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Cycling holidays made easy - Sportive Breaks takes you to the best climbs, routes and rides in Europe without the hassle. Join our team of expert guides, mechanics and local hosts and discover some of the best riding on the planet!
Our packages include return airport transfers, half board accommodation, and rides each day. Six night packages in June, August or September - an epic journey through the best climbs in Italy.
Join us for a classic 7 day ride, starting from Lake Como, through the heart of the Dolomites, to Cortina. Each day contains a World famous climb and some amazing local routes. An unmissable week for anyone wanting to pack in the best climbs in Italy.
6 night breaks from£999 BOOK
Day One - Monday
Arrival day into Milan for a short 1hr transfer to Lecco. There will be help to build bikes, then we go for a 60km loop, taking in the legendary Ghisallo. At dinner we will run through the itinerary for the week. Ride Distance 64km; Elevation Gain 1300m.
Day Two - Tuesday
Lecco to Presolana
Breakfast from 7am and meet at 8am for an 8.30am rollout. Today's ride is through the foothills of the Alps. We have lunch at a cafe, then onto our finish for mid afternoon. Ride Distance 104 km; Elevation Gain 3347m.
Day Three - Wednesday
Presolana to Bormio
The queen stage. Out of Presolana we have two smaller climbs to get over, before lunch in Ponto di Legno. Then we start the final climb - the might Passo Gavia. From the summit at a full 2,621m we descend all the way to our hotel in Bormio. Ride Distance 125km; Elevation Gain 3900m.
Day Four - Thursday
Bormio to Bolzano
A day that starts difficult and ends easy. From the hotel we start climbing almost immediately, as we head up to this week's Cima Coppi - the Passo Stelvio at 2,757m. This is one of the most famous climbs in cycling and the descent is thrilling, down the famous hairpins. From here we roll together down the valley into the Dolomites in Bolzano. Ride Distance 118km; Elevation Gain 1800m.
Day Five - Friday
Bolzano to Corvara
We are in the heart of the Dolomites today, and our ride gets more and more beautiful. We finish on the Sella Ronda, climbing the classic Passo Pordio and finishing with the Passo Campolongo, before descending to our hotel in one of the most stunning towns in Europe - Corvara. Ride Distance 95km; Elevation Gain 3045m.
Day Six - Saturday
Corvara to Cortina
One final day in the Dolomites and it's a classic. Four climbs in glorious scenery. Starting with the Gardena & Passo Sella, we then head to the long and tough Passo Fedaia, before the last climb of the day, the mighty Passo Giau, one of the toughest but more rewarding climbs in Europe. We finish in Cortina, the host of the Winter Olympics in 2026. Ride Distance 91km; Elevation Gain 3100 m.
Day Seven - Sunday
Departure day. We run an optional spin around Cortina to Tre Cime di Lavaredo at 7am for anyone with a couple more climbs in their legs, before heading to Venice.
Seven days, from the shores of Lake Como, through the heart of the Dolomites, to Cortina - an epic journey over the classic climbs of Italy.
Visit the Cyclist's Church
Ride the famous Ghisallo and visit the Cyclist's Church at the summit. Next to the church is a museum dedicated to our sport and amazing views of the Lake & mountains around.
Climb the Stelvio
Possibly the most famous climb in the World. We ride the Stelvio from Bormio and descend to Prato.
Experience the Sella Ronda
In the heart of the Dolomites are four climbs that make the Sella Ronda. Often called the best 55km in cycling, this is an unmissable destination with sensational views.
Avg Daily Ride: 99km
Avg Daily Elevation: 2700m
Bucket list climbs: Ghisallo, Gavia, Stelvio, Fedaia, Giau, Pordoi
One of the classic climbs in the region. After a fairly tough first 4km, the next 4km are brutal, averaging 10% before getting slightly easier near the top. Ride Distance 9.4km; Elevation Gain 9.5%.
Passo del Ghisallo
A stunning climb out of Bellagio, taking you from the shores of Lake Como to the famous Cycling Church at Ghisallo. The climb has some steep sections (14%), tight hairpins and incredible views. One of the World's great climbs. Ride Distance 8.6km; Elevation Gain 6%.
Passo dello Stelvio (Bormio)
The "easier" side of the Stelvio possibly. The climb is split into at least four sections, with the start featuring old tunnels and a couple of steep sections, until you hit the switchbacks. From here there is a saddle to the final kick up to the summit. Ride Distance 21.5km; Elevation Gain7.1%.
Included in your booking
- 6 nights in 3 & 4* hotels
- All breakfast & dinners
- Return airport transfers
- Daily guided rides with mechanical support and ride nutrition
Not included in your booking
- Lunches (budget for €10 per day) and drinks with evening meal
Fly into Milan Malpensa before 11.30am for a 12pm transfer. We should arrive at our hotel by 1pm.
Fly out of Venice. Arrange flights to leave after 3.30pm. Depart after 3.30pm (transfer arrives in Venice at 1.30pm)
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