Second payment 2 months before the trip starts.
  • Options: Please choose the optional stuff:
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Additional information

Room Type

Double Room, Single Room (+300eur)

Bike Rent

I dont need to rent a bike, I would like to rent a bike (+250 EUR)

Jersey size

Size XXS, Size XS, Size S, Size M, Size L, Size XL, Size XXL

Bibshort size

Size XXS, Size XS, Size S, Size M, Size L, Size XL, Size XXL

Join a Missione:

Missione Difficile (Easy), Missione Complicata (Medium), Missione Imposibile (Difficult)