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Tour Details

Duration
10 days/8 nights
2017 Dates
July 3rd-July 12th
Start/End Location
Tour Starts-July 4th. After airport pick up.
Tour Ends-July 13th. After early am airport transfer to MXP airport hotel. Optional Hotel Night.
Airport In/Out – Milan (Malpensa Airport,MXP)
Accommodations
3-4 Star Hotels
1 night MXP Airport Hotel( arrival night)
1 night Lago di Leadro
1 night Madonna di Campiglio
2 nights Bormio
2 nights Bellagio
Price Per Person(Double Occupancy)
$3998
Single Supplement
$750
Difficulty Level
Intermediate to Advanced
Daily Ride Averages
35mi-80mi
3,500 ft-10,000ft
Partial List of Climbs
Passo Tre Termini
Madonna di Campiglio
Passo Tonale
Passo Gavia
Passo di Santa Maria
Passo di Stelvio
Passo Forcagno
Passo Forcola di Livigno
Passo di Bernina
Madonna del Ghisallo
Terrain
Mountainous Terrain with rolling valleys
What’s Included
10 days/8 hotel nights a fully supported and accompanied trip
All breakfast
5 out of 8 dinners
Pick up at Milan MXP Airport
Drop off at Milan MXP Airport
All ground transportation
All luggage transfer
Support and services of our multi speaking expert guides
Support vehicles
Breaking Away Bicycle Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profiles

What’s Not Included
Airfare
Travel and personal insurance
All Lunches
Open Nights for Dinner
Gratuities for Tour Leaders

Tour Highlights

Experience a spectacular cycling trip through the landscapes of Northern Italy’s picturesque alpine lake region and majestic Italian Alpes . Choose your own comfortable pace as you challenge the most historic switchback climbs of the Giro d’Italia including the fearsome Madonna di Campiglio, Passo Gavia and Passo di Stelvio! Ride in the shadows of jagged granite peak’s which are framed by alpine lakes, meadows of wildflowers and waterfalls while enjoying charming villages, deluxe country inns and world-class Italian cuisine. This year’s route also includes riding along Lago Iseo, Lago di Leadro & Lago di Como in Italian region of Lombardy. Overnight stays include multiple nights in Bormio and jewel of Lake Como-Bellagio. Finish your tour in Bellagio at the shrine of cycling- the Madonna d’Ghisallo.  A truly legendary trip!

Italian Alpine Lakes and  Alpes Daily Itinerary

July 3rd: Depart the USA for Italy
July 4th: Welcome to Milan. Airport pick up at MXP airport and local deluxe hotel check-in. Check out a local Italian pro bike shop before our ”Welcome Reception & Group Dinner” at our favorite local trattoria.
July 5th: After breakfast and hotel check out, we’ll take a morning van transfer to Lago di Iseo. You’ll begin your ride on a scenic road thats cut out on the edge of the water on your way to our charming hotel on the outskirts of Lago di Leadro.
July 6th: Challenge yourself on one of the most beautiful climbs in the world as you cycle to the top of majestic Madonna di Campiglio. Enjoy an open night for dinner and sample a meal of local delicacies.
July 7th: Today’s ride will include the picturesque Passo Tonale and the tough, very small road desolate climb of Passo Gavia -finishing up with a screaming descent into Bormio, before checking in into our family run 4-star chalet for two nights. Tonights group dinner will offer choices of your favorite mountain specialties.
July 8th: After a sumptuous breakfast prepare yourself for possibly one of the best and most challenging days in your life..a cycling route like no other in challenge and beauty on a route that will take you first into Switzerland before coming back into Italy and facing the mighty Passo Stelvio and its 48 switchbacks. Share your stories of the day and toast your your ride with a fine wine at our group dinner.
July 9th: This morning is another classic and challenging day in the Italian Alpes todays ride you a picturesque mountainous route on which you will be either climbing or descending-it’s a three pass day that includes Passo Foscagno, Passo Forcola di Livigno and finally finishing your day with Passo di Bermina. Tonights delicious group dinner will taste even better after after todays effort.
July 10th: After cycling almost 42,000 ft in five days – you deserve a well deserved day off the bike. After a morning early afternoon transfer to Lake Como and to our deluxe hotel in Bellagio. Enjoy a dip in the pool before strolling the medieval cobblestone streets of Bellagio with its sublime views of Lake Como. Take advantage of its many shops and check out the menu’s at local restaurants before an open night for dinner.
July 11th: As all good things eventually come to an end but not before our final loop ride that includes a climb and a visit to the famous historic chapel of cyclist – the Madonna del Ghisallo, Finish your days ride cycling along stunning Lake Como shores. Toast your tour and relive your cycling adventure with your fellow guests during our final group dinner.
July 12th: After early breakfast and hotel check out, early morning transfer to Milan Airport hotel. Late afternoon airport transfers or early am airport transfers the next day.( OPTIONAL NIGHT at the airport hotel).
OPTIONAL NIGHT at our airport hotel and leave the following day.