Stelvio Pass Cycling Is The World’s Greatest Climbs

Stelvio is one of the World’s Great Climbs

Four days in the Italian Alps featuring classic climbs, local routes & the mighty Stelvio from both sides. Tick some key boxes off the bucket list, discover some great new climbs and relax in beautiful Bormio.

Ride Notes

This is one of the great cycling weekends for climbers because over 5 days you climb the Stelvio (from both sides), the Gavia & Mortirolo as well as some great local routes that many people find to be their best climb of the trip. Each of the three main riding days are tough with two or three climbs per day and over 3,000m of elevation, but the payoff is riding in a varied and stunning part of the world and ticking off some proper bucket list climbs. Bormio is the perfect town to relax after a ride with some nice ice cream shops, markets and hot springs. Bring strong legs and a big rear cassette for the ultimate Stelvio cycling holiday!

Route Overview

We offer 4 night breaks for the Stelvio. On arrival day you can ride the short climb to Cancano before hitting three big days. Each day features 2 or 3 climbs with over 3,000m because of elevation.

Day Two

Stelvio Loop

The queen stage. We start at 8.30am (depending on weather / time of year) and start immediately the climb to the Stelvio from Bormio. From the summit we descend down the Umbrail Pass before a quick lunch stop in Prato. From there, it is just 48 hairpins to the other side of the Stelvio and then a fun descend home.

Day Three

Mortirolo / Gavia Loop

Another roll out at 8.30am, we descend down the valley to Grosio where you have the choice of which side to climb the mighty Mortirolo. The first side from Grosio is 14km at 8% or continue to Mazzo for the famous side, 12km at 11%. We meet at the top and then descend and ride to Ponte di Legno for lunch. From here, we climb the Gavia before descending back to Bormio.