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5 Days Valtellina Self-Guided Cycling Holiday in Grosotto, Italy
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Garni Le Corti, via patrioti 73, Grosotto, Italy

Italy Cycling Holiday in Valtellina

If you love mountain biking and road bike, the Alta Valtellina represents an opportunity to relive the excitement on the streets of the famous mountain passes that have made the history of the Tour of Italy. Garni Le Corti is the B&B situated between Tirano and Bormio, an ideal place for you! Garnile Corti is located in a central position with respect the passes of the legendary story of the cycling world and the TransAlp. For the most demanding bikers, lovers of the stunts on two wheels and driven by a strong spirit of adventure the famous Tornantissima Trail is just for you.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: paved road
  • Starts in: Grosotto, Sondrio
  • Ends in: Grosotto, Sondrio
  • Difficulty level: Moderate(Cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime, 31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: approximately 61 kilometers 38 miles
  • Type of bike: Road bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent, inquire for more information
  • Private tour

Highlights

  • Route maps available
  • Enjoy beautiful view from your saddle
  • 3 legendary climbs Stelvio - Gavia - Mortirolo
  • Daily buffet breakfast provided
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Bike-friendly venue

Styles


The organizer also speaks: German
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:30

Hotel Garni Le Corti (three stars) offers a basic package that provides you with everything you need to move independently and freely along the bike paths and the famous mountain passes of Valtellina.

The Garni Le Corti is situated in the historic center of Grosotto, halfway between Bormio and Tirano in Valtellina. Hotel Garni Le Corti is surrounded by an incredible amount of interesting places to spend your vacation. There are Mortirolo Pass (Foppa Pass) and the Gavia Pass to ride your bike / motorbike, skiing in Bormio, Livigno and Aprica, the thermal baths of Bormio, or just get on the Bernina Express Railway from Tirano to St. Moritz.

The hotel's bar / cafè has an outdoor terrace, where you can relax and enjoy renowned local wines and snacks, homemade ice-cream with blueberry. For lunch and dinner, you can choose one of the typical restaurants in the neighborhood or just have a pizza. Bikers and cyclists are welcome!

Services

  • Secure bike garage
  • Workshop
  • Bike wash
  • Natural products for athletes
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Guides
  • Shuttle service (to book)
  • Laundry service
  • Super biker breakfast-buffet
  • Route maps tours and trials information
  • Weather information
  • Bike rental in shop with agreement (Bormio)

Program

Experience the three legendary climbs (Giro D'Italia):

  • Salita Dello Stelvio: from Bormio m. 1215 to Passo Stelvio m. 2758
  • Salita Gavia: from Bormio m. 1215 to Passo Gavia m. 2652
  • Salita Mortirolo: from Mazzo di Valtellina m. 552 - to Passo Mortirolo m. 1852

Cyclists need to have a good level of fitness for the three legendary climbs.

The "Sentiero Valtellina" and The "Via dei Terrazzamenti" are two pedestrian cycle tracks (medium - easy level) suitable for training.

Location

Valtellina is the "heart of the Alps" and lies in the centre of the Alps, in one of the main holiday destinations of the Alps. The Valtellina experience means adventure, nature, and landscapes. Enjoy the beauty of the mountains while climbing the most famous passes of Giro D'Italia. If you are a bike lover, discover the "Sentiero Valtellina" cycling path and the "Via dei Terrazzamenti" that runs through the typical terraced vineyards.

The Valtellina experience means savouring its typical products: Wines from nebbiolo grapes, Bitto cheese, Casera cheese, Bresaola, Pizzocheri, apples, mountain honey. A trip in Valtellina is not complete without sampling the simple yet tasty and healthy cuisine, offspring of ancient traditions, which is rediscovered daily at the dining tables of the restaurants, trattorias of the valley.

There are so many reasons to get to know Valtellina in first person. It is a privileged destination for sports fans. In summer, it is a cycling paradise with its thousands of miles of GPS trails.

Hotel Garni Le Corti is situated in the historic centre of Grosotto (612 m), in Valtellina. Grosotto is in a strategic position to reach the starting points of the three legendary climbs: Bormio is only 15 minutes by car for the start of the climb to Passo Stelvio and the Gavia Pass. Grosotto is located just one kilometer from Mazzo di Valtellina, start of the climb to the Mortirolo Pass.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling

General

  • Bar
  • Café

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Daily breakfast is included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Valtellina is known as "the heart of the Alps" with 3 legendary cycling spots: Passo Stelvio, Passo Gavia, and Passo Mortirolo. Valtellina is also a dream come true for cycle fan thanks to its high roads as Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo, amazing choreography of the Giro d'Italia story. In this area, however, you can enjoy a lot more activities!

The Prati di Punta Park is only 300 meters from Hotel Garni le Corti, it's just five minutes' walk away. In this park, there are two lakes, a football field, a bowling green, indoor tennis court, and a new children’s play area.

The cycle-path through the valley are “Sentiero Valtellina" cycle trail (94 kilometers), which winds along the valley floor of Province of Sondrio, along the Adda River, from Bormio to Como Lake. The "Via Dei Terrazzamenti": the route of terraces on a trail through terraced vineyards.

In the hotel's region, there are some thermals spas. You can try a regeneration stay Bormio Terme, Bagni Vecchi, Bagni Nuovi in Bormio.

Parco Incisioni Rupestri is the rock engraving park with the Rupe Magna, a large rock which contains more than 5,000 engraved figures from the 4th to the 1st millennium A.C.

Trenino Rosso del Bernina is one of the most enjoyable experiences to be had anywhere in the Alps: a spectacular journey, starting at 450 m.s.l. in Tirano up to more than 2250 m.s.l. on the Bernina Pass and then back to 1850 m.s.l. of St. Moritz, on the UNESCO World Heritage lines, passing over towering viaducts and through primeval mountain landscapes dominated by mighty glaciers.

You can also enjoy gastronomic experience during your stay in Italy. In Valtellina, there are many restaurants where people can taste the authentic flavor of the traditional dishes like Pizzocheri, Sciatt, Taroz, Chisciòi, and the great wines.

What's included

  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 4 nights accommodation in hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Secure garage for your bike
  • Free private parking
  • Map of Valtellina

What's not included

  • Bike hire (you can rent a high quality road bike or E-bike in specialized shops in Bormio ir Tirano)
  • Transfer from airport (you can rent a car at the airport Bergamo Orio Al Serio, which is 130 kilometers away or two hours by car )

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Milan

Highway SS 36 for Lecco - Colico (Como lake) Statale SS 38 Colico - Morbegno - Sondrio - Tirano - Grosotto

Arrival by train

  • The nearest train station is Tirano. From Tirano, continue your journey to Grosotto by bus. The bus stop is just 50 meters from the Garni Le Corti.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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