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We are pleased to offer you this 5 star package to one of the toughest gran fondo’s in the world: The Gran Fondo Stelvio Santini 2018. This package has been specially designed with you, the passionate road cyclist and also for the non-riding guests who can use the excellent spa facilities that hotel grand hotel Bagni Nuovi offers to all our guest. The travel package includes a guaranteed entry for the Gran Fondo Stevio Santini.
There are 3 distances to conquer.
After the race you will receive a special Santini collector’s item jersey of the famous Italian design company Santini who created the Gran Fondo Passo dello Stelvio. Be aware that you will need a medical certificate. For the 151 km route you need a valid race licence.
The mighty Italian Alps in Italy are perfectly located in the northeast corner of Italy near Switzerland and Austria. This stunning area has one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the European Alps. Right in the middle of the Italian Alps you can find the beautiful ski resort, Bormio. The five star hotel is situated at the foot of Passo dello Stelvio. The Italian Alps is a real cycling paradise for every keen cyclist. Here you will experience one of the most challenging cycling tracks and mythical climbs. The five star Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi in Bormio will be your home base for the upcoming 4 days. From here you conquer all great & tough climbs with breath-taking views! The climbs to Passo Mortirollo, Gavia, and of course one of the most famous climb in the world the climb to the summit of Passo dello Stelvio are first class challenges! This trip is recommendable for fit cyclist.
Day 1 Friday June 01
Check in around 14.00 at your hotel. If you require an airport transfer from Milan Linate/Malpensa or from the train station in Tirano to the hotel please contact us. The hotel management will explain the coming activities and itinerary for this 5 star Dolomites Cycling trip. Dinner à la carte will be proviced & Spa will be free of charge during your stay. Gran Hotel Bagni Nuovi***** di Bormio (part of Bagni di Bormio spa resort). A jewel of Art Nouveau architecture with 74 rooms, almost all with bathrooms featuring whirlpool baths with water from the mineral springs and color therapy. Many rooms offer a breathtaking view of the Alps of Bormio and the Stelvio ski run. Equipped with a spa and wellness center of approximately 11,000 square meters. Dinner at 20.00.
Day 2 Saturday June 02
Gavia day! The legendary Gavia pass belongs to one of the highest paved mountain passes in the Alps. The Gavia has a high summit of 2621 meters. The mountain became famous in 1988. On the fifth of June the Giro d’Italia passed the Gavia summit in a snowstorm. The stage was one of the most heroic stages ever in de Giro d’Italia and was won by the Dutchman Eric Breukink. The route is very steep and narrow and it takes a lot of effort to conquer the Gavia. The ascent of todays climb to Passo di Gavia is 17.3 kilometers long and an average percentage of 7.9% Good luck! Gran Fondo breifing at 18.00- dinner at 20.00
Day 3 Sunday June 03
Early breakfast at 06.30 Directly after breakfast you cycle a few kilometres to the start in Bormio. You will receive an itinerary and a registration chip. During your cyclo experience you will be provided with plenty of sport-drinks, snacks and fruit. There’s always technical and medical assistance on the route. The former edition has been a success. Feel the atmosphere and enjoy the fantastic views. It certainly is a life time experience!!! You can choose:
If you manage to reach the top of the Stelvio and complete the Granfondo you will also receive an exclusive ‘finishers only’ ImadelTcap! After the race you will receive a special Santini collector’s item jersey of the famous Italian design company Santini who created the Gran Fondo Passo dello Stelvio. Be aware that you will need a medical certificate. For the 151 km route you need a valid race licence. Dinner at 20.00
Note: The summit of the Stelvio will be cold, the descent even colder. It is strongly recommended that participants bring a full set of winter cycling clothing – warm jacket, bib-tights, warm gloves and overshoes. You can put these items in your clothing bag, along with any other articles you may need. This bag will be supplied when you register together with a race number sticker that you will have to attach to the bag. The clothing bags will be collected at the start and transported to the finish where they will be safely stored until your arrival
Day 4 Monday June 04
Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in Italy. If you require an airport transfer to Milan Linate/Malpensa or the train station in Tirano please contact us.
The most important gateways to the Italian Alps are Milan and Venice/Treviso
Milan has three important airports; the most important airport is Milan Malpensa, from here many flights leave /arrive worldwide. There are many regular flights to/ from Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Zurich and more very important cities from all around the Globe.
The second airport is Milan Linate which has a lot of domestic and European flights to all important cities in Europe. There is a shuttle bus connecting Malpensa with Linate Airport. The ride between the two airports takes more than an hour.
The third airport is Bergamo Airport (officially Orio al Serio International Airport) and is northeast of Milan, close to the city of Bergamo. This airport is especially used by budget companies like Ryanair.
Venice Airport (named after Marco Polo) is one of the main hubs to the most romantic city in the world. Many companies have direct flights from all over the world to Venice. Some random destinations are New York, Dubai, Tokyo, Beijing and all important airports in Europe.
There's no train connection between Venice and the airport but the Fly bus goes to Venice main railway station, Venezia-Mestre. The airport is 12 kilometers away to downtown Venice.
The other airport to the Dolomites is Treviso airport. This airport is mainly used by Ryanair and lies 20 kilometers north of Venice. There's no train connection with the airport. You can take a bus to Treviso and from there you can take the train to Venice. The ride from the airport to Treviso is only 3 km.
From Milan Malpensa Airport to Milan Central station are Malpensa Shuttle busses departing: every 30 to 60 minutes Length: 1 hour. From Milan Linate International Airport to Milan Central station busses departing every 30 minutes Length: 20 minutes. Bergamo Airport has no direct train connection, but there is a shuttle bus that takes you to the station in Bergamo.
The train ride from Milan to Tirano takes roughly two hours. The ride is very scenic …you will certainly enjoy it!
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