Beginning on the shores of Lake Como in Bellagio (seen above), you'll cycle past through sleepy pastel lakeside villages and stately villas, over some of the greatest climbs of the Giro d'Italia such as the Passo dello Stelvio and the Passo di Gavia well as portions of the one-day Classic, the Giro di Lombardia, including the climb to the Madonna del Ghisallo!
This dream trip combines the very best cycling in the region with its finest hotels including the 5-star jewels Villa d'Este and the Villa Serbollini. In addition, you'll relax in the spa town of Bormio, feast on homemade focaccia, trenette al pesto, and torta di nocciole as well as sample some of the finest Barolo and Dolcetto wines from the nearby Piedmont region. So make your reservations today for an amazing adventure through one of the most beautiful corners of Italy - the Lake District and Alps!
Day 1: Welcome to Italy! Following our morning pickup at Milan Malpensa Airport, we'll transfer you to the 5-star Grand Hotel Serbelloni in Bellagio! Relax with a stroll through town while our professional mechanics build up your bikes for you. This evening, we'll enjoy our "Welcome Meeting and Dinner" overlooking Lake Como!
Day 2: Lake Como and the Giro de Lombardia! Following a sumptuous breakfast on the veranda overlooking the Alps and Lake Como, we'll enjoy a challenging ride on the official race route of the Giro del Lombardia, the final Classic on the pro calendar! The final portion of today's ride will be up to the Madonna del Ghisallo! Enjoy your time at this cycling shrine before descending to our hotel and enjoying a dip in the pool!
Day 3: Bellagio to Bormio via the Passo di Gavia. Today's schedule features a morning transfer to where our ride begins for the Passo di Gavia, one of the most famous climbs in the Italian Alps! Afterwards, enjoy the rapid descent into the ski village of Bormio and our 4-star hotel! Group dinner tonight to celebrate the day's ride!
Day 4: The Passo dello Stelvio loop. Here is your chance to ride the highest road in the Italian Alps - the infamous Passo dello Stelvio with it's 48 switchbacks! After your ride, relax at the hotel with a dip in the pool or explore town with some gelato!
Day 5: Bormio to Cernobbio. After a wonderful breakfast and short transfer, our final ride will take us close to the Swiss border as we ride along the shores of Lake Lugano and Lake Como on our way to one of the world's greatest hotels - the 5-star Villa d'Este! Relax in true luxurious style before our final group dinner this evening!
Day 6: Private Lake Como Boat Tour / Afternoon Transfer. Following breakfast, our program will conclude with a private boat tour of Lake Como! We'll celebrate our week together on this exclusive trip! Following our arrival back at the dock of the Villa d'Este, we'll check-out and transfer you to Milan Malpensa Airport for late afternoon departures.
Price: Single Supplement ($US) - $850.00.
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