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The Alps Ultimate Trio

The best of Italy can be found in one spectacular weekend.

Join us for a weekend of epic cycling in the very heart of the Alps. Ride some of the worlds most famous climbs and experience for yourself why the Stelvio, Gavia and Mortirolo are considered some of the toughest and most beautiful climbs in Europe. The Ultimate Trio weekend is not  for the faint hearted, and includes over 5000 metres of vertical climbing.

The Ultimate Trio weekend is very popular with clients from all over the world and in 2020 we have added NEW dates to cope with the demand. Clients wishing to add days please let us know and we can create a bespoke trip that can works perfectly for you. Our accommodation will once again be Hotel Alpen, which offers riders a luxurious place to unwind and relax when not on the bike.

Our team of support staff, including the very best mechanics, guides, drivers and tour managers will be with you through out the weekend to ensure that you get a ‘pro’ feel when riding. Our unparalleled levels of flexibility and client faced approach mean that those wishing to ride the Stelvio from BOTH sides will be have opportunity (optional). Read on to learn a little bit more about a weekend of bucket list ticking in our Ultimate Trio weekend.

Package Highlights

  • Passo Stelvio, Passo Gavia and Mortirolo

  • Superb Hotel

  • Ex Pro Guides

  • Ashmei IBT Gift

  • Private Transfers

  • Book Safe

  • Non Rider Welcome

  • Full mechanical support

  • Suport Van

  • Essentials: Expert Staff| Book Safe
  • Duration: 4 nights | 5 days
  • Dates 2020: 9th - 13th July | 23rd - 27th July | 6th - 10th Aug | 20th - 24th Aug
  • Max Rider: 12
  • Non Rider: Welcome
  • Price: €999




    Milan Bergamo (Orio Serio) Airport


    Milan Bergamo (Orio Serio) Airport




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    Milan Bergamo (Orio Serio) Airport


    Milan Bergamo (Orio Serio) Airport



DAY 1- Thursday

Meals: Dinner
Destinations: Cancano
Hotel: Hotel Alpen

On arrival to Milan Linate or Milan Bergamo Airports you will be met by the Italy Bike Tours Team before we leave for our outward journey to the high Alps! When arriving at Hotel Alpen you will have plenty of time to check in before our staff will be on hand to assist with bike set up. Our mechanic will also be available to help with a ‘bike fit’ for those that have hired bikes. Time permitting a short ride before dinner is planned. A great way to get to know our fabulous guides and also get used to riding on the right side of the ride.

Monica and the team at Hotel Alpen are famed for their restaurant and this evening the menu will reflect the need for a Stelvio specific dinner. After desert our tour manager  will give you a detailed briefing of the following day’s ride. This is important as it gives riders the chance to ask questions and the team to give out important information on the route and safety points.

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DAY 2- Friday

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
Destinations: Passo Stelvio
Hotel: Hotel Alpen

After a hearty breakfast we will set off from the hotel in the direction of the Stelvio but not before your guides will take you on a 20km relatively flat ride before tackling your first challenge of the weekend. The Stelvio. Over 21km of ascent awaits the brave as the group head for the summit of Europe’s highest paved pass.

Nothing can prepare you for the challenge of the Stelvio however our guides will be on hand to set the pace as will our support team and vehicles which will be well positioned on the mountain to offer bottles, nutrition and a verbal support

On reaching the summit you will be met by the team who will be waiting for you with a warm drink and our professional photographer will be snapping away providing you with proof to your friends and family you completed the first challenge of the week.

The descent back down the Stelvio is one to be enjoyed and respected, be sure to take in the epic views of snow capped mountains, alpine lakes and endless switch back roads. On return to Hotel Alpen riders will have the time to use the spa and wellness facilities before dinner and ride briefing which will once again be delivered after desert.

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DAY 3- Saturday

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: Mortirolo and Passo Gavia
Hotel: Hotel Alpen

An early start this morning as we assemble after breakfast outside the hotel ready for your second challenge. A challenge that for many will be by the hardest physical effort of their lives. From Bormio you will immediately start climbing towards the summit of Passo Gavia. At over 2600m this is sure to be a test for those that still have a little ‘Stelvio’ in their legs.

The Gavia offers riders the chance to feel the essence of riding mountains, unlike the Stelvio with it’s wider roads and excellent road surface the Gavia has narrower and uneven road surfaces that make the experience of riding even more magical. The last 2 kms offer some respite to tide legs as the roads gradient eases.

On arrival at the summit our team will be waiting for you and ready to distribute warm clothes for the descent down in to Ponte Di Lengo. More than 30km of descending needs to be completed before reaching the bottom of Mortirolo. Whilst the summit is ‘only’ 1800m the severity of the incline (20 percent) in sections has made Mortirolo famous world wide.

Needless to say all those that reach the summit of Mortirolo can consider themselves to have done something very special. The ride back to the Bormio along Valtallina is one to enjoy in the knowledge that you have ridden one of the great days of your cycling lifetime.

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Day 4 - Sunday

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: Livigno
Hotel: Hotel Alpen

Our last day on the bike is in fact the longest of the week. Our route this morning takes us to the tax free town of Livigno. Indeed 1600m of climbing today is ridden in the first 40km of this 120km day. The descent to Livigno is particularly splendid.

Our most southernly point is Tirano. Famed for it’s railway and apples. The last 40km is rolling roads through beautiful villages and towns as you head north back to Bormio.

This evenings dinner taken in the knowledge that you have completed an incredible four days of cycling in the high Alps of Italy.

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Day 5 - Monday


Meals: Breakfast
Destinations: Bergamo Airport

All good things must come to an end. Your private transfer will be arranged for you and your bike at a convenient time to arrive in the airport in plenty of time.


What’s included?

  • Ashmei IBT Gift

  • Private Transfers

  • Book Safe | Official Tour Operator of Lombardia

  • Non Rider Welcome

  • Four Nights 4* Accommodation

  • Four Dinners

  • Some Lunches

  • Mechanical support

  • EX Pro Guides

What’s not included...?

  • Travel Insurance

  • Flights

  • Alcohol beverages


Bianchi Bike Hire

There is only one bike to ride when here for the Giro Lombardia. Bianchi is not only the oldest bike manufacturer in the world but is also based in Bergamo. We are delighted to be able to offer clients the opportunity to experience these bikes in the terrain they were built for.

The Bianchi Aria offers both style and comfort. The handling in particular make it the perfect bike to hire to our clients looking for a responsive yet pleasurable ride.


  • Full Ultergra

  • 54-30

  • Wheels Vision Team 35 Comp


Our Guides

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Danielle Ratto

Italy Bike Tours Head Guide. Grand Tour Stage Winner.

  • Age 29

  • Italian, Spanish and English

  • Rides a Supernova

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Alberto Tochella

Worked for Italy Bike Tours for three years. Much Loved.

  • 25

  • Italian, Bresciani and English

  • Rides a Specialize Tarmac

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John Lee Augustyn

Ex-Team SKY. Olympian. All round top bloke.

  • Age 33

  • Italian, Afrikan and English

  • Passoni Top Force

Hotel Alpen ***


Our favourite of all hotels in the Alps. Indeed whisper it quietly but Hotel Alpen is our favourite hotel in the whole of Italy. Monica is fabulous as are her team of dedicated staff. Great rooms, incredible spa and passionate about cycling and cyclists. What is not to Love.

Hotel Alpen

I have been dreaming about riding the Stelvio since I was 12! What a day, I will never forget.
— Mary | Ultimat Trio 2019


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